University of Malawi lecturer says Nankhumwa has winning formula for DPP

A University of Malawi media studies lecturer has tipped the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to pick its vice president (South) Kodwani Nankhumwa as heir to the party top leadership, saying he has many undiluted political attributes to move the DPP forward.

Nankhumwa: The leading man in DPP

Focus Maganga says in his published article that Nankhumwa – Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development –  is best placed to take over from President Peter Mutharika when he retires as party president in 2023.

“Simply put, DPP will need the man, Kondwani Nankhumwa, to take over from where President Mutharika will leave it. He is best placed. Blue without doubt, strong campaigner and liked by both DPP and non DPP members. He currently holds the party’s strongest base,” says Maganga.

Nankhumwa faces State  vice-president Everton Chimulirenji in the battle for the top most job in the DPP.

Maganga says Nankhumwa should be fully exposed to government business, and assigned to different ministries.

He says both Mutharika and Chimulirenji should prepare Nankhumwa for the highest office, so that he won’t have to experiment crucial ideas in his life beyond 2024.

“Making this straightforward can help to unify the party and ease unnecessary political ambitions—as both the President and vice president concentrate on building their legacy,” Maganga says.

Nankhumwa is currently the powerful party vice president for the south as well as Leader of government business in parliament.

He is also member of parliament for Mulanje central constituency.

Local government minister Ben Phiri  is also eying the presidency and  wants to pair with former Justice minister Samuel Tembunu .

Ministers Bright Msaka and Joseph Mwanamvekha are also campaigning silently for the same high-stakes position.

In presidential elections results being challenged in court, Mutharika, won the r ace in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections with 1 940 709 votes or 38.57 percent.

In 2014, Mutharika, with Saulos Chilima as his running mate, triumphed with 1 904 399 votes, representing 36.4 percent of the votes cast against Chakwera’s 1 455 880 or 27.8 percent. Then incumbent president Joyce Banda, who had ascended to the presidency in line with constitutional order after the death of Bingu wa Mutharika in 2012, finished third with 1 056 236 votes or 20.2 percent of the vote while Atupele Muluzi finished fourth with 717 224 votes or 13.7 percent.

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Benjamin Kabinda Sakala
Benjamin Kabinda Sakala
9 months ago

Pliz pliz this Maganga he is like a monkey left the baby behind,we don’t care about his papers,maybe he bought like Ben Phiri,Nankhumwa he can’t be a president too much jealousy this guy and he divide people in DPP,rerun election it’s time for Chilima to be president no this boy Nankhumwa,Maganga he is uneducated person,check his status pliz,we don’t like maganga,pliz learn from South Africa,Chimuthu Banda he is best for DPP,vice Bright Msaka😀

Ecclessia
Ecclessia
9 months ago

Stupid University lecturer, which country is he talking about?

BACCS
BACCS
9 months ago

Does University of Malawi have such dull lecturers? Is he from Poly?

mtete
mtete
9 months ago

Just as in football Nankhumwa is valuable as a defender or midfielder, not a striker. As for Chimulirenji, he is just a plant for some powerful Mafia; definitely not material for President, far from it.

ERUTU
ERUTU
9 months ago

………………………….LIER………………………………..

Namoni
Namoni
9 months ago

Mpakana president B Phiri ayi paja amati never say never

Bibo
Bibo
9 months ago

Has Malawi lost wise and progressive people to think of Nankhumwa becoming president? What corridors of education has Nankhumwa stepped on? To be honest, Nankhumwa can be pampered by some of his fellow Lomwes but he doesn’t have the personality, the mind, and desired qualifications to propel Malawi to greater heights – some sections of people even once said that Nankhumwa has been using another person’s school certificate in order to advance his political ambitions. Nankhumwa is like a football player who is just good at club football but not suitable material for national team duty. There is too much… Read more »

ndevu
9 months ago
Reply to  Bibo

KHOKHO, amwene mwalankhula. you must be among the highly minded people of my like. Stay blessed

Rhaaaaa!
Rhaaaaa!
9 months ago

Nankhumwa for DPP, Chilima for Malawi. Let the game begin

Thats Me
Thats Me
9 months ago

Media lecturer? What did he specialise on to competently comment on DPP succession issues? He is an example of stupid lecturer who can do and say anything in exchange of money.

Roadking
Roadking
9 months ago

What type of academic is this? How much got he paid for such a nonsense? This why you kept him anonymous Mr Owen Khamula!
Did you investigate into his track records as a minister and the sudden wealth he has amassed in his young career?
Unfortunately talking alone makes out of a criminal not automatic a good leader!

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