Synod spiritual father rejects demand to resign: ‘What about Nyekhwe cleric at DPP-UDF rally?’

Moderator  of the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia  the Reverend Douglas Chipofya has rejected calls by e governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to resign as the synod’s spiritual father for openly supporting the UTM Party and MCP alliance.

Reverend Chipofya wonders why DPP did not fault a reverend who actually prayed that with the DPP and UDF alliance, some people ‘aona nyekhwe’

DPP regional governor (North) Christopher Mzomera Ngwira and Minister of Health Jappie Mhango  accompanied  other DPP and UDF officials made the demands during a  news conference on Wednesday in Mzuzu.

Chipofya   has since rejected  the demand of the DPP  and categorically said he would not resign from his office, saying Mhango and Ngwira have no mandate to demand their resignation.

He wondered why DPP is upset by the synod leaders’ endorsement of the UTM Party and MCP alliance when the DPP and UDF alliance was also attended by the clergy with one of them, the Revered Charles Mawaya of Evangelical Church of Malawi, making a controversial ‘Nyekhwe’ prayer.

“A reverend actually prayed that with the DPP and UDF alliance, some people ‘aona nyekhwe’ [they will see red]. Why did they not fault that? We haven’t insulted DPP, so why should they be attacking us?” wondered Chipofya.

He said the opposition alliance is promoting unity which is in line with church values.

Meanwhile, University of Malawi political scientist Mustafa Hussein has supported the synod’s stand, saying the church has a role to play in advising members on what to do.

“DPP cannot be criticising the church for making suggestions. They are only guiding people on what to do. They can express their views,” said Hussein.

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Noxy
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This Synod is so compromised it needs mental revolution.

dyanayekuhker
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dyanayekuhker

What people do not know is that the Minister and his Regional Chola boy AMADYE NAYO BWINO DDP and all what they talking is very stupid. Our people of God dont worry and we are BEHIND you. Agalu achabe achabe anthu a DPP

jogoda
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jogoda

let us live these in the hands of God.

Patrick Banda
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Patrick Banda

Reverend Chipofya,thank you for being very open and honest on your stand, spirituality is not pretence.Since you were not appointed by Jappie and Mzomera let alone APM they have no right calling for your resignation.

tiyowoye nyasulu
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tiyowoye nyasulu

The spirit of the Lord departed from Livingstonia sunod long time ago. These so called reverends at Livingstonia synod are certified politician

Malawi belong to the citizens
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Cadet,who told you Kut anthu wotumikira chauta asamayankhule zandale.Blue print ya politics is in the has of God himself.Read the Bible well.When lsrealites wanted a king,God asked Prophet Samuel to annoint Saul as first King of Israel ( 1Samuel chapter 10 read the whole chapter). When God rejected Saul as king of Israel, God asked Samuel to annoint David as king of Israel (1Samuel chapter 15 and chapter 16 read whole chapters.Ndiwumbuli waukulu,kumati religious leaders akulowerera ndale.In the first place they are human beings who wish the country well.The second point they have to direct the citizens to better pastures.Inu… Read more »

Fishani
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Fishani

Thanks for enlightening these dpp thugs my brother, those who are wise have heard .

mmalawi
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mmalawi

who told you that mzimu unawathawira? are you an angel yourself?

Nalingula
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Nalingula

The focus Now must be ON the Voter Registration ….Not these DPP people who are Trying to Divert attention ….Is Voter registration not Starting Tomorrow…? MEC can not make Noise on This ….They don’t want the Elections ….The Synod must Focus on Calming the People that Side ….You see if I were a Propagandist I would come up with Stories of Blood Suckers ,Vampires etc just to Divert people’s attention from Real Issues ….Monse muja tinayambira kuthawa ku Primary kuti Anthu opopa Magazi atobwera….Ndani anatopopedwapo ?The architect of these Rumours is somewhere laughing in a Corner ….MEC will not Make… Read more »

Martin
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Martin

The problem and stupidity of African politicians especially malawi is that when they are in leadership they think they own the monopoly of people’s thoughts, voice, actions and so on. They proudly blame others of the very same things they do just because they are in leadership and regard themselves as superior than the rest of us. Between 2012 and 2014 dpp was complaining and kept on blaming the then ruling pp of disrespecting the constitution or abusing it for its own advantage because dpp itself was opposition. A few months or years to come dpp will definately be in… Read more »

Brighton Matope
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Brighton Matope

Mutharika must resign first for failing to run the country.

Brighton Matope
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Brighton Matope

MCP/UTM am happy with you . Keep it up.

Joloza
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Livingstonia synod is controversial. While we appreciate that it plays an advisory role, we must know that a church is a mother to members of all political parties. There is therefore need to apply wisdom when it comes to handling political issues. Don’t handle issues in a way that shows spiritual bankruptcy on the part of the so called reverends.

Patrick Banda
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Patrick Banda

Very good patriotic Reverends who are aware of the evils of the current leadership in Albino Killings,Buleya Lule,rampant Corruption,Regionalism,nepotism,theft of deceased estate in Councils,under development in the north,rigging elections, bribing judges and quota system just to mention a few.THESE EVILS HAVE A VERY NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF CHRISTIANS!YOU NEED TO PRAY AND ACT SOMETIMES! SPIRITUALITY IS NOT PRETENCE,IF DPP HAS MESSED UP IT HAS MESSED UP-JAPPIE AND NGWIRA NO YOUR LIMITS!YOU ARE EXAGGERATING YOUR RELEVANCE IN THE NORTH!

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