This is destiny, says Chakwera: ‘ It’s God-given opportunity to change Malawi’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Dr Lazarus Chakwera the torchbearer for the grand opposition alliance with Vice-President Saulos Chilima of UTM Party  as his running has said the  fresh presidential elections is God-given opportunity to change the country’s destiny.

Chakwera and Chilima: A  date with destiny.
Chakwera(L) presidential candidate and running mate Chilima on MCP ticket representing opposition alliance of 9 parties: dream of a New Malawi is what binds us together.
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Timothy Mtambo greeting former president Joyce Banda in support of MCP ticket of Chakwera and Chilima
Social-distancing at the nomination exercise

Chakwera was the first to present his nomination papers to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on MCP ticket for the July 2 fresh presidential election at Soche International Conference Centre at Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre.

Under the MCP banner, Chakwera is torchbearer for  the ‘Tonse Alliance’ which includes  UTM, People’s Party, Freedom Party, Malawi Forum for Unity and Development (Mafunde), People’s Progressive Movement (PPM), Umodzi Party, Alliance for Democracy (Aford) and People’s Transformation (Petra).

In his speech with his signature American accent, Chakwera, a former church cleric said many dark forces have laboured to prevent the fresh election but they have failed, because “no force on earth can stop the change God has decreed for us”.

He said Malawians have a date with destiny.

“For 26 years, Malawi’s wealth has been plundered, its institutions paralyzed, and its citizens impoverished by a toxic dynasty of two families, but God has given us another chance to choose change. That is destiny,” said Chakwera as Chilima stood next to him.

He said for 26 years Malawi’s democracy has been hijacked by “cheats whose hold on power is built on fraudulent elections, violent campaigns, tribal voting, and minority rule.”

But he said God has given Malawi the fresh election to restore every voter’s power to bring change and every voter’s right to enjoy its fruits.

“That is destiny,” he declared.

He also noted that Malawi’s Vice-Presidents have been mistreated, underutilized, harassed, and slandered, “ but God has given us Dr. Chilima, whose courage has confronted this disease and answered the call to cure it on behalf of all Malawians. That is destiny.”

Chakwera said God has given Malawi the Tonse Alliance of 9 parties to “tear down the walls that divide us and build the bridges needed to unite us. That is destiny.”

He said the destiny is a Malawi of better life for all not the few.

“It is a destiny that has survived six years of broken promises from a President who  has failed to govern. It is a destiny that has survived the acrimony of the 2019 campaign and the robbery of the 2019 elections.

“It is a destiny that has survived the lawlessness of this Malawi Electoral Commission. It is a destiny that has survived a year of civil unrest and violence. It is a destiny that has survived 12 months of court battles. It is a destiny that has survived attempts to bribe judges and pervert justice. It is a destiny that has survived petrol bombs, teargas, and arbitrary arrests. It is a destiny that has survived a pandemic threat and the abuse of public offices and resources in the middle of it,” said Chakwera.

The presidential hopeful said the unity in opposition is a dream of a new Malawi which has brought him together with Chilima, “not as rivals, and not even as candidate and running mate, but as partners in the service of Malawi.”

He concluded: “Together, let us reach our destiny by casting and protecting every vote on July 2, so that on July 6th [Malawi Independence Day], we can mark the start of our 3rd Independence by inaugurating the Chakwera-Chilima presidency.”

Chakwera is the main challenger of President Peter Mutharika of governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), who is expected to present his nomination papers on Thursday.

Mutharika is expected to pick his running mate – perhaps not on the streets as it happened in the nullified elections when he picked Everton Chimulirneji from Ginnery Corner.

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nyopani
nyopani
4 months ago

ALLIANCE big deal. Osati nganga opanda mano mkamwayu. Corona virus eti akumatchula kuti ” koyona vailashi”. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

Chilima Vs chakwera
4 months ago

It’s Chilimas destiny to be Vice President, that’s what the speech said. n’gona Zayamba.

Kuswa Kuswa
4 months ago

Signature America accent or fake accent ex-reverend? I listened to his whole statement. Real vulgar, pregnant with rudeness.

The Judge
The Judge
4 months ago
Reply to  Kuswa Kuswa

Akulu, sanje yake imeneyi ngati mwana wa mchigololo bwanji? Can Peter speak the same English like Chakwera? This Chakwera guy has his own tongue. Kunva kuwawa naye kumeneko?

Kuswa Kuswa
4 months ago
Reply to  The Judge

Ukutu nde kupusa ndikuola nkamwa. Iweyo nde mwana wa mchigololo wobadwa masiku asanakwane. Ukuganiza kuti accent ya fake ndi kanthu koti munthu achite nako nsanje? Accent akutanthauza nzeru. Umbuli ukukupwetekatu iwe. Paja president wina wa kongilesi anatha zaka 31 achewa mukumutanthauzira kuchoka muchizungu kupita kuchilankhulo chani chopepelacho? Mudazolowera u fake dzinyau inu…mizimu.

