Mutharika tells opposition to wait for 2024 polls: ‘Fact is MCP, UTM lost 2019 elections’

President Peter Mutharika has defended his position to report the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera to the UN over the current political instability, saying the opposition should just wait for the 2024 elections to try their luck again.

President  Mutharika alights from plane back home from the United States of America where he attended the United Nation General Assembly .-Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana
Mutharika on arrival asked to insect a guard of honour by Malawi Defence Force .-
President Mutharia ispecting a guard of honour by Malawi Dfence Force at KIA – Photo by Abel Ikiloni , Mana
Mutharika: I was telling the world the reality, and the fact is MCP, UTM lost  he polls

Mutharika said this on Saturday afternoon on arrival from the UN general assembly in the United States of America.

He defended his decision to take  domestic politics to the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74) in New York, stating that the May 21 Tripartite Elections were credible and accused MCP of perpetrating post-election violence.

He said the UN general assembly address is like a state of the nation address where world leaders take stock of social, economic and political situations in their respective countries as well as the world at large.

Mutharika therefore said there was nothing wrong to tell the UN general assembly the political situation in the country after the elections.

“The procedure is that you talk about the UN but you also talk about developments in your own country. I talked about economic activities, I talked about community colleges and development in general and I talked  about the  political situation in the country.

“The UN is a political body where we talk global politics.  Therefore when you make a statement  you [present] the state of thenation to the world to present the political situation in the country and I am talking about the reality,” said Mutharika.

Continued Mutharika: “The reality is thet they [MCP, UTM] lost the  elections. I was not talking bout the case in [Constitution] court I was talking about the election which they lost  and they better accept.

“I wanted to tell them that the elections were free, fair, credible and transparent. Only the losers are crying foul. If they have real issues for Malawians, they should wait for the 2024 elections.”

Mutharika arrived to face the very same problems he left behind a week ago; political whirlwind following the highly disputed elections, a wave of protests which include the anti-Jane Ansah demonstrations as well as discontent over the way the police handle notorious ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets who are back hacking those deemed critical of the president and the government.

Only one journalist Grayson Chapita from the state controlled Malawi Broadcasting Corporation was allowed to ask the President questions after he inspected a guard of honour at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe.

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ERUTU
ERUTU
2 years ago

WE HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE

Vincent Saiwa
Vincent Saiwa
2 years ago

kkkkk, i think he is right , regardless our lost in election. We should now move on, too much critics will take us nowhere. We should learn how to conduct election carefully to avoid another ambush 2024

che nnungu
2 years ago

So we lost the elections? we will shortly lose you to prove that you rigged the elections. Munthu opanda mano iwe sumaliza term imeneyi

Maunits
Maunits
2 years ago

Saying in public that he won elections yet the case in Concourt is a sign of trying to get sympanthy from international donors and at the same time he is trying to instil fear to Malawians to believe that he was the winner as if Malawians are fools. He is completely facing dark kingdom and kamusalila kanthawi pang’ono. People may think judges are bought going by his words yet the five judges can not be corrupted and interim opposition leaders can not withdrawal the case in court until Malawians see just prevalence here. So Mr Muthalika do your days are… Read more »

winston msowoya
winston msowoya
2 years ago

WHAYto wait for 2024 You dog ?

Mkwapu
2 years ago

Foolish man

Ruth
Ruth
2 years ago

MCP and UTM lost elections – they have so far failed to show that the elections were rigged.

ERUTU
ERUTU
2 years ago
Reply to  Ruth

NOTHING YET IS FINISHED. WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT

Kennedy
Kennedy
2 years ago

Over confident will backfire. If god hear people sm afraid Dpp will learn a big lesson. These people in Dpp beleives in corruotion and bribes, they’re busy bribing judges and judges gets fade up Dpp will wake up in a dirty water.

Bwande
Bwande
2 years ago

Iyayi akatuluka amulanda Boma asilikali, Amulanda anyapapi inu koma ine ndeka ndizazipha o bwande ponyasaland

mtete
mtete
2 years ago

MCP and UTM did not lose the election. Rather, Jane Ansah stole their votes to prop your rating. Please read the UNDP funded Auditors Report if in doubt.

NZERU NKUPANGWA
NZERU NKUPANGWA
2 years ago
Reply to  mtete

Care to share the said report. UNDP reports are placed within the public domain and can be readily accessed through their official website. Anything else is simply not synthetic to be used to support any position citing UNDP as the source

NZERU NKUPANGWA
NZERU NKUPANGWA
2 years ago

authentic

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