I will accept results, says Chakwera as he votes

Written by  Chimwemwe Njoloma and Joseph Dzuwa, Mana

The Malawi Congress Party torch bearer in this year’s tripartite elections, Lazarus Chakwera Tuesday took his turn to exercise his voting rights in his home area at Malembo polling station in Traditional Authority (T/A) Khongoni in Lilongwe.

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Arriving at 10:35 am, Chakwera was welcomed by a group of people who had already voted as early as 6 am but were waiting to see him vote too.

After greeting a few people who had lined up from his car, Chakwera made way to the voting line where he was welcomed by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) presiding officer at the center, Charles Banda.

He was then led to the first point where he voted for the councilor, then Member of Parliament (MP) and lastly he proceeded to vote for the presidential candidate.

This, however, brought commotion at the center as it attracted the attention of everyone including those that were still on the line waiting to cast their ballot.

Voting later resumed after he conducted interviews with local and international journalists from different media houses.

Responding to questions from journalists, Chakwera said the party mounted a very formidable campaign unlike any other party.

“At the end of the day, we must trust our democratic systems and we are certain that the Malawi Electoral Commission will do the best,” said Chakwera.

Asked if he would accept the results, Chakwera said he has always been ready to accept results and that he is very positive about it.

“I feel so excited and I have peace about the whole process and I think that Malawians will win,” he said.

Chakwera said from the center he was going to his house to continue strategizing.

He called on all Malawians to be calm and wait for the electoral body to announce the results.

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