Lilongwe Mayor Bikoko quits frontline politics: ‘People surrounding Mutharika are destroying DPP’

The mayor of Lilongwe City Desmond Bikoko who was elected as councillor on the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) ticket in 2014 before defecting to Democratic Progressive Party  (DPP) has confirmed he was quitting frontline politics, but promised to serve the governing party and President Peter Mutharika.

Mayor Bikoko : Something must be done

Bikoko said he is out of frontline politics after on Thursday he withdrew from DPP primaries in Zomba Malosa constituency.

The Mayor said he was convinced he had made the correct decision after he was frustrated by some party officials who favoured another candidate for Zomba Malosa

“I am absolutely certain that the decision  I have taken is the right thing to do, ” said Bikoko.

He stressed that he was not ruling out a future return to the frontline politics, saying in the meantime sa he will focus his energy on supporting DPP from the background without seeking any position.

However, he accused some top brass DPP officials of destroying the party through manipulation of primaries. He did not mention names.

The youthful Mayor said  President  Mutharika  is “quite democratic” and he has a good vision for this country”

But Bikoko said  a few people surrounding Mutharika  are destroying the party “through manipulation of primaries.”

“What some people are doing in the party is divisive. They should have allowed primaries to take place in a fair manner. This may split the vote. In the interest of unity, I have dropped all intentions to compete for any political position. It’s not about position but being loyal to the cause. I, for one, will do my part that DPP wins the presidency,” he said.

DPP Secretary General Grezelder Jeffrey said the party is not manipulating primary elections.

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Malawis 1
Malawis 1
2 years ago

MCP has never supported Bikokos mayorship with reasons best known to themselves, MCP is one party which doesnt give freedom to opposing views. As of today , all MCP MPs who tried to criticize the wrong doings of the partys leadership are bn sidelined. So watch out and see , there is no democracy in MCP.

Mphepo Zinai
Mphepo Zinai
2 years ago

Democratic leader??
My foot!!!

Mutharika is a weak do nothing leader whose vision and interest are corruption and amassing ill gotten wealth. His wife has is even worse with wanton looting. Just look at the flats she is putting up at Nyambadwe with a tarred road leading to it. How about the Bunda Road block flats and tarred roads?? Where is she getting the money??

Mukazidyela kuti zimenezi nkhslamba inu?

Mwatsala .madzi amodzi? Look how desolate Mpumulo wa bata has become. Cant you learn a lesson you greedy pigs!

Kangaroo
Kangaroo
2 years ago

Mwatha a bikoko mungatani mumalondola anzanu agawana kale maudindo.hehehehe hahahahaha

mtete
mtete
2 years ago

This guy has scanned the horizon and seen nothing but fog. It is not long ago that he jumped ship and trotted to DPP. He knows there is no future there and wants to make himself available to the highest bidder

psyuta
psyuta
2 years ago

Bikoko has lost direction

#DzukaniAmalawi
#DzukaniAmalawi
2 years ago

DPP respects your views that people sorrounding Peter are destroying the party. Well, Peter enjoys being manipulated by those sorrounding him but that’s his choice and is got nothing to do with you. He is a grown uo able dodied person with all his five senses intact and in working order. If you feel strongly feel that the party has taken a wrong direction and its values have been compromised then just quit the party and go elsewhere. Malawi is a democratic country.

AIDS Free
AIDS Free
2 years ago

Kkkkkkkk

Nkhangazaona
Nkhangazaona
2 years ago

Both Bikoko and APM are pathetic failures in the affairs of our country Malawi. You will not bounce back Bikoko.

Nkhangazaona
Nkhangazaona
2 years ago

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Wilson
Wilson
2 years ago
Reply to  Nkhangazaona

His Worship Bikoko fears arrests when DPP-led Govt taken out govt on May,2019 as he was caught evading taxes.

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
2 years ago

Arrogant little foolish bastard!

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