Mutharika denies endorsing Kabambe in DPP presidential race: ‘Convention to elect party leader’

Oppositon Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) president Peter Mutharika says he has not endorsed former Reserve Bank of Malawi  governor Dalitso Kabambe to take take over from the former president as party leader.

Mutharika dismissed assertions that he had a preferred candidate to take over DPP 
Mutharika was speaking at a news conference on Saturday at his retirement home in Mangochi accompanied by his loyalists, who included Bright Msaka, Francis Mphepo and Chimwemwe Chipungu.
The former president said he has not endorsed anyone to lead the DPP as people have been speculating, arguing the party, at an appropriate time in 2023, would have a convention to elect a leader.
Mutharika, however, said he would not be standing as a presidential candidate during the next party convention.
The former president  also took time during the news conference to accuse the current government of running what he called “a cruel system” in which journalists are being abused and arrested.
Mutharika said during his regime, he did not allow police to arrest anyone including journalists who were critical of his leadership.
He has since challenged government to allow people exercise their freedoms freely.
The former leader said there was need for Malawians to support the country develop.
He, however, said the government needs to tread carefully on its policies which are leading to loss of jobs., saying instead of creating one million jobs, the Tonse Alliance administration is creating one million poor people.
Mutharika cited incidents in which top companies like Bakhresha are closing operations.

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Opel Kadett
7 months ago

Muthalika tsopano kufuna kuwoneka wa nzeru. You government closed all the PTC shops which thrived under Kamuzu. ADMARC buildings are in ruins. The roads were left in bad state. Schools are congested. DPP had the support of about 60% with 123 MPs in 2009. It became a tribal party during APM. DPP created hatred among Malawians. Lomwes hated other tribes and vice versa. People are still bitter with you APM. A law professor of 40 years who doesn’t know the laws? Ayi ndithu. God will punish you APM.

Hate it or take it but it's a fact
Reply to  Opel Kadett

I don’t need to say anything more coz u have said it all.
Thumbs up my man

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
7 months ago

Ndiye adadi mukuti convetion idzakhala 2023 chifukwa. Ndiye onyatawa alawirira zawo zonse zikutha pa 2023 ndi lero.Tsano apa ylakwa anyata inu nkuluyu sakufuna kusiya nchito basi

Madisiboys
Madisiboys
7 months ago

Peter mutharika tolerated opposition, I would say he brought US level democracy to Malawi. Imagine what would have happened to Timothy mtambo and hrdc had he broken people’s shops during kamuzu or bakili even Bingu regime?

You mad
You mad
7 months ago
Reply to  Madisiboys

Imagine what would happen to Peter if he tried to do whatever you thinking to Mtambo. Anthu tinafika potopa nawotu akanganyawa

Zimwanda
Zimwanda
7 months ago
Reply to  Madisiboys

He did not bring USA democracy but Singapore

holacesha
holacesha
7 months ago
Reply to  Madisiboys

They tried to kill them but they fail. Dont think they didnt try. Bwanji kodi

Mbuya
Mbuya
7 months ago

Obviously Kabambe is better than MCP sponsored dunderhead and illiterate Nankhumwa.

You mad
You mad
7 months ago
Reply to  Mbuya

Nankhumwa has been your sweet trusted leader in the house all these years and today he is sponsored by mcp? Good Lord forgive you because you don’t know what you are saying. Maybe you are sponsored by kabambe

bentby
7 months ago

he is clearly supporting one candidate, and clearly degrading one candidate. the way he was talking yesterday, it was clearly that his camp is against one candidate, accusing him of all rots that are circulating in media. why on earth could he say there is one candidate who is respossible for all the rot circulating in media. as if the rest of those competitors are all saints. he is shedding one candidate as evil and the rest as clean, which for me i see as bad signal.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
7 months ago

Ma company a Amwenye or atatseka all they do is to oppress Malawians & pay them peanuts at the end of the day.

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