Mutharika tells UNGA he won credible polls: Blames MCP for Malawi turmoil

Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Thursday addressed the annual gathering of world leaders for the United Nations General Assembly and said he won his second and final constitutional five-year term of office through a  process that was duly audited by a UN affiliated  network but accused opposition leaders’ campaign to annul the May elections on getting more angry people on the streets with violence.

President Mutharika takes local politics to UN General Assembly

Like all other world leaders, who discussed their country’s progress and priorities, with some giving a particular emphasis on climate change,  Mutharika  also tacked how his administration is doing on national development framework  before he discussed local politics most of part of his speech.

He used his address to the United Nations to discuss the Malawi situation on the political front.

Mutharika told the UNGA that  he was  re-elected   in the electoral process that was duly audited by a United Nations affiliated network called BDO.

Said Mutharika: “This election was unanimously  declared free, fair and credible by the European Union, the African Union, SADC [Southern African Development Community]  and the Commonwealth observer missions.

“But the Opposition, led by Malawi Congress Party decided not to accept this very credible Election. This is the party that ruled Malawi under dictatorship for 31 years.”

Malawians went to the polls on Tuesday to elect 193 members of parliament, 462 local government councillors and the President. But MCP president Lazarus Chakwera and  UTM Party president Saulos Chilima are in court seeking  nullification of the presidential elections results claiming irregularities.

President Mutharika is the first respondent in the elections case as declared winner with Malawi Electoral Commission  (MEC) as the second respondent.

But in his address at the world stage, Mutharika, a professor in international law and constitutional expert, said the opposition went to court but ignored the court process and claimed that they waged “ a vicious campaign of violence” in the disguise of demonstrations.

“Their violence betrayed a desire for ethnic cleansing, a desire for civil war, an attempt to demolish the economy and to make Malawi an ungovernable state of lawlessness.

“We responded with peaceful resistance and insisted on the rule of law. We fought violence with peace; and fought hate with love. This is what saved Malawi from degenerating into chaos. We have seen democracy and the rule of law at its best in Malawi,” said Mutharika.

The President said Malawi remains a peaceful and stable country that we have always known. Malawi remains a beautiful destiny for tourists and investors.

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Natty Prince
Natty Prince
2 years ago

Mwakula kapumeni basi nanga UNGA ndiamene amakulipira?Misonkho ya Malawi mukungoba kumangoseweletsa ndiye wati ukuuza anthu oti sizikuwakhuza umbuzi ukulephera kuyanjanitsa wanthu unalephera nditero zaka zinayi zapitazi.Atsogoleri opanda masophenya kuona ngati kupita maiko azungu kukayakhala zambola basi ndiwe dolo umbuli 🤣Zungu amafuna mbuzi ngati iwe opondeleza anthu ake kuti nawo azipeza zofuna zawo mwaulere ino inali nthawi yoti inu atsogoleri amu Afrika zokamba zanu zikhale zoti nawo amerika ayenela kulipira mtundu wachifirika chipepeso chaukapolo womwe anatichitila ife koma basi mukamba zowina chisakho umbuzi milandu ili mukhoti kodi iwe u dictator sukuthandiza nthawi yake siyino ayi

APM akundiyamwa shaft 🍆👅
APM akundiyamwa shaft 🍆👅
2 years ago

He was speaking to an empty hall. Like a mad man

Doba Doba
2 years ago

Ingogawanani ZIDA band yathatu apa —

Mzikamanda
2 years ago

Fuseki udawina kutiko iwe. Rubbish

winston msowoya
winston msowoya
2 years ago

MUTHALIKA,don’t be a fool and do not think that Malawians are fools like you rotten rat- eater.Your behaviour made Masauko Chipembere astonished at your unbecoming behaviours hence,he did not trust you guile.You are the worst President Malawians,have ever had since independence some 50 plus ago and the behaviours shown by your Lomwe fuckups,explains who are LOMWES?However,even though the Chewas were somehow proud of their barbaric Hastings Banda,still they were behaving. As human beings and not the fuckup rat- eaters.You and your late brother Bingu,have shawn very bad characters that the international people give Malawi zero-plus.Muthalika you are a shaming us… Read more »

Nabanda
2 years ago

Shame on.you APM and you’re evil, God will punish you.with.your lies. Tell them the truth that you never won the elections. It is Chakwera who.won and that the case is in court. Until when shall you keep lying …shame

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

What a stupid president. All the way to UNGA just to talk about MEC, cadets and demos?

mpilu
mpilu
2 years ago

kkkkkkk look and read the facial expression waiting for an applaude guess dint happen. kudikila kucongedwa plo apa nde anthu samavapo kanthu. kupanda mano , kukula speech imasolobana.kkkkk

braveheart
2 years ago

..”truth hurt fools.” APM with or without speaking about this at UN the world knows who is causing problems in Malawi and as a matter of fact MCP sizawinanso ku Malawi pakati pompo,no need even to mention them..aMalawi ndikuwaziwa ine sanayikhululukile/sazayikhululukila MCP apapa ndi ma demo wa ango nyula worse! Let them!

Igwe
Igwe
2 years ago

Speech of a clueless and tipexed president, if you know you won why being afraid of re run coz the same people will surely vote for you. Remove Jane and put some one and lets see if you can win without tipex mr profffesor of international law

Ochewa Dala
Ochewa Dala
2 years ago
Reply to  Igwe

Rerun is a language of losers dude,,, why should we waste time? who and how many and from where voted for Chakwera?

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