Wanick
Wanick
4 months ago
Reply to  Kuswa Kuswa

hahahaha one thing i know and for sure its “a date with the Destiny”

Omex70
Omex70
4 months ago
Reply to  Kuswa Kuswa

Uphulika ndi ukadeti wako iwe.

Omex70
Omex70
4 months ago
Reply to  Kuswa Kuswa

Uphulika ndi kuipa mtima kwakoko. Even Dzina lako likuchita kuonetsa kuti munthu wake ndi otani.

Kuswa Kuswa
4 months ago
Reply to  Omex70

Vuto lombwambwana ndi limeneli. Munthu ngati sanyambita pansi pa nsapato ya fake accent ex-reverend Basi ndi cadet. Nde unyauwo.

#BetterMW
#BetterMW
4 months ago

Hopeful that after July 2, 2020 there will be accountability of government resources, a professional police force, safety and security of the people, A court system that people can trust, employment opportunities, water and electricity that runs 24 hours. Chance at a decent life for the majority.

Ndatopa Ine
Ndatopa Ine
4 months ago
Reply to  #BetterMW

… and curtail the growing Chinese influence which if not checked would see Malawi become part of Chinese territory. Chakwera/Chilima (CC) please, look into this seriously or we will end up being slaves to the Chinese in our very own country. Right now the African continent is piling up Chinese debt to amounts that will never be repaid and that’s exactly what China wants. Please, watch the Chinese carefully, they are not like the West when it comes to debt forgiveness. And that should worry every African leader out there. Their motives are ill and worrisome to every eagle eye… Read more »

Bamusi
4 months ago
Reply to  Ndatopa Ine

This should be agenda number one.We do not need the Chinese.Let us go back to establishing a good relationship with Taiwan and sack the Chinese in this country.They are clandestinely crooks, rogue and very destructive. Tikachedwa by 2025, they will own half the country.For this to work, clear half of the immigration department and Ministry of Home Land Security.

#Better MW
#Better MW
4 months ago
Reply to  Ndatopa Ine

Very true Ndatopa. The way they treat African students in China shows how much they think of us. China does not have Africa’s best interest, nor anyone else’s for that matter. They knew they had a pandemic on their hands back in December, and yet let flights leave Wuhan Province to go around the world. Scientists who would have shed light on the matter have disappeared. Now trying to look good and change the narrative by donating PPE. Take heed that is not a friend.

phiri
4 months ago

wait mawa and SEEEEEEEEEEEEEE AND ON FRID THE COURT WILL DISMISS 3 FEB RULING KOMMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA WINA ALIRA

Mask
Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  phiri

Dismiss the tippex elections oooooh my gosh unless there is no justice

Piper
Piper
4 months ago

Great development especially with Chilima being number 2 means Chakwera cannot mess around. Otherwise Chilima will have roast chicken for supper !!

Mask
Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Piper

For sure 👌👌

Melvin
Melvin
4 months ago

A new dawn for a true peaceful and prosperous Malawi has come.

To God Almighty Be The Glory !

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
4 months ago

Beautiful. Indeed change has come to Malawi.

Dumakude
Dumakude
4 months ago

A chakwera apa zilinga ti mukudya mkazi wamwini…. One of the 10 commandments says, thou shall not covet, but you have broken that command because you coveted apms vice president.

The Sniper.
The Sniper.
4 months ago
Reply to  Dumakude

Iwe ndi Kape kobasi eti? I mean basi bongo kungodzala ndi zimamina basi?

Omex70
Omex70
4 months ago
Reply to  Dumakude

Awanso kupepera.

Chiga
Chiga
4 months ago

Often God the Creator will choose a Mr ‘nobody’ and give them a dream of greatness. Reminds me of dreams given to young Joseph, son of Jacob of the Bible. Joseph at age 17 made the mistake of telling his dreams to his family, inviting fierce opposition from his elder brothers. Hell broke loose for young teenager who had to survive an assassination attempt hatched by his siblings, Yet after thirteen years of terrifying life experiences endured by young Joseph, his ‘would-be’ ‘brother murderers came bowing down before Joseph–DESTINY fulfilled. Same story with teenage boy David at age 17 he… Read more »

The Saint
The Saint
4 months ago
Reply to  Chiga

Wow! This is awesome!

Chaghi R.
Chaghi R.
4 months ago
Reply to  Chiga

Atate mumatha kulemba, umwa chani?

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