NICE Southern Region Civic Education Officer, Enock Chinkhuntha, gave the assurance at Livunzu Community Day Secondary School on Wednesday during a political debate for aspiring Members of Parliament.
Chinkhuntha said no one should be afraid that the general elections would give room for rigging as different electoral stakeholders, including NICE, have put in place stringent measures to control any irregularities.
I assure you that no political party or candidate will try to rig the coming elections. I am confident to say this because we have a system in place that will look at all that. This is an assurance I am making to all people from Chitipa to Nsanje that fear not, he said.
He added that NICE has secured all systems from the polling to the control centres, saying: We have put in place monitors in all centres who will ensure that nobody tampers with anything in as far as the coming elections are concerned.
Chinkhuntha, therefore, urged Malawians in the country in general and Chikwawa in particular, to vote wisely during the polls. He said there was need for people to make good decisions in the choices they make to avoid regretting for the next five years.
The callback law no longer exists and this means that once a candidate wins, they will be there for the next five years whether one wants it or not, Chinkhuntha said.
So, time is now that the people choose someone who can represent them; someone who has the welfare of people at heart and who represents the wishes of the electorate and not his personal interests, he added.
Source: MANA Online