MCP witness Suleiman exposes MEC’ rigging tactics: Malawi Presidential election case

By Angella Semu

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-In his demonstration today, opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) witness Daud Suleiman on Monday revealed that only 3677 elections results were processed by out of the 5002 results sheets the time Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson, Jane Ansah announcing final results.

This is an exposure of MEC’s rigging tactics used during May 21 polls on presidential results.

Suleiman continued to say out of 437 people who were operating in various districts and responsible for entering data in the main system, only 34 known people were entering data in the main system.

During the demonstration, Attorney General (AG) Kalekeni Kaphale asked to meet with the judges in chambers so as to discuss way forward since they were not told in advance as to what Suleiman will demonstrate today in court.

He continued to say the meeting will also help explain why Mr Chisi, MEC IT chairperson was not comfortable to operate the servers in court when he was asked by Suleiman.

Judges resolved this by asking one of Suleiman’s people to go and provide the help that Mr Chisi was asked to provide.

Suleiman finished his demonstration with a request to the judges that the computers he was using should be switched off for security purposes and security team should come in to monitor the computers throughout the break to ensure no one tampers with them.

The court has therefore been adjourned to 3pm today as requested by AG Kaphale who would like to consult IT experts before cross examining Suleiman.

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