Chisi says Chakwera, Chilima ‘too desperate’ for power: Tune in favour of DPP

Umodzi Party president and May 21 tripartite elections presidential hopeful, Professor John Chisi, on Thursday took a swipe on the opposition-singling out Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and the UTM Party -with a seemingly pensive opinion that the two are not capable of taking over government.

John Chisi, Umodzi Party torch bearer in May 21 elections

In a 30-minute programme on national broadcaster MBC, Chindunji, which Nyasa Times monitored, Chisi said he singled out the two parties because they are too “desperate” to rule and that it was dangerous for Malawi.

“When someone is desperate, they can do anything. They can cause violence, or even kill,” said Chisi to host Simeon Shumba.

Singling out Chilima, the State Vice-President,  Chisi said the UTM torchbearer should have waited for Mutharika to finish his too terms before he declared his presidential bid.

“He was picked from the corporate world by President Peter Mutharika, and before Mutharika finishes his two terms he goes against him. What is that?

“Chilima has only showed that he is too hungry for power. He is yet to understand issues in Malawi and gain enough experience. He will only be experimenting with the country, and that is suicidal for any country,” said Chisi.

Chisi warned the electorate “to be careful with the likes of Chilima.”

On Chakwera, Chisi said the pastor-turned-politician should “simply remained at the pulpit.”

According to Chisi, the real MCP went with Kamuzu Banda -the founder.

“MCP had a goal which was to fight the colonial government. That goal was achieved, and now the leaders of MCP are clueless on how to move on with the party. They are clueless and have no vision,” said Chisi.

He blamed Chakwera for pushing away MCP die-hards and roping in ones that are going to send the party to the grave.

“The likes of Moses Kunkuyu and Sidik Mia are all political prostitutes that are only ruining the once mighty party,” he said.

Chisi re-iterated that Malawians should rethink their choices on May 21 as far as Chakwera and Mia are concerned.

He hailed President Mutharika for being “a gentleman” who has no qualms about tribe or race in his dealings.

“Actually, I am the board chairperson for the Medical Council of Malawi,” said Chisi.

He added: “If he were not tolerant, I would already have lost my job at the University of Malawi.”

Chisi, from opposition, is one of the 8 presidential expected to appear on the ballot paper in this year’s election.

But his assessment of DPP in the last four years has been positive.

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John wakhala akupanga many tsetse fly studies in KK game reserve for quiet long and I suspect he contracted “kaodzela – sleeping sickness” ku gameko. Tiyeni tingomumvetsa, paja odwala kaodzela amalankhula akupenya, ndipo ndikuganiza kuti ameneyu amalankhula akugona ndithudi and worse still he has just demonstrated to be unfit to continue practicing in Malawi facilities!! Medical Council of Malawi munthu akufunika monitoring tu uyuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, apooooooooo biiiiiiiiii apweteka anthu John uyu mutu wake sukuyenda!!

Toka
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Toka

Aren’t you desperate for power as well? Mmesa nkhope yanu ikhala pa ballot bwana…..what do you want? To be in power not so?
Zimene mwalandira ku DPP zo kabwezeni chifukwa MCP come May 21 ikutenga boma.

Khima
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Khima

Chisi, some Malawians may de-taste your opinion but the fact is come May 22 1. DPP, 2. MCP 3. The Rest.

Paradigm
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Paradigm

The whole so called professor with myopic thinking that’s why he supports this failed DPP government & how can you be critical about other political leaders if you side with corrupt leaders. Chakwera or Chilima they’re only exercising their constitutional right to contest like yourself.

Amgwagwa
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And MR professor Chisi? You said you are also contesting for the presidency!? Are you so sure about it? What a sale-out president we would have in you? Anakupatsani zingati kuti muyankhule zimenezo,? No wonder it was on MBC TV that you spoke such nonsense!!! You are a man full of jealousy. Chilima will make a fool of you!

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

Chisi, if you are elected president, will you hand over the presidency to Mutharika so that he can complete his two 4 year terms. You should just have waited until 2024 before putting your face on the ballot paper. In fact just withdraw and continue campaigning for DPP
Pray hard that DPP win so that Mutharika can reward you accordingly

tman
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Muyisova wakuuzani zoona

Dan
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Dan

Zoona uziwona pa 21 May ngati ndiwe beneficiary wa zokubazo uchonga

Steven Malunga
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Steven Malunga

Chisi pathako pamako sure ndithu…I thought educated people can use their education to be the most important figures in our society? How on earth a professor can be twisted with money? In my life I have been respecting the scholars more than anything else,from today onwards I will never ever give my dummy respect to whoever claims that he is an educator…ndalama zakuba kwa anthu osauka kukapusisa professor ndikumayankhula zantuzi ndithu? Can’t you see that Malawians are suffering? Sungaone mmene akubela ndalama anyamata a dpp ndikubwela pano kumayankhula zopusa ndithu….ndiwe chitsilu cheni cheni ndithu

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Chisi has just spoken his true mind. He is a jealous and a frustrated man. He has wanted to be a leader/ position of influence including being Principal and Vice Chancellor of Unima for long. He has not be successful in his many attempts. And now he is jealous of Chilima being a young man but popular than him seem to be successful on his first attempt. So that the desperate DPP has given him the political platform he desperately needs (seems he enjoys being in the limelight), what else do you expect from such a power hungry (for position… Read more »

Truth Pains
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Sale out idiot, not all professors are knowledgeable in terms of decision making.
Chisi has started getting mad due to mixtures of different combinations of chemicals in the lab. This guy need to retire from his profession otherwise it will be a suicidal to the nation to let him keep on practicing.

What it remains of him is to create another disease in the lab that it will end up wiping multitude of people . This man is so ignorant of what is happening on the ground.

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