By: Vincent Gunde
DOWA HOLDS PEACEFUL DEMOS FOR ANSAH TO RESIGN
Thousands of Dowa people on Tuesday, took to the M1 Lilongwe – Mzuzu road at Mponela in Dowa district demanding resignation of Mec Chairperson, Justice Dr. Jane Ansah sc for alleged manipulation of the May 21 presidential elections results.
This was the third consecutive demonstrations at Mponela alone since the demonstrations started national wide as Mponela trading centre houses most of the Civil Society Organisations ( CSO) implementing their various interventions in the district.
The demonstrators started from Kawere trading centre to Mponela community centre ground where they delivered a petition.
Receiving the petition onbehalf of the District Commissioner, Alex Mdooko, Dowa District Council’s Human Resources Management Officer( HRM), Mrs. Catherine Mdala, assured the demonstrators that she will forward the petition to the rightful authorities.
Mdala thanked the demonstrators for marching peacefully with no violence reported.
Speaking at Kaliyeka ground in Lilongwe on Sunday, MCP president Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, encouraged Malawians and voters who feel aggrieved that their votes were tampered and those watching idly as others are marching to join in the fight for electoral justice in court awaiting judgement.
Dr. Chakwera also called on Malawians of good will to reject Mec’s tippexed results claiming that the Mec Chairperson, Justice Dr, Jane Ansah sc already publicly admitted that she accepted tippexed results sheets.
And speaking at a press briefing in Lilongwe on Monday, Human Rights Defenders Coalition’s ( HRDC) national chairperson, Timothy Mtambo, assured Mutharika and the DPP that the Coalition will not stop calling Malawians to go to the streets until Jane Ansah resigns even if holding the demonstrations for a year.