The Democratic Progressive Party DPP has expressed reservations over the ongoing voter registration exercise.
A letter which has been made available to media, addressed to the Malawi Electoral Commission MEC Chairperson, the DPP Secretary General Grezelder Jeffrey says the National Registration Bureau spent less days in Blantyre, Chikwawa and Nsanje districts to register people for national identity cards which is a prerequisite for the voter registration exercise.
The four paged letter also notes that NRB machines are faulty and therefore slow in registering people. Its further states that the moratorium that was issued by MEC on registration in Blantyre, Chikwawa and Nsanje disturbed the momentum that was there when the registration started.
The DPP says it is also saddened by reports that some UTM supporters are discouraging would be voters from registering in Phalombe district. The UTM supporters are claiming that President Prof Peter Mutharika will not run for elections.
The statement further says the DPP has also learnt that the opposition MCP is busy enticing under aged children to go and register.
The DPP is therefore calling on MEC and the NRB to revisit the registration process and conduct the task in the affected districts.
The DPP has since said it will continue to blow the whistle on any electoral malpractices observed. #mbcnews29 04.20