MCP, UTM rule out power sharing deal with DPP

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM have ruled out power sharing deal with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  as way of ending the current political impasse.

UTM Party spokesman Chidanti Malunga

MCP secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka said the main opposition would continue with the path of the courts.

“We have gone to the court to seek justice. We cannot work with a party that robbed us victory,” said Mkaka.

Some political analysts and commentators have asked the opposition to work with the ruling DPP as way of ending the current political impasse which followed the May 21 highly contentious elections.

UTM spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga asked rhetorically; “working with a thief? UTM cannot work with somebody who stole our votes.”

Both the MCP and UTM have gone to the Constitutional Court alleging the DPP and Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) manipulated the votes in favor of president Peter Mutharika.

A five-judge panel of the High Court sitting as a Constitutional Court in Lilongwe on Friday unanimously dismissed an application by Mutharika to have the petition thrown out for purportedly being “irregular, incompetent and incurably defective”.

MEC has since appealed to the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal a ruling by the five-judge panel comprises Healey Potani, Mike Tembo, Dingiswayo Madise, Ivy Kamanga and Redson Kapindu.

According to a  notice of appeal, filed  through law firm Churchill & Norris as seen by Nyasa Times  MEC outlines five grounds of appeal, including a claim that the lower court erred by holding that there is no requirement under the law for an election petition to be verified by a sworn statement and by holding that a petition is not a claim in terms of Order 18 rule 2 (1) of the courts (High Court) (Civil Procedures) Rules 2017.

MEC wants the Supreme Court to reverse the High Court’s decision in proceeding with the case on the basis that the petitions, initially filed separately but later consolidated by the court, were filed fraudulently, out of time and without sworn statements.

The opposition are challenging results of the presidential election, claiming that they were rigged in favour of Mutharika who was declared winner with 38 percent.

Results MEC announced show that MCP’s Lazarus Chakwera trailed  President Peter Mutharika with 35 percent whileUTM’s Saulos  Chilima finished third with 20 percent of the votes.

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HUU
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HUU

Anachitabwino kukubelani ngati anabandi mesamumati inu ndi madolo.

Bwandilo
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Bwandilo

Mukupempha power sharing ndi inu oluza. DPP has never talked power share. 4 MPs and you dream power share? Mukusuta zichani mzinyumbamu.

Mulopwana
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Mulopwana

How can a party with only four MPS talk about working with a winning party? Mwaiwala a Malunga kuti SAULOSI ankati iye apita ku Sanjika by 24 May 2019? Mwaiwaila kuti anatsanzika anthu a kwa Kauma kuti iye akukalowa State house? Matukutuku onse aja koma kupeza ma MP 4 basi. Even mu Parliament Speaker wati mulibe gawo inuyo ndi PP . If you want to comment in parliament you will do so as individuals and not as a party. So stop this nonsense of power sharing . Mulibe manayazi. Inu zichedwani ndi mademo anzanu akuyendetsa boma . By 2024 you… Read more »

TOSH
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WE HAVE STUCK OURS GUNS NO MORE TURNING BACK TILL WE KICK OUT THAT TIPEX PRESIDENT HE WONT RULE THIS COUNTRY AND WE DONT RECOGNIZE HIM AS APRESIDENT

Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

A Chidanti Malunga, akupatseni udindo ngati ndani popeza u MP omwe wakukanikani, mulibe manyazi nkomwe? The whole party 4Mps what a shame

His Excellency Fake Accent Chakwera
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His Excellency Fake Accent Chakwera

UTM was rejected by 80% of Malawians voters and were only given 4/193 MPs. Malawians will not forget how the nthumbidwa of this party took them for granted gloating that “owina ndi ife”, “tikalumbira pa 23 May”, “acheperatu mafana”, “pa 21 May tikuonjezera ma president opuma’…….the list of the nonsense goes on. Did they make a deal with Malawians to implement this nonsense? Categorically no. No wonder they got a kick in the teeth. As for nyau fake accent chakwera-wakwera-joisi and his cat, we know very well how much he repeats the biblical story of Jonah. He leads a party… Read more »

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

That’s it!
It’s DPP government baasi.
Asa.

Joloza
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UTM spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga asked rhetorically; “working with a thief? UTM cannot work with somebody who stole our votes.”

Kkkkk UTM yomvetsa chisoni kwambiri. Ndikumaziika mugulu loberedwa mavoti chonsecho muli ndi ma mp4. Mtima suvala sanzadi eeeti.

Masuzygo
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Masuzygo

DPP SHOULD ALSO NOT ACCEPT A POWER SHARING DEAL WITH CRIMINALS FROM MCP AND UTM

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Give me tippex

Mkaika
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Mkaika

Ndi UTM yomwe kukamba nawo za power sharing? Is this why you are inciting violence? MCP, asaseni mwansanga amenewa zikakuenderani azayambanso kukumatchani kufuna maudindo akuluakulu. Where in the world did a party with 4 MPs ever claim a power sharing deal?