Chakwera urges Malawians to accept election case ruling ‘and uphold it’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader and presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera has urged Malawians to respect and elections case ruling due anytime from now.

Chakwera and Joyce Banda addressing the media but did not take questions on legal issues

The Constitutional Court is expected to rule on the election challenge sometime between January 27 and February 3, its spokesperson Agnes Patemba has confirmed.

At a news conference lasting for nine minutes, Chakwera said there is no other home for Malawians apart from Malawi hence the need to remain peaceful.

“Whenever it is that the Court delivers its ruling, let us rise to that occasion to accept it, to respect it, to support it, and to uphold it,” said Chakwera in his American accent.

The MCP leader said Malawians should uphold the law and work towards rebuilding Malawi after the court determination on the matter.

“Let us resolve to welcome the ruling with open arms as a foundation on which we can begin the work of rebuilding our nation and reconciling with each other. After all, we have no other nation to call our home than Malawi and no other people to call our own than each other. And I, for one, would never trade it for any other on earth,” he said.

Chakwera was accompanied by Peoples Party (PP) president Joyce Banda, who is also Malawi only woman to have been a Head of State.

President Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  won a second term, but his victory unleashed a six-month-long court case and nationwide demonstrations demanding the head of the electoral commission be fired.

Mutharika beat Chakwera by 159 000 votes  – a lead of just over three percentage points.

Chakwera’s MCP  and the UTM Party of Saulos Chilima say the poll was marred by fraud.

It is the first time presidential election results have been challenged in court and will reach a logical conclusion since Malawi gained independence from Britain in 1964.

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Mitengo
Mitengo
9 months ago

You have already traded Malawi for your own personal goal.You have been at forefront of demonstrations not once or twice but on numerous occasions.All these ended with property destruction and theft yet you never called media to condemn them. I can assure you that the war has just begun. You will never see any peace even if you become President. A new NGO has emerged and that’s the one that will call new wave of demos under your government. This will happen becaues we people who have lost our property are angry and we can’t just let this covered under… Read more »

Kapado Chimulirenji
9 months ago

Mwalankhula zamveka, imani kaye, musakhale ngati kuti wina akunongonezani kuti muwine ndinu. Phuma yayi, dekhani abusa oChakwera.

Jamax
Jamax
9 months ago

May GOD bless Pastor Chakwera these are the wise WORDS which most of us are expecting from you LEADERS we need you to UNITE Malawi – May PETER, SAULOSI, TRAPENCE & TIMOTHY emulate the same sentiments please!!!!! We are tired of ALL these DEMOS we need peace now and give us break on Politics of HATRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

100% pure Mang'anja
100% pure Mang'anja
9 months ago

This guy is evil. He is only saying this because he thinks the court will rule in his favour. If it does, he will change his tune. I think Malawi is on the path to misery and destruction if leaders such as Chakwera are given space to spew the hatred and self-interest. My hope is that somehow Chilima will go back and lead DPP. Peter, please relinquish your post to Chilima, he is our only hope.

Bolani
Bolani
9 months ago

From the look of things, he was tipped of his victory…bravo to his team of lawyers for the good fight

Matakopanja
Matakopanja
9 months ago

Exactly,, will he uphold peace if the rulinh is in favor of DPP? I doubt

CASHGATE
CASHGATE
9 months ago

Can anybody tell me which Chakwera we should listen to?
1. The Chakwera who was preaching blood shed or
2. The Chakwera who is now preaching peace??

Dies this guy have multiple personalities?

Don Dada
Don Dada
9 months ago

Ife a Mob Justice tapeleka kalenso chigamulo. We can’t accept tippex results. It’s below standard anywhere

Kuswa Kuswa
9 months ago

What has your henchman Timothy Ntumbo said?

Malawian
Malawian
9 months ago

In his American accent ok leaning. Maybe his slang was too slightly more likely to be American accent

Malawi belong to the citizens.

We need leaders who have brains to solve so many problems in our country. Dziko loti litha kumazidyetsa lokha komanso likhoza kumadyetsatso maiko ena ambiri.Tisamadalile zopempha pempha.Tizizidalira tokha. Potero tidzatsegula zitseko zambiri Za ntchito Kwa achinyamata athu. Coz the youth are drivers of our economy.We can develop our country with visionary leaders only not with the current greedy people. Remember to keep the peace.

Joni
Joni
9 months ago

Wadziwa kuti MCP ndi UTM awina…….nanga ngati ena ayamba kale kunjenjemera ndikumachita ngati kuhonga ma judge chikutanthauzanji tsono? kkkkkkkkkk Kuyiwonera patalitu anzanu kkkkkk

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