The Human Right Defenders Coalition (HRDC) is held a press briefing in Lilongwe on Sunday
as Malawians head to the polls this Tuesday.
The grouping’s leader Gift Trapence has asked Malawians to come out in large numbers to take part in the fresh presidential election.
Trapence also said HRDC is ready to get legal
advice in any attempts by the contesting parties to
rig the elections.
HRDC has again asked MDF to be professional in
guarding the electora materials and also bringing
order during the voting day.
Among other things, Trapence has also expressed
satisfaction with how the new MEC Chair Justice
Chifundo Kachale has conducted business reaching
HRDC says so far they do have trust in the new
chair and hopes he will do a good job throughout
the election period.
HRDC has also made the following proposals to MEC:
- That the commission should give updates 3
times a day.
- All media briefings should have MDF and police to give updates on security.
- Media briefings should also allow political party
representatives to ask questions so that political
parties do give their complaints through the briefings.
- All commissioners should declare to the MEC chair, all their active emails and phone numbers.
- Any meeting between commissioners and parties
should be recorded and be made public to make sure there is trust in the Commissioners.
- The returning officers should announce the
results via radio so that Malawians can document
and follow what is happening.
This proposal have been put in place to avoid a replica of what happened in the nullified 21 May elections that had so many anomalies.