Mutharika set for swearing in Blantyre ceremony today

President Peter Mutharika, fresh from being declared winner in the most contentious presidential election on Monday, is set for swearing in ceremony today in Blantyre to kickstart a new five year mandate.

Government officials said  the most likely place to swear in Mutharika is the Blantyre Civic offices but the swearing in ceremony may be switched to Kamuzu Stadium.

“The venue might change but as of now, the most likely place is the Civic offices,” said our sources.

The swearing in ceremony follows a successful vacation of a court injunction obtained by the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) restraining Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) from announcing the results until the pollster recounted some votes in 10 districts.

The court lifted the injunction on Monday, and the electoral commission confirmed Mutharika’s narrow victory.

“I hereby declare Arthur Mutharika as the winner of the presidential election held on 21 May,” chairwoman of the MEC Justice Jane Ansah said.

Lazarus Chakwera, of the opposition Malawi Congress Party, scored 35.41% of the votes, while vice President Saulos Chilima won 20.24%, the electoral body said.

Former law professor Mutharika, 78, came to power in 2014 and is credited with improving infrastructure and lowering inflation.

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Phiri
Phiri
2 years ago

My lesson from these elections: Nkhondo zina zimene zimabwera m’moyo mwathu zimakhala zotichitira ubwino. Therefore, lets approach life battles positively. Without UTM in these elections, DPP could not win.

phillips wanga
phillips wanga
2 years ago

Thambo la kuda layanga Malawi,majority say no to tippex regime.

His Excellency Fake Accent Chakwera
His Excellency Fake Accent Chakwera
2 years ago
Reply to  phillips wanga

Ungozolowera mphwanga. DPP ikulamula. Umva phen for 5 solid years

Maunits
Maunits
2 years ago

TIPEX GOVERNMENT UNSTOPPABLE LOUGHABLE. YOU GET INTO THROUGH BACK DOOR WONT NO SUCCESS. YOU ARE RULING PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WANT YOU IT IS DEATH.

Zombwe
Zombwe
2 years ago
Reply to  Maunits

Its u who doesn’t want him but not everyone,so don’t talk as if we r all on ur side,do u understand?

JOSEPH CHAGOMELANA
2 years ago

GAMEYI NDI YA MA BIG SO OSAMAYAMBA DALA ZIMENE SIMUNGAMAKE KOMABE OSAFOOKA MWINA NEXT TIME ZIDZAYENDA BOLA KUCHEPETSA ZOMAPHANAZI KWAMSUNDWE,25, MPONELA NDIKWA SANTHE

Mulopwana
Mulopwana
2 years ago

ANA ACHEPA

Elikana mmbaya
2 years ago

TIPPEX TIPPEX TIPPEX !!

HLUPO SIBANDE
HLUPO SIBANDE
2 years ago

CONGRATULATIONS TO APM FOR MAKING IT I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST, WE ARE MALAWI LETS HAVE ONE VISION OF DEVELOPING THIS COUNTRY DESPITE POLITICAL DIFFERENCES ZANDALE ZATHA PANO TIPANGE ZACHITUKUKO

LONG LIVE APM

Central
Central
2 years ago
Reply to  HLUPO SIBANDE

Popeza tsopano palowa njoka mwawafuna anzanu kuti akupatseni mitsonkho mutafunenso chonsecho you’re not interested to listen to what they were saying about how they would want the country to be run…………………. fotseki, I for one shall do all I can and avert tax payment, period!

HLUPO SIBANDE
HLUPO SIBANDE
2 years ago
Reply to  Central

zitayeni ZANDALE LETS DEVELOPE MALAWI IFE PALIBE MPHINDU TIMAPEZA CHOFUNIKA NDIKUSITHA MACHITIDWE ANTHU EITHER YOU ARE DPP OR MCP NGATI ULI WAULESI KULIBE KUCHITA BWINO BOMA LOMWELI ENA AKULILA ENA AKUKONDWA

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