Chakwera promises to resign as Malawi leader if he fails to deliver

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has promised to step down within two years if elected head of state if he fails to deliver on his promises.

Chakwera: I will deliver but if I fail within two years I would step down

In his New Year message, Chakwera said his main aim of getting into the presidential race is to change Malawi, saying if that fails, he would have no mandate of clinging to power.

“If I fail to deliver on my Hi-5, then I will resign within two years of my election,” he said.

He also said that in his rule as State President , he would foster unity among Malawians and ensure that there is rule of law in the country.

His promises of resigning within two years after election has geberated a of mixed reactions in social media platforms with some applauding him, describing him as a man of principles.

Others, however, were harsh, alleging Chakwera might have connived with his running mate, business magnate Sidik Mia to get the presidency at a silver platter.

The MCP leader, however, did not say whether he would hand-over power to Mia once he resigns if elected or he would call for a fresh election, a possibility analysts say is rare in African democracies.

Chakwera has since wished Malawians a blessed a New Year and said 2019 is an important year as major decisions will be made on the direction of the country.

Said the MCP president: “Malawians will take up the responsibility to make the right decision, to put right leaders in right places. As a party, we are geared to winning the elections and we ask them to make their right decision in 2019.”

He said MCP has faced some challenges in preparing for the 2019 elections.

Said Chakwera: “We had a lot of challenges. We started the year with issues of the court but by God’s grace, we were able to overcome such challenges and consolidate our position as a party that is ready to build a new Malawi.”

On May 21 2019, Malawians will go to the polls to elect a president, MPs and councillors to govern the country for the next five years.

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zako
1 year ago

someone take this man back to church

Tizanka
Tizanka
1 year ago

So that was the condition for Mia supporting your campaign financially? He funds you and then you share u president ngati mango? Abusa mwandikhumudwitsa ndiinu khuluku heavy

hatton
hatton
1 year ago

You have already failed to run Malawi Congress Party, why are you not resigning?

Justice
Justice
1 year ago

He might as well resign now coz he won’t be able to ddeliver. He’s too soft for Malawi’s top job.

mark
mark
1 year ago

i love you

joyhnkjyanda@gmail.com
1 year ago

Haha you will resign as leader of Opposition

Viva MCP
Viva MCP
1 year ago

Great leader…..osati awa4 plus yrs kukanabe kupanga resign

Fck
Fck
1 year ago

It’s a good challenge we will give you a chance to rule and prove us just hold on to your promises

magwira
magwira
1 year ago

ABUSA MWAYAMBA BODZATU,MUKONDERA NDALAMA INU MUJA

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
1 year ago

So my dear leadership is not try and error thing. If i fail does not exist. Then why 2 years not six month failure, You know that by two years you will accumulate much than zambale za ku tchalitchi. wagwa nayo

Davie timvere
Davie timvere
1 year ago

We need such leader u my vote

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