If Chakwera wins Malawi presidency, brace for destructive political fight in Tonse Alliance

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera is driving a heavily-packed opposition Tonse Alliance, but that shouldn’t worry you.

MCP president Chakwera and his officials: Craving for power

What should worry you is that, inside this alliance, there are several toxic politicians, pregnant with unlimited expectations of how they will be rewarded through awards of government jobs and  business tenders.

If Chakwera and his heavily-packed Tonse Alliance members don’t resolve these things today, I shudder to think of the political instability in the offing.

Let’s get down to facts.

MCP has been out of government for, as of this year, 26 years now and, in all these years they wanted to get government, this is the moment they are so close.

It is because they are so close, that is why, if you can see, MCP is now easily attracting people from all regions, people of various ages—in other words, the party is now becoming attractive to anybody.

In a country where being in government is a major source of affluence, this rush of ‘let me be close to MCP’ isn’t necessarily of noble intentions.

MCP is now just a means of accessing government jobs and tenders.

This is why, listen to me Malawi, Saulos Chilima, for all his ambitions, accepted being second-in-command.

This is why young professionals such as Daud Suleman have abandoned their careers and crisscrossing the entire country selling the new-fashioned MCP. This is Joyce Banda, instead of resting as a former president, is playing a third rate in Tonse Alliance.

This is why Timothy Mtambo, who made a name as an uncomprising young man as human rights activist, is now towing the MCP line everywhere under the guise of a People Power Movement. This is why you have all those other old political gurus snoring and dosing behind MCP.

The tragedy of it all is that Tonse Alliance is a just a patchwork of different interests—and if these interests won’t be met by Chakwera’s presidency, Malawians should expect a political whirlwind.

One, MCP alone has several people eyeing to usurp all government tenders and there are some, and they are many, eyes glued to being considered for senior ministerial and key government positions. They have waited for so long and they need to be rewarded.

UTM, too, has several personalities. Some, we know are recycled politicians and some are new in the trade—but the bottom line is that they are all expecting a reward.

What about Timothy Mtambo and his team so social media carpers; are they not expecting something—they are! The same goes to Joyce Banda and all other members of Tonse Alliance including Enock Chihana od Aford.

The point is that all these people have their eyes on sharing our taxes amongst themselves—dubiously or otherwise; this will happen.

The question is: Can Chakwera’s presidency, if elected, manage to contain this great expectation among his fellow alliance members?

I shudder to think.

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Mubvi wa Chilungamo
Mubvi wa Chilungamo
9 months ago

This cadet thinking straight, don’t make the mistake of thinking that everyone is like you

Gerald
Gerald
9 months ago

Bloody Agent

Chitipa
Chitipa
9 months ago

If Mutharika is a strong candidate, why allow Atupele to be the VEEP out so many brave DPP workaholics like Bright Msaka, Thembenu, Nankhuma etc. Ndenyekwe zimene muone pa 2 july

Azankutu
Azankutu
9 months ago

Every political parties do the same thing u saying especially the current one doesn’t care about the ground people us lets try a change not this regime that belongs to two families

BigMan
BigMan
9 months ago

Dear Mr Cadet, let me make it clear here. Even if a dog was to run against APM and the miserable DPP pack of scum in this year’s election, the dog would win.

We are tired of being led by an absent minded senile selfish clown more obsessed with building townhouses and mansions for his wife, than caring about his cadets burning women and children to death, raping little girls, and stealing billions on a daily basis.

Baba
9 months ago
Reply to  BigMan

U will cry again. Taking by the last poll. More Malawians rejected Mcp than they did Dpp. What you people fail to understand is the number of people that truly hate,are bitter and are scared of Mcp and it’s deeds. If anything people only moved to Mcp because of Dpp shortfalls not love for Mcp. If Chilima stood alone he would get more votes than Mcp.

nyekwee
nyekwee
9 months ago
Reply to  Baba

My brother/sister, you are just panicking! Uwona nyekwee ndi malonda mugulitsira musaka

DPP fun
9 months ago

True. Chilima will be a menace to Chakwera, that’s why akulimbikira kuti pa ballot paper pakhalenso symbol ya UTM. Chilipo akufuna kudzachita chilima pokakamiza MEC kuti pa ballot paper pasakhale MCP symbol yokha. And Chakwera will indeed be in trouble to satisfy the appetite of all alliance members, including the warrior Timothy mtumbo.

Soldier
9 months ago

the main aim it’s to remove DPP ndipo zitheka.

Mbwiyache Sulali
9 months ago

if this, if that, if.. if.. if.. The fact is MCP hasn’t won in almost 30 years, The fact is MCP is a brutal party that anyone with a sane mind rejects. The truth is only the ballot talks the talk and MCP has failed at the ballot in all the elections. A curse from Kamuzu,he was against any and all suffrage. Lets not count EGGS AS CHICKENS before they are hatched in the event; some go bad.

Dr. Mvuma
Dr. Mvuma
9 months ago

The Author of Article. You saying nothing new here. The current government is doing exactly what you are saying here, if not worse. We do not mind if people are given positions as long as they deliver the services and do not loot and plunder the Malawi resources at the expense of the poor as has been the practice since 1994. So stop fooling yourself. You not talking to Malawians of the Inde Bwana and illiterates, but who are truely enlightened, they weigh the prons and cones

Kadams
Kadams
9 months ago

If atupele failed at constituency level and people from that constituency did not vote him, do you think he can run government adminstration as the whole country? People let’s be serious, you can’t put a person into power just because he is coming from a well known family this is why we are not developing as a country, we are talking of managing millions of people not a minority like a constituency.

Mbwiyache Sulali
9 months ago
Reply to  Kadams

Atupele got 800,000 votes in 2014, in 2019 everyone knew he wasnt a serious candidate even his own father. This time its different. The Udf is energized. If you cant see it buy glasses and watch his rallies some comperatively bigger than Chakwera, Chilima, Joyce Banda combined. All before the big guns, number 10, Atcheya and APM are yet to take to the podium.

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