BLANTYRE, May 16 (Maravipost) – Malawi army and police officer will vote on May 20, the chief elections officer Willie Kalonga said Friday, quashing rumours that the security agents had already cast their votes.
“No one has voted before the polling day of 20 May. The Police and Malawi Defence Force officers, just like any other registered voter, will vote on May 20., Kalonga said in a statement seen by Maravipost.
He added: The Commission is informing all registered voters that no one has voted ahead of the polling day but the arrangement is that on the polling day security officers and polling staff will vote first so that they can be free to discharge their duties.”
Some 7.2 million Malawians are set to cast their ballot to choose a president, MPs and councilors in what has been described as one of the closest race since 1994 when Malawi embraced multiparty politics.–Maravipost