Chakwera hits at Chilima over graft fight

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has lashed out at United Transformation Movement (UTM) leader Saulos Chilima for sticking to a corrupt government, saying he needed to resign as Republican vice president from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government.

Chakwera: MCP want a governemnt that is good for all

Chakwera said this in Ntcheu during a marathon whistle-stop tour on the M1 road.

“There are some people who are threatening to reveal corrupt practices in government, yet they are part of the same government. They need to resign first from the corrupt government and we will take them see seriously,” said Chakwera in apparent insinuation of the Veep.

He was in the South alongside the party’s vice president Sidik Mia to canvass for votes and bolster voter registration.

The MCP president said people should not be carried away with politicians who condemn corruption in government when they are part of the government.

Chakwera said if voted into power, he would ensure that   the graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau is independent.

“We want a government that is good for all; corruption has destroyed almost all sectors of life in this country. The only way to deal with that is change in government,” he said.

Chilima has taken a strong crusade against corruption, giving the DPP corrupt politicians amnesty to pay back the looted money or face jail term.

But Chakwera said “MCP has all it takes to change things.”

MCP vice president Sidik Mia said the meetings were not campaign but, rather, availing party leadership to the people.

“We will have a very successful campaign when the official period starts next year,” he said.

Mia said Chakwera has solutions to social-economic challenges besting the country.

Malawi has held competitive elections since 1993, when the repressive one-party regime of Hastings Banda, who ruled for three decades after independence, ended.

But analysts say the country is still mired in a cycle of personality-driven patronage politics that feeds graft. Malawi ranks 122 out of 180 on Transparency International’s corruption perceptions index, above Nigeria but below neighbouring Zambia.

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Zabura
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Zabura

Mmmmmmmm nayenso YONA othawa ntchito ya Chauta uyu .Chakwera is also to resign as Leader of opposition he forced to amend the 4 BILLION BILL and pass it for his beneficit then march with CSO. He is a crook. Yona wotumidwa kuzalalikira kenaka nkuthawa.Koma mfundonso mulibe .

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Make Malawi Great

No sir I wouldn’t vote for you! One you don’t know your job as a leader of opposition maybe even MIA would be a better president! You wait for the CSO to oppose malpractices… You were part of 4 billion cake and changed tune when the press and CSO brought the case to our attention!! And the MCP cars are abused by your family instead of doing party staff we hear! And your mansion you building we hear its from shady deals. Two you luck substance in what you would do to change the state affairs of the country i… Read more »

DPP for APM&DPP for Chilima
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DPP for APM&DPP for Chilima

I cannt vote for a crook SKC…He is the one who brought all these prblms. he rigged 2014a thing he has not disputed…….DPP will it u hard on this……..
UTM is DPP B. Chakwera is the only best option……he has natural voters likes us…tionesane 21st May. u will test ur defeat. MCP has never been shaken and baby UTM cannt change……

Ntcheu Nsipe
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Ntcheu Nsipe

mukanenanso kuti walonjeza zinthu ngati Bakili mu 1994 Koma osakwanilitsa

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Supporters

Mukanatiuzanso kuti Chilima ndi crook kuwauza anthu ku Kasungu kuti Kamuzu anali wabwino Koma chonsecho wakhala akunena kuti Kamuzu anayambitsa quota.

crooked Chilima chamisa
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crooked Chilima chamisa

MCP MCP MCP MCP MCP all the way. Real change is MCP. let’s vote Chakwera. Enawa mbava zenizeni

DPP for APM&DPP for Chilima
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DPP for APM&DPP for Chilima

Ndiponso Chakwera akanawauzanso aMalawi kuti Chilima ndi amene anayika Malawi pamoto pobera mavote 2014…… munthu wachonchi ndalama angazisiye? Ma candidate a MCP share mfundozi mumtundu we Malawi kuwskumbutsa kuti ngati anaba mavote ku Mchinji ndi 2014 ndalama angazisiye? lero atadya ask a 4 ndi half kwatsala miyezi 6 azikati nkachoka awa ngakuba chifukwa mwamanidwa udindo? Nonononononononononononononononono Malawi chenjerani mungsliwetse mbava inenso muboma.

Akanatiuzanso kuti Chilima akugwiritsa mfundo as DPP zomwe zija za 2014…..anatinamiza kuti asintha boma ndi mtsogoleri wophunzira siiuyu wabweretsa mavuto..

Crying Baby UTM
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Crying Baby UTM

Ana a Pumbwa inu UTM mumaganiza u r untouchables? you will see politics. you can not cheat us to enter government by your crookedness. u hv been stealing together and now u say u r clean? mwamanidwa udindo basi kukwiya

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CHISEMBWERE

The power of incumbency has the advantages on the officeholders so for Chilima quitting just to demonstrate that he is fighting corruption is balderdash. Chakwera is chasing irrelevance in the whole electioneering. We don’t care about the resources for their campaign our interest is the bird singing keeping the electorate glued to issues.as far as Malawi politics is concerned we welcome the rift between APM and Chilima it has enhanced the shoddy accountability. All the trio Lazaru Pitara and Sauli are well protected by the constitution as well as the government use of resources. Chilima is adding noise in picking… Read more »

TonOfBrics
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TonOfBrics

Chakwera is compromised by the Khato-gate. He isn’t a credible leader.
Why do people want Chilima to resign? He already resigned from DPP and shall remain VP till his tenure ends

zrofin
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zrofin

You can still love your coubtry evewn if you hate your governnent.. chilima needsnicome and no one should also take away what he has a duty to th3 nation just because of a political party..nation come first how ever neither ..MCP not UTM can win on its own…if they dont mee they will learn a hard way..as mutharika will win and thwn they will atart loosing their party hair holdera to dpp and then after 4 years they will leaem and try to merge

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