Chakwera threatens to reject Malawi presidential election results

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera  has said he will dispute the May 21  presidential election results unless the electoral body ensure his party monitors get the signed copies of the results as he accuses  unnamed people of trying to tamper with poll outcome.

Chakwera: I will reject the results if not credible

Chakwera said this on Wednesday at his Namiwawa Residence in Blantyre when he addressed a news conference.

He said there were attempts to manipulate the results, claiming he is winning.

Chakwera said the MCP would not accept the poll results if the unnamed people continue to tamper with the poll results.

“We will not allow that the will of the people be bent. We want the Malawi Electoral Commission to rectify the anomalies,” said Chakwera.

He said the figures of projected voters are not tallying with those that voted, alleging that in some centres, MCP monitors are not given result sheets.

He said: “Many MEC monitors are refusing to give our monitors signed results, let MEC rectify this before temperatures rise.”

Continued Chakwera: “Those in power, I know you, you’re trying to tamper with elections.I warn you, you will soon face the long arm of the law.”

MEC chairperson Justice Jane Ansah, however, conceeded that the commission is still having problems in balancing up final results and the number of people registered and voted.

She, therefore, cautioned the nation to remain calm as election results will not be shortcuts.

Chakwera insists the commission must release proper and verified results “endorsed by party monitors” .

He criticised the delay in releasing the results of the presidential vote, saying it raised concerns about possible manipulation.

Ansah said the delays in the release of the poll results is as a result of failure by some pollster officials to reconcile some figures on some forms.

She ruled out that some “evil forces” as Chakwera described them, are behind the delays of the release of the results because they were tampering with them in a bid to rig the election.

Malawi Election Systems Network (Mesn) executive director Steve Duwa cautioned politicians against pushing the result release.

Duwa said politicians should leave MEC do its job without pressure or hindrance, saying this can have a negative impact on the outcome of the results.

So far, international observers have issued positive reviews, calling Tuesday’s election peaceful.

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Paja akuluwa ankasangalala kuchita nawo ma demo ovutitsa boma likupitali. Zakhala bwino nawonso akawone zimene anzawo amakumana nazo. Tidikira zija mwatilonjezazi: Vibrant public transport in cities in form of coaches (ma double decker), kuyamba ntchito 8.00 am komanso koposaposa immediate salary increase mumakamba ija. K50,000 minimum wage komanso tax free first K100,000 pa salary. Tikudikira.

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Tikudziwa Asteven Duwa ndi ADPP you have forgotten mmene adapangura 2014 -Adausi busy with the boxes lero -Mulungu walankhula basi mwatchera ku mwezi mkhannga zawo -you try cut MTL Lines but you have failed

Nthalire
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Nthalire

Koma awanso ali very desperate. Dekhani abusa. Mkulu ndi m’busadi – just on the surface

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Yasser Arafat Hamdani

Mtsogoleri wopusatu uyu.

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Ntata

calm down Dr. Laz osapanga phuma

Kandulu
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Kandulu

Why are soldiers meeting Chakwera tonight?

Kandulu
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Kandulu

Whether one wants it or not it is clear that MCP has won. We will be releasing verified results tomorrow online for everyone to see. False results that are not verified by all party monitors will not be accepted at all cost. MEC must trade carefully here.

Pensulo
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Pensulo

MEC zachibwana ayi apa. Don’t do like you did last time. Let Malawi speak! We are watching you!!