MCP tells DPP to ‘stop the tomfoolery’ on disputing Malawi credible elections

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has dismissed the complaint by  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  accusing the party  supporters of assaulting its monitors in the Central Region to prevent them from monitoring Tuesday’s fresh presidential election.

Dausi showing journalists a picture

President Peter Mutharika has complained of violence in opposition strongholds in central region and questioned whether the result would be credible.

His Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  has lodged a complaint and its administrative secretary Francis Mphepo has said DPP will dispute the result if he loses.

DPP publicity secretary Nicholas Dausi alongside the party’s director of research Mark Botomani at a news conference showed reporters photographs of some DPP supporters who he said were assaulted by thugs sent by MCP.

“As we are talking, Democratic Progressive Party monitors in the areas of Kabudula, Lilongwe-Mapungu North and Lilongwe-Kasiya were abducted,” Dausi said, adding that “four girls and four boys” were missing.

He said MCP members also manhandled DPP Secretary-General Greselida Jeffrey and burglarized the home of her husband.

“The thugs went to his house,” Dausi said. “They damaged the government’s vehicle and stole almost K11 million, which was meant for DPP monitors in Salima district.”

But MCP spokesperson Maurice Munthali said the DPP assertions were laughable because there was no evidence that those attackers were members of MCP

“If anything, what we have heard … is that DPP was on it again, trying to rig the elections,” Munthali said. “DPP, if anything, would not have expected Malawians to sit idle as [they] see such nasty things happening around them.”

On his part, MCP secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka  accused DPP of bias in reporting on the violence during Tuesday’s election.

He said: “What they are not mentioning is that our monitor was hacked in Thyolo and that Daud Suleman was beaten in Phalombe. What they are not mentioning is that our monitors in Chikwawa were chased.”

Deputy Commissioner of Police Noel Kayira said an unspecified number of people had been arrested in relation to electoral crimes and were still under police custody.

“Let me assure Malawians that the law will take its course on all those that have been arrested in relation to this election,” he said.

The   Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Dr Chifundo Kachale also commended the professionalism and joint efforts of Malawi Defence Force and Malawi Police Service in putting up a vibrant security scheme within which the polls had been managed.

In Tuesday’s  presidential poll, MCP candidate Lazarus Chakwera was the main challenger to President Peter Mutharika of the DPP in the election. The poll was a rerun of last year’s election, won by Mutharika but annulled by Malawi’s Constitutional Court because of massive irregularities.

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Alexander
Alexander
8 months ago

MEC CHAIR WENT TO SCHOOL OSATI BULUTU IWE UWONDA SUNATI cannot attend to your shit!

GEORGE
GEORGE
8 months ago

A NIKOLASI KANKALASI DAUSI NDI ACHITSILU AWA

Minister without Portifolio

DPP is winning. Unless MCP rigs this election. Which MCP is capable of doing – rigging!

vavlov
vavlov
8 months ago

Go to hell, the hyaenas, DPP has lost.

Malawi My home
Malawi My home
8 months ago

Hahahaha hehehehe 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Pepani amwene

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
8 months ago

MCP has been usherd into govt by judiciary ,anyway we will fight tooth and nail to reclaim our legacy.Osadanda Munabelekedwa ndi majudge aufiti koma Mulungu simunthu.DPP will make it truly speaking and believe me.

Ida
Ida
8 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Mwadziwa lero kuti Mulungu simunthu? Mmesa munkati mulamula mpaka 2084 inu?

Mbalanguzi
Mbalanguzi
8 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

True zizawatembenukira tsiku lina lake. Kupanda ma mfiti za ma judge anali pati? I wonder why people call this election free, fair and credible while we are complaining of kukhapidwa kwa ma monitor

Nabetha
Nabetha
8 months ago

Kikikikikikiki Mr big English do not exaggerate 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Malawi belong to the citizens

How many times,DPP has accuse the MCP of doing bad things?And dpp has never accepted doing wrong.This is another lie from
DPP leaders you don’t learn once but more times.Learn not take malawians for granted. This time you have learn hard way.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
8 months ago

ku DPP kunali honeymoon everyday. they always took things from end to start. no wonder development akangokanda kukanika kumaliza. kunali kudya ndalama heavyyyyy. munya muona tikuonetseni ndipo tisamuone wina mapazi potopoto ndikujoineni. nkhondo tamenya tokha munazolowera kukolola posalima nao agulukunyinda inu.
moni kwa Tupe tate ndi mbuyako yo.aunt ako gelezeda.moni ose. musaelekeze kumwa lhofi simugona.

muona a malawi agwilizane akoze dziko.

MWATIZUZA MOPITILILA .

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago

Which courts will they be going to now as the same courts were rubbished up to the extent of lambasting the judges on podiums and walking protests

Nampoto
Nampoto
8 months ago

I thought Maurice Munthali is a reverend. Malawians expect him to tell them the truth. I come from myself. Nyau has and is being terrorising people.

SMM II
SMM II
8 months ago

Kodi ana a DAD ali kuti? Munka lumbila kuti MCP singadzalowenso mu Boma. Mukutinji lero?

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
8 months ago
Reply to  SMM II

Tilipo osadanda…… Those statistics tikapanga tokha analyse chifukwa Afro-Barometer ndija inaimba za 101% nde no wonder apa akuti 61 percent. Tipanga tokha data analysis sizachambazoi

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