By Malawi Freedom Network
During Demos, Politicians Unite Against Common Enemy As They Echo, “Jane Ansah Must Fall”
The spirit of unity and oneness has strengthened the ongoing demand for justice, as politicians have come together to support the reverberating calls for Jane Ansah to resign from her position as Chairperson of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).
During the Tuesday’s 1 Million March Anti-Jane Ansah demonstrations in the commercial city of Blantyre, the UTM President, Saulos Klaus Chilima was spotted with walking side by side with Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Vice President, Sidik Mia alongside other notable politicians, UTM’s Vice President Michael Usi, UTM Secretary General Patricia Kaliati and MCP Legislator for Chikwawa Nkombedzi, Abida Mia who is also wife to MCP Veep, Sidik Mia.
Both Chilima and Mia spoke strongly in support for the demonstrations organised by the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC).
“There is no turning back in as far as supporting the democratic opinion of the majority of our people in demanding for Jane Ansah to step down,” said Chilima in an interview.
MCP Politician Abida Mia Chatting With UTM’s Michael Usi As They March On
On his part, Sidik Mia said he deemed right and appropriate to support the will of the people in demanding for Jane Ansah to resign as is being spearheaded by the HRDC.
“I feel dutybound to uphold the principals of democracy to join the people and my fellow political leaders in calling for the resignation of Jane Ansah until she resigns,” echoed Mia.
Just like the HRDC, both MCP and UTM are calling for the MEC Chairperson to step down for failing to properly and professionally manage the May 21 elections.
Also supporting the resignation of Ansah are Peoples Party (PP) and Freedom Party (FP) who prior to the May 21 Triparite Elections had entered into an electoral alliance alliance with the main opposition MCP.
In their demands, the HRDC and the concerned political parties want the entire commission of MEC to be fired so that it can be replaced by a new crop of commissioners.