BY OUR SENIOR CORRESPONDENT
Demonstrations conducted by teachers across the country emanating from Government failure to pay them their 2019 December salaries is also said to be exposing a lot of clandestine activities that could help in substantiating the presidential case which awaits its judgement in the constitutional court.
A number of audio clips making rounds on various social media platforms have captures a number of teachers who are confessing to have taken a pivotal role in manipulating the figures so as to give the DPP presidential candidate, Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika an outright win.
A female teacher who presided over the elections at Nkhunga Tally Centre in Nkhotakota North Constituency has revealed that she was promised to be given a brand new Toyota Sienta if she executed very well the assignment she was given.
She alleged that the task of working on the figures recorded on form 66 was well executed during the night of the elections day after the completion of every process at the center but due to misunderstandings some election clerks refused to sign the tally sheets.
“You might remember that Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) conducted an exercise country in which they were meeting Head Teachers who presided over the elections to sign the documents whose results were totally different with what was original, so those who refused to sign we were enticed with a promise of receiving brand new Toyota Sienta vehicles,” she said.
Some observers have branded the revelations being made by the teachers as illogical and an act of stupidity considering that every Malawian was given an opportunity to provide any piece of information that could help in establishing an elections case which awaits judgement in Lilongwe between 27th January and 3rd February 2020.
And in a related development, our publication has been reliably informed that the Concourt ruling is ready and will be delivered on the dates already stated above, at 10 (Ten) O’clock in the Lilongwe High Court.
According to the communication, the ruling shall be broadcast live, on ZBS, Times, MIJ, MBC 1&2 and is expected to last for about 55 minutes, and all invitations to accreditated media houses will be dispatched by Saturday.
In view of this development, the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) will provide a high number of its personnel to cover Lilongwe alongside Malawi Police Service which intends to beef up its team with officers from eight districts in the central region.
During patrol days travelling at night in highlighted hotspots will require one to have valid identification and reasons, the city and town councils will be advised to have no night club or drinking joint open beyond 18:00 hours neither will other public places.
The communication further writes that access to the court room will also be limited to accredited officers and those that are directly involved in the proceedings; petitioners, respondents and their legal councils and no any party colour will be entertained within or near court premises or highlighted hotspots.