‘Rise up Malawi’ opposition leader Lowe raps Sona

Leader of opposition in Parliament Lobin Lowe had a field day pulling holes in President Peter Mutharika State of the Nation Address (Sona) and attacked him for criticising the Judiciary following the nullification of the May 21 2019 presidential election results

Lowe;: Rise up Malawi: the Hour has Come

Lowe was at pains either to respond to the President or the gadget that played the video showing Mutharika speaking in reference to the pre-recorded Sona delivered in Parliament on Friday.

In his response titled “Rise up Malawi: the Hour has Come”,  Lowe  faulted Mutharika’s “hypocrisy” on his continued attacks on the judiciary whose ruling he acknowledges as evidenced by his submission of nomination papers to compete in the court-sanctioned  fresh elections as well as his campaign is an acceptance of the Constitutional and Supreme Court’s judgment .

“Sadly, the same ruling from Judiciary he has accepted, he has tried so much losing his precious energy and opportunity in speaking against it. His attack on the judiciary is unfortunate considering that judiciary has no political podium where it can respond to the allegations.

“He was supposed to be the First Citizen to refrain from any direct or indirect attack on the judiciary. Being a professional lawyer, he could not take the wrong advice of appealing to this Parliament after failing at Supreme Court of Appeal,” observed Lowe.

Lowe accused the President for taking the National Assembly into an experimental plot for legal theories.

He sounded more like electioneering than a true unpacking of Mutharika’s speech.

The opposition leader said time has come to end nepotism, cronyism, kleptocracy, substandard projects, predatory taxation, and political intimidation under the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration.

“There is hope that has been shinning in our midst, we have a date with destiny,” said Lowe.

He said since Parliament has passed a resolution of hold the presidential re-run on June 23, Malawi is heading in new direction.

“There is hope because for the first time in Malawi history, the opposition has considered unity to be the way forward and have come together in a grand coalition under the banner of Tonse Alliance,” he said in apparent of the opposition grand alliance which is led by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera.

The Tonse Alliance will also back Chakwera’s MCP ticket on ballot with his running mate the country’s estranged vice-president Saulos Chilima.

Lowe indicated that the country will for the first time have a President who will be elected into the office with a majority 50% + 1 which will ensure that he is respected and not confined to one corner of Malawi.

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Stanley Mdala
Stanley Mdala
8 months ago

DPP and it’s corrupt and useless leadership have been cornered and found wanting and slumbering in Parliament. Even with inept Msaka as part of the leadership in the house have been found sleeping. Let’s congratulate the Speaker and leader of opposition and Mr Chimwemdo for fearlessly sleeping with rigour to pass the motion and swiftly pass the 23 23rd June as the election day. It has been Gazetted therefore nobody can change it. After all the new MEC chair is very efficient and effective to conduct the elections as stipulated by the Supreme court. Malawians are ready to vote for… Read more »

Malawi belong to the citizens

Wishing Munthalika kupuma kwabwino, momwe ataluzire zisankhozi, whatever he does ,he is losing.

Chukuemeka
Chukuemeka
8 months ago

Big time & I agree with u APM is going down

Kennedy
Kennedy
8 months ago

Thus sound of leader not this old fool peter, twice they robbed us this time make sure he kiss state house a goodby. They rigged in 2014 and 2019 they get caught they were suppose to be jailed after court ruled them out. Follow up how they manipulated so that tomorrow can be prevented.

Fair
Fair
8 months ago

Well articulated and intelligible speech from leader of opposition and not useless and bad mouthed speech from the so called president of the republic

Janja
Janja
8 months ago

Nothing changes maloto achumba. Osati MCP yake iyiyi!

Icefloe1
Icefloe1
8 months ago

Ok!!!!!!!!!

Munthu
Munthu
8 months ago

Right on!

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