Mutharika accepts Ansah resignation

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)—Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Friday, May 22, 2020 accepted embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson, Dr. Jane Ansah’s resignation letter.

State House Press Secretary Mgeme Kalirani confirmed to Times 360 of his boss accepting Ansah’s decision

This means MEC Chair office is vacant waiting a new person to fill the post a head of fresh presidential elections.

Ansah, on Thursday, May 21, 2020 finally resigned from her position after several attempts by the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) to force her to leave office for mismanaging 2019 presidential poll.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with the state broadcaster MBC, Ansah said she had written President Mutharika of her intention to step down.

She said she leaves the MEC with a clear conscious and convinced that she had done a good job.

Dr. Ansah told Zodiak media earlier that she would quit if the courts found fault with the management of the May 2019 election.

 Both the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal found gross problems with how the commission, under her leadership, administered the process.

Both courts found the MEC to have been incompetent in the manner it run the May 2019 presidential election.

However, Ansa has said her decision has not been based on pressure that was mounted by the HRDC demonstrations but because she respects the law.

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