We in Telegram
Add news
March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010 July 2010
August 2010
September 2010 October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011 March 2011 April 2011 May 2011 June 2011 July 2011 August 2011 September 2011 October 2011 November 2011 December 2011 January 2012 February 2012 March 2012 April 2012 May 2012 June 2012 July 2012 August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 December 2012 January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 August 2013 September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 December 2013 January 2014 February 2014 March 2014 April 2014 May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 August 2014 September 2014 October 2014 November 2014 December 2014 January 2015 February 2015 March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 June 2015 July 2015 August 2015 September 2015 October 2015 November 2015 December 2015 January 2016 February 2016 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016 June 2016 July 2016 August 2016 September 2016 October 2016 November 2016 December 2016 January 2017 February 2017 March 2017 April 2017 May 2017 June 2017 July 2017 August 2017 September 2017 October 2017 November 2017 December 2017 January 2018 February 2018 March 2018 April 2018 May 2018 June 2018 July 2018 August 2018 September 2018 October 2018 November 2018 December 2018 January 2019 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 December 2019 January 2020 February 2020 March 2020 April 2020 May 2020 June 2020 July 2020 August 2020 September 2020 October 2020 November 2020 December 2020 January 2021 February 2021 March 2021 April 2021 May 2021 June 2021 July 2021 August 2021 September 2021 October 2021 November 2021 December 2021 January 2022 February 2022 March 2022 April 2022 May 2022 June 2022 July 2022 August 2022 September 2022 October 2022 November 2022 December 2022 January 2023 February 2023 March 2023 April 2023 May 2023 June 2023 July 2023 August 2023 September 2023 October 2023 November 2023 December 2023 January 2024 February 2024 March 2024
1 2 3 4
News Every Day |

ROAD TO 2025: Why Peter Mutharika is a threat to Lazarus Chakwera, other presidential candidates  

By Rick Dzida

Have you wondered why there are calls to amend the constitution so that the elderly should not stand for presidency? Did you know why 50%+1 as a means of determining a presidential winner was introduced?  It is all because Arthur Peter Mutharika- APM is a threat to other presidential candidates.

This article therefore discusses how APM remains a threat in 2025 presidential race.

APM is the most experienced presidential candidate

It is justifiable for all presidential candidates to be paranoid when the name of APM is mentioned in the presidential race.

This is so because APM is highly experienced both politically and academically. He comes with six years experience of being the State President of Malawi. In contrast, by 2025 President Chakwera will only have 5 years experience of leading this country.

APM held various ministerial positions including Minister of Justice, Minister of Education, Minister of Foreign affairs and many others.

Before his ascendancy to power, APM held various ministerial positions including Minister of Justice, Minister of Education, Minister of Foreign affairs and many others.

However, Dr. Chakwera had not held any ministerial position before he became president of Malawi. This is why he finds it difficult to appoint appropriate individuals in crucial positions.

To keep this write-up short, I will not delve much into APM’s career profile. However, it is suffice to say that he was once a professor of law in the United States of America for over 40 years while Chakwera was simply a Principal at Zomba Theological College.

 APM is patient

APM has proved to be a well-composed and patient president who ever existed in Malawi.

Two notable incidents are worth mentioning.  First, the tug of war between APM and Kondwani Nankhumwa has proven to many Malawians that APM is a resilient leader.

People thought APM had lost the tussle to Kondwani Nankhumwa after a series of court injunctions. However, Malawians were mesmerized with APM’s timing when he reshuffled members of the DPP National Governing Council (NGC).

GOOD OLD DAYS : Nankhumwa and Mutharika

This coerced the embattled Kondwani Nankhumwa to relinquish his position of Vice President for the South region to a mere presidential advisor. Appealing this move to the court proved futile to Kondwani Nankhumwa because the Court sustained APM’s move.

