Low turnout characterised the Chibanja Ward election in Mzuzu City on Tuesday amid claims of voter intimidation.
Speaking in an interview on Tuesday, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor Kenneth Sanga claimed that Malawi Congress Party (MCP), People’s Party (PP) and Alliance for Democracy (Aford) members were seen around the ward by DPP members harassing voters.
Reacting to Sanga’s claims, Aford president Enoch Chihana said: “DPP was the one harassing the electorate.”
He said he received a complaint that DPP members camped close to Jerusalem polling station where they harassed the electorate.
MCP regional chairperson (North) Baza Kaunda said DPP was the one harassing MCP during the campaign.
Some MCP officials and Aford spokesperson Khumbo Mwaungulu also accused DPP of giving handouts to the electorate.
Northern Region police spokesperson Maurice Chapola said the police were yet to get complaints regarding the elections.
The election was won by Charles Mlogera of the Malawi Congress Party. In the picture, MEC staff at a deserted polling station in Chibanja.