Mutharika barnstorms Lhomwe belt to garner DPP dwindling support

President Peter Mutharika  is proving that he’s still a political force to be reckoned with as he  goes on whistle stop political  tour in the Lhomwe belt to garner governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) dwindling support in the tea growing areas following the penetration of the DPP members sympathetic to Vice-President Saulos Chilima.

Mutharika: Barnstormer

Speaking  the official government podium in Blantyre Rural at the second ground-breaking ceremony for a 19-kilometre (km) stretch of the 62-km Lirangwe-Chingale-Machinga Road, Mutharika said he would talk politics in Thyolo, Mulanje and Phalombe during the whistle stop tour in the three districts.

“I will spit political fire,” he said.

DPP national director of women and Mulanje West legislator Patricia Kaliati addressed  a news conference together with another Maulana South legislator Bon Kalindo at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe where they branded Mutharika as “a clueless leader” and nominated Chilima as a presidential candidate at the convention.

Mutharika has on more than one occasion declared he will lead DPP in the elections while Chilima has remained silent on calls for him to vie for the presidency.

Former first lady Callista Mutharika—widow of DPP founding president and the incumbent President’s elder brother, Bingu wa Mutharika—sparked the succession debate weeks ago when she said her in-law, 79, should pave the way for the comparatively younger Chilima, 45, widely seen as a hands-on and results-oriented leader as evidenced by the success of the Public Sector Reforms Programme he vibrantly led which has lost steam since it was moved from his office.

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Nalingula
Nalingula
3 years ago

Its so unfortunate that people who went to school azichemerera ati Lomwe belt ,Lomwe that….as if the Rest of Malawi Kulibe Anthu oti atha kupitisa Ziko patsogolo.What is the qualification for One to lead Malawi? Is it your Tribe? Munthuyi watolephera .Tito dikilirabe cement wotchipa tinalonjezedwa uja.

Shonayi
3 years ago

Ngati a Bingu sanachite bwino term yachiwiri aliyense akudziwa kuti ndi chifukwa cha Kalista.Kaya si mfiti kàyà.Pachikumbutso osabvala ngati namalira.Ajaila akufunà kusokoneza nso.Nao à Vice akuona ngati akuwakonda ,anthu ena ukapusa amàkuphera tsogolo lako ukuona sikathina kutsalà Nazi wekha.Cool down mpando mukanàdekha ndi wanu kale.Muphe bambo wanu kuona kuchedwa kufa kufuna chuma kapena chokolo.Komà anthu okuyankhulilanio.?????

#DzukaniAmalawi
#DzukaniAmalawi
3 years ago
Reply to  Shonayi

Focus on the message not the carrier

URIM AND THUMIM
URIM AND THUMIM
3 years ago

A FEW DAYS AGO WE HEARD THAT SOME YOUNG VIBRANT INTELLIGENT PROFESSORS/DOCTORS HAVE JUST RESIGNED FROM THEIR POSTS FOR WHICHEVER REASONS — WHY CAN’T YOU PETER JUST FOLLOW SUIT TO
KEEP YOUR LEGACY ??? THIS IS THE RIGHT/CORRECT TIME FOR YOU TO DO IT—MAY GOD HELP YOU AS YOU ARE THINKING OVER IT—

#DzukaniAmalawi
#DzukaniAmalawi
3 years ago

If you love the party and yourself please surrender the baton to a younger and vibrant leader who may not even be Chilima. Even in the event that you win in 2019, you’ll be faced with so much stress within and outside the party including the people of Malawi. You’ll regret ever standing for presidency and probably your pride won’t allow you to resign and therefore likely that your health will fail you. eat your humble pie and step aside for young, agile, visionary and energetic leaders to take over DPP and Malawi to greater heights. Anyone who’s advising you… Read more »

Hatton
Hatton
3 years ago

In fact APM’s support in the belt is stronger than ever before. The grouping of thieves in support of Mphwiyo’s best friend is not a threat. Patricia Botoman Kaliati has just about a year to serve as a legislature. Come 2019, Malanje West is sending a better parliamentarian to the August house. Ovula a zimai and parading them naked, sitiwafuna.

Whatther
Whatther
3 years ago

Mukucheperatu. Don’t you know that Peter didn’t campaign in the Lhomwe belt in 2014?

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