Presidential Election Was Not Rigged- MCP

The Main Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has finally admitted that 21 May Presidential Elections were free, fair and credible.

MCP’s Publicity Secretary, Reverend Maurice Munthali made the sentiments on Sunday in an interview with a local radio station.  He said the party cannot claim that 21 May presidential election was rigged.

Reverend Munthali remarks came barely weeks after the Constitution court nullified May Presidential elections citing they were marred with a number of irregularities.

The party publicist said MCP do not have facts and figures to defend their rigging claims.

“As the party we don’t have strong evidence to claim that presidential elections were stolen,” said Reverend Munthali

In the elections, President Peter Mutharika got 1, 940, 709 votes representing 38.57 percent of the votes cast against Lazarus Chakwera’s 1, 781, 740 votes representing 35.41 percent.

UTM president Saulos Chilima emerged third with 1, 081,369 votes representing 20.24 percent of the total votes cast.

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