Point of order! Mutharika-Chilima never won 2014 election – MCP’s Onani 

Dedza South member of Parliament (MP) Ishmael Ndaila Onani (Malawi Congress Party) has said President Peter Mutharika  – whose running mate was Saulos Chilima – was not duly elected  in 2014 elections on whose mandate he is carrying out now.

MP Onani: Even in 2014 Mutharika was not duly elected

Onani said this in Parliament on Wednesday when he stood on a point of order  after Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Bright Msaka mocked the opposition saying they only win elections in court and not on the ballot.

Said Onani:“Madam Speaker, is it in order for the Minister of Justice to say that the opposition has never won an election? Yet we know that from the court ruling, even Peter Mutharika way back in 2014 never won —because he never maintained a 50 plus 1 majority.

“ And on top of that, Peter Mutharika never made it to this House just last week because he never won in 2019. So, is it in order for him to claim that he won yet he has never won?”

The lawmaker continued:“ Peter Mutharikahas never won an election in Malawi. “

However, Speaker Catherine Gotani Hara said the point of order raised by Onani is  I “ an issue of opinion.”

Mutharika became Head of State after defeated Joyce Banda in 2014.

Banda disputed the 2014 elections  and  ordered the annulment of  the results and scheduled a new election in 90 days’ time, insisting that the election had been so deeply flawed that she could not possibly inflict its results on the Malawian people.

She promised at the same time that she would not run in the new elections.

The 2014 elections were flawed that even the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) acknowledged and ordered a manual recount, citing voter irregularities in some parts of the country. Particularly troubling were reports of votes counted significantly exceeding registered voters in some areas.

Banda’s plan to annul the vote results, however, was foiled by an outcry from pretty much everyone involved in the election, most significantly the MEC, which pointed out that the president – especially a competing candidate – does not have the constitutional power to summarily annul an election.

Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda of the Hig Court upheld this bit of common sense, but made another bizarre decision, telling the MEC that it had to announce the compromised result before conducting a recount. This came at the behest of Peter Mutharika’s Democratic People’s Party, which said that it was worried about the security of ballot boxes after voting was concluded.

Later ballot boxes were torched at a MEC  warehouse  when Mutharika had already taken power.

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Munyapa
8 months ago

MCP, UTM and the so called alliance partners, prepare to cry again on 23rd June 2020. Everyone knows that you are fond of crying in every election, using your usual chorus ” Atibera”.. There is no way level headed Malawians can vote for MCP. Mark my words; You will lose again shamefully and then you will become quiet. I guess your brothers and sisters in the High Court are ready to help you again. But with or without the courts, Tonse Alliance, CFT-Whatever they call it, Livingstonia Synod and Nkhoma Synod rallying behind you, you will not win the Fresh… Read more »

Cairo
Cairo
8 months ago
Reply to  Munyapa

Aziona,they think Malawians a so stupid that they can bring them back into govt., they did 31 years and each party has to do the same. Actually, it cud be more as they ruled without opposition parties. They said the opposition was there but withdrew and yet they chased them, jailed them and even killed them. They havent changed as the Nsundwe incidents bears testimony that they are still the same.

Ngunga
Ngunga
8 months ago
Reply to  Munyapa

Ukunama iwe..let’s wait and see

Elias Davie
Elias Davie
8 months ago

Kulankhula kopasula uku. What we are lookin for is change. Nothing else..

timothy
timothy
8 months ago

Onaogulitsa makadi unya uwona ukawagulitsa ambwiyako ndi amako.

Chidakwa ku China
8 months ago

Very true. The problem we had that time was that the judges were not courageous enough to say this. This time everyone is in a revolutionary mood and the judges have saved Malawi from breaking up. You may recall people were advocating for a federal government. With 50%+1 the contestants and governments would be careful and would treat all Malawians equal. DPP have led themselves into a dangerous path by denying Malawians jobs. It was only one tribe that thought was superior to others. That angered other regions and tribes. 90% of the PSs are from the Lomwe Belt. Most… Read more »

joyce
joyce
8 months ago

Chakwera adalandira kale temberero ndiye mukamazinamiza zowina ndiye kuti simuwerenga .

Ngunga
Ngunga
8 months ago
Reply to  joyce

11 days to go…..let’s wait n see mukuousa kwambiri n u tji knu gonna steal as wrll

Nyekhwe
8 months ago

This is what the whole Mcp thinks of Chilima. Samakuwelengelani. When time comes you will see

Operation Chotsa Mbavaa
Operation Chotsa Mbavaa
8 months ago

MF peter is a born thief. He stole elections in 2014, and how on earth did we allow him rule Malawi since then. Largely we ourselves are to be blamed for allowing a known thief and a thug to snatch the power fraudulently and allowing him to rule the country n letting him n his MF cronies to steal n loot public funds right in front of our eyes. WAKE UP AMALAWI. SO WE NEED TO UNITE TO KICK THESE DPP THUGS N MBAVAAS BY VOTING AGAINST DPP. CAST YOUR VOTE FOR TONSE ALLIANCE IF WE WANT FUTURE OF THIS… Read more »

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
8 months ago

MCP should be careful with this careless young muslim fundamentalist.

Jose
Jose
8 months ago

Wakuba wagwidwa apita ndikubakwakeko sadzakgalanso president.mupitebwino madala APM.

Mmalawi
Mmalawi
8 months ago
Reply to  Jose

Koma asiya anzake mmabvuto osayamba. Dautsi akabitsala kuti? Nanga enawo. Kununkha kunja kuno

TRUTH
TRUTH
8 months ago

Tell your running mate Chilima to resign as VP so that what you are saying can give sense.

nambewe
nambewe
8 months ago
Reply to  TRUTH

let APM resign first

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