APM welcomes Jumbe, Katsonga in DPP

Malawi President and ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Wednesday stormed the eastern region district of Balaka  where he addressed a rally  where he pleaded with all Malawians to be united and work together to ensure there is development taking place in the country.

Friday Jumbe (r) and Joseph Kubwalo: To DPP
Friday Jumbe (r) and Joseph Kubwalo: To DPP

This was the first time for Mutharika to hold a rally in Balaka- a district where his wife hails from-since he was elected president on 20th May 2014.

Mutharika urged Malawians to forget whatever happened during the 2014 general election and forge ahead.

“Election period is over and this is time to develop Malawi” Mutharika said.

Mutharika dropped the hint that former president of New Labour Party, Friday Jumbe and former Chipani Cha Pfuko  (CCP) president Davies Katsonga want to join the DPP.

“All those who want to come back [to DPP] are very welcome” said Mutharika .

During the elections Jumbe  obtained an injunction restraining Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) from conducting a voter recounting process.

Months after losing miserably in the tripartite elections Jumbe stepped down  as NLP  leader and expressed interest to work with DPP.

Jumbe, the former finance minister who once held an acting presidency of United Democratic Front (UDF) said that he resigned from active politics to concentrate on his private life outside pressures of politics.

Former CCP president Davies Katsonga announced of the deregistering of his party saying he decided to support president Mutharika’s government which has ideologies similar to those of CCP.

He eventually joined the government side in parliament after notifying the Speaker.

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Wa police induda
5 years ago

Wen zikhale ngoma was rebuffd,,,,,de dpp were qouted as sayin,,,,,,,,,,wi dont want political oppoturniusts,,,,,,,so aint jumbe nd his friend kasonga opportunists in dix case? Nasty politics

manthu blantyre
manthu blantyre
5 years ago

These pple r money hungry they r looking for money God will punish u. wait for the results from God.

Issa Kabudula
Issa Kabudula
5 years ago

Katsonga n Jumbe kumeneko ndiye kubwela, for Malawi to develop we need people who come to a stop street and double think; Can I Make it Alone? If the answer is no, then plz dont waste time work with those you see can bring change to you and others, dont waste peoples time join the moving car – and I can advise that those who had their parties and failed elections must be the fielrst individuals to be apointed as Diplomats followed by our own party members, and this must be based on their campaign manifestos. A very good conglatulations… Read more »

Bwitoto
Bwitoto
5 years ago

Accomplished professor “MY FOOT”

Saga
Saga
5 years ago

Komanso umphawi ndiwobvuta zedi

darkhorse
darkhorse
5 years ago

Democracy. What? absolutely stinks – our political system allow such things to happen, under the very noses of “us, halfwits. This only happens in Malawi where incompetency, daylight robbery, fraud and corruption are rewarded. Politicians know that we are a bunch of dimwits (apologies for some of my language – however I can’t find better words to describe us Malawians). Politicians take advantage and capitalise on our persistent dormancy – unless we do something, this trend will continue for another 50 years. we need a Paul Kagame in Malawi – someone who would clean our political system of this chronic… Read more »

matako
matako
5 years ago

Tsamba who cares whether he is a professor or not. A professor of what? A professor of corruption has become. no worries though, Sata is gone and we know who is next according to the trend and similarities between our two countries. GOD WORKS MYSTERIOUSLY SOME TIMES.

matako
matako
5 years ago

Nothing new here the typical political prostitutes looking for greener pastures. No loyalty to their morals and political ideology. They are a bunch of opportunists that need to be done away with. They are a disgrace to our young democracy. Corrupt bastards!!

Nkemu wanguo
Nkemu wanguo
5 years ago

#22 you are an idiot!

"A NATIVE OF NOWHERE"
5 years ago

We fought 4 freedom and we got democracy. Recycled, failed, opportunists, greedy, selfish old politicians are exercising their democratic lunatism. SHAME INDEED.

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