MCP warns international election observers

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has issued a stern warning to International Election Observers for the fresh presidential election to refrain from being partisan.

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) set July 2, 2020 as the day for the fresh presidential election and as per tradition, different international observers are expected to monitor the electoral process.

MCP publicity secretary, Maurice Munthali, said much as the party acknowledges presence of the international observers, but there is need for them to be professional in their duties.

Munthali said: “We hope this time around they will do a better job otherwise we don’t see any need of them here.

“It’s not about any international organization but it’s about Malawians and if they come just for the allowances or to please the ruling regime then their services are not needed here.”

Munthali highlighted that his party is not against the coming in of these organisations but the individual staff members who come with their own egocentric motives.

He therefore suggested that the organizations who observed the previous elections must first apologize to Malawians for failing to discharge their duties accordingly, before they are allowed to take part in the coming polls.

Recently, the international observers came under heavy criticism for declaring the May 21, 2019 tripartite elections as free and fair yet the constitutional court ruled otherwise.

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