DPP shun debates: Mutharika, Chimulirenji not taking part

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has officially announced that it will not take part in any Presidential and running mate debates organised to give platform to political parties to outline vision and developments in store for Malawi once voted into power come 21st May 2019.

President Mutharika and his choice of vice president if re-elcted, Everton Chimulirenji: No debate

The party disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement signed by its Secretary General Greizedar Jefrey.

“The Democratic Progressive Party would like to inform the general public that it will continue to not participate in presidential and running-mates debates related to May elections as conducted by some media institutions” reads part of the statement seen by Nyasa Times.

The party said it has arrived at the decision because it has reservations about the integrity of the organisation and debators.

The statement further informs DPP followers and Malawians in general that it will continue to use other channels to communicate its developmental programmes for the nation and how it is attending ton the welfare of its people.

The statement also encourages Malawians to keep on engaging with the party and to fulfil its vision of moving Malawi from poverty to prosperity.

The communication not to take part in debates comes about a week after the party running mate failed to show up at a debate which was organised by private broadcaster Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) in conjunction with other stakeholders.

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Chilungamo Chimawawa
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Chilungamo Chimawawa

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk vuto ndiloti mudasankha running mate obvutika ndi chingerezi!!!! Nde akazakhala vice president mudzapita naye kaye ku sukulu ya kwacha??????

Zimukambani
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Zimukambani

One test of democratic rule in any nation is the debate by those aspiring to be elected. In this case has the party passed the test? Principles of democracy must be guarded jealously my beloved nation of Malawi

Mapwiya Mulupale
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Mapwiya Mulupale

The truth is that the DPP simply doesn’t care about Malawians! Ngati mwapanga deliver on your 2014 manifesto, why not go to the debate and explain what you have done since 2014 and your plans for 2019 to 2024? Kuba, kuzunza anthu, makani and nepotism is all that the DPP knows. Muli anthu abwino mu DPP who can ably lead and sell the party but are not being given the chance. Not these empty teens going around telling Malawi is now developed like Europe chifukwa choti iwo alemera ndi zokuba. Rest in peace DPP.

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

I think chakuwawani kuti you have lost the opportunity to insult them as pre planned. Because if it were genuine debate, then you would have been happy kuti you will articulate your ideas unchallenged, uninterrupted or unopposed. But since the target or the subject matter for your pre planned insult is missing, now you are very very angry instead of being happy. Muphulika nacho chimwano chanucho kikikikiki. Mubwerera kwanu chi mwanocho chimkati mwanu chikutentha. Bravo Grezeder kuti wawadyetsa njomba. Adya mang’ina.

Blantyre
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Blantyre

@ heavy duty
inu msatisekese apa. Kkkkkkkkkk. Moti anthuwa anakapita KU debate kunakakhala phuzo lokhalokha directed at them.May be there is something wrong with this comb that make them subjects of insults. Don’t you think bwana heavy duty?. Kkkkkkkkk

Vision
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Vision

Manchester United can not debate with Nyasa Bullets on how to play football. It will be a shame to MAN U. Its good idea for DPP and Strategically correct. Position number one student at one school is not position number one at another school. Ntchito za manja a DPP ziwachitile umboni kaya ndizoyipa kaya ndizabwino tidzawona pa 21 May. But for the opposition you can debate because ntchito za manja anu palibe akuziziwa.

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Bwinobwinotu! Pride goes before a fall!
Asanduka Man U 2019 pano. Nanga 2014 bwa? Anali mu Simama league?
JB also thought she was too big for his colleagues.

CITIZEN
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CITIZEN

akayakhula bwanji poti onse zoyakhula zao sizimamveka

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Kikikikiki! When you are already ruling stupidly it’s difficult for you to stand up and say “When you vote for me I will …….”

Muthalirenji
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Muthalirenji

I just googled leaders or presidential debates and found on wikipedia less than 25 countries hold public presidential debates. In a small country like Malawi where a presidential candidate can manage to visit all 193 constituents I find it not logical for somebody to be given one minute to advance various policies they have for the country. In USA presidential debates a crucial because the country is vast so that none can manage to campaign even just a quarter of the country so that the other 3 quarters can only manage to compare the only two presidential during the debates.… Read more »

Mwana wa mngoni
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Akulu Enafe sitipita kunsonkhano, inuyo mumapita kumosonkhanonu ndiamene mulibe nazo ntchito, tionelatu ife zimenezo, asafuna asiye ndipo mfundo zao tizimvera pa TV pompa basi

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

This comment could not have been written if Peter and Chikulilenji had agreed to participate. The truth of the matter is that they are scared. JB did it when she was the president and she gave the same excuse that your Dad and Uncle has given.

National CEO
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National CEO

Peter and his ‘ running mate’

Mr. Ibu
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These are none entities, cowards, opportunists, thieves murderers the list is too long to complete. They have nothing to offer Malawians. Azipita atikwana.

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

The debates should have been organised by MBC, you would seen how DPP would have been praising the organisers

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