Lilongwe deputy mayor joins MCP from DPP: Chakwera welcomes Mtendere, Banda

Lilongwe City Deputy Mayor, Juliana Kaduya on Sunday joined the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) during a rally which party president Lazarus Chakwera held at Msambeta Primary School Grounds where he drummed up support for MCP candidates for ahead of the Lilongwe City South East October 17 by-elections.

Chakwera welcoming deputy mayor Kaduya in MCP
Chakwera introducing Msungama
Crowds at the MCP rally

Kaduya joined MCP alongside former Deputy minister of Local Government in the DPP regime, Augustine Mtendere and former UDF Central Regional Governor, John Banda.

Banda was the UDF Governor and orator when the party was in power.

In welcoming the trio, Chakwera said the coming in of the new members signifies how attractive MCP has become.

He said: “If senior members like these leave other parties and join you, you are justified to feel confident that they have confidence in you. As Malawi Congress Party, we are more confident than ever before that Malawians have hope in us.”

Chakwera took time to urge people in the constituency to vote for Ulemu Msungama during the forth coming by elections who will be competing against DPP’s Reuben Ngwenya and independent candidates Ellen Kadango and Christopher Manja.

The leader of opposition also maintained  his support for the 50+1 electoral system, arguing that the present  first-part -the post electoral system is counter-development.

He observed that a president elected on with a simple majority on the first-past-the-post system usually concentrates on winning the confidence of Malawians instead of development.

“There are several consultations which have concluded that the 50+1 system is ideal for Malawi’s development. Leaders must concentrate on development instead of spending time convincing those who did not vote for them to like them.”

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699942
699942
3 years ago

The people joining are expired dunderheads who are thinking upside down. Nothing new MCP will bring. Poverty won’t end at all. It will be the same. This idol worshing is the one killing Malawi. . We need to work hard and become innovative. Politics will not develop this nation. Sadly malawians we trust our lives with politians..All these are after govenment money.

Kanthiti Nzandu
Kanthiti Nzandu
3 years ago

Koma OChakwera 2019 ndi Boma kale just wait October 17 wanathanyula atsekula m’mimba. I need Chakwera to takeover from this Leaner Driver

Aub
Aub
3 years ago

Ntchito ilipo koma I can foresee

santana
santana
3 years ago

Are these people from one constituency where voting will take place? If APM was in the same place the other week, I am sure the same crowd would be there and even more. Chuluke chuluke ngwanjuchi………….

Kaitano
Kaitano
3 years ago
Reply to  santana

Nanga pali lamulo loletsa kuti wapita kunsomkhano wa MCP should not not go wa DPP?

Awize
Awize
3 years ago

Exams for these political parties are administered by MEC on Oct 17,2017. Let’s wait and see and this becomes a good/ bad start for these parties. Ena adya 0 kwa 3 tiona etc.

Omex70
Omex70
3 years ago

MCP on the move.

dinky
dinky
3 years ago

moto kuti buuuuu wina atsegula mmimba we need strong opposition sizamuyaya izi zosililana siza monarcy

chaponda mchimanga
3 years ago

Boma ilo. Wina anya madzi 2019.

Toka
Toka
3 years ago

Msungama yemweyo kuti wawawa!!!!! MCP 2019 Boma.

FREEMAN
FREEMAN
3 years ago
Reply to  Toka

more fire

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