DPP gurus endorse Mutharika for another term ‘whether Satan wants it or not’: No contest at convention

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  leaders including Secretary General Greselder Jeffrey have declared  President Peter Mutharika the party’s torch bearer vfor the second term in the forthcoming 2019 Tripartite Elections “whether Satan wants it or not.”

DPP’s outspoken secretary general (SG) Greselder Jeffrey: Mutharika is DPP torchbearer 2019

Jeffery told a rally at Livingston’s in Rumphi that President Mutharika will be the DPP torch bearer in the 2019 polls .

She dismissed those who argue that the 79-year-old Mutharika will be a liability to his party in next year’s general elections on account of his old age. The critics say the President should retire at the end of his current five-year term and allow his 45-year-old Vice-President Saulos Chilima to contest on the governing DPP’s ticket.

Outspoken DPP Secretary General told party supporters to “spit” every time they hear on radio anybody talking against Mutharuka’s Candidacy.

Jeffrey said Mutharika deserves another term for doing a remarkable job in the first term.

“I want to tell you that all bigger development projects are in the North, not in the other regions. So, I want to ask you to provide support to Mutharuka. when rain falls, there are so many complaints.

“If you hear on radio fyofyonyo fyofyonyo, just be spitting! The person representing DPP in 2019, whether Satan wants it or not, is Professor Arthur Peter Mutharuka!”

“Mvula ikamagwa kuchuluka zoliralira ndiye mukamamva m’mawailesi kuti fyofyonyo- fyofyonyo muzingomvera [There is so much talk around this issue. But you know the truth]. Our candidate is President Peter Mutharika,” Jeffrey said

Jeffrey said all district governors from the North have endorsed Mutharika’s candidacy, insisting APM will be their torchbearer come 2019.

Northern Region governor Kenneth Sanga also confirmed the region has backed Mutharika, saying they will go to convention to officially declare him the torch bearer.

“Mutharika must stand for the second time up to 2024,” Sanga said.

He said DPP will handle presidential succession in 2023 when Mutharika will be close to end his final mandatory term.

Sanga said Mutharika will go unopposed at the convention, saying there will be no contest because “Mutharika must stand for the second time.”

He  said: “Madam SG, whether someone likes it or not our presidential candidate is Peter Mutharika. If you can go to Ekwendeni, Khondowe or Rula, you still meet some people who are mad. This means you still hear some people making impractical decisions but, for us, we already agreed that our president will continue till 2024.”

Minister of Transport Jappie Mhango said Mutharika will lead the DPP in the elections and retaliated what DPP Eastern Region vice-president Bright Msaka said that the  choice of a running mate remains a presidential choice.

Mutharika’s in-law, former first lady Callista Mutharika, openly declared that the party would lose if President Mutharika vies for the second term.

Callista has been supported by DPP’s national youth director Louis Ngalande and lawmaker Bob Kalindo  who habe cautioned Mutharika to tread carefully on representing the party in the 2019 polls, stating that he is too old for the job.

But Finance, Economic Planning and Development Minister Goodall Gondwe yesterday said running the President’s office and government affairs is serious business that requires old people who have experience and not ‘babies’ who are novices in State matters.


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22 Comments on "DPP gurus endorse Mutharika for another term ‘whether Satan wants it or not’: No contest at convention"

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1. Pangani convenshoni ndithu

2. Peter asakakamire pa mpando ngati anthu samukumufuna. Callista anakhala ku state house and akudziwa zomwe zimachitika. Kumakhala pressure yayikulu zofunika munthu wachinyamata. Callista sakufuna kuti zidzachitikenso. Chonde ife we love Peter. Usamangoyangana mpando komanso umoyo ndi thanzi lako Peter, chonde ndagwira mwendo

Mlomwe wakwa namphungo
Mlomwe wakwa namphungo

Let me make myself clear ngati Nkhalambazi zitawumilile mpandowu come May vote yanga yilowa ku MCP

We need change its either Chilima or Chakwera

Kaya Ufiti kaya kukhwima 82 yr plus 79 yr mukakamilabe ngati Mugabe bwanji tatopa ife we need change for sure

Umbuli sudzatha in DPP,how can you say you have a presidential candidate when the day of your next convention is not even know.And it is pathetic and worrisome to note that those who are busy selling agogo APM even before he is chosen at a convention hold top positions in the party.How can you openly say that APM will go unopposed,are you not clossing the door for other aspirants.Where is democracy in your so called democratic party.The whole secretary general is flowting the constitution yet the party is silent and comfortable with it,is the NGC sleeping or dead.Vuto kwachuluka magogo… Read more »
Paradign Shift

The best gift Malawians must give Muthalika in 2019 is allow him become the leader of opposition

George Kasakula in his pro-MCP newspaper confessed that he feels very uneasy with the Lhomwes because their majority will always make the DPP win elections. He forgot that it is not only in Lhomwes areas where we have DPP supporters. The issue which is here is not about old age of Mutharika. Those people who voted for Mutharika in 2014 and have seen positive development from will see the absurdity and stupidity of those who are talking about APM’s age. The opposition have tried very hard to create division between Chilima and his boss so that they should not maintain… Read more »
Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory

ukunamatu iwe, you don’t know what is happening behind the scene. The truth is that you did not see this coming, you celebrated at MCPs problems thinking that all was well in the party you blindly love so much and defend. Chilima is not angry with Calista, he knows what DPP has been planning all this time, so just accept that things will never be the same in your party. it has now two camps:


Gereselder kaya ndi Gerezedeya Ng’oooooo!

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Much as we know kuti debate ya age yi is good for our nation,madam callista anthuwa mwawaponda pachilonda sure. Listening closely to their endorsment for Mutharika, one can smell fear in them. Its like the future of their well being is with mutharika.

Bravo callista. You are indeed a true daughter of mayi malawi.


whether satan wants it or not, what about, poti satanayo ndi iweyo ndiye ukudziyeretsa?iwe demon kapena lusfala.


Professor ayimeso in 2019

I always wonder whether DPP has the most bright sparks within its leadership ranks. Why is it reacting so publicly and loudly to personal pronouncements made by an ordinary citizen, regarding succession policies of DPP. The mere fact that the leadership is everywhere, supporting Peter Mutharika, is an indication of a party in disunity, very afraid and probably divided. Why would a governing party demonstrate such immaturity to such an extent that they even disregard their own constitutional processes. Have they even read the party’s constitution provisions in regard to leadership selection processes. Who is Jeffrey addressing? the public? We… Read more »

Don’t expect anything good from achina tidye naye brother.

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