Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera on Saturday denied accusations by President Peter Mutharika of wanting to “overthrow the government by force”.
Mutharika in a national television address on Thursday said Chakwera’s call for “violence and a blood bath’’ is a plot to plunge the country into chaos.
“The real objective of the Reverend Chakwera is to overthrow the government by violence and force,” he added.
But addressing a news conference at the party’s headquarters in Lilongwe, Chakwera denied reports that he is the one inciting violence.
Both Chakwera and third-place finisher Saulos Chilima have petitioned the High Court to nullify the results of the peaceful election.
Chakwera insists that law and order would be maintained as their petition is taken through the court motions.
In the ballot count, Mutharika, of the Democratic Progressive Party, was declared the victor with 38.57% of the vote, beating Chakwera on 35.41%.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :