MCP’s Mkaka reported to MEC for ‘suspicious’ meeting with poll presiding officers

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) secretary general and aspiring candidate for Lilongwe Mpenu Constituency, Eisenhower Mkaka, has been reported to pollster the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) for a “suspicious” meeting with presiding officers in the constituency ahead of next week’s polls.

Mkaka with MEC chairperson Jane Ansah: Matter being investigated

Mkaka is said to have met 20 presiding officers last week in the constituency in a “confidential” meeting, a development which did not amuse his contender Reverend Fletcher Mtandika.

Mtandika told reporters  that it was “not on” for Mkaka to be holding “confidetial” meetings with MEC staff during such a “critical” time when it is just days before elections.

While Mkaka has conceded to holding a meeting with the presiding officers, he denied discussing anything suspicious therein.

“I was meeting them in their capacity as headteachers of different schools. I have been preaching in my rallies that I want education standards to improve in the constituency, and the said meeting was meant to discuss on how best we can achieve that,” said Mkaka in an interview with Nyasa Times.

When contacted, MEC chief elections officer, Sam Alfandika, said they had received the complaint from Mtandika and that they were investigating.

“We are investigating to find out what was really discussed during that meeting. After our investigations we will act,” said Alfandika.

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mtete
mtete
3 years ago

Put all MEC Presiding officers in quarantine so that they don’t talk to people in genuine business. What do you think they were discussing? Rigging poles?

Stupid sensationalists!!!

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
3 years ago

Has the list of presiding officers been published anywhere. It is also a conflict for teachers to be presiding officers as indicated here. Schools lack basic necessities and most people campaign on promises for schools and health centres, so one is really bound to consult teachers so that he knows what to promise at a campaign rally. Or are we really that foolish to think headteachers have no political affiliation?

kubisa
3 years ago

No matter how hard you’re trying to shield this “Mkaka” man, but what he has done is just very wrong considering nyengo tilimoyi

ken b
3 years ago
Reply to  kubisa

ndye ukufuna kunena kut akanamapitako 2017?

Sibuno
Sibuno
3 years ago

Has MEC done anything to Henry Mussa , who gave it party materials and money to presiding office, whom MEC has transferred or fired. What has MEC done with Mussa? Imounity?

nyalugwe
nyalugwe
3 years ago

What nonsense! which presiding officers?

BigMan
BigMan
3 years ago

Bad move from Mkaka, lets not allow nonsense.

Silica gell
3 years ago

Why didn’t Mkaka consult M.E.C before making audience with Polling Officers though most of whom if not all might be headteachers? What you have done Mr. Mkaka is careless to say the least.

Anjodo
Anjodo
3 years ago
Reply to  Silica gell

He met them as Headteachers. Zoti ndi Polling staff, mukudziwa ndi inu. Did MEC ciculate a list of MEC Polling Staff to the public?

Paperback
3 years ago

I wasted my previous one minute reading this nonsense. My balls.

Kaitano
Kaitano
3 years ago
Reply to  Paperback

Hahahahahahahaha!

MUYA
MUYA
3 years ago

Kkkkkk…. Even the one complaining ….mmmmm….can he really compete with mkaka…olo chikhulupililocho abale…

Zinazi …zinazi zimachita kuwonekelatu..

Kochoko Desire
Kochoko Desire
3 years ago

This is nonsense! Has MEC gazetted names of presiding officers? Being a headmaster is not a grantee that one will be a presiding officer. MEC conducts interviews for presiding officers and every malawian qualifies for appointment

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