MCP pins down Chilima on vote rigging claims for Malawi watershed polls

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) said they strongly believe Vice-President Saulos Chilima has an intimate knowledge of rigging machinations for the country’s watershed polls and that he should give more details regarding how Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is planning to rig and how it manipulated the results of 2014 election for President Peter Mutharika and him to be declared winner.

Rev Munthali: Tasks Chilima on rigging claims

Chilima  said when he launched his United Transformation Movement  (UTM) in Lilongwe that he is aware that government has procured a spying machine meant to record phone-call conversations through the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra), saying all this was out of desperation to rig elections.

The former Chief Executive Officer for one of the country’s biggest mobile telecommunication providers,  Airtel, said recording people’s phone conversations was illegal and criminal.

He said: “Machine anuwo ngati mukuti mubera mavoti mwauponda [If you think you will rig elections using the spy machine you are wasting your time]”.

But MCP in  statement issued by its publicity secretary Reverend Maurice Munthali said Chilima’s statement is a vindication that Chakwera won the 2014 elections but  that Mutharika was declared winner on fraudulent results.

“We in MCP take Chilima’s message as both vindication of what MCP under Chakwera has always been preaching about but alsi as a window for us to inqure  more from SKC (Saulos Klaus Chilima),” Rev Munthali said.

DPP and government spokesman Nicholous Dausi denied the rigging claims and that it is not true that Chilima helped DPP rig 2014 elections, as widely alleged.

But MCP said they are following the pattern of rigging strategy starting from registration and that they will seriously counter any manouverers to steal the votes.

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santana
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santana

The worry of MCP is that UTM might replace the party on the seat of Leader of Opposition. MCP should just do a vigorous campaign in the centre to prevent its supporters from joining UTM because this will make DPP to increase its chances of an easy walk to presidency. MCP and UTM should fight for Chakwera’s current seat not the presidency. Mupwetekana nokhanokha ku oppositioni’ko.

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

MCP is an institution and a going concern too. Those murderous and atrocious activities were done by MCP whose symbol is a black cock. The MCP carried out those odious activities using their members. Those atrocious activities are in the DNA of MCP. MCP has been passing on these atrocious activities from one generation to another including the so called new converts like Chakwera, Munthali and others. After all the key attribute for one to qualify as MCP member is NKHANZA. So long as it is MCP and its symbol is a black cock, chipanichi sichinasinthe; ndi chakupha basi. Amalawi… Read more »

Mfumu yopanda madyela
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Mfumu yopanda madyela

Talk of achina Dausi and Ntaba. Great change has happened in MCP. This is the only party that stood the test of time in Malawi and a true practitioner of democracy. Zakupha ndiye musakambe Mesimadzi. Almost every party in this country is associated with political killings.
Sapita kawiri or never again those are just negative tactics that the government has used. It will backfire on them.

Umbava Taphunzira Mokwana
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Umbava Taphunzira Mokwana

Robert Chasowa, Issa Njaunju,Goliatiolihbb

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

Chilima and UT(Mw) have oChakwera worried, really worried: As far as the Presidential vote is concerned, the latter could actually trail Chilima in the Central Region. Thus nationwide, the picture would look like oChakwera (3rd), Chilima (2nd) …
Trouble brewing in the MCP camp, already. Just wait for the infighting – Kabwila is back.

Mfumu yopanda madyela
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Mfumu yopanda madyela

Chilima is a threat to DPP and not MCP. This thinking is just a scapegoat to those who have moved from DPP. As a common Malawian, i have a lot of reservations on this UTM. Chilima is the VP and has been in DPP for four years. Why reveal this now? What did he do when he was inside? Why not resigning then? There have been claims that he was the pioneer of the 2014 tripartite general elections rigging. Why not clear his name first? On the UTM launch he emphatically said ”they are planning to rig the elections, we… Read more »

QueenB
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QueenB

Chilima brought it up himself. He pretty sure knows more about rigging than any of us. MCP is just following up on the rumors that Chilima rigged the votes for APM in 2014. Nothing wrong with wanting to know the truth.

Mzanga Dausi
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Mzanga Dausi

A Kongelesi paja kuganiza kumakuvutani. Here is my advice.

Desist from targeting Chilima. At this point in time Chilima symbolises change for Malawians. Anyone attacking him will be seen by voters as siding with DPP.

Either just concentrate on your own campaigns or work with him. Free advice, take it you win, leave it you loose even your position as second largest party.

maseko
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maseko

MCP is not in any mess. Or is there another MCP you are referring to? Or are you trying to give people the impression MCP is in a mess? Sorry. Support your political party without castigating others. That’s what multiparty politics is all about. We are no longer a one party state. If you support DPP, please go ahead. If you support PP or any other party, please proceed. Stop using hate language on this forum.

Mfumu yopanda madyela
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Mfumu yopanda madyela

Game yawakulira awa. They will be fighting one another while the Cock will be busy picking the maize and the red tomato. MCP wautaliiiiiiiii!

Nalingula
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Nalingula

MCP should not waste time with Opportunists.Like Kondowe has of APAM has said ,Chilima was invited to several functions /activities to do with People living with Albinoism .He never attended even Once.Kondowe reasons that Chilima was better placed as VP to fight for them than Winiko.MCP just focus on your Message. People know that you have talked against Corruption, Chakwera even had a press conference on Escom genset issue.You have the Tapes use that.Chilima will Use Donald Trump’s Strategy of Saying Controversial Things just to be in the News.Mukamamuyankha attention ikhala pa Iye ndizomwe atofuna.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

2014 was 4 years ago and its now water under the bridge. MCP please focus on way forward. DPP is in government now and you better fight a good fight to win the hearts and the minds of the people. DPP-led government has made it easier for any party to win elections……you just need 35% of the votes (it will be highest any political party will be able to amass and the 65% will be shared amongst the many parties now registered).

Mfumu yopanda madyela
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Mfumu yopanda madyela

Good strategy

New beginnings
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New beginnings

😀😀😀😀😀MCP seriously??? MCP you need to find yourself first coz now you are lost, why don’t you fix your internal mess first

Mfumu yopanda madyela
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Mfumu yopanda madyela

good riddance

santana
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santana

Rev Munthali is not wrong. He is just short of the truth. Let him come straight and say that Chilima is just vindicating those who suspected him that he was the masterminder of the 2014 vote rigging. He is therefore fearing DPP might repeat what happened when he was with them. Munthali should just tell Chilima in the face that he should not cry now because he is out of the team. All this talk about machine for rigging is just the beginning of self defeat for the movement. It is just finding faults in advance for the impending defeat.… Read more »

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