Mutharika backs Nankhumwa for dialogue to end Malawi political impasse

President Peter Mutharika who had earlier said he would crush protesters who feel Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chair Jane Ansah must stand down has since thrown his weight behind Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president for the South Kondwani Nankhumwa call dialogue over the political impasse gripping Malawi by the neck.

President Mutharika supports  Nankhumwa (L) call for dialogue

Nankhumwa told a rally in Ndirande he was ready to meet Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera and UTM Party leader Saulos Chilima to a round table.

President Mutharika is reported to have told a DPP National Governing  Council  members meeting in Lilongwe that he supports the talks in an effort to end  ongoing post-election standoff.

Mutharika wants political solution to end the political impasse in the country as State House spokesman Mgeme Kalilani said the Malawi leader is a peace-loving who subscribes to the ideals of contact and dialogue.

“The President is particularly concerned with the impact that the post-election violence is having on the country’s economy and he is of the view that an amicable  solution should be reached for the sake of progress,” Kalilani said as quoted by Times on Monday.

Archbishop  of the Archdiocese of Blantyre Thomas Msusa is leading the team of the quasi-religious grouping the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) that wants to mediate the stand-off.

PAC has already met Chilima and Chakwera on how to resolve the hulabaloo.

But the PAC meeting with President Mutharika failed last week. The President has directed his director for religious affairs to reschedule the meeting.

Call for dialogue comes after the civil  society organisations (CSOs) with support from MCP and UTM Party have been holding countrywide demonstrations to force electoral body chairperson Jane Ansah to resign from her position  for messing the May 21 2019 elections.

Ansah is accused of fraudulently gifting DPP presidential candidate Peter Mutharika victory in the Presidential Election. The matter is in court.

MEC declared Mutharika winner of the presidential race in the May 21 Tripartite Elections, with 1 940 709 votes. He was trailed by Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  president Lazarus Chakwera with 1 781 740 votes.

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Tsamba Likagwa
Tsamba Likagwa
2 years ago

Last things first. Jane is not going anywhere

Tsamba Likagwa
Tsamba Likagwa
2 years ago

amnzathu akadziwa ka chizungu ndiyetu everyday chizungu chake chomwecho “mismanaged) He! he! he! he!

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
2 years ago

This is legitimising theft in the country.
Kenako mbava kundende zonse will demand for dialogue ati nazo zituluke. The problem of having illegitimate presidents and MEC chair everything else becomes illegitimate!!

The Patriot
The Patriot
2 years ago

Thats the way to go, Mr President! Not the “ndikunyenyanyenyani podium vibe”!. 62% of the voters are not happy with the Tippex election results and the last thing they want to hear is DPP arrogance!

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
2 years ago

ku malawi kuno tiueni tikambe za malawi osati za Zim. ao anayamba kale kubera ife tinkangovometeza kale lija tisakudziwa akutipa nsuzi. no wonder Cihuri anabwera kudzathandiza kuba such a fugitive and kutionongera ma tax athu with that convoy. dausi kumati amadzaona nkazace. why should he have such a presidential watsover welcome just to come for sex. why should that be on our money agenda- sex-
nde anamutenga ? henry mussa vimitu yengu yengu kukacilangamila odzacita sex ,?
dausi, miimba yako wamva siife zitsilu.
unakhalako pasi matenda anakudekhetsa.
nde musatinyasepo apa eti.
dpp must go

Babu
Babu
2 years ago

Do not be cheated ,soon Time will when Nakhumwa will be shinning for what he says.

MAVI PA THAKU
2 years ago

NO NO NO ! ANSAH AND MEC MUST GO THAT’S ALAWIAN STAND !! DEMOS TO STATE HOUSE TOMORROW PLEASE ! PLEASE !

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
2 years ago

So Nankhumwa is the real president of Malawi Mutharika is just a puppet!

PEACE
PEACE
2 years ago

First things first tell Jane Ansah and all MEC commissioners to resign

Grace
Grace
2 years ago

EXODUS 20:15

“Thou shalt not steal”

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