Chakwera says DPP ‘civil war’ is symptomatic of ruling party in tatters

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President and leader of opposition  Lazarus Chakwera has said the infighting in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) where some  members are supporting Vice-President Saulos Chilima’s presidential candidacy against President Peter Mutharika is symptomatic of a ruling party that has lost control of its own affairs and, consequently those of the nation.

Chakwera: MCP is the future to believe in

Chakwera, speaking at Ngazi ground,  Ekwendeni in Mzimba district on Saturday where he held a political rally, said the DPP members demanding that Mutharika should not stand, may have seen what the opposition has always argued that the President is “clueless”.

He said the DPP instead of running the affairs of the country, is clearly not in a ‘one love, one heart, let’s get together and feel alright’ frame of mind.

“Time is running out and it is evident that the DPP has failed to run the government. They are saying among themselves that things are not well in this country,” saud Chakwera.

“I have heard the cries of Malawians from all corners of the country and my vision is to help us alll attain the new Malawi that we all wish for,” he said.

Chakwera also said Malawians not be swayed by the self-styled Chilima Movement demanding that Mutharika must step down and pave the way for Chilima in the May 2019 elections, saying they have all be part of the “rotten fish from head to bottom.”

He assured the crowd that he will not tolerate corruption arguing people are suffering in the country because a few people are stealing resources which would otherwise benefit a lot of Malawians in the  hospitals, in our universities and in  many other sectors.
Chakwera said Malawians should entrust him because  he is the only “real deal” for the country in 2019.
He said the new MCP is the party of the new common sense on the economy, on public services and on good governance.
Former first lady Callista Mutharika—widow of DPP founding president and the incumbent President’s elder brother Bingu—sparked the succession debate weeks ago, when she said her in-law, who is 79, should pave the way for the comparatively younger Chilima, 45.
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Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

Hatton, congratulations. You have held MCP officials who are commenting, by their bolls. It is a known fact kuti munthu yemwe anatukwana Kamuzu mdziko muno koposa ena onse ndi Harry Mkandawire. Genuine MCP members are annoyed with Chakwera by allocating u Vice President to him through the quota system. Tidzayankhula mu May 2019. Lutepo told all Malawians that he personally delivered cashgate proceeds to MCP convention that saw Chakwera’s conversion, probably the second greatest conversion after Paul’s conversation on the road to Damascus, from the good shepherd looking after God’s people to a bad politician persecuting MCP landlords. As a… Read more »

oMachemba
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oMachemba

It is unbecoming of oChakwera, as a leader of a major political party, to be dissing APM and SC or any other politician, personally, in this way. It is immature and unsophisticated. I would have hoped oChakwera would have learned the ropes by now. He should have simply asked himself, or one of his advisers should have asked him: “How come APM, SC, or Muluzi did not wade into our problems with the zigawenga, or the charade at our convention …?” And he should have let others below him, in position to comment: in any case, not in this personal… Read more »

gavin
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gavin

mcp has always been a strong party on social media . u wil hear them crying foul after 2019 elections

lilian
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lilian

Chakwera is afraid that if Chilima decides to go it alone he will collect all the fluid votes and those voters who are skeptical of MCP. While APM has a solid base if he partners with Atupele, He will sail through without problems.
Chakwera knows too well that his party has been contaminated with PP and most people dont trust the party and they would seek refugee in Chilima.

Mulopwana
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Mulopwana

Worse guy than APM . Worse Party than DPP. No room for MCP. And it wont have any chance to rule Malawi as long as Chakwera the greedy cleric is at the Helm. Remember the Mgwirizano Coaltion with late Chakwamba as presidentail candidate?? As long as youa re leading M.C.P. forget about the game. Please form a new party and not Tambala Wakuda. Ananzunza a Malawi awa kuwadulitsa makadi makadi. kulanda ngombe, mabisiness, anthu amaopa kumanga nyumba yabwino kuopa MCP ilanda . Lero kumati kwacha!!! Kwachaa!!! timadabwa nanutu.

Fernandinho
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Fernandinho

I love MCP but this stupid tendency of talking about other parties just sucks!! Stop it! It’s irritating pliz, just talk about what MCP stands for and what’s in store for us, don’t ever mention the other camp
in your speeches, it irks us, plizzz!!! OMG!

dinky
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dinky

diphiphi ikutha ngati makatani ndipo sumunati lumanani mchocho skc luma adad ako akalamba ndipo tiimba nyimbo yokuti vuma vuma iwe vuma wasakala ya mtukudzi vomera kuti wakalamba mapeto mumazagwa pampano kunyumba yachifumu shaaa

Gulewamkulu
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Gulewamkulu

Hatton kaya ndiwe Cotton you’re jst lazy as your own APM.

Nachi
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Nachi

Chakwera, have you forgotten the MCP’s divisions already mpaka you hurriedly held party convention.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

We are not looking back! If you want you can hold them men!

Abbas
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Abbas

Chakwera is just a pathetic hypocrite. The very punk failing to manage dissent in his party, what can we say about him? The very bulutu who demanded sharing the K4bn in parliament and made a U-turn denouncing it to look like an angel in face of public anger and criticism.

Kadenge
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Kadenge

Mulimbikile koma don’t relax. Komanso becareful of achina Harry Mkandawire. To us thats not a new face.

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