Weeks after coming out in the open to tell the nation that he helped the Democratic Progressive Party to win the Malawi’s May 2014 presidential elections, Christopher Aublic Ligomeka says he is now receiving death threats.
He said over the past few days, death threats have been issued against him through email from DPP disciples.
This follows his recent Facebook post revealing that he was hired by a DPP guru to use his router to access a mirror system for MEC because the system was similar to his. Ligomeka cited that he was advised “to block at least 50 laptops of MEC monitors from access[ing] everything apart from web interface of results and did per instructed.”
Malawi24 requested to see the emails containing the death threats but Ligomeka did not send them. He however said he reported the matter to the police.
He said: “I am relieved now by telling the nation the truth on what happened during the 2014 elections despite threats. I am receiving threats now from DPP political disciples through emails. This has been going on for a week now and the police referred me to Malawi high commissioner but I can’t risk going there.”
In an email interview with this publication, he said he no longer has a place to stay now. Ligomeka further stated that he has lost everything and is being kept by a certain Pentecostal Church leader with his two year-old baby and wife. He refused to reveal his location for security reasons.
“I am being kept by a certain Pentecostal church leader after having lost everything to survive with my 2 year-old baby and wife. I have no Job I worked as a consultant for organizations in Malawi but now I serve in church as an intercessor and youth Pastor.
“After revealing that only Saulos Chilima recognises me, he has not yet come to my rescue. It’s a testimony, it feels like I no longer exists in this world am used to any kind of pains now. I don’t have a phone I can’t afford at the moment and I don’t need anything from DPP I just want them to resign before God embarrass them. I only seek National Prayers for the truth to prevail. My last hope is God who predestined me for his purpose,” said Ligomeka.
Last week, former President Joyce Banda called on Peter Mutharika to explain to Malawians what transpired during the May 2014 elections that ushered him to power following Ligomeka’s claims.
Ligomeka claimed that he was among a team of information technology experts that implemented an electronic election rigging scheme in favour of Mutharika and his DPP.
“He himself had met several people and confided in them what had been going on in the course of the elections to manipulate the final results. Details about the alleged rigging scheme are awash in the media, including copies of emails exchanged for that purpose.
“It is because of these allegations and the fact that MEC had admitted that there were suspected fraudulent cases within the course of the elections that I made a statement we needed either a re-run or a recount of the votes. In the case of a re-run, I said I would not contest as a presidential candidate to demonstrate that my decision was not based on greed. The issues that Ligomeka has raised are very serious, which cannot just be wished away. Malawians deserve to know what really happened,” expressed Banda while still in self-exile.
However, DPP still denies its involvement in rigging the elections in which they emerged winners.