Joyce Banda congratulates Chakwera on ‘successful’ vote in historic election rerun

Former president Joyce Banda on  Thursday morning travelled from Zomba to Blantyre to congratulate Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera on what appears to be his  election  as Malawi’s 6th president in a “successful” vote.

Joyce Banda paid a courtesy call to Chakwera at his Blantyre residence

Banda, accompanied  by his son  Roy Kachale,  who is vice president of her People’s Party (PP) and another PP vice president Chivunde ,  extended her “profound congratulations” to  Chakwera  who appeared to be cruising to to   secure an absolute majority of 50% plus one vote, a new threshold to be declared winner and departure from  a first-past-post the system.

The former president urges all political parties in Malawi  to accept the outcome of the elections as “ an expression of the will of the people.”

She has committed to support Chakwera’s in-coming government with her international connections.

Banda expressed confidence that the change Malawi will experience  under the leadership of  Chakwera  will contribute to the prosperity of the country and improve the quality of life of people.

Chakwera , a former leader of Malawi Assemblies of  God Church,  is optimistic that the elections will usher in a new era for the country.

“It is the people’s hope that this country will be turned around and face a new direction as we build the new Malawi, a Malawi that everybody can enjoy and everybody can have what they need because they have been empowered to become a productive nation,” he said.

Malawi is struggling to fight poverty and corruption. It ranks 123 out of 189 on the Corruption Perceptions Index and 172 on the Human Development Index which analyzes inequality.

Chakwera said  a new style of leadership  which serves people rather than expects people to look up to them to be served is what will take Malawi to greater heights .

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dfocus davod
dfocus davod
8 months ago

As to my little knowledge, I humbly suggest we don’t entertain these veteran politicians,
these rotten politicians are just desperate for a second chance to steal more money from our poor pockets.
Malawi needs fresh blood to lead it not these recycled old gangsters.
we no longer interested with mama JB in active politics,she tried her best and we grateful for that,
so far if these old politicians really love MALAWI, Let them just be advisors.
Lets work up guys, tomorrow is for us not these selfish nkhalamba.

kaukonde
kaukonde
8 months ago

advise to Monica Chakwera , please dont allow your husband to meet this she devil alone. she has the charm of inticing other peoples men. by the time you wake up your husband will be gone, ask the former wife of Richad Banda and Mary Nkosi how she charned their husbands.

Guest
Guest
8 months ago

Bingu & Peter; Muluzi & Atupele; Joice & Roy………. ndiye za chambazo zimenezi!!!!…… ku malawi kulibe ufumu wa ma president! we want people who can perform and should be on merit!!!! mwaonatu sopano …. muumva m’bebe and don’t waste your time

Mwini muzi.
8 months ago

If these connections are to do with aid, she must just forget. All donor countries are spending heavily on covid 19 He will have to meet his promises on the small budget of K 2tn. Tough luck!

Magang`a
Magang`a
8 months ago

Chakwera becareful with this Cashgate queen.

KHUMBO
KHUMBO
8 months ago

MALAWI HAS WON IT VICTORY

M Cheka Chilenje
M Cheka Chilenje
8 months ago

Zoona mama.

Dekhani
Dekhani
8 months ago

Amayi awa phuma, you couldn’t wait until MEC announces the official results. We all know that Chakwera is the presumptive winner,, but according to protocal and procedures you need to wait until MEC formally declares him

bongo man
bongo man
8 months ago
Reply to  Dekhani

no thing wrong with amama

Favor alice
8 months ago
Reply to  Dekhani

So what will change, osanene congrats, poti kuwina ndi kuwina, congratulations are in order. Mai opanda kaduka, olimba mtima, mwamunyoza koma sanafoke, Mulungu has heard her prayers. Mama JB I love you, you are the most adorable woman of destiny. Congrats Dr Chakwera. DR SKC, a Mtambo you guys deserve it all. You really worked soooo hard for change.

Buju
Buju
8 months ago
Reply to  Favor alice

thats true

DPP
DPP
8 months ago
Reply to  Dekhani

This thinking is erroneous. The way forward is obvious.

Ibn
Ibn
8 months ago

nde mwati mwana wa JB ndi Vice president wa PP yomwe mai ake is the president? isnt this the family dynasty? kuteloku ayamba kale kukapempha ma udindo

Zede
Zede
8 months ago

Akuti tu nanu, mukonzekele kuwona bvumbwe barracks ‘

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