Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said it has not released any statement on the number of Members of Parliament (MPs) and Councillors ahead of the 21st May , 2019 Tripartite Elections.
This is following a press statement circulating on social media claiming that MEC has released the number of MPs and Councillors for each party.
“This is to inform you that the statement, currently in circulation, regarding the above subject has not originated from the Malawi Electoral Commission and is, therefore, fake.
“Stakeholders are advised to disregard it. The Commission is currently meeting to finalise the names of approved candidates for Parliamentary Elections and will announce the final list on Friday, February 22, 2019,” Reads the statement signed by Sangwani Mwafulirwa who is MEC’s Director of Media and Public Relations.
According to the statement, the Commission has its own external communications processes and everything that goes into circulation outside the established channels should be disregarded by stakeholders.