The second incident was the time before 2020 fresh presidential elections when APM was castigated from left and right.  There was a time when  he diverted his presidential convoy taking a dusty road just to avoid a head-on clash with violent demonstrators. That is the patient APM for you.

 APM is well known for kicking out incumbent presidents during elections

It is widely believed that the number of votes in any elections separates the giant from the weak.

Dr. Joyce Banda faulted Bingu wa Mutharika for grooming his brother as his successor.

However, when Bingu died, the then Vice President Joyce Banda took over power in accordance with the Malawi Constitution. Nature has its own way of sorting things out.

PP founder Joyce Banda was defeated by APM

With all the Government resources, it was surprising to learn that Joyce Banda lost elections to Bingu’s groomed brother, Peter Mutharika in 2014.

Is it surprising now that Dr. Lazarus Chakwera is paranoid of Prof. Peter Mutharika?

 APM already knocked out Dr. Lazarus Chakwera in 2019

Everyone knows that Peter Mutharika emerged the victor in 2019 beating Dr. Lazarus Chakwera.

For your information, these elections were free and fair because even the Constitutional Court did not find any evidence of rigging.

Malawians are suffering: Mutharika seems to be telling Chakwera

The fact is that if we can embrace the first past the post to determine the winner of presidential elections, APM will always emerge the winner over Chakwera.

In fact, 50% + 1 was deliberately induced by the court to force political parties to enter into electoral alliance because APM was an outright winner when using first past the post system.

The worsening economy in the country gives APM an upper hand

Many Malawians unanimously agree that Malawi’s economy was fairly stable under the tutelage of APM. They obviously fault President Chakwera for messing up  the economy.

Prices of essential goods and services under Chakwera have skyrocketed. Life of a common man has become unbearable.

Most Malawians prefer APM to come back on the driving seat so that he can resuscitate the ailing Malawi’s economy.

DPP is widely considered as a development conscious party

There are many infrastructural developments that are attached to APM regime. This is why many Malawians want APM back on the mantle for him to continue such developments.

Some outstanding infrastructural developments attributable to APM are the Area 18 interchange, improved road network, district hospitals, community colleges and many more.

File Photo: Former President Peter Mutharika during the official opening of Ngala Community College

Have you wondered why the whole President Chakwera changed the name of Phalombe  district hospital  to John Chilembwe Hospital? If he is development conscious, why didn’t he construct a new hospital and name it thus?

 Many Malawians believe that APM was robbed of his victory in 2019 elections

Statisticians unanimously agree that the results of 2019 presidential election and 2020 fresh presidential election were significantly similar.

Furthermore, besides being declared free and fair by international observers, the Constitutional court admitted that it did not find any evidence of rigging or electoral fraud.

This implies that the nullification of 2019 presidential election was a scam and it is reasonable to conclude that APM was indeed robbed of his victory.

It is against this background that the electorate may be persuaded to give a sympathy vote to APM.

DPP is considered as a pro-poor party

Many Malawians feel that DPP used to implement policies that benefited the poor and the disadvantaged.

People are of the view that if DPP was in power, it could not have implemented an abrupt 44% Kwacha devaluation that consequently raised the cost of living for a common Malawian.

Many Malawians feel duped by Tonse Alliance empty promises

Much as DPP did not fulfill all the promises, Malawians are regretting for voting Tonse Alliance into power. They have realized that the current regime deliberately lied to the electorate.

Corruption is high. People can’t afford three meals a day as promised because  there is looming hunger. The promised cheap fertilizer has become unaffordable. This list is non-exhaustive.

Voters feel that it is only APM who can Malawi great again

After comparing performances of APM and Chakwera as presidents, many Malawians are convinced that it is only APM who can make Malawi great again.

People envision a stable local currency, well-managed economy and affordable life under the dynamic and visionary leadership of APM.

The post ROAD TO 2025: Why Peter Mutharika is a threat to Lazarus Chakwera, other presidential candidates   appeared first on Malawi Voice.


