Malawi/June 5, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/162 views /malawi Political analyst warns MCP over losing political focus – Malawi Nyasa Timesshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelA political analyst was warned the main opposition, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) of losing political focus as it continues to organize protests against the outcome of the May 21 presidential polls. MCP supporters demonstrated against President Mutharika after an election they say was rigged Protesters carried placards reading “DPP out” and “who supplied tippex”, in reference to the correction fluid allegedly used to alter voting sheets. George Phiri of University of Livingstonia has said the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has moved on swiftly to reach out to independent members of parliament to be on its side in the 193-strong House. “The DPP is busy boosting its numbers in parliament, the DPP officials are busy strengthening their party,” said Phiri. ALSO READ MCP supporters in Dedza, Zomba join ‘Atibera’ protests - Malawi Nyasa TimesHe said if the MCP is not careful and vigilant, some of its legislators might defect to the DPP. Phiri said it was unfortunate that voters cast their votes for an independent member of parliament in their areas but greed has forced the independent legislators to join the ruling party. MCP, which alongside UTM Party led by the country’s immediate past vice-president Saulos Chilima, is challenging results of the presidential election in which President Peter Mutharika of DPP was declared the winner followed by Chakwera and Chilima in second and third place, respectively. ALSO READ Lilongwe 2019 jazz festival edition set for August 30-31 - Malawi Nyasa TimesMEC declared Mutharika winner of the presidential race with 1 940 709 votes or 38.57 percent. The electoral body said Chakwera was on second position with 1 781 740 votes, representing 35.41 percent of the vote and Chilima, who debuted on the presidential ballot on UTM Party ticket after falling out with Mutharika last June, finished third with 1 018 369 votes or 20.24 percent. ALSO READ Pictorial of the Holy Ghost Ndirande Catholic Parish double celebrationsMCP contends that Mutharika “won a fraudulent election” fraught with irregularities, including alleged stuffing of ballot papers with pre-marked ballots, tampering with election results sheets through correction fluid (Tippex) and being found in possession of result sheets at home. Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV : Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:malawi share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleSee how Genevieve Nnaji and daughter look alikenext articleAPC: Ex-chairman handed over party without blemish, says aide – The Nation NewspaperRelated Posts470 shares Malawi/June 19, 2019 /No Comment Chimulirenji goofs in speech at US-Africa summit: Says Malawi got independence in 1994 – Malawi Nyasa Times460 shares Malawi/June 19, 2019 /No Comment Mutharika names Cabinet, Mwanamveka new finance minister, Ben Phiri in: Goodall, Uladi, Daza, Jeffrey included as aides – Malawi Nyasa TimesMutharika forced to change route in Lilongwe: Police spray teargas to disperse protesters – Malawi Nyasa TimesMutharika’s lawyer Mbeta hopes Constitution Court will discontinue election case – Malawi Nyasa TimesKazombo defeats DPP’s Chilenga to win first deputy speaker, UDF’s Adams unopposed second deputy – Malawi Nyasa TimesPresident Mutharika hires new lean Cabinet amid crisis surrounding his legitimacy – Malawi Nyasa TimesChimulirenji goofs in speech at US-Africa summit: Says Malawi got independence in 1994 – Malawi Nyasa TimesGwamba cheers Chikwawa orphans with a K3 million cash donation – Malawi Nyasa TimesSister Beatrice Chipeta dies: Tributes pour in for her humanitarian work – Malawi Nyasa TimesDedza council suspends 2 senior officers from finance department – Malawi Nyasa Times Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.