Mutharika challenges PAC to form political party and face DPP in 2019 elections

President Peter Mutharika has challenged the quasi-religious group and governance watchdog Public Affairs Committee (PAC) to form a political party and dare his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) during the elections due 2019.

President Peter Mutharika at Biwi Triangle s in Lilongwe -(c) Abel Ikiloni, Mana

Mutharika was speaking Monday at Biwi Triangle in Lilongwe during a political rally he addressed on return from Southern Region.

The President was hitting at PAC which issued a statement last week that the country was currently experiencing mediocrity as poverty levels have been deeply entrenched among ordinary citizens.

But Mutharika said the quasi-religious group was harbouring sinister political motives.

“A PAC angoyambitsa chipani [PAC should just form a political party],” said Mutharika.

“They should stop hiding behind religion because the committee no longer speaks for the people,” he added.

Mutharika expressed misgivings with PAC assessment that during the past three years, the DPP administration has failed to fulfil its own manifesto, citing what it described as deep-rooted corruption, fraud and selective justice.

He said the DPP administration should be credited for implementing numerous development projects, which he said PAC is failing to recognise.

But PAC chairperson the Reverend Felix Chingota maintained that the DPP administration has failed miserably.

Chingota said they would not be intimidated but the body will continue to do its prophetic work.

“The mediocrity we experience today will not improve the lives of Malawians and the nation needs to wake up to the call,” he said.

He said as PAC’s duty is merely to provide safe space for Malawians to discuss pertinent issues, the body would be holding the Sixth All-Inclusive Stakeholders Conference in May this year where it will ask Malawians to decide the next action as regards the future of the nation.

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29 thoughts on “Mutharika challenges PAC to form political party and face DPP in 2019 elections”

  1. zuzo dekha says:

    nkufa uku awa.wamkulu akakhala kuipa suumuuza imamuuza ndi mphepo. sinkuva mkhutu mwanga. bwanji misonkhano thoo kumalongolola mamuna nkulukulu. no shame???????? develpment ndiyo yofunikatu basi
    by the way enanu mukunama nthawi ya kamuzu yese okuba cuma ca boma amalandiswa katundu. pomwe makono mungoti khalani kaye pambali acimwene

  2. santana says:

    You say APM should ask his late brother about PAC. Giving impression that his conflict with PAC made him meet death by the will of God. PAC did not want Bingu and his DPP to continue ruling this country, and God supported the move hence the death. If this is true why is it that the same God allowed the same party led by the very brother to the late one bounce back to power? Don’t you think God was disapproving the lies you were making on him? Why didn’t he chose any party apart from the DPP to lead this country? Worse still up to now there is no party in the opposition strong enough to challenge APM in 2019. MCP is slowly going to the dustbin by destroying itself. Rumours of allying with PP are there because MCP knows it cant go solo and win the next elections. So PAC has been disapproved by God and Malawians by voting the DPP back to power. There was a pastor candidate in the elections but God could not be fooled by the label. Tell me, by whose acceptance did the DPP bounce back to power if not God? You can be vocal by zodiacal sounds but this alone will not help matters when it comes to elections. There is no challenger for APM in 2019. Tiyeni tivomereze please. Kapena tamutulutsani wanuyo but not the runaway pastor. He is bearing a curse from God. He cant win.

  3. Byron says:

    You would expect an old man to have a superfluity of wisdom, but Peter Mutharika is the worst disappointment of his kind who unfortunately, is unearthing gloom and doom for the current young generation of mother Malawi. He is acting like a rebellious thug against a quasi church group which provides guidance to government and solace to the citizenry.

    To fairly describe Mutharika, I would say, his head is injured and his heart is sick. His head is injured in the sense that he has lost thinking capabilities of how to analyse mistakes,failures,and how to find solutions. His heart is sick in the sense that he cares more for winning elections in 2019 than apologizing for putting Malawians through hardships throughout his presidency against the backdrop of extreme corruption and nepotism in his government. This is a man who,despite his sluggish and mediocre leadership, has the nerves and audacity to challenge PAC to a sparring in the election ring. Has he lost his grey matter? I think he deserves presidential archiving with limits of visitations.

