5 foreign dignitaries jet in for Mutharika inauguration: Opposition not invited

Five foreign dignitaries have jetted to attend the inauguration of president Peter Mutharika this morning at Kamuzu Stadium.

Mutharika: inauguration to new term

Officials from the ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Corporation say the government had invited dignitaries from Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Swaziland.

It was however not known if any foreign head of state would be coming to attend to the lavish inauguration.

Political analyst Mustafa Hussein said the invitations should also be extended to leaders of opposition to attend the inauguration.

“The opposition cannot just go there on their own because of issues of security and protocol, they need to be invited,” said Hussein.

Main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has not yet conceded defeat and has challenged the poll results in court whilst immediate past Vice President and  UTM leader Saulos Chilima has asked for a re-run of the whole election whose results had been riddled with vote manipulation.

Chakwera said he is not even aware of the said inauguration.

He declined to comment further.

Chilima, who challenged Mutharika in the election season on a UTM Party ticket and cane third , said he had not been invited to the inauguration.

“There is no invitation letter,” he said.

United Democratic Front (UDF) leader Atupele Muluzi had also not received  an invitation but his party said it was willing to attend the inauguration.

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Mwe'ene
Mwe'ene
1 year ago

Musawaitane a Opositionwo!!! Alibe makhalidwe.
Asamulawe Caviar wa ku Russia, wokoma uja.
Asiyeni kweni kweni achina Chilima ndi a Chakwerao agonele mgaiwa basi.
Free lunch is over for HARDtalk Chilima at the Palace; and he can’t now afford a decent meal, as all the money was squandered on the failed campaign. Zautsiru basi.

CESSPOOL SIMALOTO
CESSPOOL SIMALOTO
1 year ago

Ready to attend the inauguration. Ndiyo UDF play angel while you’re being tossed about like a yoyo safuna ndali zaukali koma live like a pauper. Never win your battles but remember to be a shareholder in the political spoils. UDF with a beggar’s bowl in hand. UDF in tatters

#NotMyPresident
#NotMyPresident
1 year ago

Who can go to witness inauguration of an illegitimate president

madando
madando
1 year ago

Hahahahahaha why not inviting the opposition parties?

JOHN
JOHN
1 year ago

MANAGING NATIONAL ELECTIONS REQUIRES LEVEL-HEADED PERSONALITIES, NOT THOSE WHO WOULD FALL INTO TEMPTATIONS OF RECEIVING KICKBACKS. AM AFRAID THAT IF THIS TREND CONTINUES, DEMOCRACY IS AT STAKE. DEMOCRACY SHOULD NOT ONLY BE FORRCED ON SOME PEOPLE WHILE OTHERS ARE DISREGARDING IT WITH IMPUNITY. THIS BEHAVIOUR DEFEATS THE WHOLE ESSENCE OF DEMOVRACY. IT IS A CAUSE FOR TROUBLE AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS, NOONE WILL BE A WINNER!

IF, FOR SOME REASON, THOSE AT MEC FEEL THEY CAN BE FAIR TO EVERYONE IN THE MANNER THEY RUN ELECTIONS, IT IS RIGHT AND PROPER TO DECLINE SUCH RESPONSIBILITIES!

Favor alice
1 year ago

Eish. Zomvetsa chisoni and zochititsa manyazi. The EU only approved the voting process to be free and fair, but the managing of votes leading to the announcements was not transparent. MEC, deep down their hearts know the truth, even God in heaven knows about
this to be all honest. But anyway, let’s jus move on.

jonas
jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Favor alice

Join the discussion…NG’OOOOOOOOO

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