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Challenges rocking presentation of nomination papers in some parts of Mzimba

Written by  Cosmas Chimaliro
Sanga submiting his nomination papers to Mec constituency returning officer Sanga submiting his nomination papers to Mec constituency returning officer pic by Rose Marhoya

Mzuzu, February 11, 2019: Some parliamentary and local government aspirants to participate in the 2019 polls in some parts of Mzimba had challenges in presenting nomination papers as names filled in their nomination forms were different from those appearing on their voter certificates.

According to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Constituency Returning Officer for Mzimba North, Vincent Mhango, some of the aspirants did not verify their names during the voter certificate verification exercise.

“Some of the aspirants were presenting nomination forms bearing misspelt or wrong names and most of such names were different from the names they used during the voter registration exercise,” said Mhango.

Mhango also said some aspirants failed to turn up to present their nomination papers due to flooding of rivers.

“We therefore had to reschedule time and dates for them to present their nomination forms as a solution so we do not deny any of the aspirants opportunity to present their nomination forms,” he said.  

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