    Related to his challenge of PAC is his condemnation of the MCP to a party of death and darkness. Well,what is the composition of the so-called mighty DPP? We have wolves in the sheep’s skin canvassing the political corridors of DPP or holding rallies for DPP and masquerading as modern day democrats. Wasn’t Nicholas Dausi an errand boy of the Iron Fist of the old MCP under late Dr Kamuzu Banda? Doesn’t he have the knowledge of the Lusaka killings(Mkwapatira family)? Harare killing(Mpakati)? Orton Chirwa abduction and mysterious death? Chasowa killing? Njaunju killing? and the the july 20 killings which every DPP senior member knows? How about Heatherwick Ntaba? Isn’t he an old MCP inner circle? How about most of the members in DPP? So why this hypocrisy Mr president? Isn’t your party more merciless than the MCP?

    Peter Mutharika is harebrained and lacks decorum. This is because Malawians exercise passiveness and presidents care less about walking the manifesto. They like to consolidate power, create a need in people and let the tax payers beg for services. In Peter Mutharika, Malawians voted for egotism, naivety, sloppiness, stubbornness , corruption, and tribalism. When he talks, you don’t hear substance but a speech that is blurry that needs editing. His speeches are neither inspiring nor reflective of a great leader . One wonders if he has ever had any articulation in his life. In short, Peter Mutharika is too unfit and bad to be president- he is not a role model to the youth and he lacks charisma and an inspiring spirit.

  4. Nyerere ndiye ineyo says:

    Iwe Pitala ukalimbana ndi PAC ubwererenso ku mpumulo wabata ukamufunse mkulu wako. Anamuuza he shoud step down in 90days….ndie ukamufunse ngati anakwanitsa even 45 days….ukupanga zibwanatu iwe. Touch not my anointed…mawuwo amatero.

  5. chancellor wa Chancellor says:

    Do you people know why PAC came into being?
    If you knew you would not be against it or
    castigate it.
    PAC played a big role in assisting the parties in
    1993/94 during the one party rule to bring sanity
    into this country.
    If PAC had not been there surely there would not
    have been all these so called “mighty parties”.
    Shame you were not there when PAC was being
    formed.
    PAC can never be a political party but may be
    some members might join various parties.
    Got it.
    PAC keep on with the good work.
    God Bless you PAC.

  6. mposa says:

    Vuto ndi amalawi munayika matchona pa mpando. Koma iwe petulo PAC umayidziwa?

  7. be humane says:

    koma abwan anena zoona. PAC is there to advance their own political agendas angopangadi chipani chawo. When did they seek views of Malawians in what they say today? Very true asamabisale kumbuyo kwa chipembedzo form your own party

  8. Rift Valley says:

    Never seen a man so confused. Please Mr. President answer the following questions:
    1 Why don’t you want to make the ACB independent?

    2 Do you honestly believe only the Lhomwes/ Mulakhos are the only people to occupy lucrative positions in Government/ Parastatals/ Embassies?

    3 Why is that some Lhomwe individuals are appointed to several boards/ commissions?

    4 Why is the NAO not independent?

    5 Is the office of Assets declaration really doing its work?

    ,…..

    The list is too long but if you can honestly answer the above questions, some of which are relevant to DPP manifesto, or have been included in PAC’s concerns, I will start believing you are serious about developing Malawi.

    Otherwise, please let us hear no more about your resolve to develop the country as this is not possible without addressing the above concerns.

  9. gadaffi says:

    peter usalimbane ndi PAC upita ask malemu achimwene ako alikut lero?

  10. citizen says:

    Malawian if you want to see a faction president/ Government, you must do the following before the next elections; De-touch the following positions from the president appointing them; MBC director general. Chief Justice. ; Chief Election officer/ Commissioner. The Anti corruption Bureau Chief.
    IG police; Simply it means in real life is that when you appoint someone , that individual is answerable to you who is appointing him or her. So you can not bit the finger that is feeding you. So

    Malawian work hard scrap the current rubbish system. By doing so you will have effective Government, and those in mentioned positions will deliver the service you are crying for.

