Malawi: MEC Says Unaware of Presidential Swearing in Ceremony Preparations

Some election protests have become violent. Poll results were not released after the Malawi Congress Party asked the High Court for a recount.

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it was not aware that one political party was preparing for a swearing in ceremony for its presidential candidate.

Red carpet already rolled at Civic Offices set for swearing in

MEC chairperson Jane Ansah said the pollster is spending time at the main tally centre in Blantyre and would not know what was going on outside the Comesa hall.

"We are not aware that there are preparations for the swearing ceremony," said Ansah.

This comes amid heightened speculation that the Democratic Progressive Party was preparing to swear in President Peter Mutharika for the second term.

There were pictures in social media which showed the heavy presence of police at the civic centre offices in Blantyre where President Mutharika was supposed to be sworn.

The presidential poll result is being challenged by the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) in court.

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