Nankhumwa upbeat DPP will return to power: Mulanje MP ‘dresses up’ chiefs

Leader of opposition in Parliament  and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president (South) Kondwani Nankhumwa has encouraged people of Mulanje to continue rallying behind the party and it’s leadership despite losing government following the June 23, 2020 court-sanctioned fresh presidential election.

Chiefs queuing to get their new gowns
Dressing the chiefs
Dressing the chiefs
Dressing the chiefs
Nankhumwa: DPP will return to power in a few years to come
Traditional dances at the function
Chiefs had to get new gowns

“I am aware that most of you are disappointed at our loss of government. But I can assure that with your continued support, DPP will return to power in a few years to come. As party, we’re going back to the drawing board to re-strategise and map out the way forward,” Nankhumwa said when he was guest of honour at a ceremony where Mulanje South MP Santigo Phiri donated new gowns to over 30 traditional chiefs drawn from the constituency.

The leader of opposition said Malawians are better witnesses to the great social and economic development achievements that the DPP government under former president Profesor Arthur Peter Mutharika made in the past five years and they will soon realize that voting in another government was a huge gamble.

“We know we made some mistakes; we have learnt from the mistakes we made and we are more than ready to return to power a changed party, which puts the interests of the people ahead of selfish and personal interests. Please, continue supporting the DPP and its leadership,” he said.

Nankhumwa hailed MP Phiri for his zeal to develop his area.

He said the gowns that he had bought and donated to the chiefs were of high quality hence a demonstration of how keen the MP is in ensuring that the chiefs look smart.

“We’re a nation deep-rooted in culture and tradition. Our chiefs are custodians of culture and tradition hence any efforts to ensure their welfare is highly commendable. Indeed, traditional leaders play a pivotal role in mobilizing their subjects to actively participate in the various social and economic development projects,” said Nankhumwa, himself MP for Mulanje Central constituency.

Santiago Phiri thanked Nankhumwa for accepting to attend the colourful ceremony.

“You are a renowned humble and hard working leader. As an MP myself, I keep learning more from you, especially how to successfully manage a constituency. Your Mulanje Central constituency is a shining example of a well managed constituency replete with tangible development projects such as tarmac roads, electricity, good schools, health facilities and potable water, among others. You are a role model,” said the MP.

He pledged to continue looking after the traditional chiefs and his constituents.

Touching on politics, MP Phiri assured Nankhumwa that his constituents will remain loyal to the party and it’s leadership despite being in opposition.

“For me, I must pledge that I will remain a DPP parliamentarian and work tirelessly for the return of the party into government. There is tendency by opposition MPs and senior cadres of opposition parties to defect to the new ruling party; I am will not be part of that gravy train,” he said.

Senior Chief Mabuka thanked Phiri for donating the “beautiful gowns” to the traditional leaders.

He also thanked Nankhumwa for gracing the occasion, describing his presence as a source of inspiration to the people of the area to continue supporting the DPP.

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A Bakha
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A Bakha

I will make it my life long goal that DPP should NEVER EVER get back in power!

Mazira
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Mazira

Bwana Leader of Opposition,that is wishful thinking komano you are entitled to your opinion sir.Nkhani ndufuna kukamba apa ndiya Corona bwana.mwavala mask anu meaning mukuzindikira kuti matendawa sizamwana.koma bwanji mafumuwo sanavale masks ndiponso simunapange insist on social distancing?kondani anthu anu campaign mwayambira kutali boss,it’s 3 Early

Malawi belong to the citizens
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Which government will you return to? Remember it’s 50+1% to win.No lomwelization to win government.Five years it’s too much for your supporters to keep supporting you,Mr Nankumwa.Anthuwo akufunika zambiri pamoyo yawo.Nawonso atopa ndiumphawi.Mafumuwo akayamba kulandira khusa yambiri Adzizasoketsa magaun abho.Mbava za dpp zayamba campaign.

Pachalo
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Pachalo

Dreams are free but the reality is NYEKHWE! Just forget about it…kalimeni Nandolo as Kondwani Nankhumwa correctly and prophetically told APM a few months ago! The Mulhako party can never get 50%+1…no no no!

M Cheka Chilenje
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M Cheka Chilenje

which gvt will DPP return to? If its Malawi Gvt,vthen forget it. you thieves can’t be trusted anylonger.

The Dangerous Protocol.
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The Dangerous Protocol.

If this is campaign,it looks like it’s too early! The Government had to cancel the Freedom Day because of the Coronavirus and the leader of opposition agreed with what the Government did, now the same leader of opposition is gathering people in the same way the Government didn’t do and the same he commented, can we say that he is ignorant on the same spread of the Coronavirus? These people are very poor, is he going to quarantine them after they get the virus? By looking at these pictures, you can easily know that 10 of them are yet to… Read more »

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Should be arrested for organising such a large gathering. He’s pathetic.

Mr Tishu Kaviphwisi
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Mr Tishu Kaviphwisi

It will take time for DPP to get back in power. A party full of tribalism, nepotism, corruption, thieves and murderers. We don’t want this party anymore for the betterment of Malawi and children yet to born. Instead of donating sanitizer and soap, your busy kugawa mikanjo? Hahahaha, no wonder mr santiago phiri olo MSCE mulibe. I think mwatengana nokhanokha oti MSCE mulibe pamenepo & one wonders kuti ndinu ma MP. I thought each & every MP is supposed to have MSCE. Anti Corruption Bureau will be alerted on this one

Let
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Let

Of course you will be back in power in 2025 however with Chilima as president. MCP will not allow Chilima to be president. The southern vote is a very big vote. Chilimas only option is an alliance with the DPP. However last time there was voter apathy in the south so this time around ensure people register. Make sure that you clean up your act sizakuba mumachitazo. It’s politics and a game of numbers basi.

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Wishful thinking.

A Moya Kamowa
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A Moya Kamowa

Indeed i believe so too. DPP will return to power if Tonse Alliance disappoints and don’t plan well for the next election.
There is a good chance that Chakwera will not be satisfied with his first term to retire and allow Chilima to lead the alliance. I see Chakwera as a principled governor. While.Chilima a good administrator. This pair can work well like this not viceversa Chakwera can not follow. There is a good chance of Tonse breakup which DPP will capitalise. Otherwise if it remains unbreakable and things continue this way lets not plan for 2025.

Yesterday
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Yesterday

things are obviously breakable because this is Chilimas last 5 years as vp according to our constitution. so either Chilima leads, which is highly unlikely or He stands alone. to get 50 plus one its only one of two. chilima talks to the DPP to become president or Chakwera talks to DPP. unfortunately with 50 plus one it means the DPP is very much alive.

Nambuma Girl
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Nambuma Girl

It’s my prayer dear Lord that this Evil DPP Party should come back to power. I didn’t know that anthuwa anasakaza chonchi. Kuba kopanda nako manyazi. Kodi amati zonsezi akazidyera kuti? Savaging Thievery.

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