Mutharika urged to be ‘President for all Malawians’ as Atupele congratulates ‘A Dad’

Malawian President Peter Mutharika and his running mate now Vice-President-elect Everton Chimulirenji are being flooded with congratulation messages for being bestowed the mandate to lead the country for the next five years following the pair’s triumph in the presidential race held last week and  have been tipped to get to work the nation’s good.

Mutharika: Gets fresh mandate

The head of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Jane Ansah led the congratulations when announcing official results in Blantyre and appealed for the presidency to work for all Malawians.

“You have been elected by the people of Malawi to lead them into a brighter future,” said Ansah, a judge at the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal.

“You have been bestowed with the heavy responsibility of leading the development agenda of the nation for the next five years. I urge you to work and perform to your best and not betray the trust and confidence of the people of Malawi who have elected you as their President and vice-president,” she added.

Malawi’s leading daily newspaper, privately-owned The Nation, in its extended coverage of the elections results, carried an editorial comment on Tuesday in which it has congratulated Mutharika for his re-election and urged him to be “President for all Malawians.”

The paper noted that the presidential race was too close to call between Mutharika and Lazarus Chakwera of the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and that debutant Saulos Chilima, hitherto Mutharika’s estranged Vice-President whose political outfit UTM was born 10 months ago, it was no mean achievement to hit the one million votes mark.

“What one reads from the results and the voting pattern in general is that the nation is divided politically. Thus, it is imperative that the leaders should preach peace and unity,” reads the editorial in part.

The publication appealed to Mutharika to rise above partisan political in the next five years and not be President for DPP supporters.

“He should be President for all Malawians despite the reality that at least 62 out of every 100 Malawians did not support his presidential bid,” says the editorial.

The paper said for the sake of development and progress of the southern African country, President Mutharika should provide leadership and be open to dialogue with rival political leaders.

Joining congratulating Mutharika is one of the losing presidential hopefuls, Atupele Muluzi whose United Democratic Front (UDF) won four percent of the presidential vote and claimed 10 legislators.

Muluzi, who was a minister in Mutharika’s previous Cabinet, said in a statement made available to Nyasa Times that his UDF Party wishes to congratulate Mutharika on his re-election as President and “all the best for his second term in office.”

“May I wish His Excellency the President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika my congratulations on his successful re-election and all the best for a successful second term in office.

“I hope that he and his government will be able to continue to grow the economy, quickly establish more jobs as well as reunify our beautiful country following such a challenging election period,” said Muluzi in the statement.

Muluzi lost his parliamentary seat in the Machinga North East but said his UDF hopes that the country will now come together and support the President and his government to “move forward as one nation.”

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dalo
dalo
1 year ago

Anzanu kuthawa milandu,tsiku likwana

Bonney Phiri
Bonney Phiri
1 year ago

Akupempha kaunduna ataumbudzidwa kwawo ng’ooooo nchakuba ichi,anavoteredwa ndi a MEC,koma Ansah! Mulungu akukanthe zili ndalama aaaah! zoona money talks

tosh
tosh
1 year ago

its MECS will not MALAWIS WILL THEMBELERO KWA YENSE WAKU MEC walandira ndalama natiyika ife mu mavuto amenewa

Innoxy
Innoxy
1 year ago

Congratulations mr Tippex Arthur Peter Mutharika though you are not going finish these 5yrs but it is now the time to proceed all paused cases of albino killings where we heard that you mr Tippex and your friend ntaba have been murdering albinos for richness and don’t forget police officers who killed buleya lule.

Nsanje lalanje
1 year ago

President wa MEC 3billion per Term of 5 years

mulokhowalomwe@gmail.com
1 year ago

bUT WHO INSTRUCTED THEM TO USE TIPEX AND UNTIL NOW WE HAVENT RECEIVED INFORMATION SAME TO ALBINO KILLING

mulokhowalomwe@gmail.com
1 year ago

Was this Munthali elected or it was endorsement -please advise

NYOKO
1 year ago

The President of tipex ,corruption and Pumbwatic

Mulopwana
Mulopwana
1 year ago

Kulibe za equittable distribution of ministerial posts . Mmesa Ku central mumavotera otsutsa ndiye mukuti lero akuganizireni maudindo? mwauponda . key ministerial posts ku mwera and few to central areas where they supported APM. Mulibe ulemu anthu anyau kukupangarani chitukuko koma pambuyo pa Tambala wakuda. Tamugenda ndi legeni ya SAULOSI sazaliranso mMalawi. Afterall O Chakwera kwao kwatha chifukwa 2024 sazaimanso chisankho. Kulibe wina ku MCB amene angosogolere chipanichi apart from him. Sidik Mia mumuona akubwelera ku PP
Mumulangize SAULOSI ayambe kukonzekera for 2024 tsopano akagwenso

peter
peter
1 year ago

Mutharika will not embrance everyday…mudamukana…vomerezani…Let him embrance amene tamuvotera. full stop…ti for tat…

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