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I am not power hungry—Chakwera

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has said he is not desperate for the position of the country’s President, saying all he wants is justice to prevail on the May 21 Tripartite Election results.

Speaking at a political rally he addressed at Kanjuwi Ground in Salima North West Constituency Sunday, Chakwera said Malawians deserved to know the truth about the election results.

“People cannot trust a government that was acquired illegally and that is why we are waiting for the [Constitutional] court to hear the outcome. The issue of Tipp-ex was confirmed even by Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah that indeed it was used. All we need is justice,” he said.

MCP organised the rally, which the party’s vice president Sidik Mia and People’s Party’s Joyce Banda graced, to appreciate the success of MCP members of Parliament (MPs) who defeated “political giants” in Salima.

In Salima Central, former justice minister Samuel Tembenu lost to Gerald Phiri, in Salima North West Jessie Kabwila was defeated by Enock Phale, whereas Christopher Manja outclassed veteran Uladi Mussa in Salima South.

MCP secretary general, Eisenhower Mkaka, said it is Malawians who are holding demonstrations and not Human Rights Defenders Coalition; hence the protests would continue.

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