No electoral ambushes says Mutharika: ‘Malawi should have credible elections’

Democratic Progressive Party president Peter Mutharika has spoken against electoral ambushes, saying there should be no manipulation of the system to deny Malawians a candidate of their choice.

He was speaking at Comesa Hall in Malawi’s commercial hub, Blantyre after he presented his nomination papers to contest as presidential candidate in the May 20 Malawi elections.

“The president we will choose we should all support that person.  There have been difficulties, but with God almighty we are here. I accept responsibility but I cannot do this alone,” said Mutharika accompanied by Airtel Malawi managing director Saulos Chilima his running mate.

Peter Muthatrika and Saulos Chilima: DPP  presidential ticket

Peter Muthatrika and Saulos Chilima: DPP presidential ticket

Mutharika said the May 2014 elections will be crucial and a turning point “as you are aware of the tough conditions we are going through as a country”

The DPP torchbearer said he hopes Malawi “will have free and fair elections.”

Mutharika was the first presidential candidate to present his papers. The presentation of nomination papers by presidential candidates began Monday with MCP presidet Lazarous Chakwera presenting on Tuesday and UDF candidate Atupele Muluzi on Wednesday and will end on Friday with People’s Party presidential candidate Joyce Banda.

It was all people, people and people in the streets of Blantyre for DPP presidentil candidate

It was all people, people and people in the streets of Blantyre for DPP presidentil candidate

DPP supporters escorted Mutharika and Chilima

DPP supporters escorted Mutharika and Chilima

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