Nankhumwa declares DPP presidency interest: Malawi opposition leader says he will win

Estranged Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president (South) Kondwani Nankhumwa, who is also Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, on Friday, March 12, 2021 publicly expressed interest, for the first time, in running for the party’s

Nankhumwa was leading a team of DPP parliamentarians, councillors and executive members in canvassing for votes in favour of DPP ward councillor candidate for Chitakale Ward ahead of by-elections
It was a whistle-stop tour, which took Nankhumwa and his team to two more places – Likole and Chanunkha Primary School Grounds.
Nankhumwa praised Mulingano as a hardworking individual who is admirably successful in life
MP Victor Musowa speaking during the tour
Home ground: DPP supporters in Mulanje
Let it sink in all Doubting Thomases that I, Kondwani Nankhumwa, have finally decided to give the DPP presidency a go
Home ground: DPP supporters in Mulanje
MP sameer Suleman speaking

presidency at the 2023 national convention.

Home ground: DPP supporters in Mulanje

Nankhumwa made the declaration at Chitakale Trading Centre in his native Mulanje district.

He was leading a team of DPP parliamentarians, councillors and executive members in canvassing for votes in favour of DPP ward councillor candidate for Chitakale Ward ahead of by-elections slated for March 30, 2021. The ward fell vacant following the death of a serving councillor, who was also DPP. The DPP candidate is 42-year-old businessman, Richard Mulingano.

“Today is a special day for me because apart from campaigning for our very strong candidate, I also have the pleasure to announce to Malawians, the DPP family, and the entire world that I will be contesting as DPP president at the forthcoming national convention,” said Nankhumwa attracting hand-clapping and ululation from the escatic crowds.

“That’s not all; I also wish to announce, without any doubt, that I shall win and become the next DPP president and, subsequently, take the party back to power in 2025. Let it sink in all Doubting Thomases that I, Kondwani Nankhumwa, have finally decided to give the DPP presidency a go,” said the soft-spoken 41-year old politician.

DPP goes to national convention in 2023 to elect new executives, including the party president to replace the retiring Peter Mutharika.

Turning to the campaign, Nankhumwa praised Mulingano as a hardworking individual who is admirably successful in life and that he has also been a loyal and dedicated member of the DPP.

“He is a well-mannered individual and extremely hardworking. He is the perfect candidate for this ward. I am overly optimistic that the combination of Malingano and your dear MP here (Mulanje South), Santigo Phiri, will completely change the face of this ward in respect of development. I implore upon you to vote for Mulingano as your ward councillor,” he said.

He thanked the people of Mulanje for solidly remaining behind the DPP and its leader Mutharika as evidenced by their overwhelming votes cast during the 2019 elections and the 2020 fresh presidential election.

It was a whistle-stop tour, which took Nankhumwa and his team to two more places – Likole and Chanunkha Primary School Grounds.

At all the venues, the Mulanje central parliamentarian also took a swipe at the Tonse Government, claiming it had failed to fulfil its campaign promises.

“They promised Malawians three meals a day; 1 million jobs; free electricity and water connection, among others. None of these have been achieved months later. This is the reason that come 2025, the DPP will return to power as it has a proven track record of tangible social and economic development achieved during its reign,” said Nankhumwa.

DPP was consigned to opposition when Mutharika lost the court-ordered June 23 2020 fresh presidential election to the nine-party Tonse Alliance led by MCP president Lazarus Chakwera who partnered Mutharika’s then estranged Vice-President Saulos Chilima of UTM.

Mutharika took over the leadership of DPP after the death of his brother, Bingu in April 2012, propelling the party to victory in the 2014 Tripartite Elections.

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mtete
mtete
1 month ago

Good luck!
Trouble is that there is nothing so far to choose from as literally all those who have thrown their hats in the ring have some sorts of skeletons in the cupboards. They are all considered croocked in one way or another.

LuckyFortune
LuckyFortune
1 month ago

Nkhosa yosochera, Nankhumwa.

Maliseni
Maliseni
1 month ago

Hon Kondwani George Malemia Nankhumwa ..the chosen one. Time will tell

Atuganire
Atuganire
1 month ago

Mr. George Malemia, honestly and seriously , what is your Curriculum Vitae like? Badi, tizingilamulidwa by your likes? Lord have mercy on me!!!!

Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri

Too little too late, Nankhumwa udazipaka kale manyi, you were too forward if in the beginning you started like this you could have had may votes but now you are nothing but a confusionist, kiss your sorry political ass goodbye!

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

There is no covid 19 in Mulanje I suppose..otherwise brace for a disaster

Che Pichesi
Che Pichesi
1 month ago

You can’t win malawi elections with mulanje only. That’s your village. Let’s see your numbers in central and North. The dpp convention will not define the future of Malawians. It will be the destruction of dpp as a party. Don’t ever be cheated that Malawians have a soft spot for dpp. This party destroyed malawi. There was no rule of law. Uneducated people held high positions. Corruption corruption corruption was order of the day. A lot of evil things happenied. This party wanted to stop elections. We have not forgotten.

Last edited 1 month ago by Che Pichesi
BellaMbewe
BellaMbewe
1 month ago
Reply to  Che Pichesi

Does it mean no more parties are allowed Jonas?

Ana a Maliseche
Ana a Maliseche
1 month ago

Nankhumba akuti he will run.
Msaka akuti he will run.
Mwanamveka akuti he will run.
Kambambe akuti he will run.
Chaponda akuti he will run.
Henry Mussa akuti kapena.
Mpinganjira akuti ine ndi a Dadi nganganga
Gertrude ndi Chisale akuti they will run
Ben Phiri akuti ndikuopa kumangidwa

Koma simupwetekana???

Last edited 1 month ago by Ana a Maliseche
Mlomwe wa paphata
1 month ago

That is democracy, any one is free to express his/her ambition to stand without being intimidated. I love DPP

BellaMbewe
BellaMbewe
1 month ago

That’s what democracy is all about

Moya
Moya
2 months ago

The gloves are off, let the real fight begin. We will see the winner on the ballot paper in 2025. May those that will be nyekhwelised accept defeat humbly. DPP woyee!!😂😂😂😂

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
2 months ago

You have done better to declare so that Mr Brown Mpinganjira should know that the gloves are off now. I see Mr Mchacha with that MSCE that someone else wrote for him is busy standing against Nankhumwa.

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