Analyst condemns Mutharika’s appeal speech

A political analyst has condemned President Peter Mutharika’s sentiments that the court ruling that annulled his election victory are a threat to the country’s democracy. 

The five-panel of judges said the poll was marred with “widespread irregularities” including use of Tippex, a correction fluid to alter results.

The judges also ordered a fresh election within 150 days.

Mutharika announced that he will appeal against the ruling calling it a serious miscarriage of justice.

Livingstonia University based analyst George Phiri said despite having the right to appeal, Mutharika should be careful with the advice he receives.

“What I would advise him is to let people lie to him instead he should respect the verdict,” Phiri said.

Various organisations both local and international have applauded the court’s decision to overturn the presidential poll.

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