Mtambo in campaign for MCP says Chakwera does not want UTM’s Mwenifumbo to win in Karonga

Leader of Citizens for Transformation (CFT) and Cabinet minister responsible for  civic education and national unity, Timothy Mtambo, on Saturday branded Karonga Central Constituency UTM party candidate as a serial perpetrator of political violence in the constituency.

Mtambo (L) touting Mwalwanda (R)-Photo by Jordan Simeon-Phiri

Mtambo, accompanied by Homeland Security Minister Richard Chimwendo  Banda during campaign rallies they held at Lupembe and Lughali in the constituency, said Mwenifumbo is the one behind political violence in the constituency because he is “too hungry for power.”

Minister Mtambo made the remarks as he campaigned for Malawi Congress Party (MCP) parliamentary candidate for the area, Leonard Mwalwanda who is believed to be Mwenifumbo’s main rival.

The self-styled Commander-In-Chief claimed that even President Lazarus Chakwera “does not want him [Mwenifumbo] to win the by-election because of his ill-behaviour.”

Said Mtambo: “Both, the MCP candidate, Leonard Mwalwanda and Mwenifumbo are my brothers. But out of the two, I chose to support Mwalwanda because he likes peace. Our President [Chakwera] is an ordained  Reverend and he cannot surely work with a violent man.”

He further told the gathering that the MCP candidate [Mwalwanda] is the only person who can develop the area and thus urged the constituents to give him more votes.

On his part, Chimwendo said Mwenifumbo has already failed the constituents especially by not bringing development projects the time he was MP for the area.

But Bahat Kishombe a member of Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) spoiled the fun when he took a swipe at the MCP leadership for imposing Mwalwanda on the constituents.

Kishombe, who once stood as parliamentarian for the constituency on Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ticket, said  inheritance does not exist in modern politics but people should be given a right to choose a candidate of their choice.

“If a parent was a great leader it does not  mean that his son or daughter will be the same. I don’t think my children or relatives can wear the same size of my pair of trousers,” said Kishombe, in apparent reference to Mwalwanda who is poised to inherit his Uncle’s seat should he be elected on November 10.

AFORD campaign director Bowoyeke Mnthali talked down Kishombe minutes later and assured MCP that with his party’s support, Mwalwanda would win the seat.

“He will win because of three things: one, because he is related to the late; two, because he is from the  ruling party and three, because he has never insulted or been part of any political violence,” said Munthali.

When probed for comment, Mwenifumbo said MCP should ask itself why the area is calm despite their insults and provocations.

“I am the one preaching peace in this area. I have openly asked my supporters not to take revenge despite that they are being attacked. It is, therefore, very laughable to me when I hear them saying this,” said Mwenifumbo.

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Medson
Medson
1 month ago

This is wake up call to UTM
I wonder why people still vote for MCP this is the party of violence in Malawi.
Without UTM in 2019 and 2020 malawi would have been pa nkhondo yachiweniweni.

Chindere
1 month ago

Very shallow reasoning Mtambo. Anadya banzi awa pano alibe morale olo pang’ono. The minister of national unity and the core of dividing people. Atha ngati makatani a China

An Original Aford Man
An Original Aford Man
1 month ago

President Chakwera having been wined and dined by FT Mwenifumbo at his Mikoma Motel in Karonga should show some gratitude and appreciation to Mwenifumbo and should not be divisive. Fact is Chakwera tried very hard to convince Mwenifumbo to stand on MCP ticket, but Mwenifumbo chose to stand on the UTM ticket. Shame on Chakwera. Disowning Mwenifumbo by Chakwera will cost MCP dearly in 2025. For Mwenifumbo is a son and hero of Malawi, a nephew to a freedom fighter. Mwenifumbo will solidify support for UTM

Khima
Khima
1 month ago

Oo chiyanjano Chiyanjano chamtundu wanji…anaimba Lucius Banda

Let there be peace
Let there be peace
1 month ago

Mau a Minister of National Unity amanewo. there is no hope in this minister and his days as a minister are numbered. shame

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
1 month ago

Mmalo moyanjanitsa anthu akwa Nsundwe Lilongwe, ukudanitsa anthu ndi akwanu omwe?? koma ziliko ma unduna akumalawi kkkkkkk

Wadya bani
Wadya bani
1 month ago

Mtambo is a big disappointment it’s pathetic

Moqtadar al Sadir
1 month ago

Khiyani ka UTM aka. Munthu wolozeka ndi skc basi. Enawa ndi dustbin stuff. Frank Mwenifumbo mmutu mwake mumayenda zinthu ziwiri. Akazi ndi ndalama basi. Sabisanso ayi.

Ungwelu
Ungwelu
1 month ago

It is either MCP or UTM that will win in the Karonga Central by-election. Both Chakwera and UTM want the seat. Logically Chakwera does not want Mwafulirwa to win. Similarly Chilima does not want Mwalwanda to win. So there is no news here. Just politicking!

Lembani bwino
Lembani bwino
1 month ago

Timothy mtambo you are stupid, the people of karonga central want mwenefumbo. We don’t care about chakweras wants, chakwera doesn’t live in karonga, he doesn’t know our problems like our favourite mwenefumbo does.

Mswahili mambo
Mswahili mambo
1 month ago

Tumpale is a winner whether you don’t like .

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