Blantyre Civic Centre ready for Malawi president swearing in ceremony

Blantyre Civic Centre offices are ready for the swearing in ceremony of President Peter Mutharika should the State manage to remove an injunction stopping the beleaguered Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) from announcing the presidential results.

Red carpet already rolled at Civic Offices set for swearing in

The place was prepared Saturday afternoon for an evening function after the State thought they would remove the injunction obtained by Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

But government could not find judges at the High Court to discharge the injunction.

“None of the judges were available to hear the application including the motion judge who could not be reached on his mobile and at his home in Blantyre, ” said one of the lawyers handling the matter.

Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawyers were Sunday morning at High Court in Lilongwe to remove the injunction so that they can go ahead with the announcement of results and then swearing in ceremony of President Peter Mutharika.

“As you can see civic centre is ready to host the swearing in ceremony and if they manage to get a judge, then this function will be held this evening after MEC declares Mutharika winner despite the enormous irregularities that have rocked these elections,” said the official in Blantyre .

MEC is expected to hold a press conference at 3pm on Sunday where they are expected to announce the results of the presidential election if the injunction obtained by MCP is removed.

MCP Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka said they turned to the courts because of “very glaring irregularities” noticed on results sheets turned in from polling stations.

Some of the documents showed “the same handwriting coming from different polling stations which are miles apart,” she  said, adding there was “a lot of tippexing”.

Outgoing State Vice President Saulos Chilima, who contested for the presidency on his newcUTM party,  called for results to be annulled over “serious anomalies” reported during vote counting.

Malawi’s 6.8 million voters also elected a new parliament and local government councillors in the 21 May vote.

MEC Saturday night announced the results of parliamentary elections leaving out the presidential one because of the injunction.

The Commission is yet to announce results of local government elections.

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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

That is why there is no improvements of developments in Malawi because if one is performing poorly thinks stealing of votes as solution and go scot free. Malawi will continued being ruled through tippex

Naluso
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Naluso

Disgusting how thieves will do anything to steal a vote and stay in power. A Jane Ansah nawonso kugulidwa openly like that. Amalawi anzanga in such cases the power is in the hands of the people, learn from Sudan. Kugowalolanso awa kuberanso kadziko kosauka ngati kathuka achita kukamaliziratu.

Nyusesi
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Chakwera amadzimbuka. Ngwakhunyu munthuyu.

Zathu
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Zathu

Kodi mumamudziwitsitsa President wa MCP?

Banda
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Banda

Disgusting that the APM has arranged a swearing cerominy for only 150 guests. Should be holding this cerominy in a stadium as South African President yesterday. People of Malawi deserve to be part of this historic event.

Am surprised Chskwera was part of this which indicates MEC has been in contact with APM to make arrangements

Alot of questions have to be answered,

APM Chilima is available to be your running mate

Yosefe Mateyo
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Yosefe Mateyo

This is swearing in. Inauguration will take place on Tuesday at the stadium

Zathu
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Zathu

Chakwera was part of what? Results are not out. It’s surprising to note that one party is ready to have its president sworn in. Should we say they know the results already? I hope both parties had parallel tally centres is both believe in their results then they could have been preparing for the ceremony. I hope if Chakwere can get the ok, he cannot rush things. Compare with South Africa. They did not rush.

Dickson
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Dickson

All media have the presidential results why can’t u bring it out ,we are sick and tired of this things . In really facts Chakwera made it.