MCP Central Region chairpersons endorse Chakwera as 2019 torch bearer

Nine out of twelve district chairpersons from the Malawi congress Party(MCP) stronghold  in the central region on Wednesday publicly endorsed current MCP President Dr Lazarus Chakwera as their 2019  Presidential candidate.

MCP Senior District Chairperson for Mchinji North Foloma Mwale, listening attentively from reporter's questions.

MCP Senior District Chairperson for Mchinji North Foloma Mwale, listening attentively from reporter’s questions.

In a news conference soon after a one day meeting held at the party’s  regional headquarters in Lilongwe, Chairman for Mchinji North, Foloma Mwale said the districts chairmen while meeting in Lilongwe decided to endorse Chakwera to be MCP presidential candidate.

“After the thorough research we have seen that the only person who can drive MCP to the right direction and dislodge the current regime, is Dr Chakwera,” said Mwale.

Mwale said the chairmen also met to refute allegations from other party members who are calling for a mini convention where they want to elect another president.

“We already had that convention where we elected Chakwera as our leader why should we have another convention?” argued Mwale.

Commenting on the petition which some party members are signing in order to call for the same convention, Mwale said he has heard about the petition but Central region district chairpersons will not be party to that petition because they have trust and confidence in Chakwera.

Ephrime Tengeretu from Dowa West accused some disgruntled party members who are fuelling all those problems for their personal political gains.

“These people know where they belong but they are failing to come forward and disclose because they know they can be dislodged come 2019. History has shown that if someone ditch MCP and joins other parties they don’t win because MCP do not like political prostitutes,” said Tengeni.

Present during the meeting and the news conference included Central Region Chairperson Patrick Chilondola and his regional committee.

Some of MCP District committee chairpersons included; Kaimbe Kwenda of Lilongwe rural east, George Chichitike of Ntchisi,Chrispine Banda from Mchinji South, Alfred Matchumbuzu from Lilongwe urban, Wilson Sitima from Kasungu east, Jimmy chisenga from Kasungu west.

Also present was Kachule Kwenda from Lilongwe Rural west.

Those who gave the apologies include chairpersons from Dedza, Ntcheu and Dowa East.

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52 thoughts on “MCP Central Region chairpersons endorse Chakwera as 2019 torch bearer”

  1. phillip msosa says:

    To be honest it’s only MCP that will make Malawi a happy nation again and I don’t blame you who are busy castrating MCP but I blame the one in you. MCP the only party in Malawi that has got heart for the people.

  2. johnM says:

    The people here who are accusing MCP of tribalism should tell us which party is encompassing in Malawi. DPP is a family venture belonging to the Mutharikas whilst UDF is a Muluzi proprietorship. Neither of them have had leaders from the North or the South while MCP has had a leader from the South before.

    I am very offended by these insults accusing the party of being a party for Nyaus. If you don’t like the Chewa people why don’t you allow us to rule ourselves? Why don’t you allow the regions to go there separate ways, Assholes?

  3. Brazilian wax says:

    Am not MCP but from comments here so many are blaming and branding MCP to be undemocratic. Can anyone here mention any party in the post one party era that has conducted itself democratically when choosing their leader? In fact it’s only MCP which conducted a relatively fair convention prior to May 2014 elections. Lack of fair analysis. No wonder Malawi is a country of dimwits.

  4. Tili Chenene says:

    The picture of these guys can give a clue that these are old dreamers. 2019 presidential candidate endorsed today in 2015? Why? Anyway, some of us never dream that MCP would rule before 2024

  5. Maximum Prison says:

    Convention yake inachitikira kuti? Akanakhala a DPP bwenzi pano hule uja mumati Jesse Kabwira ali wee wee wee ku DpP kulibe democracy nanga iyi ndi democracy???

  6. Willie Chimseu says:

    This is the MCP which I know. True conservatives & miles away from democracy. Onthunu kamvani kuti kamuzu ndi dictatorship zidanka.

  7. Bololo says:

    How many political party constitutions have you read as examples. Democracy is not restrictive as you would want yo believe in this country of Nyasaland. It is what a number of people have agreed. Thus endorsement is for central region and is not national. North and South will have their turn. You do not to say all about Nyawus and the staff. You just show and expose yourself to what you claim as tribalism that the same is rooted in you also. I do not see why all the fuss.

  8. mapapaya says:

    A JZU, Jessie, Chakwera angti zii pa nkhaniyi. Koma kubwera kumwera kudzavina. Chipani chikuonongeka khaya simuona?

  9. davido says:

    why not analysing MCP? Unless it does not dream of ruling Malawi. Unless it tells us that it is happy with the post of leader of opposition in parliament. Unless you are not a party for all corners of Malawi. Ife anthu a kumwera singasekelere zimenezo. Utsiru eti. For us in south our house is always clean in all regions. That is the reason why we always win in all regions.

    Achewa mukukula mtima, how many votes did we give you in the recent councillors elections? Out of two regions which had councillors election which party won at least in each region?

    We are advising you the way to go , and you are refusing. You will die opposition leaders for ever. This is south. Kubera mkwathu, kuvota mozikonda ndi kwathunso. Mark my words for 2019.The word vote rigging will be in Chakwera’s dictionary all the times.Unless you start counting south as a region worth to be considered when it comes to national elections. South will rule Malawi for 30 years as what you stupid Chewa did.

    1. johnM says:

      Which party in Malawi is all encompassing? MCP has had Gwanda Chakuamba a Southerner as leader. How many leaders from the North or Central have lead UDF, DPP? Southerners are the most selfish people in the country that is why I am in favour of Federation and secession all together because the country is being held back with the savages from the south at the helm

    2. Agogo says says:

      Lero kwacha ? DPP ndiyomaliza mmoyo uno, mwina moyo wina ukuzawo MCP

  10. Bikiloni Nachipanti says:

    Dziko likukukanikani and mukufuna kulimba ndi Chakwera… Dont push your failures to Chakwera or MCP. Leave MCP alone. Leave Chakwera alone.. Clean your house first and run this country than concentrating on what is happening in MCP.

  11. vwapuvwapu says:

    Waiting for 2019 endorsement.

  12. mfumu ya dambwe says:

    Is this ENDORSEMENT POLICY still existing in modern democratic era particularly in presence of Jessie, a fighter for different freedoms including academic freedom ? It is a freedom for every person to elect 2019 torch bearers? Why only useless 9 chairs from gulewamkule base? Do we MCP members from south and north, do we need to follow only these chamba growers of central region, the gulewamkulus, the nyaus, the nyapapis,. What pains me is that Jessie has just closed her mouth, why, are you becoming politically mature or you are tired or you are chewing bans from mathanyula, or god is helping you to destroy the party? A Chewa ndi inu agaru achabechabe, ogona pa phulusa, osasamba, ovala ziguri/zisaka za bii. Mukusankhana anyani apa chigawo chapakati basi. Tionana pa 20 may 2019.

    1. S F D says:

      Why generalising the stupidity on the Chewa? Do you mean that all the Chewas are foolish because of this ebdorsement? Learn to be human even when something has angered you.Why did you not label the Lomwes Stupid after they endorsed Peter Mutharika as their torch bearer in 2014 elections? Convention will surely be held regardless of such endorsement.And after all anyani aku South inu mwaononga this country’s good image because of cashgate.Ndiye mukuyembekeza kudzapambana 2019, ng’o!!!!!!!

  13. Kachindamoto says:

    MCP is a tribali party. A party for only NYAUs, akang’wing’wi, akasiya maliro, akavala ziguduri. I mean why choosing chairs from only one region to endorse this useless man in white collar who ignored the call of God.Ignoring south which is highly populated completely like this will never help Chakwera. Under what condition Chakwera will never win an presidential elections in Malawi. This is what I was telling Baba Tembo when he used to say section 65 # 1 budget # 2. That was a fight against south and nobody from south gave him a vote. So Chewa do not learn a free lesson from historical file. For sure Chakwera will retire in 2024 without winning any presidential election. He is a very good material for MP not president. Look he is messing things here and he has decided to remain quite. Why?

  14. The Most Concerned says:

    Even JZU was Elected through convention, but why did he allow another convention to bring in Chakwera? We are leaving in a democratic world baba. No wonder Chakwera hated his opponents at Assemblies of God in order to maintain his Presidency for over 20years. Your dream to rule this Country wil never come to pass the fake man of god!

