PAC tears apart MEC, says results of May 21 elections lacked credibility

Quasi-religious body, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has made a stinging attack on Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) for its failure to manage the May 21 poll results, saying the outcome lacks credibility.

Reading a statement at a press briefing in Blantyre PAC chairperson Rev Felix Chingota hinted that the electoral process was largely failed at results management stage

PAC chairman Reverend Felix Chingota said the organization had tried to seek an audience with MEC prior to the announcement of the results but the pollster declined to meet them.

“We tried to seek an audience with the Malawi Electoral Commission prior to the announcement of the results but we were told that all concerns pertaining to the election had been resolved,” said Chingota.

Chingota said the poll results were supposed to be released  after all concerns were resolved, saying a lot of poll stakeholders feel there was injustice in the handling of the results.

“The use of tippex on result sheets raised a lot of eye brows,” said Chingota.

He said the electoral process largely failed at results management level.

Chingota said PAC backed Malawi Congress Party (MCP) decision to challenge the results in court and seek a recount in some districts.

MEC chief executive officer Sam Alufandika said the pollster could not meet each and every stakeholder during the crucial time of releasing the results.

He maintained all complaints were addressed before the announcement of the final results.

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wayaman
2 years ago

we are not supposed to hear that there is no money in our government so we are raising fuel, water and electricity. you are the same people who were running the past government. As of now you have to reduce the price of these thing for the smooth running of this country. think about the survival a poor person in our villages.please no more killing of Albinos and no child trafficking. we need medicine in our hospitals. no quarter system on university selection.

Rodgers Banda
Rodgers Banda
2 years ago

MEC a selfstyled president chooser (not IEC Independent Electrical Commission) is ashamed of lacky of styles of rigging….every nosense they did is exposed……its diabolic war and shame for losing is seen by everyone…… DPP wants to bring war to peace-loving Malawians

IamNath
IamNath
2 years ago

It’s insane when people clap hands for thieves. The minority should rule the majority? Really? There will be no freedom without fighting for it. This is time Malawi must work up and say no for no and yes for yes. Peace is when people have enough in the country. Peace is when justice is freely accessed. We call Malawi peaceful nation? It is a joke. Peace ?when people are given aspirin for malaria treatment?

IamNath
IamNath
2 years ago

There is pain in most of us Malawians this is the time to show this crooks that we are not fools. Accepting these stupidity leadership will still drive Malawi into deep poverty. Let us stand up bear in mind that they can not kill of us but we should fight for better Malawi and our children.

tosh
tosh
2 years ago

zonvetsa chisoni dyera la munthu mmodzi lapangitsa kupweteketsa mtundu wa MALAWI mayi ndikumva kuti uli ku UK ndindalama za magazizo Yehova akukantha ayise

Ambuje Kukaya
Ambuje Kukaya
2 years ago

Now that Mutharika Electoral Commission (MEC) has released the results it does Malawi no harm to call for the recount of the votes for sure. Can someone consult Ulemu Msungama how he handled his case for the 2014 elections.

Maunits
Maunits
2 years ago

International Observers have nothing to do with these elections and to hell MEC. PAC is a Malawian organization formed in 1992 and you were there then stop rubbish MEC pocketed Millions of tax payers money koma chowuluka chidzatera.

Malawi
Malawi
2 years ago

Dear His Excellency Prof APM CC; The Malawi Army Malawi Police With a hard heart I am writing and hoping that you will see this letter. My niece is a civil servant who was deployed as one of the guards for the former Vice President. Now as I am writing my niece has been transferred to the North with no consideration for her family. Mr President, you are the President for all not only 38% who “voted for you”. This is inhumane. Put yourself in the shoes of these people. Think of the children. Think of the entire family. This… Read more »

His Excellency Fake Accent Chakwera
His Excellency Fake Accent Chakwera
2 years ago
Reply to  Malawi

Iwe, why address this concern to the question to The State President and his Party? Do they issue posting instructions? Why copy the Army and Police? You niece should be advised to discuss the posting with her bosses. Is where she is posted to not in Malawi?

Andrew Kacheche
Andrew Kacheche
2 years ago

Abwana comment yanu yambani mwaganiza musanalembe. You know these postings are political influenced. So abrupt and inconciderate. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF IT WERE YOU….? Let politics alone and humanity prevail. Mawa adzakhala ana anu. Nothing is permanent neither DPP

Kambewa chisale
2 years ago
Reply to  Malawi

I feel sorry for all Malawians who are now being treated as second class citizens. MEC. And Jane Ansah you have failed all Malawians .. I hope History will reapet it self. What happened to M Mbendela who also cheated Elections? What happened to Bingu who treated other tribes like Shit?

Mpoloni
Mpoloni
2 years ago
Reply to  Malawi

What is wrong with being transferred to the north?

Ulemu Banda
Ulemu Banda
2 years ago
Reply to  Mpoloni

They haven’t considered the welfare of the families. Think of their childeren who are established in schools, the spouses that are working in the city, the relationships they have built with communities, friends and even businesses they are operating. There is a lot to lose for these families and its sad that this govt is doing this even though they have won the election. You wonder what they are trying to prove.

jogoda
jogoda
2 years ago
Reply to  Malawi

paja vp sakhalanso ndi security. its chimulilenjis turn paja. dziko abale

mabeka
mabeka
2 years ago

mayi ameneyu angakunyamulise gututu sure amanva zake zokha

50 1 Movement member
50 1 Movement member
2 years ago

If the current electoral laws do not change this country will still be dominated by these fraudsters. Full of nepotism in their blood. The only solution is to adopt the 50+1 voting system which our corrupt MPs were bribed to reject it last year.
There should be a President chosen by majority from 2024 onwards.

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