MCP to govern Malawi with Chakwera as next president, upbeat strategist Zikhale says

The director of strategy for the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Dr Ken Zikhale Ngoma has claimed that he is certain the main opposition and oldest party will win next year’s tripartite elections and that Lazarus Chakwera will be the next President.

Zikhale made the claims in an exclusive interview with Nyasa Times reporter when he visited United Kingdom.

He said after doing his calculations and analysing both current and previous political trends, there is no political party that will come close to matching the number of votes that MCP and Chakwera will amass next year.

“You see, the voting patterns in Malawi haven’t changed much since 1994 when we had the referendum, and the good thing is that MCP has maintained its core of voters, which gives them so much advantage going into elections next year.” said Zikhale.

Zikhale argued that MCP has transformed itself under Chakwera and the party is an inclusive party so it is no longer the party that’s was for the central region but for all Malawians.

“We have Sidik Mia from the south, Harry Mkandawire from the North and even me I am from the North and if it was the old MCP I couldn’t have been given the role of the party strategist,” he said

He said MCP under Chakwera is geared at ending the rampant corruption that is at the heart of the current Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government.

Zikhale claims that an MCP government will aim to strive for fairness for all, meaning people being appointed on positions on merit and not based on where they come from.

He also touched on education and the issue of education quota system, saying MCP will end the quota system as it doesn’t represent the fairness the party is fighting for.

On the threat from other political parties, Zikhale said the ruling DPP will struggle to get back in power as their record is full of corruption scandals and nepotism.

Zikhale said the best the ruling party can do is to rig the elections.

When asked to comment on the current issue involving Malawi Electoral Commission and the voter registration kit that was found in Mozambique, Zikhale didn’t want to be drawn much into it but highlighted that MCP will make sure that no party rigs the elections.

On the increasing threat of the newly formed UTM party led by State vice-president Saulos Chilima, Zikhale said they are not a threat.

Zikhale also met up with the Diaspora Wing of the MCP in the city of Manchester where he commended the role the Diaspora plays in being the outside voice, raising matters of concern affecting Malawi for the world to see.

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BigMan
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BigMan

He is not a PhD and certainly not a strategist if he thinks MCP will win the elections. Sounds more like a political spin doctor.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

The performance of MCP can be measured from the role it has played as the main opposition. It is a known fact that when the main opposition is strong it leads the parliamentary debates and become a true champion of people whenever the ruling fails to discharge its mandate. There are examples of opposition parties elsewhere driving the main agenda (a tale of the tail wagging the dog). To be brutally honest MCP has failed to take up its role effectively as the opposition. It has been let down so many times and at many times sided with the ruling… Read more »

Umbava Taphunzira Mokwana
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Umbava Taphunzira Mokwana

I dont know why pipo refer to Tembos mcp era when that time they hated him so much to the extent of voting Bingu so much…..You want chakwera to lose his ground that much?? no way..he is playing his cards so well by not concetrating on creation of conflicts for your own benefit..mcp has more members now that Tembos time…….its membership has been stable..

Mavuto munawabweresa nokha by not voting him to power in 2014 and now you want him sort out your own dirty…never..check wat did u vote for? You will pay for that…

CESSPOOL SIMALOTO
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CESSPOOL SIMALOTO

Thanks to Zikhale UTM not a threat! I had thought Dr Ng’oma would ride out of the question by accepting it as democracy at play. UTM has created a triangular attention for the electorate it is foolhardy for DPP and MCP to plug their ears deaf to the podium performance by UTM. No complacency the loud mouth Dausi has no space the noose is on the DPP the MCP is unable to create a smooth playground it is bleeding. So any pretentious statements on the advent of UTM as nothing calls for mental treatment of course preening is the game… Read more »

Cadet
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Cadet

With all the problems with the primaries, not sure you are painting the right picture of MCP, that is wishful thinking, there is so much discontent at grassroots , you may need to go back to the drawing board

Pumbwa Mwana
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Pumbwa Mwana

Primaries are like that for all parties..Check in dpp.chikwawa…..and nit done in all districts…..boycotted udf primaries….

Vindere
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Vindere

The problem with your analysis is that Northeners don’t care for you or Harry Mkandawire anymore, you both haven’t done much for the north other than running your mouths! ………. By the way do you know that Harry is secretly talking to JB????

Ndatopa
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Ndatopa

Are you not contradicting yourself? If the trends haven’t changed since 1994 and MCP hasn’t been in power since then isn’t your analysis way off??? You need to be growing your base and not staying the same !

Kibaki
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Kibaki

Zoona eeeee.

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Laz and team should make a last minute push to Lure Mzuzu City Voters.Numbers are not looking good.People demotivated by Stories of Missing Registration kits.Chitipa,Karonga and Mzimba had a huge impact on Registration numbers. We need those 100,000 votes in Mzuzu.

Pumbwa Mwana
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Pumbwa Mwana

UTM not a threat at all… viva MCP.viva Chakwera…..
UTM na DPP same pipo same party..dame thieves

mediaz
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mediaz

Chakwera yemweyooooo!!!!

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