Chakwera submits nomination papers in star-studded fashion

Presidential hopeful Dr Lazarus Chakwera on Monday morning presented his nomination papers for the presidential race as Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate in the May 21 elections  to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in Blantyre  in a star-studded  fashion.

MEC Chairperson Jane Ansah receiving the nomination paper from Chakwera.
Chakwera (center) flanked by Mia (left) and MCP second Veep Harry Mkandawire (right)
Chakwera and Mia: MCP presidential ticket
MCP supporters escorting Chakwera and Mia
MCP supporters escorting Chakwera and Mia
MCP supporters dancing as their presidential candidate makes way to present papers

The former Assemblies of God president said he is contesting for second time luck in the presidential race with the belief that such political leadership was one of God’s ministries.

Thousands of supporters accompanied Chakwera flanked by his running mate Mohammad Sidik Mia, through streets of the commercial capital  to the Chichiri International Conference Centre, widely known as Comesa Hall, in Blantyre where he presented the papers.

Speaking at the ceremony, Chakwera vowed to uphold the country’s Constitution if elected President and said he has all the qualifications to lead the country and no disqualifications.

“I have come here to build Malawi. Malawians you have tried the rest it’s now time to try the best,”he said.

Added Chakwera: 2Fellow Malawians, if you want change, I have come to bring about that change. I have accepted to serve Malawians from all walks of life from poverty and corruption.”

In an interview soon after the brief ceremony, Chakwera expressed confidence that he will win the  presidential race.

“I am confident that I will make it this time around,” he said.

Chakwera and Mia have also signed a code of conduct to and commit that they will carry out a peaceful campaign.

The 63-year-old opposition leader comes from Lilongwe, holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Malawi; a bachelor of theology (Hons) from the University of the North, Sovenga, South Africa; master of theology from the University of South Africa and a PhD from Trinity International University in USA.

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Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
3 years ago

The Fake Accent reverend and his peremende (mwamuna wadazi lalikulu) friend are in for a ride awakening. They will be taught a great political lesson.

Shame
Shame
3 years ago

Where are the stars???

mtete
mtete
3 years ago

Only a few of those supporters were from the centre. The majority are from South, particularly Blantyre. Zomba, Chikwawa and Nsanje. A few came from Mulanje, especially Milonde area. I should know, I was there

CITIZEN FROM NOWHERE
CITIZEN FROM NOWHERE
3 years ago

Only God will surprise Malawians who will be the President in May. All the best to the Presidential candidates

Maduro
3 years ago

Thanks for sharing with us Chakwera academic qualifications. Now tell us about Mia;’s qualifications apart from being a suceessul businessman – musabise.

stuart Chilongozi
stuart Chilongozi
3 years ago
Reply to  Maduro

education is not everything.. he is a succesful business man and thats his forte

Truthfully
Truthfully
3 years ago
Reply to  Maduro

Mia has a Masters in Business Administration in addition to his A-Level and BBA. Please, search or write him. I attended one Pitch Night where he was guest in 2016 as a successful businessman. These were his credentials as espoused by him personally. He also studied animal science in South Africa, a short course that he took in order to learn how to produce animal feed. He has his secret formula that he used to grow cattle with 200 kg mass to 450 kg within 90 days. That is why he is the sole supplier of beef in all the… Read more »

Saulos
Saulos
3 years ago

indeed you are the only hope to restore the lost glory. Boma iloooooo

Ferton
Ferton
3 years ago

Remove KAMAUZU clothing… MXXXXiiiiiiiii…A dictator..

Bibo
3 years ago
Reply to  Ferton

kikikikiki

Scholastica Bombe
Scholastica Bombe
3 years ago

Kodi bwana E Mkaka mpaka golf shirt pa occassion yayikulu ngati imeneyi zoona? Munakavala suit abwana……….anzanu sanakutsutseniko kuti mwavala kuipa? Sizikuwoneka bwino ayi! Mwaononga maphoto onse ndithu! Munayiwala suit ku LL? munakabwereka olo kugula ku Bt !

Malemu Daniel Phiri Wa Muthali.
Malemu Daniel Phiri Wa Muthali.
3 years ago

Chakwera has today opened the doors to the State House, the rest will follow and lastly Mutharika will close the door and say goodbye to the State House.

chataika
chataika
3 years ago

paja ana amakupa mame kuti akulu adutsemo komanso wana amakatenthetsa mpando akulu asanakhalepo.

Bingu wa Mutharika
Bingu wa Mutharika
3 years ago

All those so-called supporters came all the way from Lilongwe and Kasungu..MCP kudzinyenga nokha

faston
faston
3 years ago

so those hu voted during by election were from kasungu aswel.uneducated cadet just wait n see

Mzuziana
Mzuziana
3 years ago
Reply to  faston

Eti eti .Mzuzu is voting tambala

MZUZU CITIZEN
MZUZU CITIZEN
3 years ago

are you alive bingu?

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