Former ruling People’s Party (PP) spokesperson Ken Msonda, who is planning to drag the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to court for fraud and abuse of office, has challenged that he has enough resources and means to meet legal costs against the Commission.
Msonda, whose party was deposed by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), threatened to drag to court MEC officials including its chairperson Maxon Mbendera and Chief Elections Officer Willie Kalonga for fraud and abuse of office following the recent past 20th May chaotic Tripartite Elections.
“I have enough resources and means to pay for legal costs for the case. I don’t need anyone to assist me financially or otherwise.
“I footed the legal costs for the MTL Privatization case without any financial assistance from anybody and I am prepared to do the same for this case,” he said.
He claimed to have enough evidence supporting his cause and drag to court those responsible for anomalies and irregularities that punctuated the May 20 elections.
Msonda further claimed that he appealed for others to join him in the case as “I did not want to personalize the matter”.
“This is not a party issue, it’s not PP suing but Ken Msonda as a citizen for the love of my country in defense of democracy, human rights and freedom to avoid post – elections violence and bloodshed in future,” he said.
Meanwhile, outspoken Msonda has described those threatening him as “cowards, bootlickers and hypocrites”.
“I am at my best when threatened. I shall, therefore, meet all cowards, bootlickers and hypocrites in court,” he stressed.
However, he could not tell as to when he will commence legal proceedings against the electoral body, which he said, admitted that the May 20 elections were in total mess.