Mutharika trying to remain in power by ‘hook or crook’ – Malawi opposition

The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party alliance and its partners   has claimed that  President Peter Mutharika was trying to stay in power by ‘hook or crook’ and to do so the Malawi leader  was stooping to any level.

UTM and MCP say President Mutharika trying to remain in power by ‘hook or crook’

UTM spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga said at a news conference in Lilongwe reading a prepared statement from the MCP-UTM alliance and its partners.

Malunga said Mutharika was taking Malawians for granted and politics to gutter level just to remain in power.

“Fellow Malawians, if you ever doubted Prof Mutharika’s resolve to remain in power by hook or crook, through legal or illegal means, his recent actions must have erased any such doubt.

“His order for the arrest of the leaders of the Human Rights Defenders Coalition is one example. His clandestine meeting with shady characters from the Middle East is another,” said Malunga.

Malunga also branded as “arrogant” President Mutharika’s decision to withheld assent to four election-related bills that Parliament sent for his nod last month; and that he would not fire Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioners who the Constitutional Court (ConCourt), presiding over the presidential election dispute, found to be incompetent and ordered Parliament’s Public Appointments Committee (PAC) to further assess their fitness. The committee recommended that they be sacked.

He also accused Mutharika of “unlawful attempts” to extend “tribal influence” to the solemn task of state defence.

University of Malawi’s Chancellor College law lecturer Sunduzwayo Madise  is on record saying Malawi was in a peculiar situation where Mutharika was still exercising full presidential powers despite that the election was nullified, thus ordinarily the President would have had temporary powers.

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VP Wamuyaya chilima
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APM mumva naye m’bebe. He is loved by the majority of people in this country and come next elections he shall punch you on the face again.

KKKK
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KKKK

Pitanitu panseupo mukuopa chani? No ways walupanga kutenga boma pa Malawi. Mumangozionela pakanena. This is Malawi. UTM muli pansana pa ng’ona ndi ma cashgaters. Palibe chanzeru munganene pano.

Charles
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Charles

Unseating a power-hungry president is no easy feat but eventually Peter will go. You should understand that it is the people surrounding him that are devising the tactics to make him stay on, not that they are loyal to him or love him but for their own sakes. One day we shall all see for ourselves and know the truth about these fools who surround the president. God is watching!!!!!

Charles
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Charles

Mr Chidanti Malunga and your colleagues in MCP/UTM and coalition parties, please open your eyes as you are wasting time! Your opponents (DPP) are already campaigning in the Southern Region and are gathering in numbers greater than 100. Not only that – they are also registering many people, including under-age children and foreigners from Mozambique. Are you not aware of this? (In Mangochi, Phalombe, Mulanje, and other parts of Southern Region!) And what are you doing about it? The DPP are using illegal means to increase their voter base to come and achieve a legal win and they have gone… Read more »

Mutokototoko
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Mutokototoko

UTM please come out of this alliance which Chakwera and Joyce Banda wants to use your Party to attain their ambitions. Chakwera knows that on his own, he can not win. He roped in PP to boost his chances of winning which did not work well . Now he is roping in your UTM which was hope for Malawi in the next five years. You have disappointed majority supporters by singing the slogan of ” Kwacha, Kwacha!!!. Kwacha!!! Zoona Chilima lero ungayime nkumati kwacha lero. You are the current VP of the state and Chakwera wants to mantain you as… Read more »

Citizen Number 1
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Citizen Number 1

Gaga, Iwedi ndi gaga weniweni, food for pigs! Who wanted to bribe the judges and who may have bribed them? Is it not DPP? Why speak the opposite? The opposite is true and everyone, even babies, know it! Anthu akapange demo, bribe. DPP always bribes its way in every thing coz of kusadzidalira due to weak leadership, yomangoyendera mphepo ngati udzudzu!

Citizen Number 1
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Citizen Number 1

Bandawe, DPP ndiyo iyambe kusanza!

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

NTCHONA has and must go now now.

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
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Anzelu ndi Anzelu

The journey to State House ikukanika eti? Its not easy to unseat Boma, you will have to be humble. Matama onse atha posachedwa.

Bandawe
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Bandawe

SIMBI has been arrested after defrauding South African government. MCP, UTM, HRDC and ConCourt judges, musanza munadya zija.

papa
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papa

which simbi are you talking about , follow zinthu ma cadet mbuli inu

Mwikho
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Mwikho

Nyasa has apologized and Retracted the fake News by DPP functionaries.

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