Jumbe denies rebellion on Chakwera: ‘No harm in presidential ambitions’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Campaign Director Felix Jumbe has trashed reports that he is campaigning against the leadership of Dr. Lazarous Chakwera and that he alongside Josephy Njobvuyalema are bringing confusion into the party.

Felix Jumbe: MCP campaign director  rejects DPP link

Felix Jumbe: MCP campaign director rejects DPP link

Jumbe said these reports which among other channels have been circulating on social media are just fabrications from people who don’t wish him and the party well.

He was speaking through Capital Radio’s Straight Talk programme on Tuesday 25th August, 2015.

According to Jumbe, he has been and will always work in good faith for the MCP and in respect of the current leadership of Chakwera.

Presidential ambitions

The former Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM) President could neither deny nor confirm that he will challenge Chakwera at the party convention ahead of 2019 general elections.

“There is no harm in having presidential ambitions but that could be known at that time,” said Jumbe.

“We need citizenry with ambitions” he added.

Meanwhile, Jumbe said it is high time MCP work on the postmortem report for the 2014 general elections to rectify problems that led to the party’s downfall so that they prosper in 2019.

“All is very well (in MCP) and we just need to position our self for 2019 elections, we need to build capacity amongst ourselves and make sure that there should not be skeleton structures,” said Jumbe.

Meanwhile, Jumbe has emphasized that he will remain loyal to MCP and that he has no plans to ditch the party.

“I have never thought of joining another party,” said Jumbe dismissing links with ruling DPP.

Malawi Congress Party came second in 2014 General Elections and up to date maintains that President Peter Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rigged the elections.

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emmanuel mpenda

MCP will never change

Zuze Chilombo Chammudzi
Zuze Chilombo Chammudzi

Jumbe, you were the Campaign Director, what did you do apart from divorcing you wife and marrying a Kenyan?

Optic PC
This is how Bingu worked to destroy MCP. He knew that if voting for presidential elections would favour regions, presidents from the south would always go through. Because, the south has the largest population of the three regions. To sever the the regions through hate, he started with Tumbukas, who are in the minority by publicly introducing quota system in every government institution (though constitutionally illegal). Immediately the Chewas shouted kudos for the Mutchona. Then he silently sidelined the Chewas from sharing any advantages, through appointing his folk. He knew that since Malawians say they cannot vote for a Tumbuka,… Read more »

Jumbe is pompous. This is why he ha married a third wife now.



mnofu wa bumbu

akulu akulu kambilanani modekha ifetu timatsata mbendela ya chipani olo pachisankho ataimika galu kukhala candidate wa MCP ndikukuuzani ine timuvotela ndie kuti mukwanitse kutiunjika pamodzi nanu mukhale pamodzi gonjelanani kuti muthetse mnyozo kuchipani chathu chokondeka

Imraan Sadick

Chakwera needs to be challenged

Please ma Genuine MCP members never take what number 17, 20, 21 and 25 are saying. Zonse ndi zazibwana zokha zokha. Utsogoleri sititenga monga anenera a Jumbemu. Ayi!!!!!! Kapena zomwe akunena ena za a Njobvuyalema ayinso. A Njobvuyalema, alema ndithutsopano. What these people are saying is enough to confuse our MCP if some people will be weak enough to take them. After all these may be the sayings of MCP enemies. Our Presidential Material is DR. Chakwera at the moment and for 2019 and beyond. We support him and wish him the best. Anyone to the contrary is an enemy… Read more »
ZZ Junior

Malawi is having very big succession problems since Kamuzu era because of this mentality. Leaders of political parties don’t want competition. Anyone showing ambition is labeled as dissident. At the end of the day its Malawi in general and parties in particular that pay the costs because we always end up with outsiders and unpopular leaders that have been imposed on us. Late Bingu scenario comes to mind.


Kulankhula lankhula mkuluyu mzimenezo wakumana nazo ukaona peacock enterprises u think wa ona Malawi Malawi is not peacock seed .
Mzimenezo udaziyamba ndale wakumana nawo atonde azako . Mzisamala malankhulidwe uziphuzila kulemekeza anthu onse antchito ako uphuzile kuwalemekeza zimene umachita zija anthu amamkuwona . Akulu Malawi simungalamule Malawi si ziweto ndi anthu ndiye kaphuzileni kaye ngati Davite amene anakaphuzila kuweta ziweto inuso bawetani kaye n’gombezo.

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