By Erah Pinifolo, Mec Stringer
The Malawi Electoral Commission(MEC) has retaliated that its results management process for the May 21 Tripartite elections is not prone to rigging as alleged by some politicians during their campaign rallies.
Speaking at Nthunduwala Primary school in Kasungu, MEC Commmisioner Dr Jean Mathanga expressed resentment over the rumours which she said can lead to voter apathy.
Commissioner Mathanga however described the rumours as baseless as MEC’s results management for the polls cannot be tampered.
“If any of the aspirants for May 21 elections or any political party think that they will find loopholes to rig the polls then they are wasting their time”
“Unlike previous elections, we have instituted security measures to ensure that no-one can rig the polls”,added Mathanga.
She said the commission’s move to display results per center before sending them to constituency tally centers will help people to follow the results properly.
“Our donors have helped us by employing external auditors that will be placed at each and every constituency tally center through out the country to verify the results.” said Commissioner Mathanga.
According to Commissioner Mathanga MEC has currently intensified Civic Voter Education across the country to urge more eligible voters to vote during the May 21 watershed elections.