Chilima no-holds barred talk: ‘DPP stole MEC cameras, Dausi burnt pollster warehouse’

UTM Party presidential candidate Saulos Chilima has said the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Closed- Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras were stolen on Tuesday by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) operatives.

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Speaking in northern district of Chitipa, Chilima told the DPP to give back the cameras to MEC.

“They should return the cameras back to MEC. MEC needs them,” said Chilima.

He said it was the same DPP which burnt the MEC warehouse in 2014 and destroyed ballot boxes scheduled for a vote recount in the disputed parliamentary election results for Lilongwe City South East Constituency to conceal rigging evidence.

“Actually it was Nicholas Dausi who led the whole operation. But the fact remains that they cannot rig the elections now.

“They should forget about rigging the elections this time around. These are kids, these are amateurs,” said Chilima.

Dausi was director of the state intelligence service when the burning of the warehouse took place.

MEC declared Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Bentley Namasasu as winner of the parliamentary poll with 10 956 votes against Malawi Congress Party’s (MCP) Ulemu Msungama who amassed 10 854, a difference of 102 votes.

The botched ballot boxes were due for a hearing in court which followed after a failed recount due to an injunction restraining MEC from going ahead with the process.

The court later ruled for a re-run which MCP’s Msungama won clean.

Police failed to investigate the matter as the DPP was in power.

MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa asked for more time before making a comment but said no computer was stolen during the break in.

Police spokesperson James Kadadzera said the police are investigating the break in.

DPP spokesperson Dausi dismissed Chilima’s assertion that the break in was the work of the ruling party, saying the vice president was merely doing political mudslinging.

Dausi also dismissed the veep allegation that the Homeland Security minister was behind the burning of MEC warehouse, telling the UTM leader to go to court.

“We cannot be answering to everything what Chilima is saying, then it will not be a campaign. He (Chilima) has the right to speak what he wants. Let him continue,” said Dausi.

About 6.59 million voters are expected to vote this year, with over half of the eligible voters being youths and women.

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BigMan
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BigMan

MCP will never rule this country ever again. You cant just murder, rape, torture, and detain thousands of Malawians, never offer any semblance of apology to the nation and think you can just be given leadership again. You are a cursed party. Human blood is no laughing matter. Most of the MCP supporters and leadership today are direct relations of murderers who subjected northerners and southerners to torture and treated our bodies as their playthings, and now they have the audacity to walk around as if those were great days? Every time i hear Kwacha! I feel like a jew… Read more »

Chifundo
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Chifundo

Think of it another way. If he had the brains and guile to rig it then it means he is smarter than everyone else. He gets the job done not so? As long as he works in the interest of our mother malawi. We need a ruthless go-getter for once. Not these brainless puppy politicians. It is the only way we will not stay a shit hole country. Work for malawi and do what it takes for the good of our people. Think of kagame, gaddafi, mugabe (in his heyday) and kamuzu

Dodolido.
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Dodolido.

Stupid. So call a thief smart. You want to be ruled by a thief!!

Favour of Yahweh
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Presureend realities are taking toll in this man. So he wants to present himself as clean or what. As Vice President why did he not tip the police of who torched the warehouse. Or is he confessing his sins now? How can you win public trust when you have been a crook? Do you censor your mouth of what you are going to speak or just overtaken? Look now, Kunena kwa ndithe ndithe Lero You have damaged yourself first and any insane person cannot trust you. You have not been faithful when you were a Vice President what more when… Read more »

Mpamira
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Mpamira

You were part of the rot bwana SKC. Why now Chilima? 2014 ndikale kwambiri and you benefited from what wakayombe Dausi did.
This is exactly why I am voting for Chakwera.

Saulos Hamdan
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Saulos Hamdan

Once again I call Chilima to apologize to the nation for being part of the rigging. Herebis the evidence.

Silombela
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Silombela

You are a crook. You rigged the 2014 elections and knew how evidence was destroyed and you kept quite all along. I feel sad for those who will vote for this wolf who cannot even hide in sheep skin

Munusi vge
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Munusi vge

Malawians, let us give credit where it is due. This young man, Chilima, has really proved to be an accomplished leader for the following reasons: 1) Managed to introduce a new party and within 9 months it is a force to reckon with, 2) His work rate is second to none. Having more than 8 whistle stops in a day is something very few can accomplish, 3) Being able to raise huge sum of money to support his campaign is only for jealousy people to ignore, 4) Amassing such confidence of winning the May 21 elections is for everyone to… Read more »

Bolero
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Bolero

Well analyzed

Central
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Central

Choka iwe, your style of writing tells me kuti ndiwe Manganya! Ukamuvotele iweyooooooooooooooo, ngati dpp inabela iyeyo ali konko osachitapo china chili chonse kufikila pano ndiye kuti iyeyo naye ndi wakuba! Kodi akanamupatsa mwayi oti ayimile dpp ndi iyeyu, zimenezi akanaulula? Fotseki zanu nonseeeeeeeeeee

Chakwera
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Chakwera

But it is a fact. Chilima has really shown leadership qualities.

Mpamira
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Mpamira

He is part of the problem. Why now? 2014 ndikale kwambiri.

Dodolido.
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Dodolido.

A thief is a thief!

Malemu Professor Arthur P Stole K145 million
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Chimwendo is right when he says Chilima is a thief as well. They say send a thief to catch a thief. This it. The sitting vice president wawulula.

PHANANA
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PHANANA

Apapa Chilima dpp, onse ndi akuba palibe wabwino bola abusa achakwera

Angoni apaphata
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Angoni apaphata

Paja amalawi timatamika ndi umbuli. Tsopano apolisi amuzungulirawo osakagwira anthu enawo bwanji poti enawo akukanika. Ili ndi phada. Mukataya chauta Mulungu wa makamu adzakutayani ndipo mudzalamulidwa ndi ana. Akutero malemba