Chimunthu denies DPP link: ‘How is OPC announcing political party issues’

Former Speaker or Parliament Henry Chimunthu Banda has  blatantly denied that  he would be interested in a move to rejoin  the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and that he would be back in frontline politics.

Chimunthu Banda: I am just learning it through the media

Early this week, speculations were high that Chimunthu Banda is going to join DPP and will be officially welcomed into the party by President Peter Mutharika during a rally in Nkhotakota.

However, on Thursday he  failed to officially welcome former secretary general of the ruling party as he did not show up at the rally.

In an interview with Nyasa Times on Friday, Chimunthu said he knew nothing on reports that he is rejoining DPP and just learnt it through the media.

“I just read it like everyone else. Maybe it was just one of those tactics to  attract more people to turn up,” he said.

The DPP and Office of President and Cabinet on Wednesday announced that Mutharika would officially welcome back Chimunthu Banda from his self imposed political exile after losing the party presidency to Mutharika in 2014 during convention.

Chimunthu Banda wondered how OPC would be making an announcement of a person joining a political party.

“Where on earth does OPC make such an announcement? It has never happened and it will never happen,” he said.

While Chimunthu Banda has a glittering political career, he is loathed within the DPP for allegedly conniving with former President Joyce Banda and her PP administration to prevent Peter Mutharika from becoming Leader of Opposition in Parliament.

Late president Bingu wa Mutharika secured a landslide victory in 2009 when Chimunthu was Secretary General of DPP.

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Cashgate1
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Someone is lying to us! Who could this be? Certainly not the big man. But then DPP is making the big man look stupid, somebody need to be fired.

SONG OF THE DRUNKARD
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SONG OF THE DRUNKARD

It’s a combination of CHILIMA AND BUSHIRI that can take
This country to greater heights !! THE rest is regrettable !!

mysteries
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mysteries

Why, indeed, should OPC get involved in running mate issue. This is a sign of bad days ahead. Chimunthu would be an idiot to accept running mate position. He will end up by the roadside, just like Chilumpha, JB, should DPP win. Besides, APM’s unfortunate remark a few years ago should save as a warning of rough days ahead.

I personally don’t think the guy is any holly and I doubt he would escape MCP or UTM cashgate broom when the time comes.

SIBODZA
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SIBODZA

The reporters got carried away or they are on a payroll with the aim to improving the DPP image but Chimunthu mustn’t sing holy there was a meeting in which he personally disbursed monies in a bid to rejoin DPP. He has been itching for vice presidency via being a running mate. No smoke without fire every politician suffers from opportunism. It’s the mania that helps to sniff what air holds for them he’ll come out

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kalulu Wadwala

This is a breed of a Malawian this country needs. This is a calibre of a servant leadership. Unfortunately Malawian are so blind to know a true son who can change and transform this country. This is the type of leadership this country needs. This is a sober minded politician. Super intelligent and here worker. Sadly come next year Malawian will still vote for people who do not help this country. If as a nation shed off our political blindness and prove to those intelligent and professional malawians that we are ready to end our tribal biased politics and vote… Read more »

Muswahili Mambo Sana
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Those are the words of the person who knows how the government operates, osango lubwalubwa. DPP should work with another family party a UDF party whereby they don’t allow others party members to have a say.

Yahya Yahya Jammeh
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I said it already that how come OPC is announcing a political meeting. Now Chimunthu has just confirmed my query. The Chief Secretary does not know the difference between government and party activities and yet he is a Lawyer. I don’t know where he obtained his Law degree. Things are getting worse in the government system each second that passes.

kaka ni dada
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kaka ni dada

Shame on DPP. Kubalalika kwafika pa mponda chimera.

995
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995

Kkkkkkkkkkkkk OPC mwati?????!!!!!!!!lol ma Nyasa siamasewela,Chimunthu is joininv UTM motoooo kuti BUUUUuuuuuuuu mawa pa Mangochi

Gembe
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Gembe

UTM Woyeee……………UTM motooooooo

Namalomba Fredrick
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Namalomba Fredrick

That’s it my teacher, I know him very principled and cant associate himself with current DPP because it is an evil institution

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