DPP women declare Mutharika fit and well to run for another presidential term: Threaten ‘naked demo’

The  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) women Have declares President Peter Mutharika fit and well to be the party’s torch bearer in next gear’s Tripartite election and have warned that they will hold naked protest against  remarks made by former First Lady Callista Mutharika that Mutharika is “aged” to seek another mandate.

DPP women behind APMs’ candidature

DPP women behind APMs’ candidature

DPP women behind APMs’ candidature

The women made the declaration on Thursday in Lilongwe during the news conference.

“We are not happy with what is being said. No woman cansay this man is aged without his wife knowing, if this continues we will have no option but to protest naked,” said Rose Ben , Deputy Organizing Secretary.

Mrs Ben said Mutharika is energetic and fit.

The DPP women said remarks by  Callista Mutharika claiming the incumbent president is  aged and  should pave way for his Vice Dr Saulos Chilima to head the party are unacceptable .

DPP Deputy Publicity Secretary, Zeria Chakale  also spoke at the news  conference held at the party secretariat in Lilongwe and said Mutharika is capable and legitimate to lead the party, adding anyone thinking otherwise is misplaced and ill-minded.

“As women who are guided by a democrat, a lawyer, a wise and dynamic leader Prof. Mutharika; we consider such sentiments as a personal opinion made on their capacity as a Malawians living in a democratic country. Therefore such sentiments have no effect in our party

“Our President has never announced that he is not standing again in 2019 or that he is not delivering his manifesto promises because of his age. And in fact, anyone suggesting the contrary is misplaced and ill-minded,” she said.

Chakale said women in the DPP are in support of Mutharika’s candidature saying both the DPP and the country’s constitutions legitimize a second term in office for the president.

She said the President has a cordial working relationship with Chilima which should not be put to test.

According to her, the team has and continues to deliver on many of its meaningful developmental promises made to Malawians despite various oppositions and challenges from various quarters.

“We want to assure the President and his vice that women in DPP will not allow anyone to divide the party and we will always make sure that we work together towards the 2019 tripartite elections and win with landslide,” Deputy Publicity Secretary said.

Chakale advised women to support the president and his vice and to desist from making demeaning statements towards the country’s and party leadership.

She asked women avoid engaging in behaviors that would provoke others and also dent their own images in the process.

“We appeal to our leaders to continue making sure that the mighty DPP is strong at all levels and remains united as we prepare for the tripartite elections,” Chakale pointed out.

Director of Women for DPP in the south, Bertha Nachuma, her eastern counterpart Elube Kandeu, Deputy Director of Women for DPP in the North, Lillian Nyirenda and DPP Deputy Organizing Secretary for the centre, Rose Beni.

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Che Duli

Azibambo opusa otukwana azimayi pa nyastimes. What is it that you are mentioning about these ladies that Callista and your mothers and sisters do not have?

Yahya Yahya Jammeh

Asiyeni avule tidzaone ngati ali nazo zokoka kapena choyang’ana kumbali ngati ali nacho. Awatuma ku State House kuti abwebewete zimnezo. Pano Grace Mugabe ali kuti? Osaphunzira kucholera kwa anzanu kuti anthu akafuna chinthu sabwerera m’mbuyo.


Ngakhale mutavula muyesa angasirire umaliseche wanuwo ndani after all you look like men, foseki.

M Sizini

They thought her wise until she spoke, and then they thought her –

Mugabe Roberts

Zeria Chakale is civil servant. I know she is Commissioner at the Civil Service Commission. Are civil servants allowed to participate in front line politics? Really just like that? Doesnt that compromise the neutrality of her institution?

ananveruwa akumalowa

kodi mukati women for peter alipo angati azimayiwo mukunena azimayi 5, mufune musafune chilima 2019 kuti chongiii kapena dinduuu mapwevu pwevu wanuyo achoke


If Callista’s sentiments have no effect in the ur party, why are u afraid? If u are normal people in our warm heart country, why demonstrating naked? Does that not show that u are so much afraid of her sentiments beyond control? People are the best judges.


KKKKK, Aaaaa i didn’t Know such ill thinking exist in our honourable and loving mothers.What’s the connection anyway,parading NAKED to POWER AGEISM of Peter.Do you mean aside monetary desires you can even do more to the extreme.Do these ladies have a husband at home. Oryt if you can ask my views ,i will be glad to give you a nod for the naked match.You ladies are a disgrace to your husband if at all you have one and even to your Mothers.


Mukufuna kuyenda maliseche kayendendeni basis mukaonese maliseche ofota kalewoooo nganga nkhalamba ngati inu kubvula pa nseu eshhhiii paja DPP women mumangoyenda ndi ma pant mmanjaaa kkkk


Kasi a mama LillianNyirenda namwe mwamkwenda nkhule pa msewu? Aaa, mbwemo kwene kuko ku lilongwe panji ku blantyre. Ku mzuzu wangazomela ukazuzi wanthena yayi makhosi, a mtemi, a themba na ada bwana

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