Mutharika cancels campaign tour due to ‘urgent matters’: MCP takes a dig at president’s health

Chief Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) Lloyd Muhara on Sunday announced that Malawian President Peter Mutharika  has cancelled  a scheduled whistle-stop campaign tour in central region districts of Dedza and Salima, prompting opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to question whether the 79-year-old still has the stamina to run the country.

Mutharika: Urgent matters to attend to

MCP social media groups were claiming President Mutharika has cancelled the trip due to “fatique”  and the party has expressed concern over his health, saying he should retire.

The  opposition party also claims the Malawi leader was trying to sort ongoing conflict over killings of persons with albinism as his aides have been named in court to have played a hand in the murder of Macdonald Masambuka, 22, a person with albinism.

However,  Muhara in a statement seen by Nyasa Times stated that President Mutharika has  “postponed” the tour “due to urgent matters that have to be done”.

Reads the statement: “The Office of President and Cabinet wishes to state that the general public will be informed of nay future arrangements of the Presidential whistle stop tours.”

Meanwhile,  MCP presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera, continued his hunt for votes in the northern region.

He was in Nkhatabay and also Mzimba where he accused the DPP administration of failing to deliver on its 2014 manifesto promises; hence, the party should be voted out.

Said Chakwera: “Malawians  have suffered in the last five years because of this administration. There is no reason to vote them again into power for another five years.

“They promised to end corruption, but you can see that corruption has reached alarming levels. They have failed you.”

The MCP leader, who was leader of opposition in Parliament, promised that once ushered into power, an MCP administration will revamp the agriculture sector and improve health systems.

Chakwera had his first go at the presidency in 2014 when he finished second to Mutharika with 1 455 880 votes against 1 904 399 then incumbent Joyce Banda had 1 056 236. United Democratic Front (UDF) presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi had 717 224 votes.

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Kawalala Kalemba KK
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Muhara Lyoid, Kiswel Dakamau, Charles Kalemba kabwezeni BS5797 Imene mukufuna kuba muyaluka nazo. Aliyese akuona maso zagalimoto imeneyo. Or muyibise Ku opc tikuona

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba ndi nkhungu
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Can mafia Henry Mussa come with a press release. We are sick and tired of utm celebrating the death of the old man. Can you clarify about the army ambulance and the air ambulance at the airport. Inuso a Pitala kakaka dzimanja khupakhupa ngati nkhuku yoti ayidula khosi.

PHANANA
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PHANANA

AM AN MCP FAN LETS WISH THE PRESIDENT QUIK RECOVERY, YEHOVA WATHU AMAKANA KHALIDWE LOFUNIRANA IMFA WINA NDI NZAKE

Joovido
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Joovido

Guys let’s not make jokes about someone’s health Infact all of us get sick. However y??????? Can’t the nation be told the truth n y always hide information. This brings alots of unnecessary speculation

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba ndi nkhungu
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Please don’t implicate MCP in this. It’s utm spreading news that Malemu Pulofesa Arthur Peter Mutharika is dead. Utm are so desperate for power. They know Kaliati won’t win. They know Kalindo won’t win. They know Usi Manganya won’t win. They know Willet Karonga won’t win. They know Masangwi won’t win. They know Lucius Banda won’t win. Chilima decided not to stand as MP. This party of acronyms is childish. Inuso as dpp didn’t listen not to field a very old man. Ndi zimenezo lero. Tinkanena another mu si izi. Convoy of APM stopping frequently along the way.

Charles
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Charles

Is Mutharika really sick? Could it not be a calculated plan to deceive the nation so that ballot papers to be used in the rigging of elections can be transferred between state house and the designated rigging places! Remember the story that was circulating on social media last week? That the army and the police would be used to switch fake ballot papers with genuine ones? This could be it!! Do not overrule this very likely possibility, APM may just be fine and this may just be a trick to fool Malawians.

MUYA
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MUYA

Exactly

tman
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so what?

Militias
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Agogo pumani zikuphesani izi

Ebo
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Ebo

God bless Malawi to be a peaceful nation…

2019 MCP BOMA
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2019 MCP BOMA

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Gee
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Dpp albino gurus have started feeling the heat now, one by one