Wakuda, Kandodo join MCP rally: Chakwera ‘confident’ of winning 2019 elections

Former Finance Ministers and a relation to founding president Kamuzu Banda, Ken Kandodo and People’s Party (PP) legislator Wakuda Kamanga on Saturday joined a politicall rally in Kasungu addressed by Malawi Congress Party president Lazarus Chakwera who vowed to unseat Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the 2019 elections, arguing that the ruling party and its leadership has failed to govern.

Chakwera (left) is flanked by Wakuda Kamanga and Ken Kandodo

Chakwera praised Wakuda and Kandodo for attending the MCP rally, saying they wanted the “the right thing to be done” for Malawi

The leader of opposition said  MCP is geared  to bail Malawians from their  social, economic and political turmoil.

He was speaking when he presided over the launch of Tambala Football Trophy in the area of Kasungu North East Constituency where, Elias Wakuda Kamanga, is the member of Parliament.

Chakwera said  Malawi  was bleeding under “corrupt” and “clueless” leadership.

He said Malawi is suffering an economic crisis because of corruption and theft of public funds as citizens are now suffering in their families than ever before.

“You can even judge by just looking at the faces that  Malawians are living in a very miserable life than ever before. Y es they might have little maize which they have harvested but they cannot afford to mill the maize because they do not have money in their pockets,” said Chakwera.

“This DPP Government has failed , they don’t have a clue on how they can  play around with macro and micro economic formula in order to unplug money flow to the general populous. As Malawi Congress Party, we are more than ready to bail Malawians out of this miserable life with uneven, unequal economy,” said Chakwera.

The opposition chief said DPP has failed “to rig” economic development of the people of Malawi.

Chakwera has pledged to turn round the country’s economic fortunes if elected President.

On sports development, Chakwera said government through Football Association of Malawi has a duty to scout talent from grassroots like Kasungu North East Constituency.

“But look what is happening , there is no talent identification system from grass roots level, so how do we develop sports?” said Chakwera.

Taking his turn, Wakuda Kamanga commended Chakwera for unveiling himself at the launch of Tambala Football Trophy.

Asked if Kamanga has joined MCP for naming the trophy ‘Tambala’ which is a symbol of MCP,  the parliamentarian  said  he has not joined yet but could not rule himself from becoming the party member.

Kandodo also  refused to comment if he has joined the MCP .

A new Afrobarometer survey recently showed that if elections were held today the MCP can win the poll and Chakwera can be Head of State.

Afro barometer, an African led, non-partisan research network in a nationwide survey conducted by the Centre for Social Research at Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (UNIMA), interviewed 1 200 adult Malawians in both urban and rural settings.

The surveys released on Tuesday last week are drawn from data collected during face-to-face interviews in December last year and January this year.

Professor Edge Kanyongolo, Professor Happy Kayuni and Dr Nandin Patel gave the research findings in Lilongwe during the Afrobarometer Round 7 Dissemination.

According to the report, when respondents were asked which party’s candidate would they vote for if presidential elections were held at the time of the survey, 32 %:picked the MCP followed by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) at 27, and the UDF scored 11% while People’s Party got only 7%.

The presidential, legislative and local council polls are scheduled for 2019 in April.

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sanjero
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50+1 abwana chakwera akunama gworisani central just the same as carsberg does amapangabe advertise ngakhala akuziwa kuti mowa pa malawi pano green central ndiye 50yo plusb1 ndiye north ndi south votes

DR NEUTRAL
Guest

Why are you busy campaigning in our MCP strongholds instead of the south where we don’t have an MP? Bwererani ku church madala ndale zakukanikani. You are destroying our party!!! Recycled politicians’ Munapusisa amayi pano mukufuna mupusisenso Chakwera. Shame!!

Sir,
Guest
My piece of advice is that Honorable Chakwera can make it to state house only if he changes strategy. He concentrates holding meetings in central region and partly appears to the north. take it or leave it,you won’t make it bwana. Late Chakufwa Chihana goofed also with same system – he concentrated on visiting his home -north and Muluzi and Gwanda capitalised on that. I wish I met you bwana Chakwera so that I share my thinking with you. This is the time to be visiting us in the south so that voters in villages must see and know you… Read more »
Sekerani Sikalioti
Guest

Welcome back Mr Wakuda and Mr Kandodo. Kwanu mkwanu mnthengo mudalaka njoka.
You have made good decision in the right time. The only winning team is MCP

Thyolo Thava
Guest

Ka udf mkachipani? Concentrated kwa achawa ku Mangochi or Machinga… who is that sane person who can take dpp/udf alliance serious?

Anzijo
Guest

Don’t fool urself bwana .inu ndiosusa basi mpakana mmanda

santana
Guest

December and January when the maizegate issue was talk of the day. When black-outs were everywhere. When donors could not be dreamed of resuming budgetary support. When the opposition was talking too much on hunger. That was the time when the survey was being conducted. And we don’t know from which region were the samples were taken from considering our usual voting pattern. Chakwera will be confident of winning the elections only if he conquers part of the south not by depending on these opinion polls.

Kabunthu
Guest

DPP woyeeeee! Inenso Woyeeeeeeeeeee!

MWENDANATO
Guest

The correct words for the two gentlemen is endless but to start with: SPENT POLITICAL THINKERS, POLITICAL FORTUNE SEEKERS WHO FOLLOW THE HEAT OF AFROBAROMETER, POLITICAL LIMELIGHT SEEKERS, SHAMELESS POLITICAL PROSTITUTES, COMPUTER VIRUSES, DISPOSABLE SYRINGES, POLITICAL GARBAGE. YOU CAN ADD OTHER BEFITTING NAMES FROM THE VOCABULARY.

Novida
Guest

Only fools can celebrate and hallucinate that they will form a government while they don’t have grass root structures across the country. Tinkakuuzani 2013 kuti DPP sizocheza koma inu makani. Tsono chipandecho chili ndi yani pano? Tabazipaka chitosi chanu chomwe mudzalira mutaona kuti madzi odzipukutira palibe.

Rift Valley
Guest

The possibility of most PP Followers voting MCP is stronger than many UDF members supporting DPP during the coming elections.

Further, I doubt whether many Northerners in particular and Afford followers in general look kindly anymore on DPP if recent utterances by over zealous DPP diehards are taken into consideration. I bet this is giving APM and his group sleepless nights.

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