Nankhumwa on mission to strengthen DPP grassroots structures: Tears apart Tonse Alliance

A strong part of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rebuilding process is developing, empowering and strengthening the party’s grassroots structures to win future elections, vice-president’s (South) Kondwani Nankhumwa has said.

Nankhumwa greets DPP officials in the Lower Shire
Nankhumwa claimed the Tonse Alliance government has failed to deliver
Nankhumwa: I am holding meetings with office-bearers
Crowds in one of the meetings Nankhumwa held in Nsanje
A DPP official speaking at Nankhumwa’s meeting

He was speaking on Sunday, October 18, 2020 when he held two separate meetings with DPP district and constituency committee members, traditional chiefs as well as ward councillors drawn from Chikwawa Urban and Nsanje North (at Fatima Community Day Secondary School) and Nsanje Urban and Nsanje Chiromo istricts and Nsanje Southwest, South and Lalanje constituencies (at Nyamithambo, Nsanje Boma).

DPP lost power following the June 23, 2020 fresh presidential election when its presidential candidate Peter Mutharika lost to Lazarus Chakwera of  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) who was propelled to power by the Tonse Alliance  with vice-president  Saulos Chilima as his running mate.

Nankhumwa said although DPP lost its grip on power, it is prudent for the party to acknowledge the efforts that leaders at grassroots level invested to mobilize support, which resulted in the DPP candidate amassing a whooping 1.7 million votes.

“On behalf of the party, I came here to convey a message of appreciation for the good job that you did. APM (Mutharika) got an impressive amount of votes during the court-sanctioned fresh presidential election and therefore we cannot take your contribution for granted. I say thank you,” said Nankhumwa, who also serves as Leader of Opposition in Parliament.

He said he is holding meetings with office-bearers in all districts under his jurisdiction not only to thank the members for their hard work but also encourage them to work harder in growing the party at grassroots level. This, he said, would ensure that the party reclaims government in 2025 when the next elections are due.

“Winning an election is not an easy undertaking. It requires good strategies and policies that are commensurate with the people’s aspirations. But above all, charity begins at home; let’s put our house in order first so that we earn the trust of the people. One way of doing that is to allow peace, unity, love and tranquility exist at all levels of the party. That way, we’re going to be a successful party,” he said.

Nankhumwa assured the members that he remains the elected Vice President of the DPP for the Southern Region and that “there is no one iota of truth in stories that I am contemplating to join or form another party”.

He also informed the members that they must ignore claims that there is a new VP for the South, saying such claims emanate from a few greedy and disgruntled officials whose agenda is to foment divisions.

“I am a DPP member since its inception in 2005 and I shall die a DPP member,” he emphasized.

In conclusion, Nankhumwa claimed the Tonse Alliance government has failed to deliver on their campaign promises and that this is an opportunity for the DPP to return to power because during its time, the DPP achieved various tangible developments.

 

“The DPP does not promise what it cannot deliver whereas in the Tonse Alliance made pledges during the campaign that they are failing to fulfill and it is obvious Malawians will vote them out and return DPP to power,” he said, explaining that the Tonse Alliance promised Malawians three meals a day; 1 million jobs; free electricity and water connection; 14,000 Kwacha passport; and cheap universal fertilizer, among others, “but nothing has materialized”.

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Nachipanti
Nachipanti
1 month ago

Mr George Malemia failed this country together with his counterparts in DPP. Leave Tonse Alliance government alone and sweep your own house.

Chacharito
Chacharito
1 month ago

This Nakhumwa is just another noise maker befitting Regional Governor position not the presidency.Imagine he cant even remember that Nsanje Port remains one of the late Bingu Muthalika unfilled promises?????????????????????????????

James Banda
James Banda
1 month ago

Does Nankhumwa have an obese brain? Did he expect all want Tonse promised in their manifesto to be fulfilled in one four months? IDIOT!!!

Nyekhwe
Nyekhwe
1 month ago

A Nankhumba get your house ( DPP ) in order first before you start tearing Tonse Alliance, coz if you are not careful you may not even be the torch bearer for DPP as we know it, so watch your step fat boy

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

asiyeni ma Dpp wa. abakokelana malil9 sanasesewa.
apuludzu.mxii

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 month ago

Nanunso a nankhumwa mungotaya nthawi ndi ka chipani kanu konunkhako. Mutha ngati makatani simunati.

Ndevezamwai
Ndevezamwai
1 month ago

Ndizongofunika kukhala pansi nkukambilana bwino bwino coz onse ndiofunika mchipani kuti chikhalebe ndi mphavu koma zokokana kokana komaso kuthamangitsana mchipani Pena sizingathandize. Amene amamukonda amene mwamuthamangitsayo nawoso amapita naye

BUTANI GINAH
1 month ago

I hope those people heard you well by tricking them and you must not also forget that there are others for now who are very busy cleaning your party’s mess. During your regime our country was in deep trouble plunder,corruption,regionalism,nepotism and segregation were main subjects to all Malawians. Now there you are standing and blaming the current government that they failed to deliver its promises just for 4 months in ruling while you had been in reigning side over 15years did manage to tackle the promises which you are accusing the opponent?. No!!!. Mwalawira kuyimba ng’oma bwana just give Mr… Read more »

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Mukunama inu. Akuchotsani through convention because of insubordination. You are just wasting your money. Your dpp was just there to steal money and promote tribalism. By December 2021 dpp will be erased in most parts of Malawi. Ask your bed fellows udf. They had 116 Nissan vehicles but you cannot see them just like we cannot see your Ana Adad vehicles. Mukumuthawa dad wanuyo.

The Sniper
The Sniper
1 month ago

Mr Nkhumwa, we recommend you of what you are doing but i want to ask you just one thing you need to avoid, please, spare the chiefs in politics, leave them out of this, these people are now in Government, your presence to them is giving us a very bad picture, can you do that please? im talking about chiefs unless they[chiefs] are ignorant.

chimbirajembe
1 month ago
Reply to  The Sniper

Chiefs can work with anyone, because the opposition is part of the government. The government is not a political party. The people need to work with their chiefs, and therefore embracing people from all walks of political parties means that peace will be guaranteed.

The Sniper
The Sniper
1 month ago
Reply to  chimbirajembe

This is new version, remember what was happening before the Tonse alliance came into power? This is what i was thinking could be following but thanks that the Tonse Government is just the Government of Tonse. thanks for your contribution to my thought though.

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