Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Spokesperson Reverend Maurice Munthali has disclosed that his party will not apologize to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) over a statement it released last week claiming that the commission was going around to twist evidence in the on-going elections case.
In the statement MCP called upon Malawians to apprehend MEC officials and surrender them to police.
Currently MEC officials and lawyers are touring the country where they are conducting meetings with the May 21st Tripartite General Elections presiding officers.
It is alleged that the officers are being forced to sign election results forms.
“There is no way they can ask MCP to withdraw that statement because we are talking on behalf of Malawians and we are representing their anger. That is why we asked them to be vigilant,” he said.
According to MCP, the exercise raises suspicion since they did not alert or seek clearance from the court as well as notifying all parties concerned.
Munthali’s sentiments comes a day after MEC threatened to pursue legal action should MCP fail to withdraw the statement.
“The Commission would like to express its disappointment with this careless statement as it has created animosity and endangered the lives and property of MEC staff. There are now threats issued to MEC staff from several quarters following this very careless and irresponsible statement” reads part of the statement released by MEC.
MCP and UTM Parties are disputing the watershed May 21st General Elections won by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) President Rthur Peter Mutharika.
They claim there were a lot of irregularities and rigging.