Daza confirms bid to make it second time lucky for MCP presidency

Former Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Secretary General Chris Daza  has confirmed to Nyasa Times that he is now seriously considering a surprise “second-time-lucky” bid to contest for the party’s presidency during the forth coming convention.

Daza:  wants to face Chakwera again at map convention

Daza: wants to face Chakwera again at map convention

“I am not in Malawi yet but yes the rumours you heard are 100 percent correct. I was focusing on my business abroad and ministry but there is a public outcry from the members, I have decided to honour them. Soon I will make it public for sure,” said Daza to Nyasa Times from South Africa.

Daza resigned from MCP in November 2014 and joined the then ruling Peoples Party (PP) and was awarded with post of a Minister responsible for Good Governance in the Office of the President and Cabinet position (OPC).

Asked when did he rejoin MCP, he said:”Not long after the elections of 2014, I went back to MCP. It’s always been my party. At PP my focus and my invitation was to work in the government as a cabinet minister. Otherwise I was not going to move. I wish my Principal had allowed me to work with government while I remain it’s SG.”

He added: “Yes my roots are in MCP and mostly intact because really this is the only party I have known since I started active politics in 1999. I was a cabinet minister for seven months, that’s all, never meddled with PP politics.

“By the way I don’t regret working for my government under the PP regime. I needed that experience. OPC being the hub of cabinet, I felt like a complete politician. As for Amayi (former president Joyce Banda), we talked about it, my return to my party, she advised me as a mother.

“I honor her for giving me an opportunity to serve my country. She is my hero, and we have a good relationship. As for MCP, it’s my home, I am it’s own son, it made me the politician I am today.”

Daza was however optimistic that he still has support in MCP as he is already an insider.

“By the way, I am an insider already although I did not reclaim my SG position at the previous convention. Obviously there are a few rotten eggs that think I don’t belong there, but they are jokers, so I don’t mind them,” he said.

The High Court in Lilongwe last week ordered MCP to hold a convention within 90 days after some disgruntled members dragged it to court.

Lazarus Chakwera, the incumbent  MCP leader ,  won the August 2013 MCP convention with 287 votes out of 652 cast while Daza came third after Chief Justice Lovemore Munlo.

Munlo came second with 169 votes whereas Daza came third with 90 votes, followed by former parliamentarian Lytton Dzombe with 24 votes, former Cabinet minister Jodder Kanjere with 21, former Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM) president Felix Jumbe with 19 and former Nkhotakota Central legislator Edwin Banda got 14.

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amangwetu
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5 months 30 days ago

Daza F*****k ur *******

OPPORTUNIST
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OPPORTUNIST
6 months 6 hours ago
DAZA IS A SNEAKY OPPORTUNIST. HE WILL NEVER START A THING AND GROW IT HIMSELF. HE WILL ALWAYS ASSOCIATE HIMSELF WHERE GLORY IS. HE LEFT ASSEMBLIES OF GOD BECAUSE HE WAS NOT COMFORTABLE WITH LAZARUS, JOINED NDOVI WHEN THE CHURCH WAS ON HIGH PEAK AND MANUVERED HIS UP TO BE NEXT TO NDOVI BY SPREADING LIES TO THOSE HE FOUND WHO STRUGGLED WITH NDOVI IN THE EARLY YEARS OF MINISTRY. HE JOINED POLITICS AND MADE HIS WAY UP AND COULD NOT WIN THE MCP HOT SEAT AND JOINED PP AND NOW HE IS BUSY WITH BUSHIRI IN SA AND LOOKING… Read more »
chiphazi
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chiphazi
6 months 7 hours ago

Daza is NOT a political asset for any party. He is simply an egotistical maniac who thinks that he has achieved something through his so called “Ministry work”. He is a nomadic confusionist who should NOT be allowed back into MCP. If he wants to be a “President” as he so seems, he should go and ask Joyce Banda. By the way, where are people like Mungomo who used to make MCP interesting during Bakili’s time?

Cash Gate
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6 months 7 hours ago

ku PP kuja munapitaku mudatulukanso kodi? A Daza ndinu osalimba pa ndale. simudzatigulisira chipani chathu chokondedwa?

munyane
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munyane
6 months 8 hours ago

Daza ine ndilibe chonena ndingoti M******* ako

Jessie the WhatsApp Coup Plotter
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Jessie the WhatsApp Coup Plotter
6 months 9 hours ago

Better try somebody coz if this Chakwera gets floored again in 2019 MCP will be several decades back in politics. You mean O Tembo can’t offer free advice to this Laza?

mizimu yakwiya
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6 months 21 hours ago

Makomenti 10 onse watumiza ndi munthu m,modzi musatipusitse kuti muziti a Dążą anthu akuakonda mwlemba m,Madzi nditchula dzina la aliye ndi nthawi yomwe watumizira komenti yake ndiyambira dzina la Kondwani 8:53 Mathews mhone8:49 simbazako8:10solomoni Munthali 8:08 mkwapu8:07 nkhonjera8:06 ndhlovu8:04 Yohane moyo6:15 sunduzwayo6:13 khumbo kachali6:02 trouble6:01 ngwira6:00 Alice b5:59 trouble5:58 truoble5:57 gabi5:53 maina onsewa walemba munthu m’modzi kuti tidziti aDaza akuafun m’ng’ooooo nthawi zonse ndaikazo Anthu nokha mukawona muonadi kuti walemba ndi munthu m’modzi

BABAZULA
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BABAZULA
6 months 22 hours ago

He is funded by the DPP we know it all

Phwisa
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Phwisa
6 months 1 day ago

Daza is not true MCP. By joining PP Daza showed a behaviour not there in MCP. Chakwera goofed by choosing Msowoya ad running mate. I hope this time MCP members have learnt that bringing all new members to leaderhip has not helped. MCP has its loyal unmoved members like Njovbvuyalema. MCP members now have a chance to rebuild the party by electing Njobvuyalema

Brave Kaunda
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Brave Kaunda
6 months 1 day ago

Let Daza contest ,why is Chakwera afraid?Daza is more MCP than Chakwera,he has been with the party all his life unlike Chakwera who is destroying our mighty party

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