It may be a common belief now in Malawi that we are a democratic nation by virtue of referendum results in 1994, but the fact that DPP was not there when Malawians were voting for a democratic state, it is one reason they are operating in the opposite of democracy.
On 10th April 2017, MEC insisted that it will proceed with by-election, which of course was against the declared rerun.
As if this is not disappointing enough, MEC has emerged with another decision today the 20th April that it will not proceed with the said by-election due to lack of funds.
However, our source on the ground has revealed to us that MEC has not made this conclusion because of the finances alone but under the influence of DPP.
DPP’s candidate of 2014 Tripartite elections, Bently Namasasu who MEC rigged elections for is a weak candidate to stand against the opposition candidate Msungama.
As such DPP have opted for fielding a new candidate by the name of Ruben Ngwenya.
Unfortunately, upon consultation with MEC DPP have discovered that their suggested choice Ngwenya is not registered with MEC and did not vote in 2014. This makes their new choice and change of candidates void.
It is upon this discovery that DPP have approached MEC to find means to manipulate the system at MEC to make Ngwenya appear registered and voted 2014 against all accepted democratic practices.
Secret meetings between those sent by Ngwenya and APM are set to push this process and find way to electoral registry.
Until then this democracy in Malawi is just an illusion. Au revoir La démocratie pour le moment