Anothe chief, another meddling in partisan politics
Traditional leader Mpando of Ntcheu says he is endorsing President Peter Mutharika as the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate.
Chief Mpando’s remarks come barely days after a section of the society critisized Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa of the Lhomwe tribe for engaging in mediation talks in the infighting in the ruling party.
Speaking at a political rally on Thurday in Ntcheu, Mpando said the issue of age does not come in, saying late Bingu wa Mutharika was much older than Peter but almost ruled for eight years.
“Peter is the only candidate who should lead the DPP to the elections,” he said.
The DPP was in Ntcheu, the home district of the vice president Saulos Chilima, a new political force in the DPP that is being favoured some sections of the party membership ti wrestle power from the 79 year president at the party ballot box.
Prominent Constitutional lawyer Professor Edge Kanyongolo said Ngolongoliwa and other chiefs should keep a distance from politics.
“The law, the chiefs Act is very clear, traditional leaders should not engage in potics, they are just custodians of culture,” Kanyongolo told a radio station.
However, ministry of Local Government spokesperson Mulhabashe Mughogho said section 7 of the chiefs Act gives powers to chiefs to preserve peace.
“Chief Ngolongoliwa is not practising front line politics, he is preserving peace,” Mughogho said.
Chief Ngolongoliwa said he was pacifying troubled political waters in a party whose membership was his tribe, the Lhomwe, therefore he said it was within his mandate to mediate in the DPP politics.
So DPP is realistically a tribal grouping justifying Ngolongoliwa’s internal active participation. Ndiye musamakane kuti Mulakho ndi DPP are one and the same thing. What more proof of tribalism do we need? My question goes to the other tribal supporters – are you really sensible? Senior members openly declare that they don’t need votes from other regions (tribes). Kenako tidzamva kuti a presidential candidate ndi a Ngongoliwa, a running mate a Lundu, a second VP kaya a Kyungu kaya a Lukwa. kkkkkk Trump sananame. Wamisaladi anaona nkhondo.
I know T/A Mpando,he lives somewhere at Sela Trading Centre as we go to Tsangano, izi ndi zipatso za mswahala akwezawu
MUHLABASE IS MORE THAN A STUPID CITIZEN. WHAT TYPE OF PEACE ARE THE CHIEFS PROPAGATING? YOU ARE A PURE BREED OF PHARISEES. KANYONGORO IS A LWA EXPERT AND WHEN HE QUOTES SECTIONS, HE MEANS IT.
If you see a chief saying something especially this chief from Ntcheu just know he has been given money to denounce Chilima.As you know Chilima is from Ntcheu so they are tring to use this chief that they don’t want Chilima even if he is coming there.This chief is being used as a scapegoat
Muhlawase take care. Dziko ili limasuntha. Mwana wakwithu chenjera. Ivi Ni vamucharo. Ungazakatenge palije uyo wakakuphalira.
We don’t want to be provoked deliberately.
Muhlawase don’t forget we had TA Karonga in Karonga who was from nowhere elevated and spoke lots against opposition and his people disciplined him accordingly. Where is he now? Sangayesere zimene akupanga enawa. Time for judgement is coming.
Technocrat Mughogho saying that
Muhlabase Mughogho whatever you call yourself, this is no sense response for what is happening on the ground. There is nothing to warant lack of peace he so called chiefs to pacify things. If you want to show that u know ignorance also entells speaking wrong things on the wrong time as you have done.
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Nanunsotu Anyasa mukuwonjeza osati chief Ngolongoliwa bwanji osati Lhomwe chief bwanji munakalamba za chakwera simumamuchulira tribe yake
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