PP endorses Joyce Banda for 2019 Malawi presidential bid
People’s Party (PP) supporters have said they will not wait for convention to decide on its torchbearer in the 2019 elections as they have endorsed incumbent Joyce Banda, the former Head of State between 2012 to 2014.
Banda returned to Malawi last month after four years of self-imposed exile, immediately hinting that she might make another run for the presidency next year.
PP National Director for Youth, Ipyana Nthakomwa told media in Karonga on Monday that majority of Malawians want Banda to contest during the forthcoming elections and help rebuild the country from the mess created by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) .
“Malawians are placing their trust in Joyce Banda back because she was the only leader who dealt with persistent blackouts, fuel crisis, she empowered women, the youths among others.
“We have clean Peoples Party. All those corrupted minds fled to other parties with assets of PP like cars and others. This is the reason the people would like to see Joyce Banda contesting during 2019 polls to restore the lost glory,” Nthakomwa.
He said many people want Banda return to presidency because the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration has “miserably failed” to deliver on its socio-economic promises to Malawians contrary to President Peter Mutharika’s claims.
PP youth leader charged that Mutharika lied in promising that he would fight corruption, improve living standards, transform the economy, provide good governance and ensure equity and equality, saying Banda will deliver economic transformation to the action.
The parliamentary leader Ralph Mhone is on recird describing DPP as a failed entity with broken promises and full of lies as there is nothing much to show development-wise.
He said the government’s failure to fight corruption is evidenced by 72 files lying at the funding-starved crime-busting Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) offices without action, saying youth unemployment had escalated for lack of strategic projects.
On the rule of law, he gave the DPP government low marks, saying it has turned out to be the one that flouts the country’s laws and only applies the laws whenever they suit them by not respecting a constitutional separation of powers in governance.
Some observers fear Presudent Mutharika will thwart Banda’s presidential ambition by disqualifying her through those criminal charges and that the safest route will be to maintain the existing secret “amnesty” from prosecution on Cashgate cases by not being antagonistic to the regime and back it in 2019 polls.
Mutharika’s government issued an arrest warrant for Banda last July for alleged complicity in the so-called Cashgate scandal during her brief tenure as president.
Public servants siphoned off billions of kwacha of state funds, some of it by hacking into government computers to create false supply contracts. The state was defrauded of around US$32 million in total, almost 1% of Malawi’s annual GDP, in just six months, according to an independent outside audit.
Banda has always claimed that Cashgate took off under the presidency of her predecessor Bingu wa Mutharika – brother of the current incumbent – and that she had nothing to do with it. Most observers believe her but acknowledge that the state looting probably accelerated on her watch.
Malawi’s first female president made it clear though that she felt Malawi badly needed change. She also insisted she wasn’t afraid of being arrested on the Cashgate corruption charges.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
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Stop wasting your time and resources,those who want you to stand they just want to squander your money in the name of campaign.If you really want to develop Malawi my only advise i can give you is,join other political parties that are in the forefront as of now.I WOULD LOVE YOU TO MERGE WITH A MCP
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JB should not hesitate giving herself another chance. The electorate in Malawi can easily be manipulated. DPP is a loving testimony, I really doubt even APM was giving himself a real chance of winning in 2014. Sympathy & cashgate frustrations influenced voting, no doubt.
But talking about cashgate ena akulephera kuchotsa chi log mu diso lawo koma akuloza ka chitsotso m’diso la JB. THIEVES are exonerated by courts in broad daylight. It’s all fong kong!!
Give it another try JB flat out. Who knows?
You may share the spoils or at least give yourself a political bloodline.
SHAME on mediocrity!!!
Why would she want to do that. She has money she has travelled the world why put herself in the front line of abuse.
MayI pumani. These people just want you to finance them.
Why would Joisi Banda, of all people, want to put herself through the wringer of a political campaign, with an predictable ending – loser? The humiliation last time should be enough to keep her away from politics for ever; unless she’s greedy, or has an out sized ego or both.
She indeed empowered the youth like her favourite Lutepo. Let those who went away with party assets such as vehicles which were donated by Lutepo and other Amai’s well wishers bring them back. I also appeal to those who sold the six buses ordered by Amai and belonging to PP to bring them back to the party. The declaration by Mhone Ralph that DPP has done nothing is evident enough that the parliamentarian does not go to Nkhatabay otherwise he should have seen the Nkhatabay road, the new jetty and several other visible developments in NB, koma popeza akuluwa anatchona… Read more »
Yes aunt JB is joining the mudslinging. God bless her. But she had placed her party in an orphanage what type of political papers will she show to the electorate to evidence that the PP is hers? Her excuses about her exile are tepid,this time around she is fishing with an opportunism line having seen that DPP is too busy with their internal squabbles to pursue an explanation on the sale of the presidential jet. She has a word on the sale of the jet and its proceeds. She is an honest lady she still owes us an explanation. She… Read more »
MALAWI NEEDS COMPLETE OVERHAUL —MALAWI NEEDS EVANGELISATION –MALAWI NEEDS LEADERS BEYOND POLITICAL PARTY
LEADERS—MALAWI NEEDS SOMEONE
WHO LOVES THE COUNTRY AND
ITS PEOPLE —
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