Northern region DPP governors back Chilima-for-President crusade

President Peter Mutharika leaves South Africa for the United Kingdom this Sunday  having left a political whirlwind dubbed Hurricane Callista in his ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) with the district governors for the party in the north declaring their support for Vice President Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima as the party’s torch-bearer in the 2019 elections.

DPP officials,Vincent Ghambi,Keneth Sanga (C) and Vuwa Kaunda:  North hit by Chilima-for-President  crusade

Muthariks will be away for a two-week visit to the United Kingdom that starts with his attending a three-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) on Monday. He will later go on a four-day State visit to Scotland.

The DPP vice regional governor for the north Afick Mbewe said most of the district governors in the region are in support of the idea that Mutharika paves way for Chilima to be the party torch bearer in the elections.

“I am in the system and I know what is going on. There are some people who are making some decisions for the President taking advantage that he is aged. We need someone who is energenic and can make decisions on
his own,” said Mbewe.

He said some traditional leaders are still bitter with the party because of the fracas last year orchestrated by some party members at the Tumbuka ceremony called Gonapamuhanya.

Mbewe said although the President wanted to discipline those involved in the fracas, he was restrained by people who surround him and he gave in on his decision to discipline the perpetrators of the violence that  saw some people injured and Leader of Opposition Lazarus Chakwera forced out of the event.

President  Mutharika’s in-law, former first lady Callista Mutharika ignited the debate on the choice of the DPP presidential candidate, saying that the 79-year-old President is old and must retire because he is no longer popular enough to make the party win next year’s elections. Instead, she declared that the youthful Chilima, aged 45, should be the DPP presidential candidate next year, if the party hopes to retain the presidency.

Some DPP senior officials who have openly backed the pro-Chilima sentiments uttered by Callista include the party’s director of youth, Louis Ngalande, and outspoken Member of Parliament for Mulanje South Bon Kalindo.

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Che Ntopeya
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Che Ntopeya

Zitayani nthawi. Bright Msaka ndiye candidate wathu

Mcmore salima
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Mcmore salima

I even spoke it in 2017 that if mutharika is wise enough, he must do like the presidents of Botswana who dedicate power to their vps to finish the work.
Mutharika does not need to continue from july 6 2018.

Watipa
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Watipa

In Botswana the presidents do that in their second term.

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Like I said the other day .SKC is a Strategist. After taking over next step is Rebranding .DPP (Tribalism+ Corruption+ Violence).That’s what reasonable Malawians think when they hear DPP.Being Young is just a plus but does not change the CROOKED party that is DPP.

Pule
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Pule

Chilima cannot rebound DPP, please! Let him start his owname party ifor he is quite strategist.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

SKC is far from being a political strategist. He might be a corporate strategist but certainly not in the political arena. Where has he demonstrated that he is a political strategist? If anything, he is the opposite….a coward with no vigour of morality. How can he be an accomplice to what DPP represents. He is now regarded as complicit in the wrongdoings of DPP. He has been very quite in calling his own to order. Malawi is on the brink of collapse under his leadership ( he is the deputy president for heavens sake). At best he is full of… Read more »

Silica gell
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Do not believe this fabrication allegedly reported by the so called Mr. Mbewe

kaukonde
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kaukonde

Two assumptions: the president is running away from receiving the petetion. and from the hurricane Callister. But my take on all this is that people are trying to position themselves because they know that APM is a coward and might decide to throw in the towel or the unforseen might happen to him as it happened to his brother. I remember last time when the situation was intense he advised his brother to resign and when he refused they had a bitter argument and he ended up taking leave for absence to USA for three months and few months later… Read more »

Mutu wa kambuku
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I respect people from the north that many are intelligent and thinkers,but this Governor has completely disappointed me. He is a big fool. He doesn’t know which big party is behind Nchilima to kick out Dpp. If Mutharika goes out because of poor economy ,then Nchilina should also go because both of them were in power and he had a voice but he remained silent in all things.How can you trust such a baby and coward.Instead of failing to speak out ,he has been busy playing golf. I strongly tell you that with Nchilim there Will be no votes from… Read more »

nameko
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nameko

Malawian parties act like personal or clan clubs. How can DPP trade the party to somebody who was just called to assist? Wapak kaliyala wayamba kuimba belo?

Mwanza
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Mwanza

It is these same people that killed AFORD. Now they are trying to destroy DPP. Chilima can start his own party and Callista, Ngalande, Kalindo, the DPP governors North and all those who are on the so-called Chilima movement can join the new party.

gogo chandiwira
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In democracy you welcome people of opposing views, this just shows how undemocratic DPP is, and it is a true symbol that what Calista is saying could be true, thieves are benefiting from our taxes than the nation. Why don’t you accept Chilima to contest at convention? If you were just and demotratic in your party, you would have allowed Chilima to contest freely and allow those who support him show their support freely without fear. That way you would present the candidate which the party loves. But all what you are doing is support Peter openly and you expect… Read more »

Chisoni
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Chisoni

Hahaha muwuzeni president mowona mtima kuti anthutu akufuna ka mnyamataka why mumuwopa aDPP hes not president for all of us. we could have have a say. t.. Long time back mr chikhawo told kamuzu kuti bwana anthu akufuna mult party koma akufuna Gwanda.. kamuzu adanva ndi kuzi domoka ndale.. inu mumuwopa president this will bring chaos later because we know kuti mudzaluza amalawi atopa akufuna munthu wokonda dzikoli komaso development

Chembwiye
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Chembwiye

Not surprising coming from the North.

Phaghlani Vwavwa
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Phaghlani Vwavwa

You are foolish.

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