DPP’s Ben Phiri, Kutsaila take Central Region by storm: ‘Dismantling MCP stronghold’

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Director of Elections Ben Phiri and Regional Governor for the Centre Bintony Kutsaila have stormed parts of Central Region where they are conducting whistle stop rallies to drum up support for President Peter Mutharika, party parliamentary aspirants and ward councillors ahead of the May 21

DPP director of elections Ben Phiri on campaign trail for Mutharika’s re-election

polls.

Ben Phiri addressing a rally in Mchinji

DPP rallies in Central region

On Monday, Phiri was in Dowa East constituency while Kutsaira was in Kasungu and on Tuesday the two held joint rallies in Mchinji district.

Contrary to the common belief that central region is political bedrock for the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), the DPP rallies have so far been well patronized, a development Phiri says is an indication of the party’s growing popularity in rural areas.

“It is only the DPP that advances policies that deliberately target the well-being of rural masses. It is only the DPP government that has distributed development across the country so that every Malawian has fair share of  the national cake.

“Since 2014, the Peter Mutharika-led administration has constructed roads in both urban and rural areas, over 250 villages now have electricity through Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (Marep), new schools have been built among several other development, too numerous to mention,” he said.

Phiri, who is considered as Mutharika’s long tim  blue-eyed boy. continued:”These people-centred developments are what connects President Mutharika to his people on the ground. Malawians are not fools and they have never been, they are able to differentiate the current and previous regimes. So we are going all over the country to remind Malawians that the only person who can truly transform their lives is none other than Prof. Peter Mutharika.”

Phiri’s political manoeuvring of the central region coincides with the official opening of campaign by the Malawi Electoral Commission.

The ruling DPP is hoping to repeat its 2009 formidable victory when its founding leader Bingu wa Mutharika swept votes across the country despite facing stiff competition from an MCP/UDF coalition.

Fast forward 2019, the same DPP under Bingu’s brother Peter is facing another challenge from a coalition of MCP and PP as well as Saulosi Chilima’s UTM, a DPP splinter group.

Recent opinion polls by reputable institutions have all predicted a DPP and Mutharika victory because of unwillingness by main opposition blocs MCP and UTM to join forces.

Meanwhile, Phiri and Kutsaira are expected to conduct more rallies in Msundwe, Ming’ongo, Phirilanjuzi and Chiwenga headquarters in Lilongwe rural.

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BigMan
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BigMan

I was wonder how politicians feel when they bring truckloads of paid supporters from other regions and then declare how popular they are at the rally. Who are they lying to?

Khima
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Khima

Mungokumbutsananso zotsatila za chisankho zizakhala chonchi 1. APM 2. Chakwera 3. Chilima..ma MP DPP will have more seconded by MCP enawo azipano zina

Dipipi wa Yudiefu
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Dipipi wa Yudiefu

A sex maniac and a thief campaigning kkkkkkk. That is why Nankhumwa was complaining the other day at a rally that some DPP big guru are sitting pwii instead of going out to campaign. They all have dents from the president to a cadet. They have messed up real big in government and in their party. Mbava, mbava, mbava, mbava.

mtete
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mtete

Didn’t DPP gurus (Ntaba, Kutsaila, Ben Phiri and others) barnstorm Msungama and Gwengwe areas in the runner up to by election last year? Some overzealous even planted a maize mill in one of the areas. What transpired? DPP mongrels with tails between hind legs emerged from the battle grounds.

The majority of those going to DPP meetings ndi “wolira, wongoyang’ana, wozizwa, wotukwana”.

Central
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Central

Ben, iwe sipaja umkati maliseche a Peter akuyenela kubisidwa ndi anthu a South? Nanga kumene ukusokosako ndi ku South? Ukanadziwa kuti zimene unalankhula zija anthu a chigawo chapakati zinawakwana ukadangosiila ena misonkhano imeneyo!

Sincerely mukungoononga makobili pachabe, Central pano ndiyokwiya mapeto chifukwa cha tsankho lanu pogawa maudindo komando katundu yemwe mukugula ndi mitsonkho ya a Malawi onse! Anthu inu zoona kumalekelela anthu kumafa kwa TA Tambala ku Dedza chifukwa cha zifukwa za ndale? Nde pano muzikati nyong’onyong’onyong’o, fotsekiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

Aka, mukunama. If attendance is not anything to go by, tell me how many DPP rallies Chakwera patronized?

Aka
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Aka

Attendance at political rallies do not mean that those registered voters will vote for your party. This is why many people get shocks and heart-attacks.

Mwe'ene
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Mwe'ene

DPP iwina baasi. No question.

Dipipi wa Yudiefu
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Dipipi wa Yudiefu

Maloto a chumba. Cadet wankulu kuyikonda party. Muzipanga zinthu zoti zizikomera dziko lonse osati nokha. Yelo khadi simunathe kuyiwerenga atafa Bingu. Anthu anapanga maphwando kuli kusangalala. Munakaphunzirapo chinachake.

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

The Mutharika and Atupele coalition is moto moto

Ismael
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Ismael

People gather at dpp rallies to see off nyusensi from government. bye bye adadi and cadets kkkkkkk

Favour of Yahweh
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You will bye bye yourself. Keep on sleep walking , you will realise after May elections, when you wake up from your sleep.

Saulosa
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Saulosa

Ukunama…. ukumva pain

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