DPP SG disowns Facebook page: ‘Succession politics getting dirty’

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary general Grazider Jefrey has disowned a social media platform, Facebook page, on which she is purported to have riled some top officials of the party for allegedly backing vice president Saulos Chilima in the party power struggle.

Wa Jeffrey: I am not on Facebook

On the page, Jefrey is said to have riled the all aged men news  conference at the party’s administrative secretary Francis Mphepo and three vice presidents of the party held recently to give their position on Callista  Mutharika’s call to have President Peter Mutharika pave way for Chilima as the party’s presidential candidate.

“I do not have a Facebook account; I use my phone for calls and Whatsapp only. Someone has created the Facebook account just to create confusion,” said Jefrey.

Jeffrey said she has reported the matter to police to identify those who created the illegal Facebook account in her name.

“In fact, that day I am said to have written that I was busy in Nkhotakota with the First Lady Madam Gertrude Mutharika. There is no way I could have found time to write that trash,” she said.

Callista says Mutharika should pave way for Chilima to stand as the DPP presidential candidate claiming the president is too old and incompetent to rule the country.

Mutharika and Chilima have not personally commented on the matter which has divided the party.

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Tenzi Mzungu
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Tenzi Mzungu

If you think your better than grannies challenge them at the convention and by the way are you saying APM is the only candidate? If you think he is old for the post vote the other young candidates. Otherwise you’re afraid of him. There’s Chakwera, Atupele. You can pick one of them. And even Chilima can form his own party and you can vote for him. APM woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Mswachi
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Mswachi

Up until political parties in Malawi wean themselves from being personal property or tribal entities, expect no change to the status quo.

Mcmore salima
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Mcmore salima

Either you wrote or not but the truth is that tatopa ndi nkhalambazi .
Let them pave a way for wise young ones.
Azigogo 8 nonse chitani manyazi ndipo musiye mipandoyo mwansanga before 6 july

Mfumujay
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Mfumujay

I don’t think she’d come out and own up ownership of the Facebook page, not in the circumstances that appear to be replete with such an emotive issue at hand. Politics is to say one thing when the opposite is the case. Hurricane Callista seems to be gathering its own momentum bringing out this narrative which is healthy for our fledging democracy. Malawians, let us not be intimidated; this is the time to come out of the shell of fear and articulate what kind of Malawi is it that we want to leave for our children and grandchildren? The issue… Read more »

Biti John
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Biti John

I
Know this woman personally and it’s me who told her to report to police.
Warned the person running that page and he/ she blocked me
That was 2 months ago .
Warned her she risks arrest for impersonating.

Mute
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Mute

It is time the country is governed by the leaders from the majority age group. The grannies need to retire and do serious farming….as the young ones try to relaunch this country into a better future complete with a robust energy and manufacturing sector, tourism and reliable public transport system among the crucial items the country lacks.

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