Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera who is reported to be running neck-to-neck with the Democratic Progressive Party [DPP] Peter Mutharika is facing a big test to his maiden political election on whether he would accept the results which are reported to be fraudulent or being enticed with a result manipulated in his favour.
There were fevered speculations that attempts were being made to manipulate numbers in favour of Chakwera by the People’s Party (PP) after seeing MCP as a lesser evil than DPP which has a slight lead in the Tuesday’s elections.
“They know that PP is down and out and there is no way they can manipulate the figures in their favour because the margin with DPP is huge. Now they are looking to MCP as being the lesser evil than DPP,” said an insider privy to the scam.
“But the big question is; will Chakwera, a man of God accept a fraudulent victory?” wondered our source.
MCP has since lodged a complaint to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) alleging hacking of the electronic voter transmission system and disparities in figures in a couple of areas.
Chief elections officer Willie Kalong however said “there is no evidence” to the allegation.
“What we have been told by our experts is simply that the system was overwhelmed,” he explained.
DPP presidential candidate, Peter Mutharika, also described the allegations as “nonsense.”
“We are winning [and] let MEC release the results and you will see this clearly,” said Mutharika.
MEC is yet to announce the official results of the elections.