MCP remain adamant in disputing Mutharika poll victory

The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has maintained its dispute of the May 20 presidential elections and said the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) robbed it of victory.

Speaking at Masintha Freedom Park during a political rally, MCP Regional Chairman for centre, Daniel Mlomo, said the party’s leader Dr Lazarous Chakwera who came second to DPP’s Peter Mutharika, actually won the elections but was robbed.

Mlomo who was flanked by over 15 Members of Parliament thanked Chakwera for advising MCP members to remain calm after Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) gave Malawians an illegitimate leader.

Mlomo (L) and Kamata at the rally
Mlomo (L) and Kamata at the rally

“MCP were up in arms to go to streets to demonstrate, but our president refused to endorse the demonstrations because he is a man who believe in peace,” charged Mlomo.

Mlomo said MCP had 77 Members of Parliament but MEC trimmed the figure to 49 after underhand tactics with DPP.

“Just imagine, when we challenged the results, of this boy (Ulemu Msungama) the courts ruled for the recount, but soon before the recount all ballot papers were torched down by unknown assailants, what does this mean?, this means rigging,” said Mlomo to the attentive crowd.

But speaking during the just ended National Initiative for Civic education Trust (Nice) stakeholders meeting on elections, DPP Secretary General Dr Jean Kalirani challenged those talking about electoral fraud to come with evidence.

Mlomo thanked people of the central region for voting MCP during the elections.

The MCP president was not available at the meeting because he was attending to the funeral in Lilongwe.

Also speaking during rally,  Lilongwe Msonzi, MCP director of elections Henry Kamata tabulations from MCP tally centres indicated that MCP won the elections.

Chakwera appealed to MCP supporters and all Malawians to maintain peace and calm, law and order.

He advised that everyone should work hard and actively contribute to national development.

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