Dausi launches stinging attack on Malawi opposition alliance: ‘Blessing in disguise’ 

Nicholas Dausi in his capacity as spokesperson of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has launched a stinging verbal attack on the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party electoral alliance ahead of the Constitutional Court ordered fresh presidential election, saying it is a “blessing in disguise” for DPP and UDF alliance torchbearer President Peter Mutharika.

Dausi: It’s political brinkmanship
MCP president Lazarus Chakwera (L) and his UTM Party counterpart Saulos Chilima sealed the electoral alliance

Dausi, who is also Minister of Homeland Security and Disaster Management, told Focus on Africa on BBC World Services that DPP and its electoral alliance partner UDF are not nervous about the opposition grand alliance.

“This is not the first time that the [MCP] has made an alliance with another political party. They did so [previously] and they fared miserably,” said Dausi, a former MCP vice-president.

“The people of this country, in Malawi now, or as of today, know that that the MCP has been sponsoring, plotting, conniving, conspiring and staging political holdrums, political thuggery where people’s property has been looted,” said Dausi.

But put to him by BBC journalists that people will say the same of DPP, Dausi said: “What I am telling you is that, there is no way a Malawian can go and vote for [MCP] because of what they have done in recent past.”

Dausi claimed that Malawians know that the leadership of MCP “as at today is a leadership that is completely very inconsiderate.”

He said: “There is no way that a leader can go and address a public rally at a place where a police officer was killed [Msundwe].”

MCP  and UTM Party on Thursday signed a deal to form an electoral alliance ahead of the Constitutional Court ordered fresh presidential election during the event that took place at Kamuzu Institute for Sports in Lilongwe,  Both MCP president Lazarus Chakwera and his UTM Party counterpart Saulos Chilima avoided any indication on who will lead the alliance.

However, Dausi said the opposition grand alliance which includes Malawi Forum for Unity and Development (Mafunde), Alliance for Democracy (Aford), Freedom Party, Umodzi Party and People’s Transformation Alliance (Petra) will not pose a threat to President Mutharika.

“It’s a blessings in disguise because there is no way the people of this country can have the guts to vote for  [MCP]….It’s political brinkmanship at its best,” said Dausi.

He said Mutharika who was narrowly elected by 38.5 percent of the voters in May 2019 controversial elections, which prompted the Constitutional Court to nullify it, will achieve more than 50 percent of the total votes required for the winner.

“We are now going to win 50 -plus-20 percent. We are ready for fresh elections. We have policies and programmes and answers to the aspirations of Malawians,” said Dausi.

Pressed if Mutharika will accept results of the fresh elections if defeated, Dausi said he could not be a prophet of doom.

“What I can assure you BBC is that we are going to win fair and square.

“The people of this country know that Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has delivered, he has developed and is developing this country,” he said.

Dausi continued: “There is no way you can expect people of this country to vote for leaders that have planned, conspired, plotted for looting of properties, destruction, burning of building, intolerance.”

Since the election last year, MCP and UTM have waged a campaign of political terrorism, perpetrating acts of violence targeting businesses, innocent citizens and private and public property.

The hooliganism has affected the development of the country and people’s livelihoods.

The DPP spokesperson said Malawians will reject “moral decadence” from the opposition and re-elect Mutharika.

But the UTM has rejected Dausi’s assertion as “absolute rubbish”, with spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga saying Malawians are almost on the edge of the river to get to a glorified future.

On his part MCP secretary general Elsenhower Mkaka said Malawians want  “a thinker”  to drive the policy of  the country not “a mediocre”.

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Mwangalamwene
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Mwangalamwene

Uyu akungotayitsa nthawi yathu apa.

anali Librarian wa Kamuzu pano amanama kuti anali boadyguard wake.

Kaizer Kaunda
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Kaizer Kaunda

Dausi,you must know better.Everyone believes that you are the master mind of all the politicalupheaval that is sweeping across this country.
Your name is so associated with so much evil far too many to mention.
You moved with the politics of the dark age,of the MCP to old to DPP.
Now we know the MCP is not a threat to people’s lives but the DPP.

Hmariwa
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Hmariwa

Dausi is there to eat well because alibe angakhale pepala lililonse.Mamina mmutu mwake too much.

A Bakha
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A Bakha

Why was he screaming??? he was pretty loud wasn’t he ! kikikikikikikikikikikiki

Songamino
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Songamino

You got that one right. He was very loud but mfundoless.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

hiding the truth of the true. he is a bastard

Zio ine
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Zio ine

Nkaka comments are a directed at Chakwera who said he could not work with recycled politicians yet this type he has taken on boards over recycled worse still cash gate queen. Chakwera has created a bucket of crabs.

Maiye
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Maiye

What do you see at their personal issues on the following Nicholas dausi , Heatherwick mtaba, Bakili muluzi , though no more ( John Tembo, /Gwanda chakwamba ) if had to be in particular party and having good positions. Let’s start with you Mr Nick😄😄😄😄

Ma Bra ndi Ma Underwear
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Ma Bra ndi Ma Underwear

It was a very incoherent response to a simple question!

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

kkkk was barking jist same like rabid dog. no difference. high pitched voice, khwezule

chataika
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chataika

Anthu wokula mtima sangagwire limodzi nthcito akuopa chiayani kubisa za torch bearer and running mate? Muwona chipasupasu cha phweeeeee sikale tangopenyani

William
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William

Kulankhura n kuganiza mopusa..It’s clear that you don’t know political strategy. Who is the running mate to APM? Kodi why are u afraid of this alliance? Keep quite n pangani zanu. SIC said kale kuti amaganiza booo

GRM
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GRM

Dausi , you are not the best person to criticise MCP past. You were a notorious Malawi young pioneers who abducted and touchered many Malawians. You were MYP since from the age of 20 and much your adult life you touchered Malawians. You were MCP Vice President and you made your name while you were MCP publicist. As a Kamuzu henceme, You and your DPP team of Henry Musa, Ntaba and Kutsaira were the greatest beneficiary of MCP rule and you took your violent past to DPP killing people. Get lost Mr. Nicholas Dausi

Alfred Minjo
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Alfred Minjo

Za Bodza.

James
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James

This is very interesting to see that somebody is able to speak on behalf of so many people but often there things that don’t add up.

Namani
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Namani

You r complaining about damage of private property when you r plundering public resources. Who is the worst plunder here. I agree that people made loses from business and infact lost assets during this time but lives are lost in the poor hospitals whose resources r being looted to ur personal pockets. Do u Eva think of the implications of ur political mismanagement on the majority of Malawi or u just consider the affected elite who have complained about property damages from demos. You r stupid

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