Nankhumwa out to finish Chilima; Stops Malawi VP from taking part in DPP by-election campaign

Malawi’s governing  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Campaign Director, Kondwani Nankhumwa, is on a mission to sideline Vice President Saulos Chilima from taking part in any elections activity of the party up to 2019.

Mutharika’s self-styled heir apparent, Nankhumwa talks to the President

State Vice President Saulos Chilima conferes with Minister of Justice Samuel Tembenu at the DPP rally– Photo by Stanely Makuti, Mana.

Chilima has been a no-show in almost all activities in the run up to October 17 by-elections in three constituencies and three wards in Lilongwe, Dedza, Blantyre and Nsanje. On very few occasions that the Veep has been visible is only when he accompanied President Peter Mutharika to Kaliyeka in Lilongwe but was still not on the list of speakers.

Few months back Chilima was entrusted with overseeing DPP’s by-election campaign in Mchinji whose result came out negative for the party’s candidate. It is from that loss that Nankhumwa vowed never to give Chilima another chance labelling him a  political novice.

Though reasons for Chilima’s recent sidelining are not in the public domain, sources within the DPP say Nankhumwa has openly told his close friends and family that he is likely to succeed President Mutharika in 2024 hence the need for him to get rid of anyone who stands a similar chance.

It is becoming more clearer now that Mutharika is likely to maintain Chilima as his running mate, a move Nankhumwa vehemently opposes.

Nankhumwa recently told a group of chiefs in the Southern Region that President Mutharika has promised him to take over DPP’s leadership in 2022 thereby making him a candidate for Presidency two years later.

He, however, denies such political schemes.

“It is not true,” he asserted

But the Mulanje Central parliamentarian has grown to become the most powerful within Mutharika’s cabinet such that he facilitates downfall of others. Some of his victims include George Chaponda, Peter Kumpalume and Malison Ndau.

Nankhumwa, who others are calling Prime Minister, is making sure to finish George Chaponda because he is a political giant in the Lomwe Belt and might be the right choice to lead the DPP after Mutharika.

Two months ago Nankhumwa mobilized his boys to stone Chaponda’s motorcade at Anti Corruption Bureau offices in Blantyre. The act was deliberate to give an impression that people in the Southern Region are out of favour with the former Agriculture Minister

Also a victim of Nankhumwa political posturing is marverick Patricia Kaliati who was sacked in cabinet.

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Thitherward
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If Nankhumwa labeled Chilima ‘a political novice’, that is praise indeed. In the language of Malawi politics, a political novice is someone who is unfamiliar with the strategies that a politician needs to apply in order to dishonestly enrich him/herself. Presumably, Nankhumwa does not regard himself as ‘a political novice’.

santana
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Mopiya Mulupare, Chilima will not be out of the winning team in 2019. We hear that Msowoya is out of MCP team of 2019 becoz he made MCP fail. At least this is the meaning of lebwedelebwede. If Msowoya made MCP lose elections how about Chakwera to whom he was tied? It is the losing team which should change its composition. DPP faired well with the existing team so I don’t see any reason for changing it. This is just opposition propaganda because they see Chilima as the one who has made Ntcheu to be politically aligned to the DPP… Read more »
Thoko
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osalirapo apa. zomwezi mpaka kulira. sunati udzalira 2019. politics is a game of figures MCP have worked out the formula and got where to get the remaining figures.

Lomola
Guest

No matter what DPP can’t win 2019 elections. By elections have made them sweat. If it were so easy for them they couldn’t have gone all that flat out. Santana know that political landscape has changed. In as much as you are diehard for DPP know that days are number.

VICTIM OF MCP ATROCITIES
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VICTIM OF MCP ATROCITIES

Santana, you are a political genius and therefore a big asset not only to the DPP but the nation as a whole.Thats why the opposition loathes you.

Malawi opposition knows that the combination of Santana with the impeccable credentials of APM and Chilima makes the DDP undefeatable.In short its a winning combination in any election.

The MCP will languish in opposition for many many years to come before it bounces back into power! Mark my words.

Thoko
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time changes!!!!! kukatentha dont think tommorow will be hot again. Mulungu akukantheni nose a DPP. After all ifeyo a MCP pemphero lathu ndi lakuti April 2018 wamkulu atisiye anthu azikayambana kenako chipasupasu mchipani cha DPP ife tikadutse moyera.

Omex70
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Santana, you must be mad. Why are are dragging Chakwera into this story? The article talks about Nankhumwa who is masterminding the downfall of fellow DPP members. Instead of commenting that you are talking something else. I am sure, the day DPP shall loose the General elections, you will surely collapse. You don’t want to hear anything negative about DPP. You try your best to parry it away.

Mopiya Mulupare
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This reminds me of the Animal Farm where two pig leaders fought over leadership. In the story the evil pig won and took over leadership of Manor Farm. Ten commandments of the Farm were changed in the middle of the night including the famous one: All animals are equal: which later read ” All animals are equal but some animals (THE PIGS) are more equal than others” DPP, read or play Animal Farm and you will see how you perfectly fit into it. Nankhumwa will win and then that will mark end of the DPP as was the case of… Read more »
santana
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It is the same Chilima whom you wanted to use to weaken the DPP when you used to write non-stop that Peter and Chilima are not talking to each other. Chaponda is groomed to be Peter’s successor yet now you say its Nankhumwa. But what this writer is forgetting is that the Lhomwe built cannot be shaken by any propaganda machine because you cannot sway them to any political group apart from DPP. You can fool a few which cannot change the strength of the party there. It was a blow to the opposition when Chilima sent them a missile… Read more »
Thoko
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santana!!!!!!! you are the blood sucker I hope

Lomola
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Ntcheu is geographically in South though politically in centre. Look at landscape.

Phideria
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Ili nde bodza lankunkhuniza

Kaitano
Guest

Does it have anything to do with Chakwera? as Josephy Mkasa said, ine ndikhala mwana wa Bingu, ngati ali nawo ambiri kale ndimukakamila paka andilola hahahahahahahaha!! i like that boldness, iweso uwakakamila abambo Peter Mtalika akhale akoso ineso ndikakamila Chakwera wanguyu Dalaaaaa.Osaiwala kuti ku Ntcheu munenako kuli a Malawitu nanga ndi kumwamba ngati pochita kumadula mtundu choncho ngati? Tiyelekeze kuti kukuchokela bwana VP, pano kunatukuka bwanji? ndi ku UK?

FREEMAN
Guest

africa eat politics which fuel hatrage and divisions hey eh ? but why?

getrude
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My simple and free advise guys in DPP. If you sideline Chilima, the PARTY IS FINISHED. FULL STOP.

2019
Guest

I don’t think he is adding any value to our party

police poly
Guest

Let’s see who will cash in on this move. I don’t believe the ruling party benefits anything from this. This is why we dont develop because we put our interests ahead of the national agenda

JEFFERY WA JEFFERY JAPIA MUHANGO
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JEFFERY WA JEFFERY JAPIA MUHANGO

zawulendo wuno DPP itha basi

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