DPP regional governor threatens to bar Chilima supporters from convention

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor for the north Kenneth Sanga has threatened to bar vice president Saulos Chilima supporters from attending the party convention.

Jappie Mhango(L) and Sanga says DPP has a presidential candidate already in Mutharika

Speaking at a political rally in Mzimba, Sanga said the party met and made a resolution to endorse the candidature of the 79 year old President Peter Mutharika.

“I will not allow them in,” said Sanga.

However, when called to explain if the party will use the notorious DPP youth cadets to forcebly remove the Chilima supporters, Sanga softened up and claimed he never said those words because the party has one candidate; Mutharika.

Party spokesperson Francis Kasaila  said all bonafide delegates will be allowed into the convention hall.

“DPP is one party and all the delegates will come from the DPP according to its party structures,” said Kasaila .

The power struggle in the DPP threatens its success in the 2019 polls.

While Chilima has not commented on the issue, Mutharika has since declared he will seek re-election.

Former first lady Callista Mutharika sparked the revolution when she said Mutharika, currently 79 years old, would be too old to carry on as he would be 84 at time of leaving office in 2024 if re-elected next year.

Political analyst George Phiri from the University of Livingstionia has warned that continued bickering in the DPP may end up killing the party.

Mzuzu-based analyst Emily Mkamanga warned that failure to open up the system could be a recipe for chaos.

“If they will not allow people to compete for the presidency, that will be the end of DPP. There will be a lot of noise, chaos, and some may even get injunctions stopping the whole process. Let the party open up, and people should compete.

“Mutharika himself must stand up and be man enough to face anyone who wants the presidency,” she said.

Finance and Economic Planning Minister Goodall Gondwe said running the President’s office and government affairs is serious business that requires the old who have experience and not “babies” who are novices on State matters.

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AgeGate.

I we Sanga close your mouth. You will regret after being used and dumped. Ask Msonda Ken. He has become useless guy in the party. A liability.

Ngati eni ake a chipani ku Mulanje akukana Inu ndani? Kumpoto MCP is in charge so don’t trouble yourself.

DPP A & DPP B & DPP C
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DPP A & DPP B & DPP C

DPP yatha ngati Makati. Yatha ngati bodza. Kwangosala kuyimaliza pa May 2019.

Hatton
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Hatton

Ade, unanimous does not mean everybody. It means majority; do you understand?

DPP A & DPP B & DPP C
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DPP A & DPP B & DPP C

Awanso awa.kkkkkkkkk. mukungosapota blindly.

ade
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ade

If there are some people who are for pro-SCK it will be wrong to say DPP has unanimously endorse APM

Alamu Mwakalamba Pumani
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Did you hear the voice of Pitala at Trade fair today? It was as if padutsa tractor or Leyland Albion. Munthu wakalamba uyu. What dpp thieves are doing is what MCP id to Ngwazi Kamuzu Banda in 1993. He ended up having brain surgery. A dpp mupha munthu. Akapume please. Nkhalamba zimakhala zamakani koma zitawola kale mnthupi

Duwa
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Duwa

Zoona munthuyu sadzakwanisa campaign. Mawu akukana kutuluka. Wakura munthuyi…….

LEGO
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You dare to bar Chilima’s supporters from convention that will be the end of DPP,MARK MY WORDS.What i know about democracy is,let everyone come to the convention and those who are opposition let them also be there,what will determine is the out come of the votes.After the vote counts,the loser or a winner must embrace each oher and move your party forward.If you follow football you could even see by the end of a match players from different teams they embrace each other that is what we call fair play regardless of the results.I am not a politicians neither i… Read more »

namalesi
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namalesi

Dpp Mantha bwanji ndi chilima kkkkk

Hetherwick
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Hetherwick

ATUMBUKA MUFERA ZAWENI. NGONGOLIWA ALIPHE AKUDZIWA MWALA UMENE APONDA. KOMA ATUMBUKA. THAT’S WHY MULIBE CHIPANI KWANUKO MUFUNANSO KUTIPHERA DPP.

LEGO
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Its not about tribe here,that’s being foolish and childish in mind

Kibaki
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Kibaki

Mr Sanga mutu ukola chaaaaa. Cant u see kuti Chilima ndi deal.

Cogito Ergo Sum
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Cogito Ergo Sum

An ostrich will, despite it’s huge body, will hide it’s head in the sand. I think it believes that what you don’t see does not see you. Kkkkkk!

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