  15. GRM says:

    MCP should think outside the box of Central Region

  16. zachamba basi says:

    Please agalu iñu muleken Chakwera alone anyani inu mwagundika kupereka ndalama kwa anthu kut asokoneze MCP munya Chakwera 2019 bomaaaààaàa

  17. citizen okwiya says:

    Ndale zaku MALAWI, USELESS !!!

  18. odala says:

    Kachipani aka kalimba? Ali kuti Jessie, an academic freedom fight. Where is Chakwera when all these are happening?

  19. ALOSWEA says:

    In democracy. Endorsement is no allowed,this is not the time of ‘KAMUZU you remind me of ZONSE MUTAKAMBIRANE TIGWIRIZANA NAZO before parliament seats ,musayambepo muononganso chipani ,WAKUTSINA KHUTU NDI MNASI!!!!!! MCP Look back and see the time of _UDF ,please study Malawians Very well ,akumavotera wa panjinga yopasa kusiya wa Toyota VX why?

  20. Kaya zanu izo mkachipani kanu ka pa central ko

  21. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

    75% endorsement is hardly anything the Rev. o’Chakwera should be proud of. Especially considering that the Central Region is MCP’s stronghold. If the party cannot support their leader here, what then in the populous South, and the North? These two regions were antagonized “heavy” by MCP in the past. Can’t win the presidency without the South, especially. Full stop.

  22. chithope says:

    Komanso ine ngati member wa chipanichi sinkadalora kuti kukhalenso convetion yachan chakwera yemweyo 2019 bas

  23. Che Wanimiliyoni says:

    Endorsing somebody as a presidential nominee 4 years to the election is rather too early what if an Obama/Muluzi-like charming contender props up later in your party? Any way a little advice to all those who may aspire for the top spot whether in 2019 or later you have to make news and be a little controvesial at times. The good boy, quite, gentleman and mr clean character will not help you. The world has changed. See what is happening in America the bad boy Trump is having it all. Talk of Zuma, Uhuru Kenyata, the Munthalikas, Sata, etc they were or are controvesial. So oChakwera, oChilima, oAtupele, oRoy Kachale and others stand out with out of this world noval advises, solutions and critisms and the electorate will take notice of you. This is where I miss BJ!

  24. dennis says:

    Chipani chathu mulibe chimpwilikiti inu atola nkhani mumakonda kuonjezera nkhani sizingatheke kuchotsa Dr Chakwera wina afune asafune iyeyo ndiye mtsogoleri choti mudziwe ndichakuti chifukwa choti ena alindinjalaya udindo mchifukwa akutsogolera zimenezi koma ayiwale MCP silola zimenezi kumbukirani akayembe akufuna kukhala leader wa opposition zinatani kumbukirani malemu akamanya nanga aja anakafera ku messina RSA chifukwa chofuna udindo kuyesetsa kusokoneza anthu koma zinalephereka ndiye chifukwa akusinthani mukufuna kubweretsa xakalere mwagwanayo ingotulukani ndinuyo osati Chakwera atolankhani nenani zoona apa osati bodza MCP chipani chafuko osati zinazi ayi

  25. Mend says:

    Keep on dreaming mcp guys dpp is there to stay

  26. Nyau Chinde says:

    MCP is a party of death and darkness. Munapha Gadama inu. Mukuona ngati kuyendetsa dambwe ndi kuyendetsa boma mkofanana? These 9 district Chairs from the Nyauland are just wasting their time. If a convention is held today, the views of the other 31 district Chairs from non-Nyaulandi will prevail. Felix Jumbe, Njobvuyalema and Edwin Banda ndi moto!

  27. chindime says:

    We don’t need this kind of thinking in morden Malawi

  28. Achiwechetaga says:

    It is central regionalism, not history, that has shown that those who abandon the MCP lose elections. In the final analysis it is development that people need; only fools prefer association with a particular political party at the expense of efficacy.

  29. Thinktank says:

    Koma achakwera onetsani manotu. start moving around now apapokha simukutithandizatu simukuonetsa ngati leader of opposition Peter is taking advantage of ur docile behavior

  30. Sapitwa says:

    I don’t see any District Chairperson from the North or South or Eastern Regions.The Party for 9 Districts in the Central Region with ambition to dislodge DPP in 2019 my foot! When you loose which will be most likely in 2019,you will stick to the same old complaint of vote rigging.

