Chakwera running mate puzzle for Malawi fresh elections: To drop or not to drop Mia

Malawi Congress Party (MC)  president Lazarus Chakwera is having a tough time to have a give and take offer for political alliance as some members  of the party are refusing attempts to give out the running mate position to anyone outside the party.

Chakwera and Mia: Will this be the same MCP presidential ticket  

MCP factions have emerged as some members are fighting for the party vice president and great financier Sidik Mia to keep the position of running mate.

It is reported that the party secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka and the director of youth Richard Chimwendo Banda are among the party officials backing Mia on the matter and are sponsoring young people to advance the cause in social media platforms.

But Chakwera and UTM leader Saulos Chilima have spoken in support of  political alliance on order to dislodge the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) from power.

On working relationship, Chilima told a news conference that such a political alliance should be to the benefit of ordinary Malawians not power hungry politicians.

“The need to have alliances is there, this is very important. But the question is, why do we need an alliance? We don’t want an alliance gained at just putting some people in power,” said.

Chilima said he is ready to sacrifice his position if the alliance is for the benefit of ordinary Malawians.

The same view was expressed by the MCP president Chakwera.

Chakwera said he is ready to step aside to give someone a chance to vie for the presidency in the forthcoming court sanctioned fresh election in five months time.

 

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mwana wamama
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If chakwera you think kuti uzawina pawekha ukunama ngati ukukana kutenga chilima just know that ife will go for utm,mia is a business man akufuna azangotibela so think twince

Malawi
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Malawi

If I was advising Chilima, I would say, make alliance with MCP and negotiate for a Ministerial post , the one that is a challenge and turn it round. Finance or Health.Positioning himself for 2024. Whilst allowing the party to grow even more. Chilima is the hope for Malawi but going into leadership now is not a good Idea. He needs majority, royal MPs not deflected MPs.

But probably Finance and make sure all the loopholes are sealed , implement reform.

This guy can be trusted with the Malawi purse.

che lukoswe
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che lukoswe

if sidik mia loves Malawi,he must come out with the solution.aliyese akuona apa kuti winning tiket is between chakwera n chilima. If Mia goes to DPP that will coclude he was in the game for personal reasons n not

Joovido
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Joovido

Let the team be as it is definitely arrange a deal with chilima to be given a prime ministers position after election

Kangaroo
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Kangaroo

Iwalani zimenezo chakwera running mate wake ndi Mia basi. Ochakwera anasiya msowoya nkutenga Mia analandila mau oipa ambiri nkuluza nkholokolo zonse zomwe zinali kumbuyo kwa mcp.
Ena analowa khumbo utm ena dpp. Chilima kwao ndipa central region iwonso a Chakwera pa central. Zingayenda nde kuluza mmamawa.

Jacob nyadan
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Jacob nyadan

Chakwera is weak,he will rebulf mia for sure

Horror
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Horror

Chakwera will be another APM weak, indecisive and easily manipulated by his inner circle. I have yet to see Chakweras leadership ability so far it’s ZERO

Chimulirenji
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Chimulirenji

Both Chakwera and Mia need to be dropped we need new blood, young, energetic and charismatic leaders that can change the evil that MCP represents

A Dzonzi
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A Dzonzi

I think Chakwera is the one to be dropped

winstonmsowoya
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winstonmsowoya

CHAKWERA,GOD AND AN ARAB MUSLIM,YOU WILL CHOOSE WHO? I VERY WELL KNOW THAT YOU ABANDONED YOUR GOD THE ALMIGHTY TO CULTIVATE FRIENDSHIP WITH A RICH ARAB WHAT A SHAME? REALLY,YOU ARE ASHAMING US MALAWIANS AND FELLOW CHRISTIANS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.AREN’T YOU ASHAMED TO YOUR GOD WHEN YOU ARE PRAYING TO HIM CHAKWERA? MANYA KUTI NDALAMA IKAKOMA YESU MWANA WA CHIUTA.YOU ABANDONED YOUR FELLOW MALAWIAN AND AFRICAN JUST TO TAKE MONEY FROM AN ARAB.ARE YOU REALLY A COMMITTED CHRISTIAN? SUPPOSE YOU DIE TO DAY,ARE WE GOING TO BE RULED BY AN ARAB MUSLIM AS OUR PRESIDENT? CHAKWERA,YOU ARE INDEED ASHAMING US… Read more »

Malawi belong to the citizens
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Why can Malawians who are poor today just vote for UTM and Chilima the only hope for Malawi.I don’t trust MCP coz of PP diehards, these people devalued our kwacha causing price of goods to go up. DPP and UDF are already wounded,why? Coz DPP did not get 38% of the last vote in May 21,2019 general election coz that 38%was for tippex and other bad things.To me if there was no tippex, fake results sheets and duplicates tally sheet , DPP would have managed only 7% of the total votes.I believe chilima won the election Why simple answer,tippex help… Read more »

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