Malawi’s Electoral Commission Head, Jane Ansah has admitted using tip-pex correction fluid on ballot tally sheets in the now annulled 2019 election, but claimed there is no evidence to suggest that it favored any particular candidate.
The Elections Chief was speaking before a special parliamentary committee after the court ordered for an investigation into the conduct of the electoral commission, after demanding a fresh election within 150 days. She stressed there is no evidence to show that the corrections using Tip-pex were favoring any particular candidate.
Malawi’s Constitutional Court overturned President Peter Mutharika’s victory citing irregularities in the election.
The Court ordered a fresh exercise to hold not later than May. Malawi’s Parliament is re-examining the competencies of the electoral commissioners.