MEC snubs Aford on MCP’s dishing out handouts

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has responded to Aford on the issue to disqualify Malawi Congress Party (MCP)from ongoing Karonga by-elections allegedly for dishing out handouts.

The electoral body said the clip circulating on social media has nothing to do with by- elections in question.

Chief Elections Officer Andrew Mpesi, released a statement saying, the event took place on Saturday, 23 March 2024 in Area 1B in Mzuzu city and not in Karonga as alleged.

Mr Frasco Mkandawire is the one who organized the event, Mkandawire is an aspiring candidate for 2025 parliamentary election. He also confirmed that at no time he has been involved in campaign for the Karonga by-elections. The event was a caucus for MCP area committees from a constituency he wants to contest in Mzuzu reads the statement.

The commission has since appealed to all stakeholders to take note of the facts above and refrain from associating the clip with the conduct to the by –elections in Karonga.

The statement also asked those that feel there is an injury to the law regarding giving out of handouts in the clip, they are advised to engage the Register of Political Parties or any relevant authority according to sections 6 and 41 of the Political Parties Act.

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