MP Ngumuya cautions DPP on 2019 elections: ‘MCP may be handed victory’

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member of Parliament for Blantyre City South Allan Ngumuya has become the second ruling party’s  legislator to back  former first lady Callista Mutharika who openly spoke about leadership change  in favour of Vice-President Saulos Chilima to represent the party in next year’s elections and let President Peter Mutharika retire.

Ngumuya: In support of Chilima-for-President crusade

Ngumuya said DPP and President Mutharika should tread carefully on the matter as it is giving main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) a leeway to be the party to win next elections due next year.

“If President Mutharika insists that he should be the DPP presidential candidate in 2019, then the Malawi Congress Party will have a walk over in the election,” said Ngumuya.

His decision to come open on the matter comes barely days after Bon Kalindo , another DPP legislator backed the Chilima-for-President crusade.

“The President told me two years ago that he would not seek a second term, he said he would leave the mantle to the youth, God is my witness,” said Ngumuya.

He suspected those who surround Mutharika, accused of running the affairs of the country on behalf of the 79 year old leader, are the ones forcing him to cling to power for personal gains.

“The current President has done his part, we are now looking forward to Chilima to rule the country, he is young and vibrant, he will make decisions on his own,” said Ngumuya.

Calls for the ‘Number Two’  to take up the presidency comes at a time when reports say Mutharika wants to drop Chilima as running mate for Education minister Bright Msaka, whom the president recently appointed
vice president of the party and represented the President at the funeral of South Africa’s former First Lady and political activism icon, Winnie Mandela.

The issue, ignited by Former First Lady Callista Mutharika, has sharply divided the party.

Callista Mutharika, widow of former president Bingu wa Mutharika and sister-in-law to Peter Mutharika, argued that  she is airing her views to protect her in-law President Peter Mutharika from ‘beasts of prey’ who have surrounded the Malawi leader and messing his administration.

Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi said  those opinions cannot divide the party.

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#DzukaniAmalawi
#DzukaniAmalawi
4 years ago

I am just wondering why people are already supporting parties before they even hold their elective conferences. They haven’t even announced or communicated their manifestos, policies or resolutions. The campaign hasn’t yet started and yet you have already made up your minds as to who you’ll support; even if Malawi political system calls for voting for a party and not individuals/personalities. Why is it that you vote with your hearts as opposed to your brains (which requires applying your minds). Let’s listen to each party’s messages during the campaign before we make up our minds as to which party you’ll… Read more »

MAMA
MAMA
4 years ago

WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF PETER
ANOUNCE THAT HE HAS STEPPED
DOWN ??

ANSWERS#
1 IT CAN SAVE US TIME AND
RESOURCES
2 HIS RESPECT AND LEGACY

SystemsThinker
SystemsThinker
4 years ago

Ife a DPP tinasokoneza MCP through Kaliwo and his friends. Now MCP you’re paying back koma simutitha. Strategic analysis nde ifeyo. Misewu mbweee paliponse musova

Telemundo
Telemundo
4 years ago
Reply to  SystemsThinker

Timadya miseu? Timaunikira miseu usiku? You must be very stupid

Chifundo
Chifundo
4 years ago

Go back to music Sir

Kambuku
4 years ago

Shaaasa Ngumuya watha chonci. Your face was smooth when coming from America. Politics has finished. With what you have said it’s the beginning of your journey toward the end of your political Carrier. You have put yourself in reverse gear instead of forward hear.
Wagwanayo ndale mwana wa wa ngoni. Don’t play with Lomwe people. Ask the dpuruts of late Kamuzu Banda,will tell you who Lomwes are

Mbwenu mbwenu
4 years ago

Ngumuya is a crook. Look at his face. Is he normal? What good can come from that mouth. He knows very well thank he will not make it. He is defending Nchilima because he comes from the same district with him that I’d ntchru. Gslu wochokera pamudzi was Ngalande pa Mulangeni ku Nthcu. If Nchilima will say no, that will be the end of this idiot. Anathawa ana ache obeleka yekha ku America kumusiila nkazi akuvutuka nawo yekha. Mbuzi ya munthu iyi

Peter Tosh "Poor man feel it"

Handed victory? What is dpp doing with it’s old leader Pitala? Most of the things we see in Malawi were built by MCP. 90% of the roads are MCP. MCP built long distance roads from Mulanje to Mchinji. The whole lakeshore road to Karonga. Zalewa road. Blantyre Mwanza. Lilongwe. Salima. Lilongwe to Mzuzu. Twanu ndi itwi tikungogumuka because of poor quality and quantity. Msilikali angamange mseu? Pobela basi. Look at the road from Chilinde to Area 23. Look at the road from area 23 to Biwi. Now you want people to vote for you thieves? It’s not that MCP will… Read more »

Yowoya Nganya
4 years ago

Allan Ngumuya, You know already that your constituency will never repeat you as our MP. You think Saulos can rescue you? You forced yourself into DPP but you were not received. You know that DPP cannot take you as their candidate in 2019. You can do well by just staying quiet than provoking others. Shame on you!

Munyere.
4 years ago
Reply to  Yowoya Nganya

Iwe ndi chitsilu kwabasi. Just shut up your mouth up!!!

charombanthu
charombanthu
4 years ago

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jessie
jessie
4 years ago

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah MCP YOU CAN FORGET RUNNING THIS COUNTRY. WHAT IS HAPPENING IN DPP WILL NOT GET YOU ANY VOTES, IT IS AN INTERNAL ISSUE THAT WILL BE SORTED. SO PLEASE FORGET ANY DREAMS ON RUNNING THIS COUNTRY. GO BACK TO BEING A SO CALLED “PRIEST”

Jando
Jando
4 years ago
Reply to  jessie

The saga is becoming interesting each passing day lol…… DAUSI ukumva bwanji mthupimo? Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk Mathanyula forget ever going for second term, dzanja lalemba whether Jessie afune or asafune. MCP moto ku buuuuuuuuu!!!!!

#DzukaniAmalawi
#DzukaniAmalawi
4 years ago
Reply to  jessie

Internal issues within DPP, MCP, PP or indeed UDF won’t be resolved internally. Th seeds of chaos have been planted from external forces and will continue to be sowed. It’s the nature of ndale. No one knows who is going to win the tripartite. To think that DPP (or MCP) is going to win, is being extremely naive. All bets are off Jessie.

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