Ben Phiri touts Mutharika-Atu, says voting MCP is assault on democracy in Malawi

Minister of Local Government and Rural  Development, Ben Phiri said Malawians should not make a mistake of voting into power a party which voted against multiparty democracy in 1994.

Ben Phiri: President Mutharika and his running mate Atupele Muluzi of DPP-UDF alliance will carry the day in the forthcoming election.

Phiri, who is also director of elections for  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was speaking this on Sunday in Neno during a whistle stop tour at Neno boma, Zalewa, Kambale and Ligowe in the district where he was campaigning for re-election of President Peter Mutharika who is a candidate for DPP-UDF alliance.

According to Phiri,  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) which is leading the  Tonse the grand  opposition alliance do not form any democratic principles that can govern a democratic country like Malawi.

“In as far as democracy is concernedduring under one party system there was no room for democracy at all, people’s rights were infringed and there have never been a time that MCP came and denounce the same,” said Phiri.

“They told us and preached that democracy will bring war in Malawi. True to their word we have seen that after elections they started pulling down different structures in town, true to their word that the democracy will not work because in democracy the will of the people must be respected,” he added.

Turning to the party’s agenda Phiri said DPP government is aware that the main challenge of people in Neno is poor road network and he has promised that a Chinese construction company will soon be in the district to start the construction of a durable tarmac road from Neno boma going to Sangano where they will connect with another road being constructed by Malawi Defense Force from Sangano.

But MCP spokesperson Reverend Maurice Munthali said the remarks by Ben Phiri are senseless and irresponsible because it was Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda who accepted multiparty democracy in Malawi and he had all the power to say no.

“Kamuzu was the one who ushered democracy in this country by allowing people to choose if they want multiparty or one party and he accepted defeat evenwhen the votes were not fully counted. What sort of democracy do you want to see if you don’t regard Kamuzu as a democratic by offering Malawians a chance to choose?” asked Munthali.

“if we are talking of MCP which was killing innocent people they are no longer in the current MCP regime most of them belong to DPP party,” added Munthali.

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Moto
Moto
9 months ago

mwaondatu a Beni

Melvin
Melvin
9 months ago

Kodi Ben Phiri ma ARV ayamba kukusokoneza bongo pano eti? I can understand because wawamwa nthawi yayitali.
Anthu ooti bwenzi muli mmanda kalakale.

Ulilimo ukuzitenga kuti nyonga zoyimira pa podium, ubwera nkumalankhula za nkutu zakozo.

Ben ndi mmene ukuwonekeramo, kutha, ndi kuchita kuphyiphyinthika ngati siwumwa mkaka ndi ndalama unaba ku Boma la Malawi, ndi zina amakupatsa a APM akakupanga mathanyurazo, ukuzitenga kuti mphavu zomalankhula za nkutu zakozo?

Iwe ukungofunika atakakugoneka ku chipatala, nakupatsa ma drip a madzi ndi magazi kaye, usanayambe kumalakalaka kumabwebweta pa maso pa anthu.

Nonsense !

Genesis
Genesis
9 months ago

Achitsiru awa, kuzolowera mathanyula ndinkani akungoonda choncho, alibe ndi nzeru zomwe mxiiiiiii

Opportunist
Opportunist
9 months ago

Jerusalem

Malawi belong to the citizens

I think it’s an assault to vote for visionless leaders, DPP and UDF alliance.Anthu atopa ndi umphawi sizakuphazo.We can’t live on the past MCP, we have to live by what is happening now. Stop this nonsense type of campaign is not working.Was Chakwera the president of the party.Malawians wants change.Tonse alliance is the real change.No one is perfect but DPP and UDF alliance has shown us their weakness.Dpp and UDF they are thieves,kumakolola pomwe simunalime.Dpp is killing people now shame.We will vote MCP and UTM alliance to show you that the citizens have power of putting anyone as a leader,who… Read more »

jere
jere
9 months ago

PThat’s talking Dr Ben Phiri. No way mcp will come back into govt, again no way. I hate Mtambo, Joyce Banda and Chakwera. These hypocrites were supposed to be in jail for directing the demos. Many ppl lost their businesses and lives ‘coz of these shit ppl. If I were the president, I would have showed these clueless ppl a lesson. Still they will get what they have been looking got sooner or later

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
9 months ago
Reply to  jere

Chepetsani mowa mungomwa without control ndi makobili okuba. Mwayamba ma hallucinations

Nepotism
9 months ago
Reply to  jere

Dikilani pa 2 July

Martin
Martin
9 months ago

Do anyone still remember Chakwera’s parable on Kamuzu day about a man who plucked off the chicken’s feathers while it was alive, though it bled and screamed alot for mercy, the evil man didn’t stop until all feathers were finished. After doing the evil deed the evil man pulled a few grain from his pocket throw one by one on the ground while walking away, the very same chicken he just abused started following him eating the grain because it was starving to death. This is exactly what dpp and particularly this Ben Phiri is doing to the poor people… Read more »

JHannah
JHannah
9 months ago
Reply to  Martin

It sounds like the story of Kamuzu Banda who walked all the way to south Africa and then enriched himself and MCP when he became president. He had the likes of John Tembo, Mc William Lunguzi etc central region people enriching themsleves. John Tembo is a relative of Chakwera.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago
Reply to  Martin

dausi from that end as well and go there to neno and mwanza and see by your self then one can jaji and confirm the truth.

HUMAN RIGHTS ACT.
i rest my case

Sigweje
9 months ago

After you have murdered three innocent people in Lilongwe who were not even utm members you want to portray yourselves as angels. Even your President has not rendered any help to the bereaved family let alone any condolence message to the family or denounce this heinous acts. He has decided to remain quiet because he knows his party is responsible for this evil acts. Because police have not arrested anyone in connection to this barbaric act you think people are so dull and naive not to realise that it is dpp who have done this. You don’t have moral authority… Read more »

Maurice waononga
9 months ago

Oh my foot. You mean the whole Maurice Munthali admits that the old mcp killed people..I thought this was not true when people were talking about the evils of mcp.If you have changed then you better change your name of mcp as well.

Mtete
Mtete
9 months ago

Read Munthali’s qualification: THE OLD MCP It’s primitive to conclude the rebranded MCP in multiparty democracy would behave the same. By the way, what atrocities can be attributed to the modern MCP? None.
But what about Chasowa, Njauju, Lule, albinos ( check with Ntaba) and, recently the family petrol bombed in a barricaded building in LL. Definitely not the work of MCP.

Kuswa Kuswa
9 months ago

These are real accounts.

N one
9 months ago

Dr. Ben Phiri is an intelligent young politician. He has a bright future. Malawi needs bright intelligent young men like Dr. Ben Phiri.

Bamusi
9 months ago
Reply to  N one

Degree ya fake from Jerusalem college lol

Concerned malawian
Concerned malawian
9 months ago
Reply to  Bamusi

Kkkkk lol

guest
guest
9 months ago
Reply to  Bamusi

degree yaku galileya

Madando Tippex
Madando Tippex
9 months ago
Reply to  N one

Intelligent pokuba?

James Banda
James Banda
9 months ago
Reply to  N one

Has the word intelligent changed its meaning????

Na bi soo
Na bi soo
9 months ago
Reply to  N one

Oh yes graduated first class with fake degrees, very intelligent……

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