MCP sticks to its statement on Ansah-led MEC ‘opaque meetings’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) says it sticks to its  statement accusing the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) of suspiciously soliciting signatures for new electoral result sheets and that it will not withdraw it despite electoral commission’s threats of court action.

MCP’s Maurice Munthali and Moses Kunkuyu hold hands to fight for electoral victory . -Photo by Daniel Namwini, Mana

This follows a request  by Jane-Ansah-led MEC to MCP  that they should withdraw its statement which called on  Malawians to apprehend MEC workers.

MCP publicity secretary the Reverend Maurice Munthali insists that MEC is  continuing to  bastardize the May 21 presidential vote by working with some district commissioners  to coerce presiding officers and other stakeholders to sign what he termed ‘the clandestine’ result sheets in exchange for money.

“The Malawi Congress Party would like to appeal to all Presiding Officers to remain vigilant and that they should resist this manipulative scheme when and where it reaches their doorstep,” said Munthali in a statement seen by Nyasa Times.

MEC chief elections officer Sam Alfandika disputed the allegation, branding the remarks as “a misleading and malicious statement” that can incite hatred and unkindness towards MEC staff.

Alfandika warned that MCP will be held responsible for any loss of life for MEC staff or lawyers or loss or damage to property in the course of MEC’s preparation for a Constitutional Court case hearing on July 29.

But Munthali said the party will not withdraw its statement and is ready to meet the electoral body in court.

He said: “MEC knows that they have messed up and there is no way they can ask MCP to withdraw that statement because we are talking on behalf of Malawians and we are representing their anger. That is why we asked them to be .”

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) vice chairperson Gift Trapence told a news conference that  there are  a coordinated effort by the electoral commission, disguised as an affidavit solicitation process in many districts in Malawi in which “opaque meetings are being held, sometimes in the dead of night, with election presiding officers allegedly being forced to retroactively append signatures to, thus certifying after the fact, vote tally documents.”

The human rights defenders also expressed anger at the spate of alleged deaths of presiding officers and persons connected to the alleged fraud-ridden election over the past weeks.

“Our count is now at six of persons who have turned up dead under strange circumstances after having been identified as persons of interest in different aspects of the contested elections.

“It appears that, while a formal process is underway through constitutionally provided protests and citizens’ actions and in our courts, other nefarious processes instigated by shadow-actors are also underway in our country through dark, informal and barbaric channels. Surprisingly, there has been no official report or communication by the police as to the established cause of these mysterious deaths,” Trapence said.

MCP president Lazarus Chakwera and UTM leader Saulos Chilima are seeking nullification of the presidential results. The Constitutional Court is scheduled to start hearing the petition on July 29.

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Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

MCP knows very well that it can’t win the case. MEC is only collecting affidavits from presiding officers so that they can present to the court their side of the story. By obstructing this process, MCP is only delaying the shame it is going to get after losing the court case. Meanwhile, APM continues to rule.

Wakuba
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Wakuba

MEC and It’s Commissioners are a classic definition of UNPROFESSIONALISM. They have been caught with their pants down and have no clue how to handle it. The level of deceit is incomprehensible in fact it’s embarrassing. The level of incompetency that they have demonstrated is indefensible!!!

Truth
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Truth

Bravo MCP….osaopa

MBOLO YA SINGAGA
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MBOLO YA SINGAGA

CHAKWERA AND MIA ITS OVER!!! STOP THIS NONSENSE OF YOURS AND GO BACK TO DRAWING BOARD FOR 2024! BUT EVEN 2024 YOU GOT NO CHANCE MAYBE 2040 WHEN YOUR BALLS HAVE DROPPED! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AND FOR CHILIMA YOU HAVE BECOME A LAUGHING STOCK! WHY DONT YOU MAKE A SHOW JACOB NDI CHILIMA! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH YOU GUYS ARE DOOMED! THE SO CALLED PRAYERS AND FASTING MUST BE FOR YOUR FUTURES! AM REALLY SORRY GUYS BUT ITS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gulugufe
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Gulugufe

Its your father’s balls that have dwindled shamelessly and your mother”s, wife, sister’s vaginas that zimangolowedwa ndi wina aliyense without shame. The balls of Peter Mutharika are dripping urine daily that he now puts on diaper, little bear, Panda kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk so shut up you ugly pig

The wise
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The wise

No wander. Ndiwedi Gulugufe! mesa ndi nyini ya mai ako yomwe inakubeleka iwe ndi bolo ya bambo ako

Madala Ngwazi
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Madala Ngwazi

you are talking non-sense . you need a serious surgery . your brain is so conspicuously full off wishes. Go to hell with your wishes.

Malawi
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Malawi

Jane Ansah was quick to announce results now she is slow to provide the documents? Is she patting her back for a job well done or scratching her head for the mess. MEC think we are stupid. You cannot tell Malawians you don’t have the list of all Officials and yet you received the bogus Billions to pay the officials. You guys at MEC are playing with fire. You should know Mulandu suwola. All this one day will come out. One day the nonsense you are telling people to justify the corrupt money shall be used as evidence against you.… Read more »

SING'ANGA MOFFAT
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IWE ALUFANDIKA MBULI IWE MADANDO 147 ANSAH PITALA — NANGA A KUTANI KU MA PROS NDI NDALAMA MMANJA ?IFETU KUWAPEZA KUPUNTHA BASI OLO IWEYO UKABWERA KUPUNTHA BASI –ZACHINYENGO TOTOOO !!

Chingoni pa stone
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They said they dealt with all the problems, why noelw they wanna meet the presiding officers? What do they want to change? 😄 😄 😄 I thank God that our courts have shown us that you can not bribe all Judges in the world. Ngati ali pa Airtel money ma Judge amenewa pilizi tachitani paste nambala ndione kuti ndiathokoze bwanji 😂 😂 😂 😂

Mandado@147
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Koma kumeneko

Christina
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Christina

I just pity Sangwani Mwafulirwa. The young man is a professional and has really stood the test of time. He has a future in his professionchimbalanga

Natty Prince
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Natty Prince

Amalawi bungwe la mec silomalimbana ndi chipani chili chonse ku khani iyi mec inayenera kuthandiza chipani olo zipani zomwe zili madando tsono apa ziluonetselatu kuti mec inasokoneza zisakho.Kodi mec ndi iwe munthalika muluona ngati anthu ndiopusa eti?Umbava sizithu ndithu inutu muyaluka ndithu.ndalama zamisokho yawathu muluonongazi zikukumbilani dzenje ndipo simuzatulukamo kaya.