Analyst accuses MCP of inconsistency, contradictory post-election decisions

A political analyst says the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) decision to participate in the MEC organised by-elections is a sign of the party inconsistency and self-contradiction.

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MCP says it would participate in the Lilongwe south constituency and Kasungu by-elections under protest.

But University of Livingstonia political scientist George Phiri said the participation in the by-election defeats the whole purpose of challenging the May 21 elections, because of, among others, lack of credibility in the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

“They are participating in the by-elections because the elections are in their strongholds, that is the main reason. They have high hopes that they will win,” said Phiri.

He said if the by-elections were held in other regions, the party might have not participated.

MCP president Lazarus Chakwera is currently boycotting parliamentary attendance saying he does not recognize president Peter Mutharika as president.

UTM has pulled out of the by-elections citing credibility of MEC as the main reason.

But MCP spokesperson Maurice Munthali said the court case and the by-elections are two different issues altogether.

He said the party wants to give the people in the affected areas representation.  

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apwiya
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apwiya

Pitani o Lazaro muonjezere a phungu anu 55 aja mufike pa 56 kuti mwina muzitha ku kukana ma bilo a boma. Inu olo mukananyanyala MEC would still proceed with the election. UTM aoinera Patali game kuti sangawine. A bwana Che Arafati chilima atha mphamvu tsono matama onse kuti pheee. Anzawo akweni kaliyati nthenga zatha akukanika kulankhula lero sakumvetsa. Muli anawakhazika pansi in her own constituency.

mpilu
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mpilu

kodi a dpp nde afusidwa litilo ,,mukutinyasa inu a khothi ndi kutimbwambwaitsaku.
zikuoneka za masanjetu. you think you own the malawians ndi ma bribes mukulandilawo. nde zikafika posapilila nanu ,mudziwaso

Kabudula
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Kabudula

This is the poorest analysis I have read in decades. MCP is challenging the PRESIDENTIAL election; not the parliamentary or local government one.

So where is the inconsistency?

Machendekhwepe
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Machendekhwepe

Apa a George Phiri mwakambako za nzeru

Mtete
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Some Political Analyst( Scientist) amazes me. The very same person would accuse the MCP for abandoning it’s supporters, leaving the electorate in the constituency unrepresented had MCP decided to boycott the election.

You can’t win, can you?

Peter
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Peter

At least I’m not a politician.

MATILDA LOMBOLA
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MCP why pushing and pulling us all around like shit ?

Shonai
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Pls don’t confuse people..Triepaty election s we’re done as one block.The staff for everything was the same, resurts were being sent at the same time.There is no separation just because one won as an MP.Nulfication no segregation .If it happens it will be for every one.Musanamizanepo apa ndi umbuli.

Sameer
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Sameer

You Journalist you are cheating…one ndikwathu…Lero pa 19 October…UTM unali NDI msonkhano …. Zabodza izi….
Cholinga muononge mbiri ya MCP

Chizamusoka
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Chizamusoka

They will win those . So there will be no inconsistency. The only consistency is the winning…….