Presidential pretender Kuwani submits papers with ‘bombastic’ speech: Runningmate is Kalawong’oma

Presidential aspirant Peter Kuwani of Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD) on Tuesday submitted his nomination papers to the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) for the May 21 Tripartite Elections.

Kuwani and his running mate Archibald Kalawang’oma arrive at the Comesa Hall
Peter Kuwani of Mbakuwaku Movement for Development on arrival at Comesa Hall.

Kuwani, a chartered accoutant by profession,  announced Archibald Kalawong’oma—a less known personality—as his running-mate.

He handed his nomination paper to MEC chairperson Justice Jane Ansah at around 10:30am amid chanting from  a handful of supporters at Chichiri International Conference Centre in Blantyre, widely known as Comesa Hall.

Aside from submitting the nomination papers, Kuwani was also made to sign a code of conduct where he committed to conduct a peaceful campaign.

Kuwani called on MEC to  level the playing ground.

He has also cautioned fellow politicians to refrain from promoting hate speech.

In his speech, Kuwani noted that the transition from one party state to politics of “pluralism” need “safeguarding” saying the phenomenon did not come on a silver platter.

“[I believe that] the electoral war is supposed to bring about visionary leadership, and opportunities for the marginalised society,” said the youthful Kuwani.

According to him, successful “athletes finish on the finishing line.”

Times Group editor-in-chief, George Kasakula, said the speech made no impact at all.

“A speech is meant to communicate. It is supposed to be well delivered. As we noted, he even had problems pronouncing some words in the speech,” said Kasakula s he was analysing the speech together with Brian Banda in a live coverage.

However, Kasakula—like MEC chairperson Jane Ansah—hailed Kuwani for coming up to vie for the country’s top office.

In her address, MEC chairperson Jane Ansah challenged the aspirants to practice modern politics by engaging in issue-based campaign.

Ansah, a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal and a former Attorney General, said Malawians were tired of mudslinging and stressed the need for leaders to adhere to and publicise the election code of conduct.

While assuring that the electoral body would manage the electoral process with impartiality, she said: “Elections are a competition which no-one participates with an expectation of losing. However, it remains a clear fact that only one person emerges winner at the end.

Ansah said the race also gets intense and muddy, but urges the candidates to inspire first-time voters born after the year 2000, to vote.

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Kawawa
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Kawawa

Looks like a lot of people are flummoxed by the word “Pretender ” as used by the reporter.

Pretender also means aspirant or claimant. Check your dictionaries!

All those people who are presidential candidates are “Pretenders to the presidency”

Eeeish! Umbuli too much pa Nyasalande. No wonder some of the comments on Nyasatimes are outright stupid. It implies that the commentators haven’t grasped the gist of the article being commented upon.

Next govt, bring back school za Kwacha please!

Yusuf
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Yusuf

He was registered and submitted his nomination papers as a party leader approved by MEC and you still call him a pretender, uh we are still in class

Ntengo wa Kesia
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Ntengo wa Kesia

Kasakula akagwere! Kasakula himself being the king of mispronunciations, and nobody criticizes him for it.
As if pronunciation has anything to do with governance!
Wasowa zonena eti, poti si wa MCP?
Ukagwerenso kachiwiri.

Mdala
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Mdala

People who know for sure they will not win ..I feel ACB should investigate these people where they are getting money for campaign..these may be one way of money laundering..am saying accros parties too

Zondwayo
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PRETENDER?????????????? How?

JOHN
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JOHN

BECAUSE HE CANT WIN NO MATTER WHAT?

DO YOU GIVE HIM ANY CHANCE? THIS IS A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME.

Ssuliosi wagwa nayo
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Brian Babda and Kasakula you are foolish people and promoting biolencry. You are not judges. Foolish comments you are making

JOHN
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JOHN

KASAKULA AND BRIAN HAVE THEIR RIGHT TO ASSESS THE CANDIDATE. IF YOU WERE MOVED BY HIS SPEECH, JUST SAY SO HERE.

BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT THESE GUYS CANT WIN NO MATTER WHAT!

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

Ameneyu sadayambe wakhalapo mkulu wa ICAM ndiye akakhale wolamulira dziko.

mfumujay
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mfumujay

Kuperekeza mfumu kokaledzera<:)

Chilunga
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Chilunga

Why do you call him “Presidential Pretender”

Mirella K
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Mirella K

It’s not fair indeed

Jester
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The runningmate is Arcbald Kalawong’oma. His dad is from ntcheu and mom from Zomba. His dad was Magistrate.

Katswiri
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Katswiri

You are just talking about his parents, tell us more about the man himself…osati za mom and dad.