Mutharika accused of meddling in CCAP Blantyre Synod campaign, Nankhumwa refutes

Some Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Blantyre Synod clergy have claimed President Peter Mutharika is bankrolling their campaign for the position of General Secretary of the Synod but government spokesman has rubbished the claims.

Rev Maulana: The incumbent

Rev Maulana: The incumbent

The current synod secretary general is Reverend Alexander Maulana and his deputy is Reverend Moyenda Kanjerwa.

Aspirants for the position includes former presidential aide Reverend Billy Gama.

President Mutharika is said to be funding the campaign of some candidates but Information Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa said the President should not be dragged into church elections.

“It has been confirmed that during the campaign in question some candidates are claiming that they have been given financial resources by the State President as proof that their candidature has been endorsed by the President who incidentally is a faithful of the Blantyre Synod,” Nankhumwa said in a statement made available to Nyasa Times.

He said President Mutharika is not involved in the campaign adding that he has not endorsed any candidate and is not backing any contender.

According to Nankhumwa, President Mutharika is just following the events like any other faithful of the Blantyre Synod.

“The President is of the firm view that the church is vital partner in assisting government to fight corruption and cultivate unity among the people, two vital ingredients for achieving social-economic development in Malawi. As such the State President cannot be party to machinations of dividing the church by siding with one candidate against another or indeed sowing seeds of corruption by supporting one candidate with financial resources to campaign against another,” Nankhumwa said in the statement.

The government spokesman said the President’s advise to all competing candidates is to campaign in a manner that gives glory to God.

“As such, as they campaign, let them not divide the body of Christ which is the Church so that a united Synod will contribute to inspiring the nation to respond positively to the call of unity or purpose.”

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33 thoughts on “Mutharika accused of meddling in CCAP Blantyre Synod campaign, Nankhumwa refutes”

  1. IKE CHIWE says:

    ever1 want to seem imporatant by claiming connection to pipo in power…nix

  2. wangalusa says:

    Can the whole president meddle in the election of SG of the church? For what gain? If at all this is true then I see insensitivity in the parties concerned.

  3. ricky says:

    simungakhale ngati mpingo wa anthu otsala? wa omwe asunga malamulo amulungu ndi umboni wa yesu khristu!

  4. Bertha says:

    Akudziwana anthuwa

  5. Alungwana says:

    Instead of campaigning for Christ you are campaigning for yourselves. You have put aside the purpose of your calling and you put your stomachs in the forefront. The desire of the flesh!

  6. Hoitty says:

    Confusion imeneyi kapena nannso munakalowelera Nkhoma synod??

  7. JONES KANYUNDO says:

    NGATI ZAFIKA POKOPA ANTHU NDI NDALAMA PALI ZAMULUNGUNSO APA?

  8. JONES KANYUNDO says:

    koma zoona mpaka kukopa anthu ndi ndalama zamulunguzo?ayi muli cholowa.timafuna tilowe mpingowu koma mwatigwesa ulesi

  9. John Kapito Chibanzi Pakamwa says:

    Kodi kani gay Peter Munthalika ali mu Church Chimene Anasiya azungu Popipa (CCAP); alowa liti?

  10. otila says:

    kodi tinene kuti amenewa ndi atumbuka a Livingstonia? poti ndi mmene ndikunvesedwa pa nkhani ya Rev Chimwemwe Mhango.

  11. mwanangu says:

    Ccap kumeneko ndiye kupemphera? Thank GOD iam not a ccap faithful.

  12. CHIMANGENI says:

    2 Corinthians 6 vs 14-17 says,” DO NOT become unevenly yoked with none believers………..or what sharing does light have with darkness? …….what harmony is there between Christ and BE’LI`AL?..or what agreement is there between God’s temple and idols? Therefore get out from among of them and separate with them say’s Jehovah” This is a sign that u can not combine politics and religion! wake up guys musafele dzina follow the truth ‘period’

  13. German wings co-pilot says:

    Malawi Police, isn’t this conduct likely to cause bleach of peace??????

  14. Kadakwiza says:

    Church gate

  15. haward says:

    CCAP imeneyo

  16. Goliati says:

    Ndichifukwa chake Malawi wa tchuka ndi Satanic pa dxikolonse, Abusa ambiri ma church asandutsa phanga la chifwamba kufuma kupeza mwazi wa a khristu ,nkumapereka kuzipani . Chenjerani akhristu tsegulani maso!

  17. stephen says:

    no wonder… when did we know that the president is CCAP ? And that is why mtundu uwu unkadana ndi malemu Bishop Zuza and the Catholic church. Samasekerera zinthu ngati izi. Let the church preach the word of God and critisise when it is due.

  18. that’s the effects of accommodating gays in the church! a c.c.a.p muisova!

  19. Zikuchitsa manyazi kukhala WA ccap bwanji. Mpingo walowa kapuchi,waola uwu chifukwa cha dyela kusatha kuona pa choonadi. Ine ndie ndione Kaye komano nkutheka ndilowa mpingo wina.

  20. How about my cousin, Mangisa R Rev.?

  21. Kenkkk says:

    The ccap church in malawi is losing its main spiritual task and has become a circus. But we as congregations should just focus on the word of God.

    God will judge the leaders and appropriately Deal with them, eventually bringing the church leaders of the three synods back to serving God only.

  22. Joseph says:

    I think this is interesting. Even though APM is muslim and CCAP is a christian church, APM is the leader of all in Malawi, and thus HE is following the campaign process like “any other FAITHFUL…..”
    I wonder why else though…..

  23. Chipapwiche says:

    Take to task those claiming to have been bankrolled. If I were bankrolled,I wouldn’t be saying it openly. Not adding up here

  24. john says:

    Good advice but is it necessary for a press release bwana Nankhumwa? Are you not doing it deliberately paja inuyo mumadana ndi Rev Billie Gama coz you thought he did not support you during parliamentary elections?

  25. Rodriguas Latata says:

    Tread expediciously here. Church should not mix with politics but church should influence politics. Historically mixing has failed.

  26. Kotokoto says:

    Peter crook, paliponse, -kkkkkkkk

  27. Yesaya Dziko says:

    This is not new in CCAP. Every election is associated with such drama

  28. Mbanangwa says:

    Economy! Economy, men of collar loosing direction.

  29. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Men of God investigate more

  30. peter muthanyula says:

    Church Chopanda Anthu aPabwino (CCAP)

  31. ujeni says:

    Peter Mutharika- absent!

  32. willy says:

    No comment

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