  11. Ntchefu Maone Mweverere says:

    There is nothing wrong with PAC. They are working in a professional way and am encouraging them to continue doing this pressure. My message to our president; Elenor Roosevert said “if you don’t want to be critised, say nothing do nothing”.

    We are the Malawian who are getting poor salaries in Africa and entire world we need to say. We are in the corrupt country which even its president is failing to deal with corruption. You’ve been surrounded by the hungry lions who wants everything to be theres for ever. You’ve also being surrounded by the good people whom you are ignoring there advise. Njoka saweta your Vp already told you.

    Open your eyes Mr. President don’t do politics but help the Malawians. We can’t cheer you while we see that things are not working. Be a God fearing person. If you want to see the truth about this please go to the villages on yourself without your corrupt Minister. If you are a real person you will cry.You see people who are looking as if they are sick because they are starve. You will even see naked people in this 20th Century here in Malawi.

    Today you can insult this PAC religious group but let you know that PAC played a big role when we were changing from one party rule to this democracy you are enjoying. I knew that you were not here at that time this is why you are not differenciating PAC and a political party. Can you ask the MCP about the powers of PAC? MCP accepted why not you?

    VIVA PAC, soon Zidzakhala better ku Malawi. We will flash out these people in 2019, Kamuzu, Bakili, Bingu and Joyce Banda all went why the current president? Am just holding my vote to remove atsogoleri osamvera. I hope you will change inorder to get my precious Vote in 2019.

  12. Proff says:

    PAC, should shut their mouth, let the president alone, let the organization be the mouthpiece of MCP

  13. ZUMA says:

    DEAR PITALA POLOFESA/KANSALA WA UNIMA

    WHY ARE COLLEGE STUDENTS STILL LOITERING/ROAMING AROUND STREETS AND VILLAGES WITHOUT GOING BACK TO THEIR COLLEGES SINCE THEY CLOSED FOR THEIR CHRISMAS HOLIDAYS ??

    WHAT ARE YOU THINKING PETER ?? JUST COZ ALL YOUR KIDS ARE IN US YOU THINK EVERYTJING IS OK ??

    ITS NOT FAIR !!
    BEHAVE LIKE A HUMAN BEING MY BROTHER !!

    GOD IS WATCHING YOU EVEN
    IF YOU HIDE IN THE CORRIDORS OF NDATA/SANJIKA

    OPEN THE COLLEGES FOR
    OUR FUTURE LEADERS !

    I BEG YOU

  14. Kalekeni Kanene says:

    Please Mr President. Just apologise to PAC. It seems you don’t know PAC very well. The biggest problem is that you were not here when we were fighting One Party system. You were in US. You did not vote with us in the 1993 referendum (Tambala vs Nyali). Hence you can’t understand the significance of PAC. Don’t make the similar mistake as your brother. Please my President. Take their advice carefully. Avoid castigating them in public.

  15. CHAQUIRA says:

    soon your are following your brother that memorial service was a nock nock bingu will open for you soon. dont play with PAC

  16. nyoni says:

    DPP 2019 BOMA,

  17. Ngalamayi says:

    As with so many weak leaders, Muthalika believes that the best form of defence is attack. He fails to see that Malawians want him to deal with the corruption that makes development impossible: no one will invest in a country where most of their funds will be pocketed by those in power. And those same thieves continue to do so because their leader allows that. President, deal with corruption and donor confidence, development will restart. Otherwise, it’s just a dark future for The Warm Heart of Africa.

