Malawi Electoral Commission has threatened to take the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to court if it does not withdraw a statement accusing the electoral body of suspiciously soliciting signatures for new electoral result sheets.
In a statement issued yesterday, MEC chief elections officer Sam Alfandika warned that MCP will be held responsible for any loss of life for MEC staff or lawyers or loss or damage to property in the course of MEC’s preparation for a Constitutional Court case hearing on July 29.
MCP publicity secretary the Reverend Maurice Munthali alleged in a statement that some district commissioners were working with MEC to coerce presiding officers and other stakeholders to sign what he termed ‘the clandestine’ result sheets in exchange for money.
But Alfandika disputed the allegation, branding the remarks as “a misleading and malicious statement” that can incite hatred and unkindness towards MEC staff.
MCP president Lazarus Chakwera and UTM leader Saulos Chilima are seeking nullification of the presidential results. The Constitutional Court is scheduled to start hearing the petition on July 29.