DPP gurus intensifiy campaign for Mutharika to get convention nod as torchbearer

Top leaders of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the north say they have intensified their campaign to maintain the 79-year old President Peter Mutharika as presidential candidate in next year’s Tripartite Elections, saying the campaign has even gone to district level.

Jappie and other DPP gurus at a Nkhatabay rally
DPP members inspecting the jetty

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango, who is also DPP campaign director,  presidential aide Symon Vuwa Kaunda and party regional governor for the north Kenneth Sanga took NkhataBay by storm on Monday when they jointly held a rally at the Boma after Mhango opened a jetty.

“Professor Peter Mutharika will win the party presidency because we have taken the campaign to district level,” said Mhango.

He said DPP is sticking with Mutharika, an accomplished  retired  law professor, who has been in power since winning 2014 elections.

 This is the first time that top party officials are conceding that State Vice-President Saulos Chilima would challenge Mutharika for party presidency.

Kaunda said it would be a gamble to entrust Chilima with the candidacy of DPP, saying .“perhaps as a running-mate he would fit into the bill.”

The DPP is reconstituting district, removing those committee members deemed sympathetic to Chilima.

President Peter Mutharika, the brother of Malawi’s former leader, was declared the winner of the 2014 disputed presidential election after garnering 36.4% of the votes cast.

He came ahead of Lazarus Chakwera  (Malawi Congress Party ) who obtained 27.8% of the vote and former president Joyce Banda (Peoples Party) who won 20.2%.

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#DzukaniAmalawi
#DzukaniAmalawi
3 years ago

What are you senior members of DPP leadership afraid of. You’re just exposing yourselves to the fact that you are Mutharika cronies who would do anything to loot. You have realised that Peter is sleeping on the job so easier to loot under his watch and if caught out he would be able to defend you with his life. You know however that if the Chilima (or anyone else for that matter) is elected as a torch bearer then your days are numbered and might end up in jail for all the crime you have openly committed in the last… Read more »

Kibaki
Kibaki
3 years ago

Hatton kkkkkkkk. DPP is gone, gone completely to the dogs. I agree with the one who is reminding you of what SKC said and i quote, “NJOKA SAWETA” He was indeed referring to himself. The guy is a snake in the grass. It has started bitting you and it is very poisnous. Apatu basi CHILIMA team yawina- Game down.

Vuwa, Jappie, Sanga kukamwa kakasi. Saulos wont recognise you. Ife pheeeeee pambuyo pa Dr. Lazarus.

Hatton
Hatton
3 years ago

Maunits, there is no knowledge to learn from MCP convention because doing so would mean glorifying illegality. Do you remember that Chakwera himself confessed that he hurriedly and devilishly arranged the convention to avoid the injunctions? The guilty are always afraid. You are proposing that DPP should learn the tactics of Chakwera of beating justice below the belt? How can such a person be entrusted with state powers? Someone who cannot respect justice? Malawians, if you are looking for a president who will not respect the laws of the land then Chakwera is your choice. If Malawians need a president… Read more »

jjjj
jjjj
3 years ago
Reply to  Hatton

your reasoning in my opinion is pathetic

BEJE
BEJE
3 years ago
Reply to  jjjj

a wounded sympathiser

Cognitive DIssonance Theory
Cognitive DIssonance Theory
3 years ago

If DPP is finding it hard to sell Mutharika to its own member, what about to the rest of Malawians. Do not underestimate SKC camp and do not account on those who are openly saying Bwana muyimanso, they are fighting for their survival at least for now.

Chalo
Chalo
3 years ago

Mwana adakuuzani kuti Sato soweta Inu osamva kuti amanena iye yemwe. Apatu chipani chajiwa mwana walanda dzuwa likuswa mtengo

Petulo
Petulo
3 years ago

So they think by purging pipo who support SKC will make APM win. Kkkkkkk, keep on destroying yourself . Paja mumayamba kugotha ndi mkhutu, makani awawa reminds me of Bingo from 2009-2012

URIM AND THUMIM
URIM AND THUMIM
3 years ago

POVERTY /SUFFERING IS IN MALAWIANS DNA —THAT’S WHY POLITICIANS USE US ANYHOW LIKE SHIT HOLE —

Mas ter
Mas ter
3 years ago

Opposition are happy with your dis agreement those want chilima let them.do if they not careful they will loose their political carrier and vp himself will loose runningmate race

Hetherwick
Hetherwick
3 years ago

JOYCE BANDA WON THE 2014 ELECTIONS. I HAVE EVIDENCE. REMEMBER HOW THE MEC STORES WERE TORCHED WHEN PEOPLE WERE PREPARING FOR A RECOUNT. DPP, A PARTY OF THIEVES AND HYENAS.

Cognitive DIssonance Theory
Cognitive DIssonance Theory
3 years ago
Reply to  Hetherwick

I totally agree with you, the woman was robbed. There people who have bragged about it. The Electoral chair had to cry because he knew that he was endorsing results which were fishy. You can see now that DPP is struggling to sell Mutharika to his own party.

JJJJ
JJJJ
3 years ago

guys stop dreaming by day light. whats the basis of your conclusion?

Maunits
Maunits
3 years ago

Saulos Klaus Mwana Chilima will beat nkhalamba iyi at your convention. Do not bring pangas at the indaba please learn what MCP the govern party 2019 did during their indaba.

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