Chakwera advantaged for 2019 Malawi polls — Commentator

Ethiopia-based Malawian journalist and political commentator, Idriss Ali Nasser, has—through
social media platform Facebook—opined that a lot of factors can actually work to the advantage of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) 2019 tripartite elections torchbearer, Lazarus Chakwera, to make it as president of the country.

Chakwera: Has an advantage

Nasser, a fine writer too, said there was something new in Chakwera evidenced by his less confrontational brand of politics; and, that “he is a church pastor perceived as honest and less prone to be corrupt.”

And, the prolific journalist said there was no serious competition from other mattering political parties.

“With UDF reduced to being the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) bridesmaids, People’s Party (PP) suffering and hemorrhaging members in the absence of JB [Joyce Banda], and with the [United Transformation Movement] UTM just taking shape, the MCP has numbers in Parliament and structures on the ground, giving impression of a party ‘ready to govern’,” wrote Nasser on his Facebook page.

Recently, during the Afrobarometer survey, it was projected that MCP would win with 32 percent and that the DPP candidate would trail second with 29 percent—a thing that gives MCP a plus that it is good
on favorable opinion opinions.

Nasser, who was attacked by reportedly government mercenaries days ago on his visit to the country, said MCP has made inroads in the northern and southern regions, and that his education and eloquence worked to his advantage.

He wrote: “Chakwera has solid education credentials. He speaks Chichewa and Chitumbuka fluently. He speaks English with exaggerated accents which, to some of Malawi’s gullible voters, give the impression that he is a very wise and educated man.”

According to Nasser, with the Sidik Mia factor, MCP has all the reasons to make it as the next government.

“With Mia, the MCP has the potential to garner additional votes from the southern region. A Muslim, Sidik Mia might also bring some Muslim votes as well as provide financial resources that can aid the MCP campaign,” wrote Nasser.

He summed up by adding that the Kamuzu Banda legacy is another big factor.

“People look back with nostalgia to the Kamuzu Banda era. Perhaps not the politics, but public service. They talk of quality of the infrastructure, education and health services, among others,” he wrote.

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Keen Observer
Keen Observer
3 years ago

I’m pretty sure this nasser Guy is fast asleep & dreaming, the time he will wake up from his slumber he will find MCP in the opposition benches that is exactly what is going to happen, like it or not.

Arnold
Arnold
3 years ago

Thats it Mr Nasser Mcp is just waiting for the right time to take over the leaderdship of Malawi there is no doubt about that…..it was written and its gonna come to pass…..Joshua is his other biblical name …Malawi has suffered the sufference its enough …God has the cry and sends Joshua Lazaraus Chakwera to deliver the citizens of Malawi from the current monster leaders

Mulopwana
Mulopwana
3 years ago

MCP will never win an election. Mark my words. Am also in diaspora working but the way i read Malawians politics MCP will never bounce back to power with Chakwera and Mia at the helm. Fortunate enough i am able to listen news from all radios and watch all TV stations you have back home . APM will carry the day take it leave it. Thats the reality. People who vote leaders into government are not technocrats or white colored people . It is the common man in the village and APM has deep routes in the villages. Watch it… Read more »

King of Salem
King of Salem
3 years ago
Reply to  Mulopwana

Mwalemba ngati za nzeru Koma zili dothii lokhalokha pitani mukavote wawa

Yahya Yahya Jammeh
3 years ago

The people to regret will be DPP cadres who shot down the 50+1 threshold of votes. Chakwera will get the 32% and immediately be declared a Presidential winner whereas if the electoral law was changed, DPP would still have a chance to galvanize support from smaller parties for a re-run. It shot itself in the foot due to greed and short-sightedness.

Omex70
Omex70
3 years ago

That is true . Chakwera will become president of the Republic of Malawi come May 22, 2019. It is only someone who is pretending to be mayopic who can refute this reality. MCP under Ckakwera is the only viable option in Malawi at the moment.

Wokhudzidwa
Wokhudzidwa
3 years ago
Reply to  Omex70

Chakwera 2019 boma!!!!!..

Mwiri
3 years ago

KODI CHAKWERA MUKUKAMBA APA NDE UTI?WAONONGA CHIPANI MUKUFUNA AONONGAESO DZIKO? MALAWI WATHUYI NDE AYI APITE KWINA AKAKPANGE MANYI AKEWO

mark
mark
3 years ago
Reply to  Mwiri

KKKKKK …. WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT …YOU WILL WITNESS THIS HAPPENING IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES…..DR CHAKWERA …….. 2019 …BOMA…..!!!!!

BigMan
BigMan
3 years ago

Idriss, we all know yiu are MCP, this article is therefore just another case of journalistic masturbation, which you are addicted to.

Weretethe
Weretethe
3 years ago

Akunama Idriss uyu,deal ndi Chilima.

Basimabodza
Basimabodza
3 years ago

Just guy in Ethiopia!!!! Just come back home if you are really Malawian!!!

Malemu
Malemu
3 years ago

Why not refuting the agro barometer report which has been giving accurate results for every survey it conducts in Africa, furthermore, the author is expressing his thoughts, period

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