Mutharika says ‘respect the presidency’ as Chakwera gets thunderous welcome in Lilongwe

The embattled President Peter Mutharika, who is set to be succeeded by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Rev Dr Lazarus Chakwera, has urged Malawian people to respect the presidency because it is a sacred office, heart and soul of the nation.

Shift of power from Mutharika to Chakwera

Mutharika was speaking Saturday  at the Sanjika Palace in Blantyre where he described the June 23 re-run election as the ‘worst election ever in the history of Malawi.’

Visibly in low spirits, Mutharika urged his supporters and all Malawians to accept the outcome of the concluded election for the sake of peace and love of the country.

“Let me urge all Malawians to respect the presidency because it is a sacred office and the heart and soul of our nation,” said Mutharika.

He stressed: “Please, let us respect the presidency.”

Mutharika also called on Malawians  to    “continue to be a patriotic people, a people of high integrity and a hardworking nation. “

He said: “Let us continue to be lovers of peace and to keep this country in the spirit of love. Let us continue to be one country, one people and one Malawi.”

Mutharika concluded his statement by saying that “May the Lord God our Father grant us the courage to make the right decisions; the faith to keep our path; and the wisdom to love one another.”

Elswehere, Chakwera received a thunderous welcome in the capital Lilongwe  minutes after the head of state concluded addressing the nation.

Chakwera who was coming from Blantyre, the commercial capital on his way to the capital Lilongwe was spotted in a huge presidential convoy presumed, with dozens of Malawi Defense forces and police officers guarding him.

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Sand
Sand
8 months ago

Akachale, khalani anzeru osayamika bwanji kuti tiwone kusintha. Dzichepetseni ngati munthu wanzeru

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
8 months ago

MAlawi going back the ngona style of government

mchisala
mchisala
8 months ago

I can not decipher any ‘conceding defeat’, much less congratulating the winner, in shameless Mutharika’s rumblings if in the same sentence you describe the elections as ‘the worst elections ever in the history of Malawi’. Shameless Mutharika is used to fraudulent elections hence does not know what to make of clean and transparent, free, fair and credible elections!!!!!

Unkulumba
Unkulumba
8 months ago

You have fought a good fight man of God. God bless you and your presidency

Starrett81
Starrett81
8 months ago

Sacred? Yes I do agree that it is sacred but unfortunately you violated it with your thievery and corruption. Please go and rest now.

Moya
Moya
8 months ago

You needed this retirement most, go rest Peter. Let others take over and do their part.

Vincent Namkhulupa
Vincent Namkhulupa
8 months ago

It was a farewell speech

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
8 months ago

This man i dont know what kind of womb he came from.
no morals.
well mmene watulukila ndi mmene waonela olo okupelekeza. ndalama mwasamutsa zija muzisaza. bola alcohol8sm isagwemo. musova

Malawi citizen
8 months ago

Rest in peace

Norbert Turner
Norbert Turner
8 months ago

Mutharika is the last person to advise ‘respect the presidency’, Thankfully he did not say, ‘like I did’. He shamed the presidency by his condoning of corruption and by his mis-management of the office. We are relieved and delighted to see him go and find it very hard to wish him well.

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