UTM presidential candidate Dr Saulosi Klaus Chilima has accused the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of stealing the missing closed- circuit television (CCTV) cameras at Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) offices in Lilongwe on Tuesday, 30th April, 2019.
Chilima made the accusations during a whistle stop tour in the Northern District of Chitipa on Wednesday 1st May, 2019 following reports circulating on social media which indicates that MEC offices situated in Area 3 in Lilongwe were broken into by unknown people going away with CCTV Cameras.
“We are not surprised; it is DPP who has stolen cameras at MEC because it is the same DPP who had set fire at MEC warehouse in 2014 led by Nicholas Dausi. If they want to sue me they should do so, we shall meet in court.” Chilima Challenged.
Chilima has since asked MEC to engage him if they want to successfully trace the suspected thieves.
However, in a telephone interview to hear side of the story from the accused party, Spokesperson for DPP Nicholas Dausi said this is campaign and Chilima is entitled to speak whatever he wants.
“We cannot be answering to everything what Chilima is saying, then it will not be a campaign. He (Chilima) has the right to speak what he wants. Let him continue,” said Dausi.
Meanwhile speaking to MEC, spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa admitted the break-in by thieves at their offices in Lilongwe but refuted that none of the gadgets mentioned which includes computers have been stolen.
Currently, the matter has been reported to Police for further investigation.