Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera, who is also a leader of opposition in the 193 strong Parliament, is now being addressed as a Professor.
On Sunday, at Kalambo School Ground, where Chakwera conducted a joint politicall rally all people who spoke saluted the leader of opposition as a Professor.
MCP Organising Secretary Dyson Kamphambe Nkhoma started it all by saying that “You Professor Chakwera is the only hope for this country, Professor Chakwera the only candidate for MCP in 2019”.
The party’s regional Chair for the Centre Patrick Chilondola also did the same throughout his speech addressing Chakwera as a Professor.
While Kamlepo Kalua and Enock Chihana of People’s Party and Alliance for Democracy too, recognised Chakwera as Professor.
MCP Deputy Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka in an interview with Nyasa Times, confirmed that Chakwera is indeed a Professor.
Mkaka said there is no politics played in the title.
“There is no politics here, Chakwera has been Professor since 2005, he has been lecturing in various Universities, so he was conferred Professor in that line,” said Mkaka.
Mkaka denied that the party is using the title as one way of repositioning Chakwera for the 2019 elections, so that he is able to compete with Professor Peter Mutharika the incumbent head of state.
A Biography search indicate that Pan Africa Theological Seminary awarded Chakwera Professor in 2005.
Chakwera obtained his first Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) Degree from the University of Malawi in 1977 before getting Honours Degree (BTh) from the University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa.
The profile indicate that in 1991 he got his masters (MTh), from the University of South Africa before getting his PHd from the Trinity International University, in Deerfield, Illinois, USA.
Mkaka said: “Chakwera is a humble man he has been refusing to be called Professor because of his humbleness. But as a party we can’t just let it go he is a professor he is supposed to be addressed as such.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :