I’m Malawi President up to 2024 like it or not but get used to it – Mutharika

President Peter Mutharika of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has said his second and mandatory final term in office is unstoppable  and urged opposition parties to accept defeat in the May 21 disputed presidential elections, saying they should get used to his presidency.

President Peter Mutharika and State vice-president Everton Chimulirenji at Mangochi rally
Part of the crowds at Mangochi rally

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera and UTM Party president Saulos Chilima, who is also the country’s immediate past vice-president, are challenging the May 21 presidential election results that were marred by use of Tippex by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in altering figures on results sheets.

The two filed a case against MEC in court, and the court has since included President Mutharika as to the petition with MEC.

But speaking at St Augustine Primary School in Mangochi where he held a victory rally to thank people in the Eastern Region for voting for DPP in last month’s elections, Mutharika said the opposition, particularly MCP should stop perpetrating post-election violence, describing the development as retrogressive to the socio-economic development of the country.

“We were supposed to have a Trade Fair this week but it has been postponed because six investors from China have pulled out as they are not sure of their security,” he lamented.

Mutharika pointed that, “My message to everyone is that whether you like it or not, I am your president – you just have to get used to it; In fact, I invite you all to come and join me in building this nation,”

MEC on May 27 declared Mutharika winner of the presidential race with 1 940 709 votes representing 38.57 percent followed by MCP’s Lazarus Chakwera with 1 781 740 votes representing 35.41 percent while Chilima finished third and ahead of four other aspirants hopefuls with 1 018 369 votes representing 20.24 percent.

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Grace
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Grace

Should this fraud (altering results) be allowed to stand, it is setting a very dangerous precedent. Thus, it is my hope that the court will send a very strong message that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated. Which in my opinion should include punitive damages to include cost of a new election (as this was a very willful act) A court will not accept any changes to a will that has already been executed. You may not alter your pay cheque and try to cash in more than the original amount. It is unacceptable to alter examination results,… Read more »

Kangaroo_Court
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Kangaroo_Court

Linda madzi Apite Peter!
You can manage to fool Jane Nyansi Ansah yemweyo.Not all Judges are fools like Jane Ansa!

dalo
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dalo

hahahahaha!!! Koma milandudi yachuluka man,polofesa kukakamila ngalawa he knows zingwe zikumudikila.Tamalamulirani bwino azitsogoleri kumadziwa kuti mawa pabwela ena!!!! Lero muli njenje mantha kuti wina akangobwela apa basi zathu zada.Shame

Khima
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Khima

Chakwera has already sworn in as an MP basi..tiyambepo kutukula dziko….

Tozer Tsono
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Tozer Tsono

The Trade fair can take place at later date. However note that dignitaries are not sure you as president cannot guarantee their safe stay in Malawi. So to speak, an international vote of no confidence from Malawi’s international partners. You are as much to blame for accepting heavily tippex ed changes on voter tallies. You can bring confidence and assurance. of your leadership by rising above the controversial elections results, simply by calling for new elections. You will still be president by default. If you can not declare new elections, please blame yourself for the failure of the Trade Fair.

Shamefull
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Shamefull

I hope you stay alive for as long as possible so when you get removed, the people can punish you in the most brutal ways as you did to them.

Shamefull
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Shamefull

Embarrassing how he is proudly mocking every Malawian and using force to defuse media, this country will become like Zimbabwe very soon, BROKE.

Shamefull
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Shamefull

Peter Mutharika you are not a dictator nor a president you have proudly stolen from your apparent people but these are not your people you just stole them. You are nothing more then a thief and a liver and you will burn in hell because you’ve never done a good thing in your life if you have name it. I prey every night that when you finally die you will burn with the rest of your associates for the rest of time to pay for your sins.

MwiniMunda
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MwiniMunda

Mbava za DPP. Chimbava chachikulu ichi chi Peter.

concerned citizen
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concerned citizen

The issue is in court and wina kumati mufune musafune ndine president wanu mpaka 2024. He is pre empting the court ruling to be in his favour. Uku sikulakwira malamulo a court? Kapena chilipo chikumulimbitsa mtima kuti akhalabe pampandopo. Could it be that, the judges have been give BIG yellow bans and have assured him that victory is his. i pray that justice should be up held.

Smart Aunt Sally
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I love bribes. Just give me a bribe. Please.