Mutharika says opposition to continue whining till 2024: ‘I have crashed them as promised’

President Peter Mutharika has urged opposition to concede defeat  after an election marred by irregularities and  move on as he takes a step to develop the country in his second and mandatory final five-year term.

President Mutharika at the unveiling ceremony of Bwanje Irrigation dam.
Photo by Lisa Kadango

Mutharika, who won the election with a 38.57% share of the vote, with opposition party leader Lazarus Chakwera scoring 35.41% and UTM president Saulos  Chilima claiming 20.24% in the final tally, said  during the official opening of the European Union-funded Bwanje Dam  in Dedza that  opposition give him chance to develop the country.

Chakwera and Chilima are challenging results of the May 21 presidential elections  after electoral commission received 147 complaints  of irregularities, including results sheets with sections blotted out or altered with correction fluid called Tippex.

But Mutharika said if the opposition will not concede defeat they will keep crying.

“I promised that I will squeeze and crash them and I just did that and they are now crying,” said Mutharika.

“The opposition is whining over my re-election. They will continue to do so till 2024. I said I will trample them but they never took us seriously,” he added.

Mutharika also said others have been propagating lies that he  fled for Mozambique.

“I fear no one here. Malawi will continue to be my home and I’m going nowhere,” said Mutharika.

President Mutharika, who maintained his promise for economic revival , said he will develop every corner of Malawi irrespective of how the areas voted.

Malawi has held competitive elections since 1993, when the repressive one-party regime of Kamuzu Hastings Banda, who ruled for three decades after independence, ended.

But analysts say the country is still mired in a cycle of personality-driven patronage politics that feeds graft.

Malawi ranks 122 out of 180 on Transparency International’s corruption perceptions index, above Nigeria but below neighbouring Zambia.

The economy has been stabilised since the Cashgate scandal, with inflation tamed to below double digits and central bank reserves rebuilt.

Government is outlining ambitious plans to industrialise Malawi beyond subsistence agriculture and a reliance on tobacco exports.

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Mr Truth Pains
1 year ago

My very simple advise for election to be credible is; Next election exclude sons and daughters of MEC commissioners from being part of MEC stuff. These sons and daughters of MEC officials are the beneficiaries of their parents (commissioners) corrupt activities and they will always make sure that they cover any irregularities that may bind their parents. Recruit well trained Accountants that are graduating from Malawi schools to count ballot papers, do correct summation of the results sheets and tallying the results from all polling centres across the country . These sons and daughters of MEC Officials lack basic mathematical… Read more »

kantonga
1 year ago

dikira mphwanga uziwanso

TOSH
1 year ago

iwe pitala ndiwe opusa ukanakhala kuti ulibe mantha ndiye bwenzi ukumayenda chothawa kumanyamuka usiku kupita ku CHIKOKO BAY , KUYENDA NTCHIRE ULENDO WA KU KAMUZU PALACE, KODI UKAMALANKHURA SUPANGA EDIT ZIMENE AKULEMBERA NTHAWI ZONSE UMALANKHURA ZINTHU ZODUKA MUTU NDI KUMAZIKORA WEKHA , MUZIGANIZA AGOGO INU MUSANALANKHULE

gwenenthe mwale
gwenenthe mwale
1 year ago

ngati muli adolo mumere mano mkamwa
stupid
dpp thieves

namatetule
1 year ago

You see , I can stand the man , but his wife is another story. Its better to look at Chimulirenji

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
1 year ago

Sorry my dear, the case is in court so wait for your favourable judgement if any or your exit.

#i am your next president

I fear no one ! Malawi is my home…. haha! and yet munthu akuchita ku lowa ku Lilongwe using a different route

TOSH
1 year ago

ok yu have crash MCP and UTM OK , LETS WAIT AND SEE WHO GONNA BE CRASHED COMPLETELY IN MONTHS TO COME YU IDIOT TIPEX PRESIDENT

innocent m'bama
innocent m'bama
1 year ago

really you crashed and leave them with speechless.really your word come to pass.

Achiswe
1 year ago

I ‘crashed them as promised’.- yes, he was able to ‘crash’ them because he knew in advance that he would steal the election come what may.

Operation Chotsa Mbavaa
Operation Chotsa Mbavaa
1 year ago
Reply to  Achiswe

Absolutely bang on. Of course that’s what this MBAVAA knows best…. to steal n rob votes …. N then claiming as if he genuinely won the elections with merits. Which part can he not read…. WE MALAWIANS DONT WANT U…. MBAVAA IWE CHOKA APA. PEOPLE’S WILL will CRASH YOU SOON. U WILL BE SHIFTED TO Zomba Max Prison SOON. WhoTF DO U THINK U ARE? Don’t try us now. This is different Malawi now.

Ndaonavino
Ndaonavino
1 year ago

Ndiye mungosamukatu kaye dziko muno chifukwa mukhala odandaula komanso kumangotukwana m,mene muchitiramu mapakana 2024 kkkkkkkkk

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