Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has expressed hope that the second phase of the ongoing voter registration for the July 2 2020 fresh presidential election will proceed uninterrupted.
MEC commissioner Moffat Banda made the remarks on Sunday during a meeting with chiefs in Traditional Authority Kaledzera in Phalombe District.
He said messages which have been given to the chiefs will help them to sensitise their subjects to the second phase of voter registration which will take place from April 27 to May 10.
“We feel that everybody should abide by the rules of the game which is going to the centres to register in readiness for voting come 2nd July 2020,” said Banda.
He also said MEC is following a court order and chiefs should make everybody aware of what is happening.
“It is our duty to make sure that people in the villages should be reached with the right information on the fresh presidential election.
We are under court order and we are going to do exactly what the court is telling us unless otherwise we have to obey,” said Banda, emphasising that chiefs should support MEC by sensitising people to the importance of taking part in the registration exercise.
A five-judge panel of the High Court sitting as the Constitutional Court on February 3 2020 nullified the May 21 presidential election, citing irregularities, especially in the results management system.