  18. Zingalume phula ntenga says:

    Alomwe kuba bwanji!!!!!!!!! Pitala sakubwera poyera za umbava wa Chaponda. Anthuwa akudziwana onse ndi a tsizinantole. Please don’t intimidate anthu a Mulungu. Remember what Chitsilo cha njanje did. Cardiac Arrest ikupezani

  19. Chaponda Mbala says:

    Seriously speaking am a DPP fan koma zomati tapanga chitikuko abwana nde mukunama, which developments are you talking about bwana,, tisanamizanepo apa, tiyeni tizingoba basi

  20. chindere says:

    a chimwene muwona polekera mwano mukuchita ndi PAC

  21. senzangakhona says:

    I listened to the HE’s speech as I was driving back home in the evening and I felt like this country will remain under developed forever. HE spoke of the same development initiatives he told in his first year of reign. As years pass we need to hear new developmental projects coming. This case of repeating talk of the same things makes people sick to the extent that the moment HE starts speaking we know he will talk about the same seven roads and the same technical colleges. While this is a good development which the HE is ready to talk about several times a day, Malawians are want to see and not only hear the swiftness with which the HE is prepared to deal with corruption in government. We have noted how strategically you have positioned symphathisers of the DPP in positions of influence. Some of them are not qualified to head such institutions. We wonders if this country will ever move forward with this kind of mentality.

    On lambasting PAC, the HE and his DPP should know that no one has ever won a fight against men in collar. Simple as they may appear in the eyes of HE and the DPP these people are prophetic. This we don’t need to emphasize. Those who were available in Malawi during the struggle for multi-party understand this much better.

  22. ZUMA says:

    Which development is PETER
    TALKING ABOUT ???

    IF YOU CAN BUILD AN AIRPORT FOR OUR
    BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE NORTH
    (MZUZU ) USING CHAPONDAS MONEY
    I CAN AGREE WITH YOU

    OTHERWISE ZERO /FAIL GRADE

  23. Bobolongwe says:

    Corruption started with kamuzu Banda and his cabinet. These people are jealous bcoz they know all the corners. It’s only Juses government imene kulibe ziphuphu.

    1. nsanje north says:

      Iwe bobolongwe, you’e a liar, nthawi ya Kamuzu ministers were dying poor pamene lero in two years time ministers become donors —–kuba alomwe

  24. Pa Chichewa timati: Mumayamba ndi mkhutu kugontha munthu akamapita kokafa. Mind your tongue when you want to speak against these men of white collar. Infact PAC was here before DPP was nowhere in this country. Without PAC Malawi wouldn’t have seen peaceful transition from one party to multiparty which you and your fellow thieves are enjoying today.

  25. Trendex says:

    THE PROBLEM OF MALAWI POLITICS IS THAT THEY RUN AWAY FROM THEIR OWN SHADOW. FORMING A POLITICAL PARTY IS NOT AN ISSUE HERE. THE ISSUE IS THAT YOU HAVE FAILED MALAWIANS. LET US SEE WHO WILL BE THE NEXT RESERVE BANK GOVERNOR. SINAZI MUZIMVAKO A PITALA. KAYA NDI MINYAMA INE SINDIDZIWA.

  26. Bobolongwe says:

    PAC TIKUDZIWA AKUKUTUMANI NDI AGALATIYA CHAKWERA. CAN U PLZ FORM THE POLITICAL PARTY AND LET’S MEET IN THE GROUND 2019

  27. Chimanga says:

    Why don’t you answer on the allegations they made? Morally corrupt and bankrupt president you are

  28. MNDAMBALA BOY says:

    Bwana Pulezidenti, chipani sichimafatu amafa ndi mtsogoleli zimenezo mudziwe, ndimasewera kobasi kumabisa pamene chilungamo chikuoneka ndipo mukuuzidwa, mwina poti ndi lero lomwe tikhoza kuona ngati Mulungu wasiya kunva madandaulo ya antha ake poti inu ndiye wakulu kwambili, ndithu anthu awa akulankhula zoona ndipo inu mukudziwa zimenezi, why not kuvomeleza ndikukonza zofookazo? obale wanu wajatu zidayambaso motero, kumanyozera njira zake zapagulu choncho ngati masewera koma ndithu tidangova kuti ku KCH kwadzadza magalimoto ndipo munthu wankulu ngati inu alikumeneko mpaka pano……………..Anthu mukuwanyozawo ndi maso ya Mulungu, ndayamba kuopa ine!!!

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