Goodall, Jappie claim North home to DPP once again

Senior officials of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have claimed that Northern Region of Malawi, which was once described as “the home of DPP,”  is the party’s bedrock once again.

Goodall Gondwe addressing a DPP rally in Rumphi

DPP vice-president for the North, Goodall Gondwe, who is also Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, said  during a rally at Mkombezi in Rumphi that the North is back as the home of DPP as the party is gaining more members.

“DPP is strong again in the North. This is the home of DPP,” said Gondwe.

DPP director of campaign Jappie Mhango, who is also Minister of Transport, claimed thousands of members who had left the party now support DPP.

“We are regaining popularity here in the North. More people are coming to support us,” said Mhango.

DPP was founded by late Bingu wa Mutharika in 2005 after ditching the United Democratic Front (UDF), a party that sponsored his ticket to State House in the 2004 general elections.

That was Mutharika’s second attempt after miserably performing in the 1999 general elections on his defunct United Party (UP) ticket.

Bingu, a former World Bank economist, governed Malawi until 2012 when he died after a cardiac arrest.

DPP was relegated to the opposition when the then Vice-President Joyce Banda took over power and her People’s Party (PP) after Bingu’s death.

Banda and  Bingu wa Mutharika fell out after a row over the succession in 2010, and she was expelled from the DPP.

Bingu’s  brother, the current Malawi President Peter Mutharika, was chosen instead of Banda to be the DPP’s presidential candidate in the 2014 elections which he won.

Mutharika is seeking a second and final term in next year’s elections.

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Prince of Thieves
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This is now not playing second fiddle but third fiddle. That is sinking too low. Let’s boot these tribalist and thieves out.

innocent m\'bama
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innocent m\'bama

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Dokow
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Dokow

Khalani pasi wa Gondwe mwachekula. Ndale zilekeni izi. Don’t fool yourself with your Lomwelized party. Haven’t you had enough for yourself which you stole from people? Malawi needs young blood not you old Matchonas. Don’t you think you have failed to positively serve the people?

ananveruwa akwa magodi
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ananveruwa akwa magodi

kikikikikkikik koma huuuuuuuuh mponda matiki

Angel of Doom
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Angel of Doom

Achimidzimidzi, what Gondwe and mhango are talking about is not just from their heads and on the spur of the moment.

There are posters large as life saying “The North home of DPP” who put those up, on whose instructions? It was not Gondwe or Mhango who influenced those posters.

Bunch of Confused Clergy
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Bunch of Confused Clergy

Dont listen to this GOGO because he is able to sent his grand children to overseas universities while most of you northerners cant because of stupid quota system of selecting students to public universities not being done on merit. This education system is part of nepotism championed by the DPP government. Vote Jappie out in 2019 to follow this mtchona GOGO.

gaddafi
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gondwe n Gwape dnt fool yourself ,pipo in north will not vote for DpP AGAIN IN THEY DID IN 2009,SOLVE THE ISSUE OF QUOTA SYSTEM

Achimidzimidzi
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Achimidzimidzi

Hon Gondwe and Hon. Mhango,do not deceive yourselves. DPP is a family party from Goliati in Thyolo district and that’s its home.

Do not provoke the Lhomwes to remind you that although you are in DPP, you will never head the party as its president.

Prof. Mathanyula
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I support you Chimidzimidzi. Political party gurus cheat themselves. Whenever they see people come to their rally they think those people are in support of their party. Ask JB she will tell you her experience during the 2014 elections. Za ziii

khethe
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khethe

Kkkkkkk gogo wopindika msana and Jappie…which north are you talking about? North Goliati ku Thyolo tu not Northern Region where they speak with one voice. Don’t cheat yourself lets you die of cardiac arrest like Bingu.

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