MEC exposes tippexed poll results in MCP won areas including Chakwera constituency

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is exposing tippexed parliamentary results in areas won by the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) including the constituency which party president Lazarus Chakwera won.

Tippexed parliamentary results in areas won by MCP candidates

The MCP has been vocal against what they call tippexed results, poll results sheets which were deleted by the correctional fluid, tippex.

The party has since asked the Constitutional Court to order for presidential poll rerun, saying the tippexed results were suspicious.

But the MEC results from the constituencies of Chakwera, secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka, director of youth Richard Chimwendo Banda and party official Sam Kawale, among others, show that tippex was used frequently in the parliamentary poll results sheets.

MCP is not demanding a rerun of the parliamentary poll.

Meanwhile, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) operatives have described as hypocrisy, that the MCP was demanding for a rerun of the presidential poll because of tippex leaving out the parliamentary poll.

There was no immediate comment from the MCP.

In the case  heard by  the five-judge Constitutional Court panel in Lilongwe,  UTM Party president Saulos Chilima (first petitioner) and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera (second petitioner) are seeking nullification of the presidential results in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections. President Peter Mutharika, by virtue of being the declared winner, is the first respondent while MEC is the second respondent.

Mutharika has  since filed his response and sworn statements in opposition to Chilima and  Chakwera who cite irregularities, especially in the results management process, as some of the factors justifying nullification of the presidential election.

Through private practice lawyers led by Frank Farouk Mbeta, President Mutharika, a professor at law, is asking the court to dismiss the petitioners’ case.

Mutharika has filed sworn statements in support of his case through the worn statements of Dr. Ben Malunga Phiri (Minister of Local Government), Bob Chimkango a private practice lawyer and more than 50 monitors who witnessed the whole process from voting to counting of the votes in the areas alleged by Chilima and Chakwera to have irregularities.

According to court documents seen by Nyasa Times, President Mutharika discredited the evidence of the petitioners as “lacking and wanting in all material respects.”

According to Mutharika’s response, Chilima and Chakwera have failed in their evidence (sworn statements) to prove the alleged irregularities.

Furthermore, Chilima and Chakwera have failed to show how the alleged irregularities if at all they existed, affected the outcome of the results.

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Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

musasonkheze moto nyemba zopsaipsa a mec mwamvaaaaaaaa!!!!

Angoni apaphata
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Angoni apaphata

Rotten election. This election should just be declared null and void if this is really coming from MEC.

Gona pa Muhanya
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Gona pa Muhanya

The results posted here do not look original the handwriting seem like it is done by one person. Kaya

Gona pa Muhanya
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Gona pa Muhanya

This article lack substance and cohesion, who is writing this should be from DPP camp. DPP & MEC why panic the matter will thoroughly be heard by court whatever evidence you should have submitted by now.

Nzika
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Nzika

This other time I was asked to invigilate an MSCE exam. As per requirement, at the end of the exam, all invigilators were required to fill claim forms to receive payment for the job. Some of us made mistakes while filling them & used tippex to make corrections. Upon presenting them, MANEB, as per rule, refused to make payment using the tippexed forms. Intead, they paid out a minimum amount. If MANEB did this, what more with tippexed national poll results? If MEC claims to have not provided tippex, why in God’s name did they accept them? On MEC exposing… Read more »

Chunga
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But who tippexed the results. I thought they are MEC staff who worked on these forms. So how is MCP involved or how can MCP be affected. MEC is just making themselves exposed to further weaknesses in electoral management process.It does not matter where tippex was used. The bottom line, it was not permitted to use tippex, hence, use of the same by MEC who were employed to handle these forms shows flaws in electoral management process by the organization, MEC. This strengthens the case for those calling for nullification of the results.

#NotMyPresident
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#NotMyPresident

how is mec exposing the lie. wait until the court delivers judgment. Loud mouths are just loose. MEC never supplied tippex, then tell us WHO DID?

Phiri
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Phiri

It is DPP which supplied the tippex during elections

Jeoffrey Mbeya
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Jeoffrey Mbeya

Evidence is all here ! what else do we need ? The President, Chakwera,Chilima all confessed that they were rigging. Then why waisting time here ? Its absolute that the whole election was not free and fair, hence a RE – RUN is eminent !
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Keen Observer
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Keen Observer

MEC exposing rigging????? Really who is exposing who here??? It means MEC is exposing itself as the handlers & managers of the elections. It’s like the Referee accusing the player scoring an off side goal. It’s the duty of the Ref to see that such things dont happen in the first place. So this means that the elections were run by the parties not MEC as per their mandate? If MEC wanted to expose anything is it’s own incompetence that’s why Malawians are saying that MEC Commissioners must resign.

watoto
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watoto

All along, I have been respecting MEC officials as genius enough that everytime there is electeral issue they can tread carefully to protect neutrality of the body, but to my surprise MECs conduct on displaying more faults of themselves from Chakwera constituency leaves questions about their neutrality and indeed thinking capacity.

DOBO
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DOBO

To me,for a party to demand a rerun of parliamentary contest is almost realistic but individual candidates are more responsible to demand a rerun as it happening in certain constituencies. To me,those documents with tippex presented above are freshly prepared to be used as a propaganda tool.They have nothing to do with court case because they are not concerning presidential results.Those documents, if they are true, are totally irrelevant to the presidential disputes in court.Please,Nyasatimes give us real issue for consumption.

nompumelelo khuzwayo
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zitsiru za MEC kuvula pagulu exposing their nakedness!!

mumderanji
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mumderanji

FRANKLY SPEAKING, IF TIPPEX WAS REALLY USED IN BOTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT,PARLIAMENTARY AND PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, AND PEOPLE OF MALAWI WANTS AN ELECTION FREE OF CORRECTIONAL FLUID, THE JUST THING TO DO IS TO SEEK FOR NULLIFICATION OF THE WHOLE ELECTION, SI ZA DYERAZO AYI, SEEK FOR NULLFICATION OF BOTH NOT SELECTIVE, BWANA CHILIMA AND YOU FAKE PASTOR GET THIS. I HAVE PUT IT IN BLOCK LETTERS SO THAT CHAKWERA SHOULD READ WITH HIS VISUAL DEFECT.

watoto
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watoto

Satan’s iwe. Mutu wako sugwira ntchito bwinobwino