Chakwera says Malawi fighting two fierce battles: ‘Criminal scheme at MEC and virus pandemic’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera has said the country is fighting two “fierce battles” at the same time.

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Chakwera told a news conference in Lilongwe on Wednesday that the first battle is to have a competent and credible fresh presidential election.

He said the second battle is to stop the spread of coronavirus pandemic and survive the economic and social hardships it brings.

“As far as the fresh election is concerned, to have a credible election means being able to vote and having confidence that your vote is protected,” he said.

But Chakwera cautioned that votes of Malawians “are not safe”, accusing the Malawi Electoral Commission of not doing enough to protect them.

He said there is a “criminal scheme” at the electoral body that threatens the protection of votes.

Chakwera said MCP has gathered objective material evidence that the MEC Voters’ roll itself is compromised.

“You already know that people tied to the DPP [the governing Democratic Progressive Party] have been going around buying and collecting National IDs from Malawians, and you have all heard that the National Registration Bureau [NRB] has been registering minors in the south of the country.

“What you may not know is how the DPP has been using NRB IDs and the NRB Register to corrupt the MEC Voters’ roll,” he said.

He said NRB National IDs of minors have been used to create fake voters and ghost voters in the MEC Voters’ Roll.

“These fake voters and ghost voters in the MEC Voters’ Roll were already used in the 2019 elections, but the criminals did it without anyone noticing. Now that a fresh election has been ordered, the DPP has been busy gathering more NRB IDs and adding minors to the NRB Register, thinking that they can use the same method to create more fake voters and ghost voters in the MEC Voters’ Roll.

“But today I am blowing the whistle on this criminal syndicate because we have caught them red handed,” said Chakwera.

He called on MEC Voters’ Roll to audited and cleaned as well as the ID database.

“Without doing so, the list of voters in MEC’s voters’ roll will still include stolen identities and other anomalies. If these criminals can steal your ID number from the NRB and create a fake voter in the  MEC voters’ roll, all without taking your National ID number, imagine what they will steal when they get  you to surrender your National ID card,” said Chakwera.

He said DPP has stolen “too much” from the people of Malawi already.

“Your taxes are being stolen. Your medicines are being stolen. Your disaster relief funds are being stolen. Your votes were stolen. So, it is not easy to hear that even your very identity has been targeted by thieves,” he said.

Chakwera said he has joined forces with the country’s estranged vice-president Saulos Chilima, who is also UTM Party president, “to fight against those who

hijacked the 2019 elections to steal the presidency, and have joined forces to unite Malawi, we will join  forces to stop those who are using the NRB data to create ghost voters at MEC and Covid-19 ghost  beneficiaries at MEDEF.”

During the media briefing, information technology (IT) expert Daud Suleman made a presentation as part of a report the party’s IT team was tasked to compile following its investigations into reports that some minors were being registered  for national IDs.

It was beamed on television monitor data showing children aged below 16 have been given NRB Identity card number and then registers in MEC voters roll.

But DPP spokesperson Nicholas Dausi speaking on Times Radio denied that the party is using MEC and NRB to rig the votes.

“It is not true, it is them MCP and UTM doing the dirty work,” said Dausi.

He described the rigging allegations as “political paranoia” from the opposition which is sniffing defeat in the fresh elections.

Human Rights Defenders Coaliton (HRDC) recently raised an alarm on the transfer of  Mcford Somanje to the NRB as director, as they allehed that he was placed to the bureau to manipulate the database.

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Nathenje reloaded
9 months ago

This man is Evil, SATANIC he drinks the blood of Corona Patients.He cares about none but his thirst for power. I fear what would happen if he ever got that power. HE IS A SNAKE.

Koko
9 months ago

Stupidest leader of MCP. Your hunger for power is making this country lose so much money. You and Chilima have used your blood-thirsty boys to destabilise our country. Fu*k you!

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago

Very true, though I would have said three myself. We’re also fighting this old NTCHONA 36% squatter at state house.

ITGuru
ITGuru
9 months ago

It will be very shameful and embarrassing when my Reverend Chakwera and his cohorts will come to their senses and discover that those young boys in the names of Suleman, Bendulo and the likes are just making their ends meet from MCP coffers. They are using a certain software to manipulate data and pictures inorder to deceive any ordinary person. Unfortunately some (Not All) MCP followers are believing their trickery but the 40th day will pounce on them believe you me.

Chakwera ndiwe galu
Chakwera ndiwe galu
9 months ago

do not say Malawi when it is only you and your party who are fighting two battles. the Malawi government and most of us are fiercely fighting covid19 nothing else for now. kamlomo kako

Shatta
Shatta
9 months ago

Zitsiru ngati inu are the ones dragging Malawi backwards. Malawi is where it is now because of careless people like you who have no heart for other people.

Thia battle is relentless and DPP will eventually lose. You cannot fool Malawians all the time.

DPP gangsters are laughing today at people they are victimising. But they will never escape from the rule of the law when time to reap whatever they have planted today.

It has been happening all over the world. History repeats itself. The hunter will become the hunted.

DPP thieves are afraid of going to jail.

Che wenzulo
Che wenzulo
9 months ago
Reply to  Shatta

@shatta, your time in opposition has only started. You are in it for long time. Stupid opposition zoona opposing Covid19? Equating it with voter registration, idiots. Mach ende ako

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
9 months ago
Reply to  Shatta

Foolish people like you fool chakwera and team

Katati
9 months ago

True. It is Chakwera and Chilima who are fighting useless battles.

Rhaaa
Rhaaa
9 months ago

Empty skull. How were you managing the church?

M'Malawi
M'Malawi
9 months ago
Reply to  Rhaaa

He managed it so well my bro, unlike the Nalikukuti government.

Mariana
Mariana
9 months ago
Reply to  Rhaaa

When did dausi accept such allegations? after all his work is to deny such allegations, kick him in the ass

Shatta
Shatta
9 months ago
Reply to  Rhaaa

Whats is your point?

Typical DPP dunderhead, cannot even be objective and put forward a sensible argument.

Pointless DPP gangsters making Malawians suffer. Keep laughing, we will see who will have the last laugh.

Rahim
Rahim
9 months ago
Reply to  Shatta

just chatapu mcp 30years I ndi pendent simunasithe zithu mukasithe lelo

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