  31. jojn jere says:

    Koma nayoni misonkhano,makamaka mu zigawo zomwe sitinachite bwino!

  32. Anyone apaphata says:

    Long kodi chifukwa chani nkhope Za anthu a kongeresi zimangokhala zokwiya?

  33. chatonda says:

    MCP, Please practice different type of politics NOT like these other parties that endorse leaders soon after another election. Wait and give people a chance to vote during convention as this is the trend according to most party constitutions in Malawi. I will stand in Mchinji too where Foloma Mwale comes from. MCP boma 2019.

  34. xxxxx says:

    Ugalu bwanu ochewa inu

  35. Chipoya LJ says:

    MCP will remain undemocratic forever. I do also wonder if at all these MCP so called members do read and believe what the Biblical teaching says “Muyambe mwathanga Ufumu wake then zinazo zizibwera pa mbuyo”.
    What am trying to elude here is that Chakwera did leave/scorn the gospel for earthly things like politics.
    Am afraid and so sorry to say that GOD will never grant him such position in as far as Malawi politics is concerned. Mark my words!

    All in all, GOD Bless Malawi!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Mr Ibu says:

    But do you have the money to counter rigging masterminded by the one and only called SAULOS ? If not then you can as well forget about the next election. In Malawi elections have nothing to do with campaigning or strongholds, everything boils down to financial muscle of acquiring software that can penetrate the MEC firewalls without any hustle. So get ready for the impending humiliating defeat if you don’t have cash.

  37. Chipoya LJ says:

    MCP will remain undemocratic forever. I do also wonder if at all these MCP so called members do read and believe what the Biblical teaching says “Muyambe mwathanga Ufumu wake then zinazo zizibwera pa mbuyo”.
    What am trying to elude here is that Chakwera did leave/scorn the gospel for earthly things like politics.
    Am afraid and so sorry to say that GOD will never grant him such position in as far as Malawi politics is concerned. Mark my words!

    All in all, GOD Bless Malawi!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Yatota Ilowe says:

    Kongelesi chipani cha vinyau. Out of the 40 political districts in the MCP constitution, why is it that only 9 have endorsed Chakwera as 2019 candidate. Tell us who the other 31 district Chairpersons are supporting. For sure, it must be President Felix Jumbe

  39. Emma says:

    Why Zochitika Zonse Zachipani Chimenechi Zimakhala Ku Lilongwe?

  40. Zoonazake says:

    Anthu onse akungoti koma MCP, kilichani ku MCP kumeneku?

  41. Khwethemu says:

    I support MCP but this is now wrong. Why then we have conventions? Akasankhidwe ku convention osati zopusa zopanga endorse zachikale. Go and vote at convetion n not this stupid endorsement. Get a life. Come on. We want him to lead the party at the next general election yes but let us do it at convention. Its very simple. Be democratic dudes.

  42. Peter Mathanyula Wakuba says:

    Za ziii. This is only 2015

  43. This is a sign that all is not well in the MCP camp. When you see people refuting the so called allegations it means that there is something going on.

  44. I was there says:

    Zayambika. Endorsement here accusation there. This is a symptom that trouble is indeed brewing in MCP. Not that I think the man of cloth is not the right choice. But why do it so early and why mpaka press conference, zomwezi?

  45. Saphwera says:

    MCP is central Region Party (Nyau Party)

    No Wonder 2019 Akhala Akusagalala Kuti Ndi Chipani Chokhacho Ku Malawi Kuno Chakwanitsa Zaka 25 Ali Ku Opposition.

    Bravo MCP! Opposition 4 Ever!!

    Amene Zamunyasa Azilume Kusana.

  46. puludzu says:

    Jumbe and other disgruntled mcp presidential failures has no room in mcp. Forward ever with Chakwera backward never. Maliro a mcp mngathu ife piano pa central region enanu muchedwa, if anything yambitsanu chanu chipani chathu tisiyileni.

  47. Saphwera says:

    Who Is Chakwera? Is She/He?

  48. captain says:

    Don’t endorse him, wait for convention its obvious he ll win but we need democratic process to take place

  49. Professor Mtumbo Wapsa says:

    Great idea. This guy called Jumbe badya za DPP zo.nzako wa nzeru Jessie anakana kulandila ziphuphu za DPP. Dyerratu 2019 I bet if you will retain that seat. Mark my words, Che Jumbe

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