Mia says Chakwera is people’s president: ‘Rigging agents were armed with Tippex to rob MCP victory’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) first vice president Sidik Mia has said the  party’s president and presidential candidate in the  May 21 Tripartite Elections, Lazarus Chakwera, is the people’s president because he was “robbed” of victory  by suspected agents of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the results management “armed with Tippex” and distorted results in DPP’s favour.

Mia speaking to supporters in Chikwawa: Chakwera won the elections

Mia said this in Chikwawa on Thursday when he addressed supporters of MCP.

MCP, which alongside UTM Party led by the country’s immediate past vice-president Saulos Chilima, is challenging results of the presidential election in which President Peter Mutharika of DPP was declared the winner followed by Chakwera and Chilima in second and third place, respectively.

Mia said there were several rigging acts that allegedly distorted the results in favour of DPP “against the votes and will of the people of Malawi”.

He said: “ We have taken the matter to court, Meanwhile, we will continue to protest peacefully.”

Mia said the oppositions has “overwhelming evidence” that Mutharika “won a fraudulent election” fraught with irregularities, including alleged stuffing of ballot papers with pre-marked ballots, tampering with election results sheets through correction fluid (Tippex) and being found in possession of  result sheets at home.

“We will fight on,” he declared.

Mia said Chakwera is the “people’s president” because the will of the people was robbed as  the DPP agents altered results with correction fluid.

Elsewhere, in the central region the stronghold of MCP, party supporters are holding street protests.

“We will not fear the police, we will not be stopped until Mutharika steps down because he stole this election,” MCP secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka said.

A spokesman for DPP Nicholos Dausi accused the MCP of creating unrest to make it difficult for Mutharika to govern.

“We won the election clean and fair and …the opposition should accept defeat and agree to work together (with us) to correct Malawi’s many ills,” Dausi said.

Mutharika, 78, a former law professor, who presided over improvements to infrastructure and a slowdown in inflation during his first five-year term, has since warned MCP of acts of violence and blood shed.

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Chimzungu
Chimzungu
2 years ago

Wavalanso trouser la Mighty DPP. Osamatsika yopopa

Chimzungu
Chimzungu
2 years ago

Makola a ng’ombe mwagulitsa ena kupangira chikole ndi islamic bank. Mmati ndalama yoti mubweze muzayitenga kuti? Mumkafuna muzabe m’boma? Apa nde musaukadi

apwiya
apwiya
2 years ago

Mr. Mia too much ngongole. You were funding MCP campaings using borrowed money with the hope of repaying back from government money. Nchifukwa chake zikukuwawani kuti tsono mubweza bwanji ngongole. Mia a JC holder took himself as a lower shire giant but he has ended up making MCP lose elections. My advice is that just accept the defeat and start planning for 2024 . The fact is that chakwera sakaima so it is you Mia who will lead this party

namatetule
2 years ago

Chakwer acould have won without the Mia / JB factor. Truth is even after a re-run , the race will be between Chilima and Mutharika. If Chakwera/Mia wins my grandmother will come back from the grave.

Mia nde ndi terrorist and Mbuli. Bolanso Chimulirenji.

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
2 years ago

The answer is always in the question
Mukayamba kulota mmalakwa-tipex.
Clean and fair- uku timati kudzifotokoza from the lie eh justifying self? Mau okhao oti Clean and fair explains alot about the lies.

oMachemba
oMachemba
2 years ago

Koma abale eh, anthu enawa, ngati achina Mia kutitola ife a Malawi chonchi bwanji? Akuyesa ife ma Kape eti? How can so many of us MSCE holders and university grads aspire to be governed by someone, like Mia, who never went beyond JC? This is not tolerance on the part of the willing, but rather ignorance of the nature of how government should operate. And, even my very educated friends in MCP can’t explain how they were willing to put up with this proposition from their failed President, L. Chakwera. Mia, now back to cattle herding in the hills of… Read more »

Mesimadzi
Mesimadzi
2 years ago

SA cold storage sold. Fast food shop at Northgate sold. Buncrapcy in the offing.

Mwe'ene
Mwe'ene
2 years ago

Sopano Mia adzikodzera mkabudula ndithu. Ngongole zonse zija azabweza bwa?
Bankruptcy looming around the corner.
Ndipo anagapeze nchito yabwino ndi JC yake ija ameneyi?

Innoxy
Innoxy
2 years ago

Zikomo

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
2 years ago

Ku EMUSIPI kuli umbuli kwabasi. Wina ndi uyu wogwa ndi JC pa Chikwawa Secondary School. You lied that you were a lower Shire giant. Through you, asena rejected EMUSIPI. Unanyenyedwa nyenyedwa nkaladi iwe. Mbava yobera anthu osauka. Kodi mlandu ukakhala KU khothi imakhalanso nkhani yapamsonkhano wachipani?

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