Opposition prepares Chakwera ‘inauguration’: To incite more anarchy ‘Operation Al-Bashir’

In denial of their defeat in the elections last week, main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is lobbying new UTM Party of former vice president Saulos Chilima to be party to the inauguration of  MCP leader Lazarus Chakwera as the ‘people’s president’ and  jointly incite more anarchy which should lead to the forced removal of President Peter Mutharika.

Chakwera ‘will not accept election result’

They have named the protests “Operation Al-Bashir” – after the public demonstrations that led to the removal of president Omar Al-Bashir in Sudan last month.

“Chakwera will be recognised as the legitimate president of Malawi,” said a party official privy to the plot.

Their intention is to use the demonstrations to cause anarchy, make the country ungovernable and gain calls for Mutharika to step down.

In their plan, they have chosen northern region as a location to trigger the protests which they intend to spread across to all regions.

Speaking on BBC Focus on Africa in his first interview since his opponent, President Peter Mutharika, was announced the winner of the presidential race. Chakwera said he will continue to challenge the result of the Malawi election in the court.

Chakwera insists there is still a case to be heard in the courts.

“If we do not fight for the Malawians they may never know what actually happened,” he said.

He argued that there had been serious irregularities in the counting of the vote.

“It’s an electoral system in which officers of the electoral commission can use Tipp-Ex [correction fluid] on results sheets from all over the country… and yet there are no consequences,” he said.

Meanwhile, intelligence reports indicate Chakwera was holding a meeting with rights activist Timothy Mtambo on the organization of the protests.

Throughout Mutharika’s first term, Chakwera and Mtambo have worked together in organizing anti-government public demonstrations.

However, this time around, they are using their grievances on the elections in organizing the current protests and they want to amplify pockets of post-election violence seen in central region.

Ironically, Mtambo himself has endorsed Mutharika’s victory by signing a Malawi Electoral Support Network (MESN) final report which declared Mutharika the winner. Mtambo signed the document in his capacity as board member of MESN.

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) pronounced Mutharika the winner of the elections on Tuesday. In addition to MEC, major political parties, National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) and MESN operated independent national tally centres all of which found Mutharika the winner.

Final results show that DPP won on all three fronts. Alongside winning the presidential vote, DPP also amassed more councillors and MPs, beating all other parties that competed in the election.

Mutharika has rejected criticism of the election result, saying international observers had given the vote a clean bill of health.

“So, it is now the time to move on. The elections are over. There is time to fight, there is time to unite, there is time to argue and time to agree. There is time to pursue our partisan goals and time to pursue our national goals,” said Mutharika when he was sworn in for the second term at a ceremony held at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Tuesday.

He said the election was a collective achievement for the country.

“For the first time in the history of our country, this election was entirely funded from our own sources. Let us be proud of ourselves as Malawians. This is time to unite and develop this country and now is the time. Malawi is the only country we have,” said the President.

Former president Bakili Muluzi, several judges of the High Court and Supreme Court, the clergy, traditional leaders and MEC commissioners also witnessed the occasion that lasted about 90 minutes.

International election observers such as European Observer Mission (EOM), the Commonwealth and SADC have described the elections as free, fair, credible and well-organized.

Mutharika is expected to be inaugurated this Friday at the same venue before holding a victory rally at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre on Sunday.

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Israel
Israel
1 year ago

I see something that Malawi has never seen happening. If we choose to fight someone who thinks he is fighting for justice then you will kill Innocent Malawians. Chakwera is doing what He thinks is justice and to my side i think he is doing what i feel its right. But we Malawians including you Nyasa Times becareful with what you write. Let Justice be fought in court not you aiding violence through media. Am sure you no idea the level of anger is in most Malawians right now, in case we don’t know we are fighting against almost 60%… Read more »

youna
youna
1 year ago

Mwalenga dala nkhaniyi kuti mumumange. I know mtendere ukukusowani chifukwa mukudziwa ndithu kuti munthuyu munamubera. Anzanga a DPP chonde polani moto chifukwa mukapanda kusamala zikutsalirani mmanja izi.

Adam
Adam
1 year ago

I think this is the way to go

Its high time now Dpp ur doing this behaviour

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago

Mr reporter,be careful don’t play with Dr Chakwera. This is just a simple and free advise.

Nsanje lalanje
1 year ago

No war let us all disagree to agree that Peter has won.Then its over

Mesimadzi
Mesimadzi
1 year ago

Ndiye mukawalumbilitsa akulu oluzawo adzikakhalabe ku area 36 konkuja? Mwina mukufuna muwalumbilitse ngati Leader of Opposition?
People dont waste your time Chakwera has expired; choose Ken Kandodo to be the Leader of opposition. Whenever drugs have expired we throw them away, do the same with the expired Chakwera.

Chopi
1 year ago
Reply to  Mesimadzi

Uchitsilu uwu!

oMachemba
oMachemba
1 year ago

Q. When is MCP ever going to accept defeat in a democratic election in this country? A. Apparently, never: except only when dictator Kamuzu conceded an embarrassing defeat in the first post dictatorship era. That was the only time, and it was probably only because he was in his dotage, and he had finally seen how his criminal government and Party, MCP, were loathed by Malawians. The Northern Regions should never allow to be sacrificed in any experiment: the consequences, especially, of this proposed experiment would be dire. Let oChakwera confine this to his own back yard, the Central Region;… Read more »

Innoxy
Innoxy
1 year ago

We are ready to fight for the truth.Dying for something is better than living for nothing.

Mwe'ene
Mwe'ene
1 year ago
Reply to  Innoxy

Mufela eni inu apa!

Central
Central
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwe'ene

Its good to die for country men to be liberated from thieves! How do you feel when you segregate others? Its open secret that you don’t care and thought by rushing to taking oath everything will be buried………… never this time around!

Alegria
Alegria
1 year ago
Reply to  Central

Hahahaha mmmmmm die for country men indeed. who is segregating who? O chakwera does not wish the Malawians good. how can someone will good will can think of taking leadership by force? Please let Malawians enjoy the gift from God because leadership comes from God not by force.

Nad
Nad
1 year ago
Reply to  Innoxy

Iwe wachamba kwambili ndiye ukafere a chakwera instead of God? If tikakwilira nyau iwe

Nalingula
Nalingula
1 year ago

Munthu Akatoba mmunda Osilika Amatobwebwetu Yekha….Ati Aone kuti Anthu Atoganiza bwanji…Ndinu Akubar Ndie Simunati Mubwebwetuka….Such Propaganda Should not make it Here on Nyasatimes Siyirani Malawi Voice Zimenezi Anati Anarchy? Kumalawi kuli Anarchy?Ngati Kumpota akukwiya Anthu mchifukwa cha Khalidwe lanu lonyansa …Munawakumbira mseu wolimba wa Geremane Karonga- Songwe Boarder Mkupaka matope Anu Osalimba…Ndie Asakwiye?

His Excellency Fake Accent Chakwera
His Excellency Fake Accent Chakwera
1 year ago

Just start it and see what shaved the guinea fowl’s head. I we Chakwera ndi I we Mtambo, nac hendes any.

JOHN
JOHN
1 year ago

WHO ARE YOU INTIMIDATING. MALAWI DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU. KUBA BASI!

KUWAONA ANA A ADADIWO AKUNGOFUCHILIRA NDI UTSI, KUMANGOZIYENDERA, MALUZI OKHAOKHA. ALI BIIII, ZOVALA KAYA ANACHAPA LITI/

BOLANSO INE!

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