Mutharika refuses media interviews  after presenting nomination papers

President Peter Mutharika snubbed  journalists who gathered at at Chichiri International Conference Centre in Blantyre, widely known as Comesa Hall, when he refused to take questions from them as has been the case with all other presidential candidates who presented their nomination papers to the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

Mutharika given nominaton certificate by Ansah
Mutharika picks Everton Chimulirenji as his running mate. Chimulirenji is the current Minister of Civic Education, Culture & Community Development, he is also the incumbent Ntcheu North East MP
President Peter Mutharika arrives at Comesa Hall to present his nomination papers to MEC

The journalists said they wanted to find out from Mutharika how he settled for Everton Chimulerenji as running mate amid reports that he is related to First Lady Gertrude Mutharika.

After the presentation of the nomination papers, journalists from all media houses gather at one place where the MEC chief executive officer Sam Alufandika brings the presidential candidate to the media.

However, after Alufandika escorted the president to the “media corner”, Mutharika just said “no interviews” and proceeded to board an open vehicle.

Some journalists also said they wanted to find out from the President that he preaches peace and in the Comesa hall, he had signed a code of conduct which denounces political violence yet in the same hall during the presentation of the papers, Democratic Progressive Party  (DPP) cadets manhandled a person in while t-shirt whom they accused to be UTM Party member.

All presidential candidates, including Lazarus Chakwera, Saulos Chilima, Atupele Muluzi and Joyce Banda granted interviews to the journalists.

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Achiswe
2 years ago

APM has never given an interview to journalists; why should be start now? He doesn’t want to be faced with difficult questions that he can’t answer. Anyone who has ever watched the BBC in the UK will tell you that the Prime Minister and members of her cabinet are frequently interviewed by journalists and are asked probing questions. That is democracy in action. Those elected to government have a democratic obligation to answer to those who elected them. Not in Malawi. Even though the DPP controls MBC they do not like to be interviewed on either radio or television because… Read more »

No to DPP
No to DPP
2 years ago

REFUSING TO SPEAK TO MEDIA THATS REFUSING TO SPEAK TO THE VOTERS. MEDIA ARE OUR MEDIATORS THEREFORE I DO NOT SEE THE REASON WHY MALAWIANS SHOULD VOTE FOR YOU IF YOU CANNOT SPEAK TO US.

THIS ARROGANCE MALAWIANS SHOULD DEAL WITH IT.

NO TO DPP.

Mphwache
Mphwache
2 years ago

And in his speech, he did not acknowledge DEPECO as partners.

WakuSalima
WakuSalima
2 years ago

Koma NDE agemate-di….kkkkk

WakuSalima
WakuSalima
2 years ago

Choipa chitsata mwini…. Aisova

NotWakanda4Ever
NotWakanda4Ever
2 years ago

Hes getting stupider with age I guess!! See things for yourself advisers f—k sh-t up for u!! Be involved not just stealing from the public purse.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
2 years ago

Makwatirakwatirawa kukwatira azimai andale oti amafuna kukhala MP ku Balaka bvuto lake ndi limeneli awasankhira alamu awo a Chimulirenji, ena ndi aja amati mwana wao akhale runningmate wa Chilima usawi chichi?

Banda CZ
Banda CZ
2 years ago

Adadi mwaiiiiiiiiiiiii nkuzaaphonya penalty

Rodrick
Rodrick
2 years ago

The woman has cheated the old man.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba Kuba K145 million

Vubwa angayankhule chiyani? Adakuwuzani kuti mukavote mwachifundo ndi mwaulemu with a ton of bricks falling on you.

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