Mtambo makes rigging claim, brands Mutharika ‘caretaker’ president of Malawi

The Citizens for Transformation  (CFT)  political movement leader Timothy Mtambo has alleged that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is in another scheme to  circumvent democracy and the will of the people to rig the forth coming presidential fresh election.

Mtambo has alleged that DPP  is in another scheme to rig the forth coming presidential election.-photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times

Mtambo, who was chairperson for the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) before joining frontline politics,  made the claims during a news conference televised on Zodiak Broadcasting Station on Tuesday that DPP is engaged in “pre-electoral rigging scheme” helped with  help to the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) led by embattled chairwoman Jane Ansah.

In his statement, Mtambo in his militant tonne and posture said his movement does not recognise Ansah, who is a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal,  MEC Commissioners and their activities.

“They are incompetent , careless and irresponsible,” said Mtambo, adding “we cannot entrust our elections in their hands. We don’t recognise this MEC. We cannot even recognise the product out of this MEC.”

Mtambo warned: “This country is sitting on a time bomb, you cannot impose the leadership rejected on the people.”

He has called on all Malawians to reject results of a fresh presidential election presided over by the current cohort of MEC led by Ansah.

Mtambo alleged that government is using the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis  to frustrate the fresh presidential election and of miss allocating funds when health workers are lacking Personal Protective Equipment.

He said there should be no extension of electoral process beyond Constitution Court order of July 3 deadline, urging President Peter Mutharika to ensure a continued electoral process.

But DPP spokesperson Nicholas Dausi dismissed the rigging the rigging  allegations, saying they are baseless and lack evidence.

Dausi said: “He is making political tantrums. It is just the paranoia of defeat and the offer of MCP to give him State vice-president will remain a pipedream .”

Mtambo stressed  that they were vigilant and would not allow anyone to rig the vote.

He said  any plot that threatens to distort the free will of the people will be crashed with civil disobedience.

In his remarks at the news conference, Mtambo said he wanted to raise  “an alarm on unduly elected president Mutharika” and  “rescue Malawi from executive arrogance and impunity.”

He said the “gospel” of CFT to Malawians is “never vote DPP and its alliance partner UDF again. They have messed up our country.”

Mtambo said his movement has “unconditionally and equivocally endorsed  UTM and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) electoral alliance.”

He made slurs against the Head of State , calling Mutharika “an accidental caretaker president.”

The CFT leader said Mutharika is an interim president, because the Constitutional Court ruling gave his presidency 150 days on February 3.

Said Mtambo: “He is just taking care of this period [up to July 3]. He has not been given the mandate by the people of this country.”

He continued: “We are reminding President Mutharika that he was not duly elected.”

Mtambo has since asked Speaker of National Assembly  “in consultation with caretaker president” to call for parliament to re-table electoral bills which the Head of State withheld his assent.

Mutharika won the last year’s election with only 38.5% of the vote, just ahead of Chakwera’s 35.4% but the constitutional court ruled on 3 February that his victory was unconstitutional because the constitution demanded that the president be elected by a majority, defined as 50% of the electorate plus one vote.

The court also ruled that Electoral Commission was incompetent in its handling of the elections and ordered parliament to chart a course forward for it. The legislators said that the entire commission should be fired.

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A FEW GOOD MEN
A FEW GOOD MEN
10 months ago

Wayambapo eti

Zio ine
Zio ine
10 months ago

Now the bastard is back in action with hip of garbage. After terrorising Malawians he has sniffed defeat of his war lords and wants to create loophole and scapegoats for the imminent defeat..he knows the alliances that he supported has failed and there is nothing he can do back continue with his dirty antics. This time he will face it because he is ridding on a political platform not CSO

atusaye
atusaye
10 months ago

we are tired ndi pakamwa poola pa mtambo…… mesa unayamba ndale pita kumademo akakuchape uone

Malume Chakwelagalu
Malume Chakwelagalu
10 months ago

Che Mtambo kodi are you still relevant? Dont you think akuonesa nyekhwe…tiye tikakumane ku street this time as politicians..tikaone ngati sunaone…ganja smoking is giving you unnecesary courage..watch out

Boma likulamula iweyo uzingotsutsa ndi ka Alliance kopanda tsogoloko..munyelana pompano..ndikupepetulani

nyau
nyau
10 months ago

unatha msuzsi iwe dikila anyamata akuponde tsopano,palibeso zothawila ku Human rights pano

Yaya Mfiti
10 months ago

inu chisankho kulibe mudikire mpaka 2024 ,

PP litete
PP litete
10 months ago

A Ntambooo u ve to agree now that your now toothless…kumeneko tiziti kuzigulila malo 😀😀😀

Mthetwa
10 months ago

Amadana ndi chilungamo ndi mbuzi a DPP nonse ndinu meeeeee!!!!

Atokwene
Atokwene
10 months ago

Mtambo we are tired of your foul mouthed lips. You failed to make Ansha resign instead it’s you who has resigned from HRDC. You forged the MCP to enter into alliance with UTM. We will not listen to you any more and please stop wasting Malawians time.

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
10 months ago

All the more reasons why l hate MCP. Imagine if these people where to rule Malawi, the kind of evil and violence we would be exposed to. Better the devil we know. MCP and UTM and all their alliance partners are bloodthirsty, this Mtambo movement is just a pack of bloodhounds sent destroy the image of the cointry. May God strengthen the will of the people people of Malawi not to vote for MCP and UTM. Period!!!

Old timers
Old timers
10 months ago

My option is, mtambo can not get over 100votes the all Malawi, he thinks he is famous by organising those senseless demonstrations, which was full of vendors, who targeted businesses by vendalising and stealing for their benefits, and I don’t think to his personal appearance can be the president of Malawi, and I don’t think the world can hear any views you can present. All countries are busy looking after there people in this difficult times of covid 19 pandemic and taking more measures to combat the covid 19 . So mtambo this is not the right time to talk… Read more »

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