Joyce Banda meets 16 tiny parties for electoral coalition

Former president Joyce Banda on Wednesday met almost all the small parties outside parliament as she politically continue to garner more support to return to presidential  palace.

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The meeting, chaired by former vice president Cassim Chilumpha, was held in camera.

The quasi religious body, Public Affairs Committee monitored the talks at Sun Hotel.

Other leaders who attended the meeting include Mark Katsonga of PPM, George Nnesa of Mafunde and Newton Kambala of United Transformation Party.

Missing at the meeting was outspoken John Chisi of Umodzi party who tows government line.

The small parties want to make a forceful political block with Banda as its presidential candidate to oust president Peter Mutharik and his DPP from power at the ballot box.

Nnesa said “there is a possibility” that Banda can lead the ‘Tisinthe Alliance’ in 2019.

PP’s joining of fellow opposition parties comes after failed plan of working relationship with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) early this year.

Some PP legislators has a meeting with President Peter Mutharika that led to others jumps PP ship to join DPP.

PP Vice President Kamlepo Kalua is on record telling Times Radio that they asked Mutharika  to offer Banda amnesty from arrest so she could return hmm after four years in self-exile abroad.

Banda described Malawi as a “fragile nation”, saying upon her return from exile she has found that the hardships she left in 2014 have now worsened about 10 times under Mutharika rule.

Presidential elections are scheduled for 2019.

The former president , who returned home in April after four years in exile following allegations of corruption, has since preparing a bid for the presidency.

Banda, 68, was president of Malawi from 2012 to 2014.

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oMachemba
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oMachemba

Joisi Banda was never elected President of Malawi, and it is not a stretch to suggest she will never be elected as such. She simply does not have the stuff required for that job. She may be under the illusion that she’s important in the current political equation, but clearly, she needs to visit a psychologist for a reality check. Even an amateur would know that combining tiny disparate parties will not create a corresponding following: in other words 1+1+1+1+1 = 1 still in this case. And PAC, Mulhomohle and co., have now opted to show the true colors of… Read more »

Malawians
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Malawians

If indeed you guys are serious about the situation in Malawi you will rally behind the main opposition party MCP.

DPP thieves have no place in Malawi. Outs them and let them all . We need to claim back what they have looted and plundered.

QueenB
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QueenB

I have a tiny party, she can call me.

CitizenX
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CitizenX

What the fuck does joyce want now??? more than 20 yrs u have been in govt and malawi is still the poorest country in the world, fuck u and all ur recycled friends, its time for new blood now, you have lots of that stolen money for play with ha joyce

Watematema Mutu
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A waste of time and energy!!!!

Hawell
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Hawell

They should ask Muluzi what happened in 1999 when almost seven parties ganged together and they were all bulled out miserably in Mgwirizano coalition led by late Gwanda. Inu zinazi zimangofuna kumvetsa and accept. If somebody was out of govt and managed to manouver, what about today with all the resources? Awo a JB zinawakanika with all the resources available ndiye ati nchiya? Bwa wosakhala kunyumba nkumadya za retirement ya uprezident’wo? Awo nawo a Cassim kachipani kosambuluka nkomwe mwayamba kale kunka mkwapa mwawena shame!! Discuss about your failure thats all. kkkkkkkkkkkk

Nachina
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Nachina

Joyce Banda is really silly. Why didn’t you do that in 2014

getrude
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getrude

kutha maplan

Zumas Fourth Wife
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Zumas Fourth Wife

Kodi nthano sizinathebe aaaa inuu mwandikwana amai amai amai joyce banda simungawine olo dzuwa litawala usiku same same ndi uyu skc game tayionani abale ndi dpp ndi kongeresi basi nonsenu operekeza musativute

Tibamtunganya
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Tibamtunganya

Just call it PAC party

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