Mutharika says ‘honoured’ to receive peace award: London Political Summit extends recognition to Chakwera

Former president Peter Mutharika has said he is “very honoured” to receive this year’s Uhuru/Raila Peace-Accord honorary award at the 5th London Political Summit and Awards 2020 which has been presented to him through the summit’s ambassador hip-hop artist Tay Grin, who is also a member of his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Mutharika (L) conferred honorary award. Receives from Tay Grin
Chibvunde received the award on behalf of President Chakwera

Mutharika was chosen for the accolade in recognition of promoting peace, democracy and his high levels of political tolerance.

He is also credited for ensuring peaceful transition after his loss of power in June 23 2020 fresh presidential elections.

“I feel greatly honoured,” said Mutharika after receiving the award from Tay Grin from his retirement home in Mangochi, according to quotes attributed to him in a statement by London Political Summit.

To ensure political correctness, the London Political Summit has since extended the peace recognition to President Lazarus Chakwera who defeated Mutharika.

“The two political figures were awarded because they ensured a smooth and peaceful transition of leadership through upholding the separation of powers of the arms of government, through civic education and the protection of voter’s rights, in the pre- election period,” the organisation said in the statement.

The Uhuru/Raila Peace-Accord was created in 2018 by the London Political Summit following a truce between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister Raila Odinga on March 9 2018 after a conflict that emanated from a 2017 general election.

While Mutharika received in person the award from Tay Grim, President Chakwera sent his political advisor Ephraim Chivunde to receive the award.

The summit has honoured Mutharika and Chakwera, saying they have ensured “a peaceful transition of leadership.”

According to the summit chairperson Pauline Long, former president Mutharika’s presence and contribution to the virtual summit on Tuesday will help address socio-economic consequences of globalisation in view of Covid-19 and post-Brexit relations with Africa.

Chakwera is also expected to address the summit as a keynote speaker via a pre-recorded message.

Mutharika, an international law professor, became president in 2014 after taking over from Joyce Banda who ascended to the presidency following a constitutional order in the aftermath of the death of Mutharika’s brother, Bingu, in April 2012.

But while Mutharika triumphed in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party challenged the presidential poll results in court, citing massive irregularities that included use of correctional fluid Tippex to alter figures on results sheets.

On February 3 2020, the High Court sitting as a Constitutional Court in Lilongwe nullified the presidential election and ordered a fresh one.

The historic fresh presidential election was held on June 23 2020 where MCP leader Lazarus Chakwera, who led the nine-party Tonse Alliance emerged winner with 58 percent of the vote against Mutharika’s 38 percent.

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Ifeyo
Ifeyo
1 month ago

Shouldn’t the picture behind Taygrin and Peter be of Lazarous as the President of Malawi.

Gwede Mantashe
Gwede Mantashe
1 month ago

Zinyalala za anthu

Zio ine
Zio ine
1 month ago

But Chakwera used terrorism to get his way through.

Bauleni
Bauleni
1 month ago

Hate it or love this is the most peace loving president Malawi has ever had. People stoned his convoy and he didn’t retaliate imagine if that was kamuzu? Bingu? Chakwera? Respect and love that none died at his orders during those demonstrations

Ndata Boy
1 month ago
Reply to  Bauleni

point of correction, the most useless and king of thieves in Malawis presidential history. he started by stealing votes in 2014 and wanted to do the same in 2019 but failed miserably. Muthalika does not deserve this award at all, he failed to admit his loss in 2020 until was left alone without soldiers that’s when he realised the painful truth

Savage Appetite
1 month ago

Chombe Tea, anyone!

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

za ziiiiiiiiiii izi.

George Malema
George Malema
1 month ago

Koma awa ndiye many eni eni. Award yopanda address nkomwe. Who next? Jomo Osman and Cash Madam muwapasenso ma award a integrity

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 month ago

Kodi nde zitinso izi abale? Never heard of it in my life. Mwinadi zopeleka kwa anthu ngati nkhalamba.

Namadzi Bomba
Namadzi Bomba
1 month ago

Maybe you don’t like to live at peace with anyone. You always like to cause pain and people to feel irritated by your presence. You like to play divide and conquer

Mwini muzi
1 month ago

Wisdom and knowledge are usually in the nkhalamba whilst the Youth usually lack wisdom.

Me you
Me you
1 month ago

Political correctness indeed.

Nipheni
Nipheni
1 month ago

This guy wanted to kill the people and did a lot to destabilise the country. He fired the army commander, he belittled the judgement etc etc. He does not deserve the accolade given to him. Please give this accolade to General Nundwe and General Namathanga. They did a lot to protect the citizens than what this man did.
His claim that the June 23 elections were rigged was also aimed stalking political unrest. I have no any respect for this man known as Mutharika.

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
1 month ago
Reply to  Nipheni

He created chaos in the first place after stealing an election using tippex with Jezebel Ansah. After Malawians rejected them they opted to bribe judges, he thought Namathanga would help him cling to power by using military force.
Every trick had failed, he couldn’t even concede defeat. Sanafune kuchoka he had no choice/ option in the end but humbled then recoiled like a timid dog with its tail wagged in between legs. To Nyekhwe Palace. Thief in-charge

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