Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Malawi Elections: MEC disowns bank deposits into political party account

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has trashed reports that it has deposited money into any political parties’ account ahead of the May 20 general election. In a statement signed by MEC chief elections officer, Willie Kalonga, the commission it has been availed with bank deposit slip that has been provided to the media indicating details that it was made by a MEC staff member into a bank account for a political party.

“This matter has been referred to the Fiscal police who are investigating and treating the issue as a criminal matter. The Commission is confident that the Police will do a professional job to the culprits to book,” reads part of the statement.Kalonga further says that the Commission finds this act not only defamatory but also malicious and being orchestrated by individuals or groups that are bent towards denting the image of the commission as we prepare for the Tripartite Elections May 20, 2014

He says the electoral authorities are utterly disappointed “with the act by unscrupulous individuals or bodies that are peddling bank deposits slips with forged information about the Commission's staff.”He then assured all electoral stakeholders of the Commission’s highest commitment to hold credible elections to be satisfaction of all stakeholders.

Source:  Capital Radio Malawi

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