Dausi plays down Mutharika ‘tarmac road’ campaign, insists on rigging claims

Minister of Homeland Security who is also ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spoksperson, Nicholas Dausi, has parried away talk that President Peter Mutharika is only taking his campaign along tarmac roads, and not going yonder in the rural areas as his competitors are doing.

Dausi: DPP has delivered

Dausi challenged Zodiak Broadcasting Station’s Tiuzeni Zoona host, Daniel Mababa, that probably he was not keenly following Mutharika’s campaign trail.

According to Dausi, DPP has the strongest campaign strategy which they are certain will catapult them to power on May 21.

“What do you mean by rural areas? He has been everywhere in Dowa, Mchinji, Ntchisi and today Nkhotakota. Tell me, is Mzinza or Nkanda in Mulanje town?” charged Dausi

The DPP publicist said the party was confident it would retain power.

“We have delivered. And Malawians want development, and they are the voters and the judges. We are not afraid because the voters know that we have delivered and will vote for us again. We will win,” said Dausi.

 Rigging Claims

On rigging claims that President Peter Mutharika has been making , the homeland security minister admitted that there was indeed “a certain party” that has plans to rig the May 21 election, but said he could not discuss security matters on air.

“That is not the way we handle government business. If I started doing that then there would be no government. We don’t run a government like that,” said Dausi.

According to Dausi, government knows those behind the malpractice.

“But if we arrest them it is you the media that will be on us again saying we are undemocratic. We will simply handle the matter in the most professional way possible,” he said.

Political analysts have warned that the rigging claims may undermine the credibility of the forthcoming elections.

On more than one occasion, President Mutharika—leading the ruling DPP— has insinuated that  his number two Saulos Chilima, who quit the DPP to lead the newly found UTM, is  planning to rig elections.

Ironically, the two were on the same ticket in 2014, when they dislodged the ruling People’s Party (PP) in a closely contested race which had the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), which came second, claiming the polls were rigged.

During the launch of UTM last July, Chilima accused the DPP-led government of planning to rig the elections using some ‘spy machine’. But he has since been saying in campaign rallies that elections cannot be rigged and there will be no fraudulent polls.

MCP president Lazarus Chakwera has also asked Mutharika and Chilima to provide more information to inspire confidence in voters willing to take part in the forthcoming elections.

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Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Kkkkk ati when was Skc in politics ,how about Tupele than hi dad pumping him in tha bakside

Ras ISU
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Ras ISU

hahahahahahahaha……….ndale zaku afirica ndiku amelika ndizosiyana……tiyeni tingodekha ndikumadikira 21 may…….may the best man win

BigMan
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BigMan

Dausi the Useless.

guy jobo
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guy jobo

Hon Dausi,consider other road users.do not campaign in the middle of the roads as u are doing.you may lose votes with that.

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Wayamba yake yija dausi. Amati conco waba wapha nao. Now seeking sympathy kuli alowe mwa straight cipani coobwela pa21 panoci.
Thats dausi.
Wathamangathamana kupatsa ma handouts a ndalama kwa anthu kuti atsekeleze kaya ma demo, kaya kuulula opha ma alibino .
Soon azaima pa nsanja kuimba nyimbo ya mai maria.
Crooked bastard. Watch his moves

Jay
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Jay

UTM BOMA

Jay
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Jay

Amalawi sure up to now, you have not learnt African politics? U have hope that chilima can win? First if all who’s chilima in malawian politics? Do you think those guys nizitsilu to just let the seat like that to un under five who has never been an mp before? They know what are the consequences if they lost so it’s not easy as some people think. Pali nchito osati pang’ono Kulani amalawi. Wait for election results your language will change.

George Malemu
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George Malemu

Akulu inu Trump became president when he had never practised politics. Its not true that u need to become an mp first for one to assume the post of a president

Central
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Central

Chisiye bwanawe chitsiru ichi chi Jay ichi chiona zomwe ambuya akewo at aone pa 21 May pano

Kaitano
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Kaitano

It’s like Jay said,,, African Politics,,, is America now Africa? Omalemu George

Chingaipe
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Chingaipe

My foot !! Examples are every where !

Me in MW
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Me in MW

wina alira this is the year. DPP will fall and cant wait

Malume zavuta
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Malume zavuta

Baba, nzeru zachepapotu pamenepa!

NYO
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NYO

UTM MOTOOOOO!

Me in MW
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Me in MW

kuti buu

Ankhwinda
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Ankhwinda

Tsiku lalero zipani zitatuzi zikufanana mphamvu mwachiziwikile UTM ndiyomwe ili ndi chikoka ndikuona tsiku lili lonse anthu akulowa chipanichi