Ruling People’s Party (PP) deputy publicity secretary Ken Msonda is still protesting Rumphi East parliamentary primary election result.
The party declared Kamlepo Kalua winner of the primary election.
Asked on Friday at a news conference in Blantyre what the party was doing about the electoral dispute in Rumphi East and other constituencies, PP’s acting secretary general Paul Maulidi said the party has made decisions in other constituencies, but other cases were still being investigated.
Msonda in an interview yesterday said some PP members boycotted primary elections because Kamlepo brought people who were drunk and they intimidated voters and some of them voted more than once.
Msonda claimed Kamlepo’s deliberate misinformation led to members of the opposition DPP, Aford and MCP to take advantage and vote against a PP stronger candidate [Msonda] so that come May 20, opposition should sail through easily.
He claimed there was total security lapses during ballot paper collection, distribution, voting and counting as no single police officer was hired to provide security.
“Presiding officers did not release election results as there was no party returning officer to hand over results to. Up to date presiding officers are still keeping results,” he said.
Msonda is demanding that the party should re-look into the matter or conduct a rerun.
Kalua could not be reached on Sunday on his mobile for his side of the story, but is on record to have said that he won the election clean.