MEC challenges Mutharika on rigging tantrums

Commissioners at pollster, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) have challenged President Peter Mutharika to bring evidence on his allegations that one politician has hired foreign experts to rig the highly contentious May 21 2019 tripartite election.

Mathanga: MEC to ensure free, fair and credible elections.
Nkosi: No rigging

At a political rally in Ntchisi on Monday, Mutharika alleged the politician, whom he did not name, has hired rigging experts from Nigeria and Russia and have brought the rigging machine.

He claimed in his outburst  that he knows where the machine is and where the experts are staying.

But commissioner Mary Nkosi wondered why the Head of State decided to make the serious allegation instead of instead of following proper procedures to make a complaint concerning the elections.

“The President is one of the stakeholders in the election, he should have followed proper procedures. If he has the evidence, let him report to the police,” said Nkosi.

Nkosi said such allegations have great potential to cause voter apathy.

Commissioner Jean Mathanga said no one can rig the forthcoming election, ensuring free, fair and credible elections.

“These allegations have been there since the campaign window was opened but the electorate should be assured that there will be no rigging. The system we have adopted now is very transparent at every stage. We don’t see any chance for anyone to rig,” said Mathanga.

Malawi Electoral Support Network (Mesn) official Andrew Kachaso warned politicians to tame their tongue when on political podium, saying remarks by Mutharika could scare away voters on the voting day.

“This is politics. Politicians use all tactics to get into power. The president might have been playing a psychological warfare against his opponents or he just wanted to gain a sympathy vote,” said Kachaso.

He advised politicians to stick to the selling of their manifestos instead of engaging in politics of smear.

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Achiswe.
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Please tell me, what is a ‘vote rigging machine’? Elections are rigged by people, not machines. APM is either paranoid or he is taking his people for idiots. Either way he should just fade away into retirement and let someone else take his place who has the knowledge of how to run a country.

Fonexrabia
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Zosiyilana izi

Maunits
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Maunits

A MEC osangoti there shall be no rigging without substance. What if the whole country does not have the network from 21 May 2019 what are you going to do thse serious allegations that you need to involve Police to investigate. This world anything can happen we don’t want to put in govt that we don’t want no no no no. So Chilima allegations on rigging and Muthalika claim on Chilima rigging should be well investigated. You need to get ready MEC on any circumstances.

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

K145 million kick back file for Mutharika to be pursued after 21 May. It was going to be a good retirement package if the money was not returned. Maybe
he has now been given in cash form. Check for suitcases at his house after May 21

Mangochi kabwafu
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Mangochi kabwafu

Wapenga NTCHONA, mapulani amuthera. Time to check into care home.

PHANANA
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PHANANA

ALI MANTHA ABWANAWO KKKKKKKKKK

Wiseman
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Wiseman

Has he ever said anything credible? U r the commander in thief of the Malawi police.

Visit Mwams
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Visit Mwams

Will this Granny accept defeat honorably? Zikundidabwisa sopano. People are tired of the stinking DPP and want change and nothing I mean nothing will stop them. The old man is indeed panicking kkkkkkk

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

DPP should stop being CRY BABIES.
Mwamwera dziko za Jehovah mokwana pa mtundu wanu pano mwayamba kuliona dzanja likulemba khoma………
Kulota muli ku opposition benches….
only to realise ndi maloto. But nightmares or hallucinations can really predict or foretell what soon to happen in real life. Ndye musaope. Ndi zosilana izi, osadzidzimuka

BigMan
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BigMan

This was a shameful act by APM. I expected so much from this guy but he has proven to be a feeble and generally useless leader with no social skills. Surrounded by liars and sycophants from his late brothers party, he was doomed to fail from the start. There’s nothing revolutionary or game changing that he is capable of bringing to Malawians, perhaps just a few useless streets and boreholes. The poorest country in the world needs Magufuli or Kagame type of leadership.