BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-The Malawi Electoral Commission(MEC) has trashed claims that that the commission’s truck was seen offloading materials illegally before arriving at its destination at the Karonga District Council.
According to a statement released by the commission, the truth of the matter is that the van, registration number TPE32 successfully delivered material to the council on Saturday, December 29, 2018 ahead of the voter verification exercise scheduled to commence on January 5, 2019.
“On the way back the driver stopped at a Total Service Station to refuel the vehicle. While at the station a used seal dropped,” it stated
The statement which has been signed by the MEC’s elections officer Sam Alfandika has stated that social media have speculated that the van was dropping out some materials illegally to the jeopardy of the ongoing electoral process.
However, the Commission is advising the general public to refrain from feeding the electorate with fake stories.
The statement has further stated that all electoral stakeholders are encouraged to verify matters first before throwing in their weight behind such fake stories.