Chimbanga asks Mutharika to act on DPP civil war
President Peter Mutharika’s silence on internal squabbles in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has forced one of the party members, Leonard Chimbanga to publically urge the President to swiftly act on the issue which is turning into a nasty scenario each passing day.
Chimbanga,who is an aspiring Parliamentarian for Blantyre City South and businessman, writing on his Facebook page and later confirmed to Nyasa Times the contents of his post, has described the current situation in DPP as deplorable that needs urgent address.
The youthful politician said was dismayed by reports that DPP supporters and officials supporting vice-President Saulos Chilima will not be allowed to participate in the party’s convention yet to be held.
Writes Chimbanga: “Reports that Chilima supporters will not be allowed into the convention Hall is not only appalling but ridiculous. My advise to the President is to ignore these dunderheads promoting this narrative. Let the Chilima supporters Into the convention Hall and create a conducive environment and hold your dogs.”
Chimbanga who once contested on United Democratic Front (UDF) ticket said Mutharika could borrow a leaf or two from Atupele Muluzi who has allowed UDF members to contest and challenge him at a convention to be held in the next few months.
“Atupele Muluzi MP has encouraged competition in the UDF fourth convention that he welcomes Challengers. We the youth of this country do not want Politics of intimidation. I am convinced that you Sir can still come out victorious. By barring your Deputy to challenge you it will send a wrong message to the electorate and the people at large that you perhaps fear him and would lose to him in a #FairplayConvention,” wrote Chimbanga.
“You Sir are a good man and more than able, you wrestled power from a sitting Government that is unprecedented there is nothing to fear from your deputy whose only CV includes success in the Corporate world, Reforms which you send him to carry out and Age factor. I urge you to address this with the urgency it deserves as it has the potential to recreate violence as we approach the Polls and we don’t want a repeat of what happened in the past.”
Chimbanga has since pleased with Mutharika to encourage competition and assure all those that are willing to challenge him including their supporters that he will protect them.
“After the convention you will support the winner and you should demand the same then proceed to support the winning candidate and go into the General Elections as one unified party. My position on this must not be confused with siding with Chilima but rather a sober analysis of the situation my focus remains the constituency I am eyeing.”
Mutharika’s silence on DPP squabbles and continued DPP cadets attacks on those supporting Chilima has raised eyebrows, questioning his ability to lead the party let alone the country considering the fact that once of the deplorable incident occurred in front him while delivering a State of National Address in Parliament some weeks ago.
My favourite politicians are Dr Muluzi, Mvula Humphrey, Sidik Mia, Chikumbutso Mtumodzi and Kandi Padambo but I have been studying you. U think you operate at the highest level of Achair. I am impressed. Koma ku Malawi Nsanje ndiye Timatchingana. It’s natural frim you so u have a future who knows what God has planned for u.
The mistake you made was dumping transformation Alliance not UDF. UDF lacked leadership at the time of your departure. However DPP was a good move sadly they are old people be patient you will rise in that party. You have the stamina and the brains. Should they fire you just remain independent. You are free off that way.
Machiavelli said in the Prince a Good politician is not necessarily a good person or we must not expect him to be. Mandela failed in his personal life he even admitted that he was no saint why do we expect politicians to be mother Theresa?keep going son you are doing fine.your time is coming soon.
I thought Chilima started this thing of factions with the help of Calista?
So why is Muthalika the one that is silent? What has chilima said?
Uyu ntchilima nadi
Ngati President akhuluphera kuteteza anthu amene akumenyedwa nkuchitiridwa nkhanza basi tiziti Ali ndi utsogoleri??????
A good leader care for his people regardless of their affiliations or status.
Utsogoleri wovutisa anthu ake and kusiyilira and kuzunza ena and calling them Judas is definitely a failed leader
My friend, cowards never take chances.
There is overwhelming evidence that Chilima is a force to reckon with.
The credentials u have rightly said about Chilima are superb, if he converts his success in the corporate world to government , things would be sweeter!
Leonard, if you want to seriously go into politics then take a moment and reflect seriously on what you want to do in terms of making a difference to those you wish to serve and work with. Otherwise at your age you have already rolled from UDF, transformation Alliance and now DPP. you appear to me to be a young politician without principles. This, I must say, is notwithstanding the fact that you have some sense of intelligence. Secondly, sort out your personal life too. Tone down on chasing women, lying endlessly, as well as conning people. Grow up into… Read more »
This looks to me like some personal attack. But regardless as a public figure I am sure he will draw lessons on what he feels he can change no one is perfect. I hear Trump has sexual scandals too. It comes with being a well known person. The public expect alot from you. So young man you have a future. Guard it and work hard and make peace or of you have already done ignore the attacks.
I don’t know him personally I am only interested in his school of thought. He seems very brilliant. You can’t stop the reign . He could be the best politician of our times. His approach is unparalleled. Ignore the jabs young man it comes with the territory. God bless you. I am MCP but I admire you.
Chimbanga has potential for a better leader than wat we see around. However, he has three problems. 1. He take misplaced risks that do not earn him proper direction. 2. He is partly opportunitist shown by his jumping from one party to the other. If he is not careful he shall not be idenfied as exemplary leader. 3.He is fearful. Here he seems courageous but a close look shows fear thats why he fails to say it direct that he supports Chilima. He has also come late to pen the president. I could have said more but I can’t waste… Read more »
it is very unfortunate to born in Malawi
Bravo APM that is why I like you very much. By keeping quiet you are in actual fact acting because everyone is free to express his own views. Why should you comment on other people views yet we have the constitution. Please read the constitution and wait until that time
Kkkkk. Zinawakanika kukhala chete on canditure.
In other words you are saying Chilima is way above Pitala by remaining quiet on DPP candidature
Ife a bullets anatigulitsira team ku nyasa ndalama akupangira campaign. Munthu oipa sitizakuvitera ife tipanga zamwanayu akubwera bho. Dollar yakoyo shava.