MCP, PP alliance long overdue for national unity — BJ Ojesi

The electoral alliance between Malawi’s main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and recent former State President  Joyce Banda’s People’s Party (PP) will assure Malawians on which political parties are for a government of National Unity.

Mkaka (L) and Matola exchange documents to formalise the agreement

This has been assured by MCP Eastern Region director of political affairs, Benson Jackson (BJ) Ojesi, who said Malawi needs a liberation as it has moved so many steps backwards in terms of development, health, education and even unity.

“These needed a national response. MCP has advocated for this for some time. Now PP has subscribed to the MCP’s plans for Malawi which are similar to their own plans.

“The alliance will assure Malawians on which political parties are for a government of National Unity. MCP, PP and Freedom Party (FP) have proved to be working for the people. Dr. Joyce Banda has shown motherly care to Malawians by relinquishing her intentions to contest as a president and allow Dr. Chakwera to lead the country.

“She put aside her personal interest aside for the good of all Malawians and for the MCP, in accepting someone into its house despite it being full, is another sign of love. Dr. Chakwera has shown this. He is indeed a unifier.

“With PP and FP into the fold, MCP is guaranteed of victory. With this alliance in place, Malawians are guaranteed of a liberation from rampant corruption, disunity and underdevelopment. MCP, FP and  PP will bring that change,” said Ojesi who became active in politics since November 2013 as a volunteer after Dr Chakwera took over the leadership of MCP.

In December 2013, he was elected chairman of MCP Southern Wing, a grouping of MCP volunteers in the Southern Region, which consists of members of different ages who were advocating for change, while I n 2015 he was elected treasurer for the Southern Region.

He is nicknamed ‘Change Agent’ because he advocates for positive change: “Change that give Malawians what they deserve regardless of their tribe, religious beliefs, regional boundaries, language, gender or skin colour.”

Ojesi disputed social media reports that MCP has offered party positions for PP members, saying nothing has changed in the party hierarchy.

“Everyone holding a position in MCP is an MCP member and not a PP member. PP members are holding posts in PP. The alliance does not affect party positions because it is not a merger of two political parties into one.

“Each party is a separate entity with its own structures. Hence there is  no PP member holding any position in MCP.“

He applauded Vice-president Sidik Mia for articulating well MCP’s Manifesto 4.2 during Thursday’s Presidential Running Mate Public Debate, which talks much about the party’s promise to Malawians on access to basic health facilities.

 

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chambuyo
chambuyo
3 years ago

ok

Kugwa chagada
Kugwa chagada
3 years ago

Her personal interests were only put aside when it was clear that she was not going to win, and also after she failed to bull doze her way into UTM

Same old
Same old
3 years ago

What you are forgetting is that the electorate is tired of the same old, same old, Malawians want something new, that is what will determine who wins on May 21st

Mlakaviwa
Mlakaviwa
3 years ago

Joice Banda still has great support on the grassroots. Dont underrate her importance

Nalingula
Nalingula
3 years ago

JB instituted a Forensic Audit and had People arrested,some are now in Jail.What has DPP done on Cashgate /Corruption? Then you have some People who are getting Presidential Perks for Doing Nothing .Just waiting for Pension.Whatever happens MCP will survive because its not a Personal Property.You follow the Mutharikas ,the Muluzi and now Saulosi.We follow the Mighty MCP.

la mawere
la mawere
3 years ago

MCP now Malawi Cashgate Party

SYMPA
SYMPA
3 years ago
Reply to  la mawere

kkkkkkkk……anyway ..but surely MCP is emerging stronger day in day out…..DPP should watch their SPACE carefully ..UTM are just noise makers and we are not counting them here…

History
3 years ago
Reply to  SYMPA

My dear PP is a gone party…it has no numbers at all…MCP has just done serious damage to it’s reputation for nothing…most of it’s members went back to DPP and some to UTM…chakwera has miscalculated everything…this costed him votes in 2014 as well … aligning himself to JB the cashgater.

zafikapo
zafikapo
3 years ago

Mgwirizano umenewu siwothandiza a Malawi in general.It is just for the two parties.MCP will get some more supporters and Joyce Banda’s family might get something in return probably a ministerial post for the son or he might become ambassador somewhere once MCP gets into power.Surely one cannot give up the ambitions of becoming president again for NOTHING in return.Watch the space!!!!!!!!!!!

Gerald Mapanga Phiri
Gerald Mapanga Phiri
3 years ago

Its becoming more extreme. MCP + pp against DPP on other site there is UTM. Those people rejected 50+ and federal system now it’s a payback time. It was poorly political calculation

Mulomwe
Mulomwe
3 years ago

Does PP still have supporters? The one million who voted for PP in 2014 have vanished and joined the other parties – when the lady called Joyce Banda ran away (clear sign of lack of leadership). Most MPs and NEC people joined other parties when she was in hiding in the USA. Similarly, some of the then PP supporters are running the show for parties like UTM, MCP and DPP. When this woman was away, she lost hundreds of thousands of supporters due to her no show. Added to that is her instability and lack of consultation of the small… Read more »

History
3 years ago
Reply to  Mulomwe

Positive…mcp gains nothing here but tainting it’s reputation

Nyatwa
Nyatwa
3 years ago

If anything, MCP has a lot to lose by this alliance. It has lost all the gains it made as a new, rebranded MCP. It has taken two steps back, now Chakwera has to retreat the statement he made in 2o14 about political hooligans , and also can’t preach against corruption anymore

Steven
Steven
3 years ago
Reply to  Nyatwa

Amayi akadali ndi fans

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