Malawi presidential candidates urged to accept election results

Three candidates in the next Tuesday’s court-sanctioned fresh presidential elections have been asked accept the results even if they have not gone their way and prepare their supporters on the same.

Presidential candidates and their running mates

Political commentator Humphrey Mvula said political parties should urge their supporters to accept the outcome of the vote, saying there is only one winner in an election.

He said both President Peter Mutharika and his maina challenger Lazarus Chakwera should realise that they hold the fate of the nation in their hands. Whatever they will tell their supporters after the results will determine the country’s future.

“They [political parties] have got to appeal to their supporters to accept the outcome of the election because any party can lose and any side can win,” said Mvula.

Historically, the country has held elections in which losers have congratulated the winner and in doing so, peace has continued to reign.

In 1994 the late president Hastings Kamuzu Banda who led MCP sent a congratulatory message to Bakili Muluzi of UDF even before vote counting was over.

In 2009 Muluzi, then a bitter enemy to the late Bingu wa Mutharika who ditched UDF in 2005 to form his DPP, supported MCP’s John Tembo at the polls. But, ironically, Muluzi was the first to call Bingu to congratulate him on his victory. He even attended his swearing in ceremony at Kamuzu Stadium.

In 2014  Joyce Banda who stood on People’s Party (PP) when it was declared she lost to Peter Mutharika, despite noting that the elections were marred by irregularities, still accepted defeat.

The country goes to poll to elect a new president and vice president  in a fresh election as ordered by the High Court sitting as the Constitutional Court on February 3 this year; a ruling which the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal (MSCA) upheld last month.

At least 6.8 million are expected to cast their votes.

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Malawi belong to the citizens

Chokani ma cadet,anthu akuba, DPP yikaberanso tizapitanso kukhoti, palibe angatiwopyeze mudziko lathu.

Kandulu
Kandulu
8 months ago

Obviously the old man is going to reject defeat but it is our job to make sure he understands that he has lost the election.

Galu #1
Galu #1
8 months ago

The only result I can accept is Alliance boma…..

Kazembe
Kazembe
8 months ago

Koma kumalawi zinanyanya owina amangokhala womwewo kamba kobela ayi tat tatopa nazo

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
8 months ago

There can be no peace without justice. We must fight for justice then peace will follow. Malawi is a dirt poor country because it’s docile people have accepted mediocrity for so long, in the name of being god fearing and peace loving. Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery

C Banda
C Banda
8 months ago

corrections to the anti-penultimate paragraph:
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–> Initially, Banda did not accept defeat, but claimed that she was nullifying the elections. Just imagine the stupidity of the lady: she had no legal power to do so, and her husband (a former Chief Justice elsewhere in Africa) must have told her such, and counselled her not to make an arse of herself.
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Joyce Banda, along with treason suspect Patricia Kaliati, are liabilities to Chakwera’s election campaign.

lameki
8 months ago

M’busa wina amakana the will of God akaluza. ulendo uno awona Nyekhwe ayetsele awone. Timutumbula

Jamax
Jamax
8 months ago

Team A = Peter and Atupele Team B = Lazalo ndi Saulo mpira wachitanwu uyambika 5.00am mpaka 5.00pm – Malamulo ampirawu ndi awa ; Wemwe akanthidwe ulendo uno asayelekeze kupita ku khoti koma athamangile kuchipatala 14 days Quarantine mwamva. makamaka iwe YONA ndi ABSALOMU muli ndi chisimu chonyansa chothamagila ku khoti mukaumbuzidwa.

The Defender!
The Defender!
8 months ago
Reply to  Jamax

I can assure you, Mnyozo umenewo utha Very soon, you see the mistake you have done? Is to bring back the other Commissioners who were declared not fit to do the job,we are doing this Election in 150days after 23 mark my words.

Shady
8 months ago
Reply to  The Defender!

DPP woooooyeeeeeed!!!!!!!!! Sitimafinyika

Chidakwa Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Should they accept tippexed results? DPP uses tippex.

BAKALI
8 months ago

tippex is colrection fruid. Used to correct errors. Sitimafufuta ndi mate.

Kandulu
Kandulu
8 months ago
Reply to  BAKALI

Of course those errors were the ones that showed that MCP was winning. Is it an error for MCP to win that you have to use tippex to correct it all over the country?

Maviho
8 months ago

Vuto ndi galu Chakwera yu. APM has no problem in accepting Results. Chakwera needs deliverance and he must repent of his “shading blood” sins.

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