Transformation Alliance applauds Malawians on ‘vote of no confidence’ to DPP

Malawi’s leading political movement Transformation Alliance (TA) has applauded Malawians who took part in the just ended by elections that took place in some parts of the country on October 17, saying the results  which showed  people rejected the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in five constituencies and wards out of six, is a a true reflections of the will of Malawians “under the prevailing economic and political winds”.

Kunkuyu: We must take power away from the political elite

TA Leader Moses Kunkuyu said in a statement made available to Nyasa Times  after  results of the by –elections were declared official  by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

In the run up to the elections, TA called on voters to ensure that they utilise the opportunity of by-elections to kick start the transformation process for Mother Malawi by voting for opposition candidates.

“This was not out of hate for the ruling party but for the love of the country. We are still convinced that when too much power is concentrated on a chosen few, the majority suffers. Such has been the case of Malawi when ruling parties have too much power hence our call for the redistribution of power in order to benefit the majority” said Kunkuyu in the statement.

“What happened in the elections is indeed inline with the aspirations of TA and the majority of Malawians. As we said in our statement, TA believes the central objective of the transformative politics that we need should be a massive cleansing, radical redistribution of power.

“From the political leaders to the citizens; from the executive arm of government to parliament; from the city Assembly to the local communities.  Through decentralisation, transparency and accountability we must take power away from the political elite and hand it to the man and woman in the village,” said Kunkuyu.

He added that the by elections provided the best opportunity for change and expressed gratitude that Malawians have made use of it.

Kunkuyu went further to congratulated the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) for emerging victorious and in particular President of MCP Dr. Lazarus Chakwera for providing sound leadership during the campaign period which was characterised by violence and intimidation.

“However, we would like to caution the elected individuals and the winning party against getting intoxicated with the power that has been deposited in them. We wish to remind them that the power belongs to Malawians and it has been deposited in them on trust. The nation expects them to perform in line with the aspirations of this country,”said Kunkuyu.

He DPP has its own style of leadership to blame and deserve no sympathy from Malawians.

“To Malawians, we say the journey has just started. Other parts of the country have spoken but in our own ways we all need to speak against the impunity, arrogance and corruption by those in power. Let not the cleansing spirit depart from us for the journey is still long.This victory can be sweet but if not handled carefully it can turn sour within a few months. Lets remain focused as a country and fix our eyes on the Malawi we all want” Kunkuyu said.

The by-elections were held in Nsanje Lalanje Constituency and Ndirande Makata Ward in Blantyre Malabada Constituency in the Southern Region and Lilongwe City South East and Lilongwe Msozi North constituencies as well as Mtsiriza Ward in Lilongwe City West Constituency and Mayani North Ward in Dedza North Constituency in the Central Region.

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watipa
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DPP chipani cha anthu amisala okhaokha,ife tikufuna musogoleri owopa mulungu

Chilungamo Chimawawa
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MCP NDI DILU. 2019 BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!

Tutlartetlar
Guest

Malawi to be better with MCP? Kikikikikikiki Amalawi kuiwala msanga. As for Sitolo, he has won because people of Nsanje do not believe that a woman can be a leader. Thats why they resisted Joice Banda. DPP will bounce back bigger and better in 2019. Trust me. Ndiye tisadzamve kuti MCP yaberedwa tamvana zimenezo?

Mzozodo
Guest

Tutlartetlar, DPP must move on and accept that times are indeed changing, people have started accepting MCP as a reformed party. Much as we do not deny atrocities committed by MCP during their rule, you have to bear in mind that the current generation of voters has youths who were born as late as 2000, and you keep on telling them that MCP killed us? Chipani chichulukirenji ndi anthu ophunzira, but failing to note these things?

Thomas
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Enough of your bigotry, we will never forget about you and your cashgate saga. If I was you I would just shut up and try to make things work in our country. Our country needs constructive criticism, when you we’re in power what exactly did you bring to the table??????? What a hypocrite!!!

popi
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DPP kugwa kumwera, eeeeeeshiii ngozi yaikulutu
imeneyo.

getrude
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You were once in government. What did you bring??????????????? musamachulutse zokamba kapena kumaona zoipa muli kunja. Timakuonani musathe mau.

Chibet
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Why other people in these beautiful modern days still think like people in BC? When you’re talking about killing you also have to know who killed and who was killed. This rumour going around about mcp as a party killing innocent people is unfounded stories. Its was better to say that people from the south have got the spirit of killing. Because even now as we are living in a democratic society people from South still kill. And many of the atrocities that were committed in mcp time were done by the people from Mlannje and surround districts. The Lomwes… Read more »
Zoona Zake
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MCP is making inroads into the south. Now saying MCP was a good party but was bad because of southerners especially Lomwes is a good warning sign to us southerners to take care.. Everyone with a head whether full or empty know the real nepotistic people in Malawi. Just go to any office of a big company anywhere in Malawi. Even the tone for political nepotism was set in 1994 when Aford had only one person from other regions in its Politburo (Peter Kaleso) and the rest from the north. This gave Muluzi a chance to snatch victory from Aford… Read more »
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