Mutharika reschedule rallies as Malawi polling set to move dates

President Peter Mutharika has rescheduled his campaign rallies, cancelling his  trip to Mzimba on Thursday to attend to other pressing matters as the fresh presidential election slated for Tuesday next week is set to be rescheduled due to logistical setbacks.

DPP/UDF Alliance torch bearer President Peter Mutharika captured upon arrival in Lilongwe-pic by Lisa Kadango

Mutharika, who has been operating from Sanjika Palace in Blantyre since April, returned to the Capital City Lilongwe on Wednesday and was set to start northern region tour on Thursday.

The campaign trail has been reschduled as the Malawi leader is attending to some matters including interviews with international news organisations.

Mutharika, who has said he is ready for fresh presidential election,  will be back on the campain trail on Friday.

The  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and United Democratic Front (UDF)  torchbearer said he will win as he did in the May 21 2019 nullified poll before the courts and opposition parties robbed him of victory.

The official campaign period  which the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) officially launched on May 7 is expected to end on Sunday morning for Tuesday’s voting.

But indications from MEC show that polling day may be shifted to address logistical challenges and deliver a credible elections.

The electoral body is holding a National Elections Consultative Forum (Necof) meeting at Crossroads hotel in Lilongwe.

After the Necof meeting, the Commission is going to appraise Parliament on the state of preparedness and challenges it is facing.

Kachale said the Commission will get direction on how the challenges can be resolved.

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JONES
JONES
8 months ago

Do you mean Peter Munthalika is coming to Mzimba where Chilima scheduled his rally already? Hmmmm the likelihood of clashes.

Vinyo
Vinyo
8 months ago

So all that time Jane Ansah was clinging to power she wasn’t doing anything? Amangokhala phwiii

Malawi belong to the citizens

DPP yamila basi.

Able
Able
8 months ago

So judges are going to provide the funds? Oh oh.. so elections need money? I understand it is called budgeting. So what did the judges say the money would come from? I think they need to be taking their vacation so next time they can remember money in their judgments.

Mwikho
Mwikho
8 months ago
Reply to  Able

Useless & Dull comment.

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago
Reply to  Able

You must be dull and your head is full of maggots 😭

Political Analyst
Political Analyst
8 months ago
Reply to  Able

As long as it is our tax money not Peter Muthalika’s money, the money will be available and we will VOTE on Tuesday whether the old man is afraid of losing or not.After all, Peter Muthalika will not be the first sitting president to lose an election, Joyce Banda also lost in 2014 JB lost because of Cash gate unfortunately Peter continued from where JB left as far as cash gating is concerned. The MK145 million police food rationing cash gate where Peter was involved will come to mind when voting on 23rd June 2020.

Akuzike
Akuzike
8 months ago

Malipilo azinazo azachitika msogolo bola ife tavota

John Phiri
John Phiri
8 months ago

All this mess is because of Peter and his Janansah. They put in place too many delaying tactics while in the know that they had a very poor defence in the case.

It is these two people plus Muhara et al that have caused all this mess. They have to take the blame.

Namulondola Njira
8 months ago

All these is because of the opposition MPs who set the date without considerations of other issues, just to be seen as doing something. When you stop thinking correctly this is what happens. Sober minds will always make things happen, but when you use your emotions, then you end up in big trouble. God is doing things in his own way, and his ways are not the ways of man.

Steve
Steve
8 months ago

This new MEC Chair is so wise that whatever he proposes may be considered despite the fact that APM and his government are not willing to release the funds to facilitate the election process as one of the items on their agenda to dodge the fresh presidential election. All in all, change has come to stay and mother Malawi will surely be saved.

Nalingula
Nalingula
8 months ago
Reply to  Steve

I now Understand Why they have been fighting the Courts …So that after the 150 days courts Are Scared to Do Anything …It’s not that there is No Money khoma chikuwawe….Ndie wina Akamati fwefwe Kamuzu was not a Champion of Democracy …..Mwazionatu Nganga kukakamira pa Mpando ….

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago

Anyway, pumani agogo mwatopa.

qwelo
qwelo
8 months ago

fyi no elections no progress

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