MCP says will ‘continue to fight for people of Malawi’ but disowns post-election violence

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has said the party will continue to dispute the legitimacy of President Peter Mutharika, saying the results announced by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on Monday were not a “genuine reflection of the will of the people of Malawi”.

MCP secretary general Mkaka:  It’s disgruntled voters  holding protests

Mutharika beat out opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera of MCP with 38.57 percent of the vote but Chakwera was close on his heels with 35.41 percent.

MCP spokesman Maurice Munthali saying the party was challenging the results in court and that they have been given permission by the High Court  to commence judicial review.

“We will not sit down, but continue to fight so that the vote of Malawians should not be wasted,” he said.

MCP leader Chakwera had previously said that his party’s own count had shown him ahead.

The party said it had turned to the courts because of “very glaring irregularities” on results sheets.

The European Union observer mission had described the election campaign as “well-managed, inclusive, transparent and competitive”, but said tension ahead of polling day was not helped by “various claims of ‘rigging'”.

Meanwhile, MCP secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka has dismissed acts of violence associated with its supporters, saying the perpetrators are disgruntled voters not party members.

Speaking at a news conference in Blantyre at the party’s Southern Region Headquarters, Mkaka said those engaging in such acts are disgruntled voters.

“It is not a sanctioned position of the party but supporters who voted who are looking for the truth,” said Mkaka.

“But as a party, we do not condone any form of violence and I should believe it is not only MCP supporters who are demonstrating.”

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gibo
1 year ago

A mec musanayambe chirichonse munkayamba ndi pemphero , kodi mapemphero amane aja mumamupempha Mulungu kuti akuthandizeni kunena zabodza ? Komadi ndizoona anthu ochita bwinonu ndikovutadi kukalowa Ufumu wakumwamba , ngati Mulungu amalangadi , akulangeni zedi .

Bonney Phiri
Bonney Phiri
1 year ago

Yeah let us unite as one and till the nation face the truth,we will protest,ineyo sindikusekerera zimene anationetsa Ansah nyasi za nyasi zonse ndipo akamati kuipa mtima ngati mfiti yaikazi sindinkadziwa kuti mwambiwu unatulukira pa Ansah! anationetsa umve a Malawi kungoti basi ndidziko la mkaka ndi uchi ndekuti azingotipondereza ndilimmodzi ovomereza kufera pamsewu kufuna chilungamo chioneke pankhaniyi

tosh
tosh
1 year ago

Thembelero lipite kwa iye amene ali ku MEC analandira ndalama ndikutiyika pa mavuto amenewa tili nawo Yehova wanga sagona atimenyera nkhondo

Alegria
Alegria
1 year ago

It has been seen now that MCP does not consider people from the south as Malawians. How can you say the results are not reflecting the will of Malawian people while majority of the voters comes from the south? Are you trying to ignore the exitence of the people from the south? how about the Northers who voted for DPP? Please stop these nonsense and come back to your senses. do not divide the country we are all malawians here and there will be one winner no matter how the number will be. stop looking down on the minority. they… Read more »

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago
Reply to  Alegria

You talk like idiot, who is dividing Malawi?

Jeoffrey Mbeya
Jeoffrey Mbeya
1 year ago

Power hungry opposition . Because of childish and power hungry politics you have betrayed Malawians. Instead of forming a great coalition in the opposition, you were busy fighting each other. You knew very well UTM and MCP are the strongest in the opposition, but you started showing the element of jealous to each other. Now this has cost your ambition. Wait for another 5 years and come back with stupid politics or die in opposition like that.

joseph Banda
joseph Banda
1 year ago

Keep the Money and use it wisely. Make sure Ngongole Zonse mulipile. No point fighting a losing battle. Come next time MCP will lose the elections with the same margins and with the same districts za ku Dambwe. Kodi when HKB was killing people what advice these people were giving him? How many people were killed during HKB from LL, DA, DZ & Others? When he was chasing fellow Malawians back to the North where were the Chewas to advise him not to do so? Now the so called changed MCP shouts at people to go home and which home?… Read more »

Muswahili Mambo Sana

Anthu anyau inu , munakana bill ya 50 + 1 ku Parliament you have sold the nation because of sliver

Aka
Aka
1 year ago

Why is it so that Mr Jose akuthamangirapo pochita investigate Mr Chakwera? Ma Cadet onse akhala akuwononga zinthu bwanji sankathamangirapo?

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
Ntumbuka Mwenecho
1 year ago

Home people, no one expects this party of losers and dambwe to accept the results of the presidential elections for the next 5 year. Only the late Ngwazi had such a magnanimity in 1994. These dambwe leaders have been in opposition since 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, and now 2019. They are veterans and will remain there till thei party of death and darkness disbands. Last Sunday they had no shame in bringing zikwanje armed Kamano nyau dancers to the High Court in Lilongwe when proceedings to vacate and injunction on MEC were in session. Shame on Mkaka and his… Read more »

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago

People were demonstrating against the results, no one died, people are celebrating the victory, three people died, what is it telling us?

Kennedy
Kennedy
1 year ago

Please dont stop until the truth prevail if you stpo means our end of democracy.

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