Political analyst warns MCP over losing political focus

A political analyst was warned the main opposition, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) of losing political focus as it continues to organize protests against the outcome of the May 21 presidential polls.

MCP supporters demonstrated against President  Mutharika after an election they say was rigged
Protesters carried placards reading “DPP out” and “who supplied tippex”, in reference to the correction fluid allegedly used to alter voting sheets.

George Phiri of University of Livingstonia has said the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has moved on swiftly to reach out to independent members of parliament to be on its side in the 193-strong House.

“The DPP is busy boosting its numbers in parliament, the DPP officials are busy strengthening their party,” said Phiri.

He said if the MCP is not careful and vigilant, some of its legislators might defect to the DPP.

Phiri said it was unfortunate that voters cast their votes for an independent member of parliament in their areas but greed has forced the independent legislators to join the ruling party.

MCP, which alongside UTM Party led by the country’s immediate past vice-president Saulos Chilima, is challenging results of the presidential election in which President Peter Mutharika of DPP was declared the winner followed by Chakwera and Chilima in second and third place, respectively.

MEC declared Mutharika winner of the presidential race with 1 940 709 votes or 38.57 percent. The electoral body said Chakwera was on second position with 1 781 740 votes, representing 35.41 percent of the vote and Chilima, who debuted on the presidential ballot on UTM Party ticket after falling out with Mutharika last June, finished third with 1 018 369 votes or 20.24 percent.

MCP contends that Mutharika “won a fraudulent election” fraught with irregularities, including alleged stuffing of ballot papers with pre-marked ballots, tampering with election results sheets through correction fluid (Tippex) and being found in possession of  result sheets at home.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Sharing is caring!

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Follow us in Twitter
25 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Mikhey
Mikhey
1 year ago

And they call this guy a polical analyst🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️

Tipp-Ex President
1 year ago

This Political Analyst is very dull also. So he means MCP should be busy guading its members from going to DPP??
Isn’t DPP wants to remain in Power forever ? Doesn’t see that DPP wishes to heard towards One Party Command in this Country ? Ngati zikusowa zopanga analyse kungokhala pheee nkumaonela komwe zikulowera zinthu kusiyana ndikulankhula zopanda mutu ngati yemwe sanalowepo mkalasi even a day.

mtete
mtete
1 year ago

Some Political analysts amaze me. You mean MCP should engage top gear woeing the so-called independents? I can assure you that the same Greedy Independents would rush to MCP if Chakwera were declared the true winner

Joloza
1 year ago

This is falling from grace baba. Man of God wants to use shortcut tobecome president kkkkkk. A Galatiya! Continue with your so called demos. We are yet to see if something productive will come out of those it. May be you will form nyau government in the centre kkkkkkk. Why not working on review of mcp constitution so that your man Chakwera can represent the party again in 2024? As he is he is a frustrated politician because he knows that his political ambition to become president has failed miserably. That is the reason the man of God is using… Read more »

Nalingula
Nalingula
1 year ago

MCP has its MPs if they want to Defect no One can Stop them….A Felikisi Jumbe sanapange defect?As Usual MCP imayimirira pa Chilungamo mu Parliament. The Analyst should be Talking about Anzathuwa A UDF paja Amatokomedwa ndi Boma mmalo mogwira Ntchito yomwe Amalawi Awatuma…

Maunits
Maunits
1 year ago

MCP is MUCH strong ever THAN ANY PARTY IN MALAWI. If dpp can not stand elections out right and involve itself in rigging and day light robbery OF ELECTIONS in collusion with dpp then dpp can not match with MCP EVER. MCP WAS BORN IN 1959 AND HAS BEEN THERE TODATE CHEAT YOUR CHILDREN NOT US MALAWIANS.

Bristone Mabichi
Bristone Mabichi
1 year ago

The learned writer of the article has not seen where we are heading. After expelling police officers from Sanjika on region and affiliation, what else remains for MCP to keep quiet? Just prepare how you will manage the future on a Federal State.

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
Ntumbuka Mwenecho
1 year ago

Ulikuti faceless mbuli encouraging the party of death and darkeness to continue with anarchy, terrorism, harassment and stalling activities? Do you have any brain between your ears?

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
1 year ago

This is the time our Mighty MCP is gaining more milage coz its going to reveal the thieving DPP Govt.

my beloved malawi
my beloved malawi
1 year ago

mcp do not cease fire…for a longtym dpp has taken us for granted …they feel they can do anything in this country with their cadets!! its tym to show them malawi is bigger than dpp…these so called courts r very corrupt and mght yield nothing…ma demo omwewa tisaleke n hw i wish i was also in lilongwe to help! in malawi peace has never worked we need to protest even if t means shedding blood just as our ancestors did to get this democracy so shud we…….za court tiasiyire ma big…enafe tiyeni mumisewu…..ma dstricts ena nafe tikujoinani….lets unite to take… Read more »

shares
Read previous post:
Legislators tipped on Speaker: ‘Elect someone with leadership qualities’

While the women’s rights activists are lobbying to have the first female Speaker  of Parliament, the newly elected legislators have been...

Close