Malawi opposition leader Chakwera says he is ‘leading’ as election tally goes on

Opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera said Wednesday that he was “leading ” in the presidential election count and that his Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  had results from its monitors in the  polling stations but but the Malawi Electoral Commission(MEC) called for calm and patience from citizens as results from Tuesday’s tripartite elections are being awaited.

Chakwera: I am leading resoundingly

Results were trickling in dribs and drabs at the MEC main tally centre in Blantyre.

But addressing a news conference at his Namiwawa residence in Blantyre,  Chakwera said  the MCP has been tabulating the results from MEC main tally centre and “constantly” comparing with its monitors.

Chakwera said “sings of victory” are so evident for MCP in the elections.

But he bemoaned the attempts by some people who he claims are disturbing the votes.

Chakwera said the results tabulated from his IT experts who are using high tech equipment indicates that he is hovouring at 40 to 45 % of the counted votes.

“So far the message is clear, we know that we have a tremendous lead of 40 to 50% presidential votes counted,” he said.

Chakwera urged the pollester to speed up tabulation of electoral figures ,saying the delay in doing so is bringing speculations that the results  are being tampered .

He said the party is disturbed ith  reports that some MEC officials are refusing to share final results with its monitors and warned that if the MEC officials do not stop, they will reject the outcome.

“Let MEC quicken the process of transmitting and announcing results,” he said.

MEC chairperson Jane Ansah, a judge at the Supreme Court of Malawi, said results from constituencies have started arriving at the main tally center but have to be verified before official announcements could be made.

“There is no shortcut to results counting and we urge the Malawi nation to exercise patience as the results are being counted,” she said during a   press briefing at the tally centre.

She also urged people to exercise caution over unofficial results being posted on social media sites.

“While some results reflect how people have voted and help shape the expectations, some are outright falsehood which can incite violence. Please check for the source of the information before acting on it,” she said.

Malawians voted in a tripartite election on Tuesday to choose a president, lawmakers and ward councilors.

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Charles
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Charles

palibe munthu angasangalale kuti Chakwela waluza never ,nayeso Chilima palibe chomwe amadziwa ndi mwana ochepa

Charles
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Charles

some one like it or not Chakwela is our next leader tatopa ndi mbuzi za chilomwezo, agalu achabechabe

Kennedy
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Kennedy

Ansah dont same mistake as Mbendera did, you’ll test your on medicine and die same dealth.

MCP2019 BOMA
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MCP2019 BOMA

DESPITE DPP RIGGING ATTEMPTS, WE HAVE ALL HEARD FROM MEC CHAIRPERSON FIRST OFFICIAL RESULTS THAT DR CHAKWERA IS LEADING.THIS LEADING WILL CONTINUE UP TO THE END.ADAD ACHEPA,PAJAMWANA WA ADAD WAMKULU EVERTON CHIMULIRENJI WAGWANAZO!

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
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Anzelu ndi Anzelu

Which MCP are guys talking about? Do you mean this MCP that has been captured by PP? The real MCP of JZU, Njovuyalema and the so-called Nkholokolos was sidelined. After the announcement of results, You will see the real MCP rise to take back the party from these PP guys disguised as MCP. Chakwera you lost the plot the day you embraced all the PP people into MCP. Bwezi panopa ukudya joy.

apwiya
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apwiya

Mr. Chakwera MEC is just announcing now at press conference at Comesa hall and says you are at 37.6 % and your contender is at 37.01%. Don’t mislead the nation. MEC is the referee in the election and not your IT guys
Please wait for the surprise soon results will change

Scott M Huber
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Scott M Huber

We are prayerful that the MEC Talley will.be untainted and untampered! We are prayerful that any who violate the Sanctity of Accurate and Honorable election results will be caught and prosecuted to the maximum of MALAWIAN Law!

Selah!

Kandulu
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Kandulu

MCP is leading. This is a fact. Cheating this time around will not work. Please our monitors keep sending us the results. All the genuine results will be published tomorrow for everyone to see from all centres.

Scott M Huber
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Scott M Huber

We are prayerful that Dr. Chakwera wiil be the victor! 🙂

BigMan
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BigMan

With all due respect Reverend, you are not MEC.

Jef
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With all due respect show us where you put the $2m?

lucifer lazaro
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lucifer lazaro

chakwera you are not indeed MEC,if that is the case declare yourself a winner,you do not become a president by threatening MEC,leading in leading in one region does not make you a winner,