MCP to take MEC to court over Central Region voter registration

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) says it has instructed its lawyers to take pollster, the Malawi Electoral Commission to court over its failure to reopen some registration centres in central region which faced low turn up in the first phase of the exercise.

Rev Munthali: MCP will go to court

MCP spokesperson Maurice Munthali said the figures released by MEC shows that 6.8 million people have registered to register in next year’s election down from 7.8 million.

“The reduction is a clear indication that there were flaws. What has come out is exactly what we feared of low voter registration,” he said.

Munthali said voter registration apathy hit Dedza, Kasungu and Salima deemed MCP strongholds.

“We went to the court for redress. The court ordered MEC to come back to us within two weeks but MEC has not come back to us, they are showing no interest to come back to us. They have a sinister motive. They are not even concerned with the reduction of voters in the next year’s election,” said Munthali.

He described MEC as adamant, saying the commissioners do not want to listen to the plight of Malawian.

“They do not even know why they are existing. They exist for Malawians,” said Munthali.

MEC’s negligence was heightened when the pollster lost its biometric voter registration kit recently and was found in Mozambque raising fears that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party is bent to rig the elections.

Chancellor College political science lecturer Joseph Chunga said looking at the current projection, there was need for MEC to consider re-opening some centres.

He said: “For the sake of the credibility of the next government, it would be important to give people a chance to register, especially for all districts and centres with turnout of less than 80 percent.”

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Central
Central
2 years ago

MCPand all opposition parties what else do you expect from a MEC with 85.7% DPP members and 14.3% MCP? To me MEC is almost a DPP regional office for elections to DPP and this is why they are talking of a landslide victory in 2019! If Malawi is a multiparty, why should MEC have 6 DPP diehards: Jean Mathanga, Mary Nkosi, Linda Kunje, Elvey Mtafu, Moffat Banda and Jane Ansah representing one party [DPP], MCP with one Killion Mgawi only and nothing and/or nothing for all the other opposition parties. After all have we ever heard anything this year as… Read more »

Wiseman
Wiseman
2 years ago

Musaiwale kuti kuli zipembedzo zina samawalola kukavota, ndiye mwina kumadela amenewo kuli ma membala ambili ampingo umenewu ndiye muchitatu kupititsako army kuti akalembetse apo bii sakalembetsabe.

Achalume
Achalume
2 years ago

mbusa chakwera ndale zakukanika….uzingopita kujoni ukalalikile…. mwina ndikukapezako Jaguar ya 11m

Wiseman
Wiseman
2 years ago
Reply to  Achalume

Kkkkkkkkkk ok, 2019 model

Central
Central
2 years ago
Reply to  Achalume

Usameze msanga kutafuna kukadakoma Achalume!! While your comment be regarded as interesting lets remember that “mamuna mzako mpachulu………………………………..! Mwina mukadakhala mwadutsa May 21, 2019 this statement would have been worthwhile and eaningful………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..!! Lets wait and see what Malawians are keeping behind their minds! Kumbukila m’bale izitu izi za ndale izi ndi za wachiona ndani izi!! Kodi sitipita ku Chicago……………………………………………. muja anachitila mama muja? After all IPOR has said it all, DPP’s is having a downward movement, from 36.4 in 2014 to 27 in August/September 2018!! 6 points lost! How much are they loosing from now to May 21, 2019? I… Read more »

mtete
mtete
2 years ago

By all means Akuzike, and Yosefe Mateyo, MEC should reopen all the centres you have mentioned. The only difference is that Kasungu, Salina and Dedza were guinea pigs and the equipment used there found itself in Mozambique.

Akuzike
Akuzike
2 years ago

This is crazy thinking so you mean just because a few people have managed to register than the projected figures then the centres should reopen. The best is to reopen all the centres in Malawi to offer everybody an equal chance to register.

UTM
UTM
2 years ago

MCP wants a door to door voter registration i think. kkkkkkkk

Central
Central
2 years ago
Reply to  UTM

DPP used “the lost-but-found-machine” for a door to door thing you’re talking about in Mozambique! So if they did it, why can’t MCP did it in Kasungu, Salima and Dedza? Ndipo ngati ndi zopanda pake, going by the “lines in between your statements”, why are people worried?

Nachisale
Nachisale
2 years ago

MCP has started kunjenjemeratu.

Yosefe Mateyo
Yosefe Mateyo
2 years ago

Reopening should be done in Kasungu, Ncheu, Blantyre, Balaka, Neno, Thyolo, Mangochi, Zomba, Mzimba and Nkhata-Bay. These districts have below 80% of registered voters

Mozesi
Mozesi
2 years ago
Reply to  Yosefe Mateyo

Registration is not mandatory….Would you force us to vote? Am exercising my freedom.

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