Mtambo’s CFT reaffirms support to MCP: ‘Good riddance to those who have quit movement’

Citizen for Transformation (CFT) movement led by  Minister of Civic Education and National Unity Timothy Mtambo  has  reaffirmed its support  to Malawi Congress Party (MCP), saying it has endorsed its parliamentary candidate un Karonga Central and Mangochi West  for the forth coming by-elections, saying those that no longer pledge their allegiance to CFT are free to quit and good riddance.

CFT addressing a news conference
Justin: Let them go but CFT will support MCP

Addressing a news conference, CFT communication and media strategist Negracius Justin acknowledged that the decision by the movement to support MCP has ruffled feathers of some of the its members who have withdrawn their membership.

Justin said the movement’s decision to support MCP candidates is based in principles if justice and fairness, stressing that CFT has a political agenda.

“The position that CFT has taken is that it supports the candidatures of Leonard Mwalwanda in the Karonga Central Constituency and Simeon Harrison in Mangochi West Constituency. Both of these candidates are representing MCP one of the key alliance partners in the Tonse Coalition Government,” said the movement’s media officer.

He said  CFT acknowledges that its position has sparked discontent on the part of those who expected the movement to be non-partisan.

“In fact, here has been an extent of argument suggesting that CFT should be neutral and not take sides because the leader of the CFT,Timothy Mtambo is a Minister of Civic Education and National Unity, therefore his role should be non-partisan in these by-elections.

“This argument, which looks appealing on its surface, has a deficiency of considered facts, which we would like to dish here for good consumption. It must be noted that Mtambo did not go to Mangochi West and Karonga Central Constituencies to campaign as a Minister. Just like all other Ministers belonging to different political formations go out to campaign, not as Ministers, but as members and/or officials of their respective parties, the CFT went on the campaign ground as such.

“Accusing him [Mtambo of abandoning his role as a Minister responsible for National Unity over his going on the ground to campaign as a politician is surely a deficient accusation that begs merit. It is an accusation that comes across dressed in robes of hypocrisy and deliberate or coincidental misunderstanding of basic facts,” Justin charged.

Ladies and gentlemen, we can reasonably estimate that these concerns and accusations are rooted in the understanding that CFT’s formation promised inclusivity of members belonging to various political parties. As such, each member coming from every political party holds an expectation that the CFT will preserve and protect their political parties’ interests in a balanced manner.

He said CFT decision to support MCP candidates in Karonga Central and Mangochi West Constituencies is based on principles of justice and fairness.

“It is only fair to realize that the people of Karonga Central gave their five-year mandate to the candidate that belonged to MCP. Death, as a natural circumstance, happened but that should not suspend the will of the people of that constituency. It is only just to see to it that the will of the people, which is embraced in the five-year mandate, is preserved.

“It is only fair to realize that Simeon Harris challenged the fraud that occurred in his Mangochi West constituency. He approached the court for determination and the court found for him. When Mr. Harrison approached our leader for help in terms of campaign, the CFT, upon examining the circumstances reached a decision that it was only just to promote electoral justice and his request was considered favorably.

“On that note, CFT pledged to support Mr. Harrison accordingly. When there is a knock on door, in most cases, the attendant opens. Upon the examination of the circumstances, there is no reason for CFT to decline his request for our support.”

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Timothy Mtambo
Timothy Mtambo
27 days ago

I, Timothy Mtambo, am the biggest sellout in the history of Malawian politics. I am a mafia. All I know is violence. I am a thug, mafia, barbarian, a vandal. I also wonder why Chakwera appointed me as minister of national unity and not of Violence. I will go to court

Nepotism
27 days ago

CFT timaganiza ngati tiwona za nyuwani koma your tone should be tamed. Osamatha mawu nkumawuza anzanu kuti good riddance are u also not on good riddance. The blunder uhve made has tainted ur reputation lets wait and see

Chathengo
Chathengo
27 days ago

Nobody expect Myambo to listen to other views. He is Mr. No it All.

Desmond Kaunda
Desmond Kaunda
28 days ago

I am not too sure how honourable minister intends to promote national unity from Monday to Friday and then use the weekend for partisan party work. The spin his organisation is giving to this complication or conflict of interest is insufficient to cover the obvious anomaly. But this is not the source of the problem. In my view, Doc Chakwera created a portfolio of convenience to a party cadet. This is a high sounding ministerial job that has nothing to do with the character of Mtamboi am interested in finding out how his ministry plans to promote national unity. Presently,… Read more »

Nepotism
27 days ago
Reply to  Desmond Kaunda

me too

Mam
Mam
28 days ago

A ah band ya anthu 10 yagawana kale zida kkkk

Bauleni12
Bauleni12
28 days ago

This thug was always an Mcp attack dog, a feisty hound and vermin that facilitated a coup against the humble and majestic Apm. Only time will tell, but legend has it, this will end in tears. Okupha ndilupanga naye amaphedwa ndilupanga. Mcp is only loyal to people from central. A lot of Tumbukas have lost their lives and livelihoods thinking they can cozy up to Mcp. If you don’t believe me ask Orton chirwa and company.

Chacharito
Chacharito
27 days ago
Reply to  Bauleni12

DPP THUGS KILLED MORE TUMBUKAS ON JULY 2011 AND THAT TRIBALIST LATE BINGU CEREBRATED AS IF IT WAS DOGS THAT WERE KILLED.TO HELL WITH YOUR LOMWELIZED DPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CHIMBENENE NDICHOSA
CHIMBENENE NDICHOSA
28 days ago

timothy now has become fortune seeker no more freedom fighter he sees that where he can dig more gold is by aligning himself with MCP lero mkutumbwa mvekere achoka achitabwino osaiwala ukamema athu kumademo aja kusonyeza kuti malawi siwawekha uzatifuna

China
China
28 days ago

Mtambo akuwapusitsa ma followers akewa he knows kuti he has to support Chakwera poti wamupatsa u minister of Chilima was the torch bearer Mtambo akanasapota Utm candidate. He is the same one anati ka gulu kakeko sikakutenga mbali pa politics u bwino wake ambiri mu group yakeyo ndi atumbuka anzake asiyeni agawanikane typical of mbwenus. Makape okhaokha omusata uyu

Chibwe
Chibwe
27 days ago
Reply to  China

What you should know is that Mtambo is a supporter of MCP and even if Chilima and chakwera would stand separately, he would endorse Chakwera. Being a minister of Civic education and Unity does not mean that he can not show his side. Just like any ministers like that Gender and social welfare Patricia kaliati she is campaigning for mwenefumbo, a male candidate in the same area where there is a female candidate . So choice in politics can not stop someone because of ministerial position since ministers are politicians as well. The only important element that we need is… Read more »

Ndata Boy
28 days ago

Bravo CFT, that is clean politics

Moqtadar Al Sadir
28 days ago

The captain of the ship or plane is MCP. Kwinako pitilizani.

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