В Москве люди третий день несут цветы на могилу Навального. У кладбища опять выстроилась длинная очередь: фото и видео

Drawing A Heart Flower For Mother's Day - Preschool

Bibury Village and Arlington Row Walk, English Countryside 4K

Beyond Nassau & Freeport: Unveiling the Bahamas’ Top 10 Cruising Gems

I’m a former world darts champion.. my pants are killing my Premier League dream, it’s doing my nut in


Read also

Angels like early results from rookie pitcher Caden Dana

Celtic Legend Insists Bhoys ‘Are Weak In’ Key Area

Environmental disaster feared after British ship with tons of fertilizer struck by Houthis, sinks

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro

News Every Day

Bibury Village and Arlington Row Walk, English Countryside 4K

Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here

News Every Day

Unbelievable Moroccan Food! Don’t Miss This Food - Sahara Desert!

Sports today

Новости тенниса

Рыбакина обошла Соболенко со Швентек и стала лидером сезона WTA

Спорт в России и мире

Среди непройденных дорог одна — твоя: самые необычные кругосветные путешествия

All sports news today

Sports in Russia today


Среди непройденных дорог одна — твоя: самые необычные кругосветные путешествия

Новости России

Game News

Шапки женские вязаные на Wildberries, зима 2024 — новый цвет от 392 руб. (модель 466)



Жители Подмосковья поделились фотографиями северного сияния

Губернаторы России

Выставка «Стерегущий Алтай» откроется на курорте «Манжерок»

Армянское начальство лелеет ЛГБТ ставленников ЕС

Заварзин: Абаскаль бегает себе во время матчей вдоль бровки, обычный

Шапки женские вязаные на Wildberries, зима 2024 — новый цвет от 392 руб. (модель 466)

Военные сборы в России - кто ждёт повестку? И как бунт элит связан с похоронами Навального*

Джиган раскрыл секрет похудения

Концертный ТУР для Певцов, Артистов, Музыкантов.

От Кубка СССР до Медиалиги: почему Баста перевёл «СКА Ростов» в любительскую лигу?

В Эрмитажном театре прозвучит цикл концертов «Времена года» Антонио Вивальди

PIF и ATP объявили о стратегическом партнерстве для роста мирового тенниса

WTA сделала заявление о Елене Рыбакиной перед турниром в США

Теннисиста Рублева дисквалифицировали за оскорбление судьи на турнире в Дубае

Рублева дисквалифицировали по ходу полуфинала турнира ATP в Дубае за оскорбление линейного арбитра

Сдали Нагорный Карабах Алиеву: это по-союзнически!

Шапки женские вязаные на Wildberries, зима 2024 — новый цвет от 392 руб. (модель 466)

Провести свой КОНЦЕРТ. Провести концерт в Москве.

Тариф – Концерт. Провести свой Концерт.

Губерниев назвал Абаскаля слабаком после матча "Спартака" с "Зенитом" в РПЛ

Ваня Дмитриенко, Катя Лель, Клава Кока, Звонкий в первом отчетном концерте “Новой Фабрики звезд” на ТНТ

В Сбере рассказали об экономическом эффекте энергоменеджмента

Выставка «Стерегущий Алтай» откроется на курорте «Манжерок»

В Якутии представят фильм о русскоустьинцах

Мотоклуб «Ночные волки» 5 марта откроет павильон на выставке «Россия»

Жители Подмосковья показали фотографии северного сияния

Приметы на 4 марта 2024 года: что категорически запрещается делать в этот день

Путин в России и мире

Персональные новости Russian.city
Борис Гребенщиков

Концерта не будет: Валерий Леонтьев отменил себя сам, а Борис Гребенщиков* притворился больным

News Every Day

Unbelievable Moroccan Food! Don’t Miss This Food - Sahara Desert!

Friends of Today24

Музыкальные новости

Персональные новости