DPP play down claims it has approached Joyce Banda for electoral alliance with PP

The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has downplayed claims by People’s Party (PP) that despite suggestions that former president Joyce Banda’s anti-corruption record was poor the ruling party has approached Banda’s party for possible electoral alliance.

Dausi: I don’t know if there have been any talks

PP secretary general Ibrahim Matola said DPP, Malawi Congress party (MCP) and United Transformation Movement (UTM) approached the former ruling party for a possible electoral alliance in the May 21 2019 tripartite elections.

Matola said all major political parties have approached PP except the United Democratic Front [UDF].

He said the party’s NEC [national executive committee] is “yet to make up our mind on who to partner with during the polls.”

However, DPP spokesperson Nicholas Dausi said he was not aware of his party’s attempts to join forces with PP which formed government between 2012 and 2014.

“I don’t know if there have been any talks as regards that issue,” said Dausi, who is also government official spokesperson.

His comments were reported by Weekend Nation newspaper which also had MCP spokesperson Maurice Munthali confirming what he described as “unofficial” talks on alliances with several parties including the PP.

DPP has been in a working relationship with the UDF whose leader Atupele Muluzi is a Cabinet minister.

In November last year, a 10-member PP delegation comprising members of Parliament (MP) met President Peter Mutharika at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe to bargain that Banda, who was in self-imposed exile that time, should have a safe passage return home without arrest and in return offer  a possible working relationship.

The State House meeting with Mutharika resulted in cracks within the rank and file of PP before some of its legislators such as Malani Mtonga of Karonga South and Monkey legislator Ralph Jooma pulled a fast one and defected to the ruling party. Former PP parliamemtary leader Uladi Mussa also joined DPP where he is now vice president (central region).

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Adada
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Adada

DPP is a big party aaah i doubt them partnering with PP

History
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History

Nooooo any party that will realign itself with the cashgate PP must just know that it has no future in Malawi politics come next elections….DPP,MCP,UTM and whatever party please, please, please don’t dent your future by joining hands with PP…let them go by themselves co malawians are not fools to vote those PP cashgate idiots into power again….don’t think the Cashgate issue has vanished from people’s minds….I say don’t join hands with PP or else you will lose miserably

Vindere
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Vindere

Why does JB feel like Malawians owe her something????

Yakusausya
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Yakusausya

Is anybody surprised? that is JB for you always power hungry, always wants to be seen . She is so power hungry that her decisions are very clouded by her sense of grandiose

Domasi
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Domasi

I have known and worked with JB for years she will do anything to remain relevant she will even go to bed with an enemy, she can stoop that low to cling to power…….it’s sad

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

DPP+ UTM+PP = UDF.

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

JB reached a deal with DPP that she will enter alliance with them, that’s when she was allowed to come back home scot free. Wake up malawians. It’s just a matter of time before DPP/PP/UDF come together and Saulosi azawathibula onse limodzi

Sucks
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Sucks

JB has run out of resources to run a decent campaign and that’s a fact since Cashgate all her major donors have pulled out. Any political party offering her the Vice Presidency for her son Roy Akajuwe Kachale Banda is ok with her ( not quite sure why she feels entitled to that). She has openly said that and it is a known fact.

Agenda Settinng Theory
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Agenda Settinng Theory

People want power at any cost. JB and her PP have now become very attractive.

Zopusa
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Zopusa

Makes sense because Cashgater Mphwiyo was seen at MLAKHO wa Alomwe sitting with mafumu a chilomwe

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