North’s turn for presidential running mates debate: DPP still boycott

People in the northern part of Malawi more than ready and also excited for their first ever presidential running mates debate in history scheduled to take place at Grand Palace Hotel in Mzuzu  on Tuesday March 26 organised by private broadcaster Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS).

Running mates: Sidik Mia (Malawi Congress Party-MCP), Frank Mwenifumbo (United Democratic Front-UDF) and Michael Usi of UTM Party

Raymond Likambale: Zodiak is ready to give a good one more debate

The euphoria comes at a time when Malawians are still applauding Zodiak for conducting exciting and successful Presidential Running mates’ debates in Lilongwe and Blantyre respectively.

Mzuzu-based Gift Maonga said he is looking forward to watch the live debate at Grand Palace Hotel saying he has been following all the debates through radio and television with keen interest and now he can’t afford to miss the opportunity at hand.

“I am very excited that Zodiak has considered bringing the first ever presidential Running mates debate here in Mzuzu, I can’t wait, for Mzuzu people this is our opportunity to hear what our leaders are preparing for us,” he said

Francis Mapulanga concurred with Maonga by praising Zodiak for considering taking the debate close to the northerners.

Running mates  for governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Everton Chimulirenji  will not take part as the party continues to boycott any debates for the elections.

Those expected to be panellist include Mohammad Sidik Mia (Malawi Congress Party-MCP), Frank Mwenifumbo (United Democratic Front-UDF) and Michael Usi of UTM Party.

Speaking in an interview  debate organizing committee chairperson Raymond Likambale said people in the North should also expect one exciting debate.

“We are more than ready. We want people in Mzuzu to have the same feeling that people in Lilongwe and Blantyre had. Zodiak is also overwhelmed with how thousands of people in Mzuzu are positively responding, we are getting more phone calls and text messages,” he said

He therefore advised those who have accessed invitation cards to be sited at the venue by 6:00pm in the evening saying considering the invitation cards distributed, the venue will be packed and the debate is slated to start at exactly at 6 o’clock.

Organisers said the dress code is formal and that party colours will not be entertained.

Meanwhile, Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Malawi is also organising debates for selected presidential hopefuls  starting on March 29.

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Kennedy Nali
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Kennedy Nali

Dpp showing their incapability and sense or arrogance. They take people for grantted. No chance of regging this time.

mulumuzana
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mulumuzana

Michael Usi ndikatundu amwene….last debate in 2014 DPP went koma then PP sinapite

Maunits
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Maunits

kkkkkkk dpp mbuzi zawanthu. You don’t know that people don’t Chimulilenji and failure to attend this debate aggravate situation that Malawians have no trust in ndpp anymore and selection into govt will be based in these three running mates. There is no mercy vote this May 21 2019. Shame dpp

BigMan
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BigMan

Usi vs Mia 3.

Silica gell
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Silica gell

Zodiak has no capacity to control audience, therefore best way to prevent ugly situations is not to participate as DPP has done. If they attend and use state resources to control mischief, it will create misconceptions by rivals. I salute you APM after all you have a lot of mechanisms to use in order to maintain touch with voters.

dan
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dan

Just be honest with yourself the withdrawal is both a gulf and a face saving mechanism for your choices. Please do not cheat people here

CitizenX
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CitizenX

stupid backward way of thinking, losers are afraid to be embarrassed because of their failures in the 2014 manifesto and they have run out of lies now

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Snail brain

Kumangoni
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Kumangoni

So in this world, there are people who think as lunatics? If you were to be honest with yourself, can chimulirenji withstand the cues of these well-arranged debates? If only you knew who Chimulirenji is, you would bury your head in the sand. At least you have been told

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