Consumer Association of Malawi (CAMA) Executive Director John Kapito has denied endorsing Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera ahead of the forthcoming May 21 tripartite election.
Over the weekend, social media was awash with a Facebook post bearing the name of Kapito endorsing Chakwera.
In the statement Kapito said Chakwera is the only hope for Malawians.
“MCP and Lazarus Chjakwera is the real change Malawians need…Lazarus Chakwera the only hope,” read in part the facebook post seen by faceofmalawi reporter.
Speaking in an interview with the press, Kapito distanced himself from the Facebook account describing it as fake.
He said he does not own any Facebook account at the moment and he warned those behind the said fake Facebook account to stop running it.
“My work is to speak on behalf of consumers not to endorse any politician ahead of the forthcoming May 21 tripartite election… I cannot decide for the consumers who to vote for but they themselves will decide,” said Kapito.
Kapito has since advised Malawians to stop linking him to politics.