DPP suspends governor over audio clip in support of MCP president Chakwera

The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has  suspended its governor for Mzimba Solola Constituency, Fukafuka Mtonga, over an audio clip in which the latter is heard saying he would vote for opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) torchbearer, Lazarus Chakwera.

Sanga: Fukafuka has been suspsended

In the clip,  that has been shared on social media platforms, Mtonga says he would vote for MCP because DPP has “failed” him.

“They should have given me new tyres and fuel instead of a bicycle. Don’t they know that I have been using my personal car all these years?” Mtonga is heard as saying in the clip.

But in an interview with Nyasa Times, Mtonga – who has served in the capacity for over ten years – says he was only doing it for fun.

“I was simply joking. There was nothing serious,” said Mtonga.

DPP regional governor for the northern region, Kenneth Sanga, said Mtonga’s argument was baseless.

“The fact is that he has failed the party with his sentiments. He still remains a member of the party until investigations on the matter are finalized,” said Sanga.

But the move, according to some people who talked to Nyasa Times, could be detrimental to the success of the party’s candidate for the constituency, Ackim Mwanza, whose main contender, Reverend Precious Austin Chisi, has already proved to be the biggest threat.

“Mtonga was very instrumental in canvassing support for the DPP candidate Ackim Mwanza. But with the suspension, they are only giving chance to Reverend Chisi who is his main contender,” said Uchindami Moyo.

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Sillica Gell
Sillica Gell
3 years ago

Chakwera tikumumanya yayi kuno!

Mr. Ibu
3 years ago

Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk kodi nkutero zinthuzo???????? Time has come for Malawi to be reberated by Dr. Chakwera through MCP. Hi5

Khundited above.
Khundited above.
3 years ago

Most Malawians will vote for Chakwera, and some are in the dpp camp, even the guys who made the decision to suspend Mtonga knows from the bottom of their heart that they will vote for Chakwera. #AdyeleniAdpp Ndi Misonkho Yathu. #ChakweraBoma.

nyalugwe
nyalugwe
3 years ago

Mtonga this was one of your wisest decisions, go ahead with Chkwera

pearson
3 years ago

Don’t reverse your decision , you made a wise decision to rally behind chakwera team, be courageous enough

kwangwagwa
kwangwagwa
3 years ago

Mavi ghawira mmlomo

VYOTO
VYOTO
3 years ago

This is the time for reality check for the sleeping and outgoing DPP, it is time to wake up and pack the stealing hands and bags. This is the time all Malawians want to see how pompous the Ngolongowindo’s of this Malawi can be!This is the time Malawians want to see how pompous the so called blue league can be? This is the time Malawians want the tikulamulila tribesmen to say those words as clear as possible .All in all, it is only 20 days remaining when all Malawians not only tikulamulila tribe will decide about who will be at… Read more »

Heavenly Being
Heavenly Being
3 years ago

When a finger has written on the wall, it doesn’t need some micro-scope to identify the matter…DZANJA LALEMBA !!!

Paperback
3 years ago

I love Fukafuka Mtonga. He has a great sense of humour. A genius.!

SYMPA
SYMPA
3 years ago

I WILL ALSO VOTE FOR CHAKWERA…and MCP

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