Malawi Electoral Commission cautions media on opinion polls

Malawi Electoral  Commission(MEC) has urged the country’s media to be watchful when reporting opinion polls to avoid voter aparthy during the  May 21 2019 watershed elections.

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MEC Commissioner Linda Kunje made the  remarks when she officially opened a 3-day elections reporting training for  community  journalists in Lilongwe.

Commissioner Kunje observed that some dubious opinion polls  are  aimed at tarnishing the credibility of  elections a development  she described as unfortunate.

“It is very critical as we are doing the counting down to the polling day but despite journalists signing the media code of conduct,there’s been a lot of misleading opinion polls conducted and reported by the country’s  media,” said Kunje.

Commissioner Kunje said a lot of efforts and resources have already been spent towards the elections hence the need for the media to be  professional when discharging their duties.

“Times like these many pollsters come to light with some questionable opinion polls with dubious  statistics, as professionals you should thrive to question them on their  sample size and who commissioned the opinion polls, “added Kunje.

Kunje, who is also chairperson of  the finance committee of MEC,  also cautioned political party leaders to be watchful when posting  various  messages on social media.

United  Nations Development Programme(UNDP) Technical Advisor Richard Cox,said incorrect usage of social  media can lead to destructive and harmful impact on the polls.

He therefore urged the media to desist from posting unverified  information regarding  the May 21 tripartite elections.

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Omex70
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Omex70

UTM is cheating people that the surveys which were conducted shows that it will win with over 3million votes. This is laughable. This is the dubious surveys that the Electoral Commission is talking about.

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

Indeed.
UTM is so desperate they are simply padding their leaders’ personal opinions. The leaders are so scared to face the public, after getting humbled and humiliated in the elections, they are willing to lie through their teeth.
The bragging is sickening; even staunch supporters of UTM are saying this openly now.
Kome eh!

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Eye of an eagle

Ochita hack ma line ali busy kukonzekera kuzabera zitsankho. Last time was one camp, now its two camps. Mwapangapo chani kuti ma result azafike on the spot. Uyuyutu uyu paja amazitama kuti iye ndiye katakwe wazobera bera

NYABINGHE WARRIOUR
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NYABINGHE WARRIOUR

VOTE YANGA IKUPITA KWA ODALA CHAKWERA

NDANGOTIIIII
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VOTE WISELY VOTE CHAKWERA
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lawlessness cadets –
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gringo
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gringo

oasti mwaona kuti olamula akuluza

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

UDF winning