MCP accuses DPP of being behind by-election suspension

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is behind the suspension of the by-elections that were slated for June 6, the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka has claimed.

Mkaka and MCP gurus: DPP is behind by elections suspension

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has postponed by-elections following communication from Treasury department that government does not have money.

But MCP’s Mkaka said the postponement is the work of DPP to thwart democracy.

Mkaka argued that MEC had no justification to suspend the by election as that was “in breach of the Constitution of Malawi.”

MCP deputy secretary general said DPP “are running scared” of being thoroughly defeated.

Mkaka said the move is infringing on people’s rights.

But DPP spokesman Francis Kasaila dismissed the accusation by MCP, saying the ruling party  does not interfere with the  operations of the electoral body.

The Supreme Court on March 6 ordered MEC to conduct fresh polls in Lilongwe City South East Constituency after the electoral body’s decision to declare DPP candidate Bentry Namasasu winner of the May 20 2014 contest with 10 956 votes was challenged by MCP candidate Ulemu Msungama who got 10 854.

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frank mwesi
frank mwesi
5 years ago

thus childish thinking, what is more important running the affairs of state than postponing the elections?
you should be realistic in accusing others. Hope you can if it ware pipo of good will for the nation

Yahya Jammeh
5 years ago

We have heard you Mkaka, so what is your next move? Do not just raise your voice to attract public attention, but you must do something – that is the quality of leadership we want. I will rule Gambia for a billion years.

5 years ago

Every right minded person knows pretty well that the DPP is behind the cancellation of these elections. DPP knows that it will be shamefully defeated in these by-elections. If it were in the Southern Region, funds would be available for the elections. Unfortunately we have a DDP sympathizer as MEC Chair.

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