MEC summons Malawi VP Chilima over rigging claims

Pollster, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has summoned  State vice president SaulosChilima to explain on his allegations that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) wants to rig the May 21 2019 elections.

Chilima: Summoned my MEC to explain rigging puzzle

Commissioner Banda: We want details

Chilima, while launching the United Transformation Movement (UTM) in July, alleged that he is aware that government has procured a spying machine.

MEC chairperson of civic and media committee Moffat Banda described as “shameful and unfortunate” claims by Chilima about the existence of a rigging machine in the country.

Banda said MEC has appointed a team of experts to question Chilima’s allegations.

“These allegations are very serious. They have potential to discredit the election results. This is why we want the vice president to explain to us in detail on the issue,” said Banda.

Banda could however not say when Chilima, who heads the most trending political movement, UTM will appear before the pollster.

Chilima has been saying that the government has bought a rigging machine to enable the ruling party rig the 2019 highly contested polls.

The veep’s special assistant Milward Tobias and the UTM spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga said they needed to get details on the matter before commenting.

Police also summoned Chilima a few months ago over the same allegations but he never appeared before the law enforcers.

Aleady the credibility of the next year;s elections have started being damaged with the  main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and civil society organisations (CSOs) under the banner of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HDRC) calling  for the immediate resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Justice Jane Ansah over incompetence in how she has handled the missing voter registration kit.

The development has raised fears of possible rigging in the 2019 Tripartite Elections.

But MEC has since ruled out any possibility of data in a biometric registration kit found in Mozambique being used to rig the 2019 elections, saying the information in the machine was for civic education and not voter registration.

MEC  claims that all the data in the recovered kit is intact as it was encrypted.

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Ntumbuka Weni Weni-Wapachitimba
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You have already judged Chilimas statement as shameful and unfortunate so why are you summoning him? who is shameful here?

Keen Observer
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Keen Observer

The issue here is not summonanga Chilima no but for MEC to explain to the nation why electoral registration gadgets are found in Mozambique????? If there is anyone to be summoned here is Dr Jane Annsah. NOT Chilima cos Chilima just mentioned the obvious. And if anyonse was not taking Chilima serious then it’s about time to start to take whatever he says seriously.

The UTM News
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The UTM News

I though MEC said that they will not work with UTM until the party is registered. Then why is the same MEC summoning Dr Saulosi Klaus Chilima?

pathfinder
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pathfinder

KKKKKKK iiiiiii koma anthu ena abale! kodi kumvesetsa kumakuvutani bwanji? MEC siinachite summon UTM as a whole but Chilima as an individual. iiiii malawi waonongeka ndi anthu ngati inu baasi.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Chilima is under obligation by law to report any illegal and unlawful activities he is aware of especially that he is VP; otherwise he is complicit. We can’t afford senior govt and political party officials looking the other way when the law of the land is being trampled upon by its citizens no matter their standing. Chilima should substantiate his claims and disclose all that he knows even if it implicates him. If thats the case he should become a state witness and be protected by law.

shit hole
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shit hole

the Government should bring together all parties involved in elections including MEC, so that both parties should pertition their worries about the fourth coming general elections. Later on , the Government can realese a statement based on assessment as to whether the elections will be credible or not.. If the MEC didnot handle registration properly, another team of MEC commissioners should be deployed to do fresh biometric registration ..

Uchi
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Uchi

Kamdala aka ka Moffat Banda ndikobowa kwambili asanakhare commisioner was busy doing propaganda tv news ya mizqanya pa MBC…. nde tikamvere munthu wa DPP ngati uyu aaaaaah

Mukhakiwa
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Mukhakiwa

Osayitananso Professor Chisi bwanji? Nayenso adanena kuti akuziwa zakubera mavoti

5Billion Nandolo
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5Billion Nandolo

MEC is now trying to find scape goat for their incompetence. MEC has been failing Malawi big time. In 2014 MEC allowed the DPP to have their parallel tally centre , they hacked the system until now no recount because they know who won the elections. Some of the DPP strategists were in Mozambique during that night of vote count doing the dubious landslide. Now you know someone knows the trick. MEC is incompetent and bias. They should resign. The elections are not going to be free and fair. People are suffering because of MEC incompetence . In 2014 MEC… Read more »

B.I.G
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B.I.G

Komatu Mulungu amawona…..Tsiku lake ndi limodzi lomwe mutadzasiye chibwana chanuchi.

Aka
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Aka

Why do you summon Chilima? Mufuniranji umboni wina a MEC? Kikikikikikikiki mwagwa nayo

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