DPP says Kabambe has the Bingu factor

Some Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials are comparing economist, Dalitso Kabambe, the former Reserve Bank of Malawi governor with the late president Bingu Wa Mutharika who was the leader and founder of  the party.

Kabambe and his wife at the political meeting

The members were reacting to the worries of some Malawians who have been saying that the former ruling party needs to have a visionary leader like the late Bingu in order to survive.

Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times, DPP deputy regional governor for the north, Smart Mwakayila said out of all the party’s presidential aspirants, only Kabambe has Bingu’s characters.

Among the similar characters according to Mwakayila who is also the DPP councillor for Rukulu ward in Karonga district include educational background and behavior.

He said Kabambe will not take time to revamp the country’s economy because of his experience and knowledge just like Bingu.

“This is nothing but a fact. Kabambe knows the economic status of the country. Just like Bingu, Kabambe will change the economy of the country within a short period of time,” said Mwakayira.

He said other aspirants have poor educational background and lack experience despite being in politics for some years.

“Being in politics for some years does not qualifies some one to be a president. But educational background and having an experience in running a big organization like Reserve Bank of Malawi. The bank is the hub of the country’s economy,” he added.

DPP is set to elect a president to replace Peter Mutharika who announced that he intends to step aside after losing the June23 court-sanction presidential elections.

Following this announcement, seven DPP members have expressed interest to vie for the party’s presidency at the yet-to-be-announced elective national convention. But they are all from one region and to make it worse, over 70 percent of them from the Lhomwe belt which is home of DPP’s founding leader the late Bingu wa Mutharika and his brother the immediate past State president Peter Mutharika.

Those who have joined the race for the DPP presidency include Kabambe, former Cabinet ministers Kondwani Nankhumwa, Joseph Mwanamvekha, George Chaponda  —all from the Lhomwe belt. Others are Bright Msaka from Machinga and Benedict Mbewe from Ntcheu.

Another name that has been coming up is that of former Cabinet minister and legislator Ben Phiri also from the Lhomwe belt. Although the MP has distanced himself from the campaign.

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Ungwelu
Ungwelu
1 month ago

The Bingu Factor? No. No. No. Arrogance. Tribalism.

Fuel adzatsoweso? No.

Zantchito
1 month ago

My vote my choice…everyone need to fill the bag with cash not serve the poor people of malawi eeee…

Bentby
1 month ago

Ine zisandikhuze, ndili pheee ku stand kumangoonelera mpira opanda magolowu

Moya
Moya
1 month ago

The problem of democracy the power is in the people, the majority rules and in Malawi that majority is illiterate so leaving it to the majority malawians to choose or vote for an effective leader at party or national level is a huge gamble, they fall for simple and useless qualities like being good orator basi nothing else( i.e Bakili) and those that promise cash handouts. All short term ideas. My point is I don’t blame Peter for presenting a leader he feels is right for the party and to govern the country however this chokes democracy the very foundation… Read more »

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Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
1 month ago

I used to have high regard for Nankhumwa but his unbridled ambition and divisive nature has shown us that he cannot be trusted. Kabambe is a breathe of fresh air, humble and very intelligent. He is a shoe-in for the presidency. If DPP is serious about rebuilding, restructuring and returning to power in 2025, Dalitso Kabambe is the winning formula. Apo bi, akonzeke kukhala mu opposition mpaka 2084.

Humble Bantu
Humble Bantu
1 month ago

Dalitso is the dawm of the new Malawi…DK for 2025 boma.

Wakwiya ndi Kadeti
1 month ago

DPP idzataninso? MCP survived for 26 years and will survive mpaka 2100. By 2025 dpp will be just in the history books. Bingu tried at least to build the Chitipa Road, MUST, Parliament, etc but messed up big time in his second term. Malawians suffered his death came as a friend to rescue Malawians. Bingu laid the foundation for tribalism. He openly spoke against northerners. APM was implementing Bingu’s tribal policy of Lomweism. A tribe that speaks Chewa.

Chitsiru cha njanji
1 month ago

Without tippex, rigging and a heavily compromised MEC DPP can never win an election. May be they are hoping that rigging will be possible. Let them vote for themselves mmene amakondelerana and we see if they will have the numbers

Bomandi Lakuba
Bomandi Lakuba
1 month ago

Chewa was imposed on Malawians we have our own languages….Achewa ndi ozikondanso..look at the cabinet of abusa…Central region yokha yokha…especially anthu a ku LL..mpakana ma minister 6 a mbumba imodzi…nepotism and tribalism si imeneyo

lester
lester
1 month ago

Dzakupwetekani. Mpakana comment. Musova

Bauleni
Bauleni
1 month ago

All your comments are phwisi. Does your brain work?

Sindyeka Dekhani
Sindyeka Dekhani
1 month ago

And the Article says DK has same behavior like Bingu, Pali ubwino apa?

Citizen
1 month ago

Ndikuwona ngati Kabambe akufanana ndi Peter maganizidwe ake.

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
1 month ago

Smart opemphesa mowa kwa chimpesa lero angathe kupanga analyse presidential hopefuls?? Money indeed does wonders

Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri

Hahahahah why not liken him to immediate past president Peter Mutharika? in other words this DPP leader says Peter Mutharika failed right? Polani moto atsogo!

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