Chakwera blasts Malawi Electoral Commission for ‘robbery of 2019 elections’

The presidential flag-bearer of Malawi’s united opposition, under the banner of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Dr Lazarus Chakwera  on Wednesday blasted Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) led by its embattled chairperson Jane Ansah when he presented nomination papers to run in the fresh elections, saying Malawi has survived robbery of 2019 elections under its management.

Kuwani: Presents his nomination papers to the Electoral Commission chairperson Jane Ansah accused or “robbery” of the May 2019 elections
Chakwera: We have a date with destiny
Several smaller parties have joined the pair’s alliance, including the former president Joyce Banda’s Peoples Party. Banda was at the nomination accompanied by her husband retired Chief Justice Richard Banda (pictured)

Chakwera, who has joined up with the country’s enstranged vice-president Saulos Chilina of UTM Party as  his running mate, criticed the current cohorts of MEC commissioners for the way they misamanged the nullififed elections that saw President Peter Mutharika controversially returned to office.

He said Malawi has  “a date with destiny” in the fresh elections.

“It is a destiny that has survived the acrimony of the 2019  campaign and the robbery of the 2019 elections. It is a destiny that has survived  the lawlessness of this Malawi Electoral Commission,” said Chakwera as Ansah together with her commissioners looked unbothered.

 

He said for 26 years, Malawi’s democracy has been hijacked by “cheats whose hold on  power is built on fraudulent elections, violent campaigns, tribal voting, and minority  rule”

Chakwera,a former charismatic preacher,  said : “God has given us this fresh election to restore every voter’s power to bring  change and every voter’s right to enjoy its fruits. That is destiny.”

He said  “many dark forces” have laboured to prevent th e fresh election but they have failed.

“Our destiny is a new Malawi that benefits everyone.”

The opposition alliance is comprised of nine political parties, including People’s Party of the country’s ex-president, Joyce Banda (2012-2014). The alliance’s other parties include the Freedom Party, Malawi Forum for Unity and Development (Mafunde), People’s Progressive Movement (PPM), Umodzi Party, Alliance for Democracy (Aford) and People’s Transformation (Petra).

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tizanka
tizanka
9 months ago

Joyce banda is fresh blood to Malawi. This is the leader we have all been waiting for, a Mayi pachiwongolero

Bloodsucker chakwera
9 months ago

Munthu wamkwiyo owopya chakwera. Munthu owuma mtima chotere sangawope kukhetsa mwazi wamunthu. Take care Malawians. Munthuyu ngowopya.

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
9 months ago

A great mistake done by Saulosi to join a part of death and darkness. End of UTM

The Judge
The Judge
9 months ago
Reply to  Mapwiya

Koma akanapitilila kukhala ndi DPP kuti aziphanawo anthu powaotcha mmanyumba awo? Pako….

COVID-VISION-2020
COVID-VISION-2020
9 months ago

Chakwela sadziwa ndale ndipo kukhala torchebearer ndiye koluzitsa Ambili aliwosweka mtima ndikawafunsa akuti kulibwino asakavote KUDANA NDI CHAKWELA/MCP

The Sniper.
The Sniper.
9 months ago

Malawians don’t want Politicians, we need States Men, amene ukuwafusawo akalowa okha povota ndipo ambiriso akavotaso okhaso, auze anthu akowo kagwele uko!

K.kagalu.
K.kagalu.
9 months ago

I have seen comments down mine complaining that Chakwera is now not a Pastor,, hahahaa let not you ignorant be seen by even the kids at Nursery school please! Why today you are calling him a Pastor? Because he has said what is true? Now I know how ignorant you Cadets are! Chakwera is a man of God and he will be,no matter what you may call him. I 100% support what he said, because my eyes saw the same what Chakwera has seen in this MEC, Chakwera was not blasting at MEC but the Spirit of DPP in MEC!… Read more »

Quibbo
Quibbo
9 months ago

Kuwani time wasters kafuneni ntchito our President does not want NYASI zanuzo. Kuno ku state house ntchito kulibe takwana time wasters bustard.

wittykeys 2021
wittykeys 2021
9 months ago

Nanunso ma Judge mzimayi wa met wakutolani wambiri

chataika
chataika
9 months ago

Very shameful indeed as a Pastor he would not have made such a completely empty speech. Analysis for yesterday’s candidates Mbakuwaku carried the day in terms of wise speech, why? 1. He wished MEC well and encouraged them that their shortfalls in last elections are stepping stone towards a successful elections come 2nd July 2020. 2. With the shortfalls noted by the concourt have made MEC even stronger than before. 3. That as Malawi irrespective of party affiliations we are all one and need to foster peace and tranquility for the common good of motherland malawi. This is just a… Read more »

The Judge
The Judge
9 months ago
Reply to  chataika

Now you are calling him a Pastor? He is no longer Jonah? Kikkkkkkk!

Okay
Okay
9 months ago

Abusa mwayamba kudya mkazi wamwini mwini wake alipo banja sinathe. A concourt anapeleka mkazi mwatengayi kwa apm. Mtima wanji umenewo abusa mhu, mkazi sali wanu kumutengela ku nyanja?

yaya mfiti
9 months ago

kutha mawu achakwera mukaluzanso mudznena kuti chiyani , munthu oipa iwe

Phalombewatch
Phalombewatch
9 months ago
Reply to  yaya mfiti

You think that ndi bwino zimene wapanga peter upha anthu ???????????????????

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