Ansah resigns

Embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah says she has resigned from her position.

Ansah told state broadcaster, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation, that she has written President Peter Mutharika on her resignation.

Ansah said she has made the decision in respect of the Supreme Court ruling and not due to pressure from protestors under the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC).

“The highest court has spoken, yes l have to step aside,” she said.

Ansah however said she has not yet received feedback from the appointing authority.

“I have not yet received the response but l believe he (Mutharika) respects my decision to step aside,” she said.

Ansah and her fellow commissioners were declared incompetent by a panel of High Court judges sitting in a Constitutional Court, Parliament and the Supreme Court during its presidential election appeal case judgement.

Earlier this week, Vice President Saulos Chilima applied to Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda to have a case in which he is pushing for the firing of Ansah and her fellow commissioners, be heard at the Constitutional Court.

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