Mutharika accused of meddling in CCAP Blantyre Synod campaign, Nankhumwa refutes

Some Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Blantyre Synod clergy have claimed President Peter Mutharika is bankrolling their campaign for the position of General Secretary of the Synod but government spokesman has rubbished the claims.

Rev Maulana: The incumbent

Rev Maulana: The incumbent

The current synod secretary general is Reverend Alexander Maulana and his deputy is Reverend Moyenda Kanjerwa.

Aspirants for the position includes former presidential aide Reverend Billy Gama.

President Mutharika is said to be funding the campaign of some candidates but Information Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa said the President should not be dragged into church elections.

“It has been confirmed that during the campaign in question some candidates are claiming that they have been given financial resources by the State President as proof that their candidature has been endorsed by the President who incidentally is a faithful of the Blantyre Synod,” Nankhumwa said in a statement made available to Nyasa Times.

He said President Mutharika is not involved in the campaign adding that he has not endorsed any candidate and is not backing any contender.

According to Nankhumwa, President Mutharika is just following the events like any other faithful of the Blantyre Synod.

“The President is of the firm view that the church is vital partner in assisting government to fight corruption and cultivate unity among the people, two vital ingredients for achieving social-economic development in Malawi. As such the State President cannot be party to machinations of dividing the church by siding with one candidate against another or indeed sowing seeds of corruption by supporting one candidate with financial resources to campaign against another,” Nankhumwa said in the statement.

The government spokesman said the President’s advise to all competing candidates is to campaign in a manner that gives glory to God.

“As such, as they campaign, let them not divide the body of Christ which is the Church so that a united Synod will contribute to inspiring the nation to respond positively to the call of unity or purpose.”

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IKE CHIWE
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ever1 want to seem imporatant by claiming connection to pipo in power…nix

wangalusa
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Can the whole president meddle in the election of SG of the church? For what gain? If at all this is true then I see insensitivity in the parties concerned.

ricky
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simungakhale ngati mpingo wa anthu otsala? wa omwe asunga malamulo amulungu ndi umboni wa yesu khristu!

Bertha
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Akudziwana anthuwa

Alungwana
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Instead of campaigning for Christ you are campaigning for yourselves. You have put aside the purpose of your calling and you put your stomachs in the forefront. The desire of the flesh!

Hoitty
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Confusion imeneyi kapena nannso munakalowelera Nkhoma synod??

JONES KANYUNDO
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NGATI ZAFIKA POKOPA ANTHU NDI NDALAMA PALI ZAMULUNGUNSO APA?

JONES KANYUNDO
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koma zoona mpaka kukopa anthu ndi ndalama zamulunguzo?ayi muli cholowa.timafuna tilowe mpingowu koma mwatigwesa ulesi

John Kapito Chibanzi Pakamwa
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John Kapito Chibanzi Pakamwa

Kodi kani gay Peter Munthalika ali mu Church Chimene Anasiya azungu Popipa (CCAP); alowa liti?

otila
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kodi tinene kuti amenewa ndi atumbuka a Livingstonia? poti ndi mmene ndikunvesedwa pa nkhani ya Rev Chimwemwe Mhango.

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