Mutharika and DPP victory inevitable, Nankhumwa tells newspaper

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  Vice President for the South, Kondwani Nankhumwa has said  that victory for the party and re-election of President Peter Mutharika with his running mate Everton Chimulirenji  in the May 21 tripartite elections is inevitable because the people are their “biggest weapon”.

Nankhumwa: DPP’s plan to win another five year term is on course

“Politics is a highly strategic game. We know that all political parties are coming up with various strategies to beat DPP in these elections.  As a party, we anticipated these strategies and placed them accordingly. DPP is a big party and we have a requisite strategy to neutralize whatever strategy our opponents are coming up with. The people are our biggest weapon,” Nankhumwa said this in an interview published by Weekend Nation of February 23 2019.

The interview is published on the paper’s  Guest Spot, Opinion & Analysis page.

Nankhumwa, who was widely perceived to become President Mutharika’s running mate ahead of the May 21 presidential polls, told the national weekly  that he did not agree with assertions that the choice of Chimulirenji as running mate at the expense of him and other senior party gurus had caused “any stir” within the DPP.

“What you must know is that there will never be a time in a democracy, more so in a big organization like the DPP, where all people will agree with a single decision at a particular time. To me any debate or public discourse over the choice of running-mate to President Mutharika is normal considering that we are a ruling party with a wide scope of reach. We were bound to be in the spotlight one way or another,” he is quoted as having explained.

Nankhumwa told the newspaper that following the decision by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to approve presidential nomination papers for the party’s candidate, it meant the party is “done with the preliminary stages; it means Professor Mutharika is set and ready to go; it means DPP’s plan to win another five year term is on course and that will certainly happen”.

He said DPP is “a very big organization with structures and people at grassroots in all the 54 constituencies” in the region where he is VP.

“The people have always been with us and have seen what we have done for them as a party and as government, and they also know what we are capable of doing. We will not go around promising the moon to people because ours is not a desperate campaign.

“We will activate our structures on the ground to remind the people that our vision is on course and that they should give us five more years to continue improving their livelihoods,” he is quoted as saying.

Asked to rate President Mutharika’s leadership, Nankhumwa, who also serves in Mutharika’s cabinet as Local Government and Rural Development minister, explained he could not describe of any other great leadership than that of President Mutharika.

“I consider myself privileged to have served under him in different capacities over the years and rise through the ranks to where I am today. He is the best leader and coach that you can think of, and I believe that is the reason why he is a decorated scholar and international luminary. The DPP is blessed to have APM as its leader,” he said.

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Charlie Hebdo
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Charlie Hebdo

Maloto sagula. Dream as much as you can. Cadets and similar thinking imbeciles will vote for you. Who in his sane mind can vote for a party that promised us the moon but instead unleashed terror to its opponents and masterminded albino killings just to stay in power. A party with a compromised police force that we no longer feel safe even in custody of the police. I have noticed one thing the past three days. The revelations that Ana a Dadi are at the centre of albino abductions and killings has resulted in Ana a Dadi number plated vehicles… Read more »

Yohane
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Yohane

Continue misleading the President. It seems he believes you.

VILLAGERS..
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VILLAGERS..

Mimba kukula nchonho …azanu tikudya mbewa kuno….and you want us tikuvoteleniso …ndinu achitsilu kwabasi

Favour of Yahweh
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The evidence is clear. If it was Geometry QED. Those who choose to blind let them continue being blind it is their choice. Pro Mutharika annd hid DPP government has nailed it. The kwacha is stable,, food availability, good and quality infrastructure. Kamuzu used to say in the 31 years that he wanted his people to have food sufficiency, houses that do not leak, but 95% where grass thatched, and dress well, even if it was one short . Today, population multiplying like no man’s business , yet people are driving posh cars, building mansions, sending children to private schools,… Read more »

Tuvitwana
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Tuvitwana

WISHFUL THINKING, YOU THINK MALAWIANS ARE AS FOOLISH AS YOU ARE!
THAT’S WHY ANAKUSIYA WU RUNNING MATE thick brains pano mukungopha ma albino

Check mate
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Check mate

You live in a little bubble that will surely bust on Election Day! You’ll wake up with surprises like you haven’t never seen before. Your rhetoric is tainted with a Million failure & wastage of 5 years.

Mapopa
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Mr Nankhumwa, malawians can not see the development you are talking about only you and your wife. .You dont love this country. You are serving mchona who came from america to steal from malawians. Besides, he is now the master minder of killing our brothers with albinism. Go to hell!!!!

Wakukaya mwenecho
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Wakukaya mwenecho

Then u are completely blind man.

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

Dude anthu amene akuti sakuona zitukuko zomwe zikuchitikawa sali ku Malawi komanso atha dzaka dzaka asanakaponde kumudzi, momwe anachokera nthawi ya kamuzu mpaka pano. Udzingowakhulupilira, nkuteleko mpakana pano Chapananga bridge komanso Kamuzu barrage sanayione, ndipo zimenezo ndi ziwiri zochepa zokhatu. kuti ndimalize list pano ndiye eee. Anazolowela kutsutsa, amatsutsa chinthu chomwe chikuoneka ndiposo ndinso chomwe akuchiyamikila. Ndinali kumudzi nthawi ya holiday, ine ndi anzanga omwe amabakila zipani zotsutsa, koma atatha kukaona momwe madera awo asinthira, ndikukuuza pano tikati tikukamba chipani ndi boma koma ndi DPP. Chonde ndikupempheni anthunu munachoka nthawi yakamuzu please pitani mmakwanu.

anti pumbwa movement
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anti pumbwa movement

blind who

Duli
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Duli

Stop talking garbage. Shut your beak if you have nothing to say.

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Stupid couch potato. When diid it bcame an organization! Muleka kumangodya makaka ndi nyandolo wanuto

Mhesha
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Hate for the DPP is making more blind such that u can’t see the said development

Cathbert Ndeule
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Cathbert Ndeule

Hahahaha! The road infrastructure being touted by the DPP-led government is indeed laughable. Inu, visit Lilongwe esp the refurbished road from where mini buses drop and pick up passengers to the T-junction on the M1 road where there are robots and see the pot holes yet the road was refurbished not long time ago. Showdy work with lots of underhand dealings are the hallmarks of DPP. Unfortunately, some dudes will still vote for them, eeish! I feel bad when I think of it!