Nicholasi Dausi

Written by Richard Kayenda

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has accused the main opposition party, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and its electoral ally, UTM of causing violence to its monitors in some parts of the central region during the yesterday’s fresh presidential polls.

Speaking today at a press briefing in Blantyre, DPP’s Publicity Secretary, Nicholas Dausi, who is Minister of Homeland Security and Director of Research, Mark Botomani, Minister of Information and Civic Education, said they have evidence that MCP and UTM followers in Lilongwe and Nkhotakota Districts physically manhandled their monitors in a bid to block them from ensuring that election took place in a free and fair manner.

The two DPP heavyweights further said they have since reported the incidences to the Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) for an immediate probing.

Dausi also said on Monday, DPP Secretary General, Grezelder Geoffrey, was attacked by MCP and UTM supporters when she was travelling from Ntchisi to Nkhotakota and money amounting to K11 million, meant for the monitors, was pick-pocketed

Meanwhile, Mec Chairperson, Dr Chifundo Kachale, has said as a commission, they have put in place a competent team to handle all election related complaints satisfactorily.

The complaints by the DPP’s politburo comes amidst unofficial results of the 23 June presidential election which show that the party is performing badly in the northern and central regions of the country.

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