MCP-UTM alliance has asked its supporters to stay-away from work on 27 March 2020 to force Malawi Electoral Commission MEC chair and commissioners to resign.

At a press briefing, the alliance wondered why MEC officials are insisting to preside over fresh presidential election after parliament found them incompetent.

UTM spokesperson Dr Joseph Chidanti Malunga and MCP deputy spokesperson Ezekiel Ching’oma said they are consulting their lawyers to file a law suit against MEC officials’ clinging to the positions.

“The coalition will not boycott the election hence asking Malawians to ensure the country does not rescind back to dictatorship,” said Ching’oma and Chidanti Malunga

Commenting, Malawi Congress of Trade Unions MCTU president Luther Mambala says political parties have no right to ask Malawians to stay away from their workplaces.

“There are standard practices which should be allowed for every worker to stay away from work,” expresses Mambala

Mambala wondered why MCP UTM alliance wants to involve workers in politics.

He added only the MCTU has the mandate to call for a stay away.