LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Dr Jane Ansah on Wednesday told the Parliamentary Public Appointments Committee that she will not resign until the Supreme Court upholds the Constitutional Court ruling which nullified the May 21 2019 presidential poll.
Ansah was responding to PAC summon as recommended by Constitutional Court.
MEC chairperson Justice Dr Jane Ansah has insisted that the Commission announced the presidential winner in the May 21 2019 elections after scrutinising all the 5,002 result tally sheets representing all polling centres in the country.
I will resign if Supreme Court faults us – Ansah
MEC Chairperson, Justice Dr. Jane Ansah said she will resign if the Supreme Court of Appeal upholds the Constitutional Court verdict which nullified the May 21 presidential polls.
She told PAC inquiry that MEC appealed the ruling because the High Court ruling was not final.
“There are issues the commission does not agree with. There is need for second eye-which is the Appeal Court,” Ansah said.
She said MEC declared the winner based on the law of First-Past-The- Post (FPTP) rule and not on 50+ 1 majority.
FPTP, or winner takes it all, has been used since the country’s first democratic poll in 1994.
She said the ruling faulted MEC in declaring the winner based on FPTP, adding that if the “Supreme Court finds us wrong, I will resign”.