DPP top brass rally behind Mutharika for another term: Msaka says Malawi VP Chilima not automatic running mate

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) top  brass says it is committed to promoting democracy by allowing people in the party to express their views on matters to do with the running of the party but they are throwing their weight behind President Peter Mutharika to remain the party’s torch bearer in the next elections.

DPP gurus led by Vice President George Chaponda on the microphone rally behind Mutharika 

The Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi who is also government spokesperson said this Thursday during a news conference  at the DPP’s Headquarters in Lilongwe as he made clarification on the sentiments made by former First Lady, Callista Mutharika who has openly declared her support for the Vice President Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima to stand as DPP Presidential Candidate during the 2019 tripartite elections.

Dausi said the sentiments by Madame Mutharika have not created any divisions in DPP as some quarters are made to believe, saying the party still remained strong and united at all its party structures.

“There are no divisions at all in the ruling DPP following what the former First Lady expressed in the media. We believe as a party, Madame Callista Mutharika was merely expressing her personal opinion on the party’s presidential candidate for next year’s elections and that is what we call democracy,” said Dausi.

The Minister said what entails true democracy is to allow people express their different and diverse views, observing that what  Callista Mutharika said in her sentiments was simply practicing such a democratic principle.

“The sentiments made by Madame Callista Mutharika were her personal views and she has the right to her opinion. The Constitution of the country allows people to exercise their right to freedom of expression,” Dausi clarified.

In his remarks Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Bright Msaka who is also DPP’s Vice President for Eastern Region said the membership of the party will endorse President Peter Mutharika as the 2019 presidential candidate for the tripartite elections.

“As for who will be the running mate of the president that is the prerogative of the president himself and even if you asked him he wouldn’t disclose it to you because he would want to keep that close to his chest,” said Msaka.

He said people in rural areas have expressed interest to support the incumbent President Prof. Peter Mutharika to stand in 2019 Presidential race because of the development projects that have already taken place in the country.

Dausi also confirmed that Chilima is not an automatic running mate and that President Mutharika as presidential candidate will have the prerogative to pick his preferred choice, either to maintain Chilima or get another person.

The news conference which followed another one that was conducted by DPP women at the same venue was also attended by the part’s vice president for the South Dr George Chaponda, DPP Regional Governor for the Centre. Binton Kutsaira and Dr Hetherwick Ntaba, DPP Vice president for the Centre.

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SADC leaders by Age

Peter Mutharika – Malawi – (78)
Hage Geingob – Namibia – (76)
Emmerson Mnangangwa – Zimbabwe – (75)
Cyril Ramaphosa – South Africa – (66)
Joao Lourenco – Angola – (64)
Edgar Lungu – Zambia – (61)
Hery Rajaonarimampiana – Madagascar- (59)
Filipe Nyusi – Mozambique – (59)
Ameenah Gurib – Mauitius – (58)
John Magufuli – Tanzania (58)
Mokgwetsi Masisi – Botswana – (56)
Dan Faure – Seychelles – (56)
King Mswati III – Swaziland – 49
Joseph Kabila – DRC – 46

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If Chilima rises to the occasion and gets elected as the torch bearer for the party, at the forthcoming elective conference, I have an idea who is not going to make it in the cabinet. I have my predictions!!!!!!

Patrick Phiri

Ndakhulupilira: DPP is truly democratic and progressive. Imagine what would have happened if this happened in MCP. Heads would have rolled already. Kaliwo and Msowoya were suspended for expressing their sadness at the growing undemocratic and autocratic leadership in MCP.

peter georgce

Awa ndi ma beast amene amanena Callista aja Chaponda wa cashget Msaka wosuta fodya Dausi wamabodza Ntaba wamabodza akuluakulu. Mchacha wandeu


Ngati Dziko likuvutika anthu ake ndi amenewa ndipo kumabwera poyera nkumati nkenkenke Chilima isn’t automatic,kkkkkkkkk,ndipo enawo kuopysa akamalankhula, amacashgate. Wangosowapo m’modzi akanakwana onse amawanena a former first lady kungochotsapo waphanke uja.


The MCP loss in both by-elections.


This is not relevant to the topic under discussion. Buluzi iwe eti, galu wachabechabe, mbuzi yopanda Mano mkamwa, bololo wosakonda m’madzi iwe. Stupid person!


Musakakamile plz olani handover kugwatu sibwino bola kusiya mwa tendere zimakhalila bwino umalandila ulemu kwambiri




Santana sete.


Vice presidents in Malawi have been on the side line since asamunda time. There are some people who just want to destroy Chilima, amongst all the vices in the past, can Chilima be an exceptional, ukukhala pa msana pa njovu, umati kulibe mame, Chilima should not be fooled, he can not succeed, ask Malewezi, Chilimpha, JB and Khumbo.
Those propagating for Chilima are the Luciphers, who have failed to get a mouth watering position in DPP.
Watch out Chilima, they will leave you in the dark.


All people, slow down please. Whether you support one or the other. Don’t rush! c

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