Mutharika warns against ‘rigging’ in Malawi watershed elections: ‘I am watching you’

President Peter  Mutharika is facing perhaps his strongest challenge to date from vice-president Saulos Chilima and his UTM Party,  the Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) and the  People’s Party (PP)  of former President Joyce Banda and  now he has expressed fears of rigging.

President Mutharika’s Blantyre whistle stop tour

Addressing a whistle-stop meeting in Blantyre on Sunday for his  ruling Democratic Progress Party (DPP), Mutharika claimed  that he was aware of  an opposition party’s  scheme to rig the elections.

He said foreign experts in rigging are being imported to help circumvent the people’s will in the May 21 polls.

“I have heard that some people want to rig elections and they are bringing some people from outside the country to help rig elections because they know they cant win. But let me warn them. I am watching you.

“I am watching you, I am watching you. When I am ready, I will go after you, Planning rigging is a crime and I will go after you big time, so you better stop the nonsense you are doing,” said Mutharika at Chirimba Township.

He said voters should be given a choice to elect leaders of their choice in free, fair and credible elections.

“Let people choose with dignity without any kind of interference,” said Mutharika who had other stops at Machinjiri, Khama and Ndirande townships.

President Mutharika said he  is slated to win the May 21 election by a landslide as his DPP-led government has performed well and need another five years temr  to complete development projects it jas started in the country.

DPP vice president for the southern region, Kondwani Nankhumwa  said President Mutharika is going to win the May 21 election by a landslide.

He said Malawians will overwhelmingly re-elect incumbent President Mutharika because they want food security, economic and infrastructure development.

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Pitala and Zamiya K145 million
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Tovote mwachifundo. Zoona uyu ndi Mmalawi? Let me warning you. English from a professor of America. Useless old man.

Rigger in. Chief
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Rigger in. Chief

But Mutharika you are the very one who directed Bowler and Chilima to rig the last elections which stole the Presidency from MCP. Co are you scared that Chilima and Bowler will be using the same rigging tactics against you. It was B8ngu who invited VJ to teach DPP how to rig.

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Agenda Setting Theory

So we have people from other countries to vote in May 2019 elections? Is this the reason why MEC regisration kit was found in Mozambique? Mwayambakale kuwululana. The president and the VP making rigging claims. interesting.

Achiswe
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Who is APM to talk? Isn’t he the one who attempted to take over when his brother passed away? I am not in the least condoning rigging the election, but APM is the very last person to throw stones.

Mulupale
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Mulupale

This president is too detached from the misery of ordinary Malawians. Of all the needs in this country, mukanene stadium as if Malawi mpirawonso imatha? Stadium was promised in the 2014 campaign and after 5 years mwadzukaso za stadium. No comments on Chileka Airport which has been under rehabilitation since 2007 and you dont think it is an urgent issue when SAA stops operating to it? Effect imakhuzatu those of us who frequentlyfly as even Malawian Airlines will become expensive. Old age indeed affects peoples thinking and this is classical case. My grandma is APMs agemate and is mostly talking… Read more »

Kennedy
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Kennedy

This guy is an old fool, he is out of mind. Mec should take him to book. Oppositions are being questioned by our useless police yet he preach the same and walk away with it.

MG 2
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MG 2

This guy knows exactly what happened in 2014. He is afraid of what Chilima did to his party to help him win the elections.

MG 3
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MG 3

My brother you are so very right. It was Chilima Nd Bowler who rigged the last elections for Mutharika. Now Mutharika is shit scared. Trust me it not giing to end well for Mutharika and Chilima. MCP will win without rigging.

Sato
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Sato

Mutharika is seeing the writing on the wall and allow him write his ANDIBERA WILL. CHAKWERA MANJA AKUPWETEKA NDIKULEMBA WILL IMENEYI

Matcheso
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The NORTH REQUIRE FEDERAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMEMT TO DEVELOP — JUST IMAGINE ALL 6 STADIUM IN BLANTYRE ALONE ?? WHAT KIND OF NONSENSE /INSULT /MOCKERY TO THE PEOPLE OF MALAWI IS THIS ?

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

I believe him and the person in question is Chilima.