MCP poaches from DPP again: Bagus leaves ruling for opposition

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….analyst attributes defections to polls

A few days after the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) poached Lilongwe Deputy Mayor from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the opposition has made yet another catch from the pond of the ruling.

The Mayor, Juliana Kaduya, along with 60 others left the DPP for MCP.

Salim Bagus

Salim Bagus (In white) moves to MCP.

As if this is not enough, the DPP has lost one of its top names Salim Bagus who according to reports officially joins the MCP.

The MCP has three rallies in Malawi’s three regions this week.

But why are these defections escalating?
Political analyst Wonderful Mkhutche says the MCP is undergoing rebranding hence attracting the new names.

He argues that the defectors would in a way help the opposition party solicit more resources that would assist for 2019 elections preparations.

“That has indeed been the experience in Malawi. Politicians defect to parties after weighing opportunities and career survival. As much as they can blamed, this is a result of the system they are in. Malawi politics is not defined by ideology. Party affiliation takes center stage. It may be that they are defecting to MCP for these reasons, but their presence in the party should still not be overlooked. They represent a YES vote of confidence, especially for the neutrals,” said the analyst when asked to comment on whether these defectors may be only seeking personal enrichment in the party.

Mkhutche has since argued that for the MCP to forge ahead without drawbacks in the road to the next polls, there is a need to see to it that endorsements are made on people that would benefit the party.

Wonderful Mkhutche

Wonderful Mkhutche: MCP is undergoing rebranding.

“Political confidence is an asset as far as general elections are concerned. As an opposition party, among others, MCP can heavily rely on endorsements from already known names in our politics.”

This is however coming at a time when internal wars within the MCP have failed to die.

Recently, some top officials reportedly protested against the roping in of Mia to the party.

Others went to the extent of claiming Mia bribed party President Lazarus Chakwera.
Mia has intent to vie for the position of Vice Presidency at the party’s convention.
Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya who holds this post has reportedly indicated he is not moved by Mia.

Others in the party have been calling for the resignation of Chakwera claiming he has failed to run the party.

The MCP remains DPP’s direct contender for the 2019 elections.

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  1. I LIKE THIS ,MCP ILIBE ANTHU ACHILENDO KUWAIKA PA UDINDO NCHIFUKWA CHAKE IKUTOLERA MBAVA, MPHAWI ,ATAMBWALI KOMANSO AKANYIMBI CHOLINGA CHOFUNA KUPUSITSA ANTHU AMULUNGU.

    • Yes, it’s what we voted for in 1993, but am amazed with how our politicians are behaving. Trying to teste every food in the restaurant. I don’t know if we have a single politician who has elapsed 2 decades in politics but in one party. What are they looking for, I don’t know what politics they’re into. Assisting themselves?

    • Mchifukwa chake ma independents ngati ife tikuona kuti zonse nzachabe. Chifukwa a ndalewa ali busy kusaka podzithandizira pomwe ife tikuoneka ngati owathandizira kuledzera. Malawian politics at it’s best

  2. Chimene chidxiwa ine nchakut kuwina kwa presdent Mulungu amakhara kut ndamene waloza munthuyo.anthufe timangopita mmene namalenga walozamo kut tidutse.koma ndinene momuopa Mulungu mwiniyo kut according nd mmene amalawi tukudandaulira sangaloleso kut mavutowa tiwaone mpaka 2024.its my prayer kut if mcp wont take position then another party shud rise and win not DPP.I het DPP.madz gate.magetsi gate.maize gate.cash gate.albino gate.makala gate.ntchito kusowa so.cant forget.kulira kwanga ndithu namalenga adzandimva.swear

  3. Mmmmm atsogoleri adyera Ana ajoka aguloso, agulu kunyinda, agulu mamina ndatopa nanu musamatipusitse bwanji mumangoti ukumapita ukusowa mwapita mumafuna kusitha chani?

  4. MCP iziwina pa Facebook basi pachisakho muiwala ndinu otsutsa basi chifukwa makolo anu kumudzi chilungamo akuchidziwa okha

  5. Enawa alibe phindu pa ndale. Amangofuna kudya nawo. Ali ngati mbuzi, imanka kumene kuli thengo. nde thengo lake mkukhala tambala.

  6. who is this boy wonderful that of late malawi24 has made him an analyst of some sort? what qualifies him to be analyst in your crap stories?

  7. Those who think Bagus can bring any political impact to mcp do not follow politics. Uyu wangotsala dzina lokha and DPP knew kuti he was a non entity in as far as politics is concerned at the moment, no wonder he was not given any party post even at area level since he joined the party. Moti inu simukudwa ena akalowa chipani oti msuzi or kuti fungo pandale idakalimo amapasidwa kampando within the party structure but it was different with Bagus? Palibe chatsala pandale pamkuluyi even ukhansala sangawine.

  8. Bwana Chakwera mukuyenera kusamala ndi anthu akulowa mchipani, musakomedwe siwonse akubwera ndi mtima wofuna kusintha zinthu enawo adabadwa adyera SAMALANI NDI ABAKHA. Musiwale kut mwana wina adanyenga atate ake navala chikopa kufuna kupeza madaliso. Mtima ngwa DPP koma mawonekedwe akukhala ngati nga MCP. Ndakula nawo ndikuwadziwa sangasinthe

  9. zikomo kwa inu amene mwachiwona kut nchoyenerera kusintha chipani ngat tsogolo silikuwoneka zinthu zisanafike povutitsisa

  10. This means Depp now it’s turning to Mcp.so if Mcp win the 2019 it will remain a corrupt government because all its leaders are from the corrupt DPP. Nothing will change in Malawi.

  11. mwaiwala kale kuti zinachitika zoterezi 2011 mmalo mopata mpando anagwa nayo!! NDE ndikudabwa mukuti DPP watha!!!!

  12. News 24 is an abnormal piece of paper written by rotten cowards, why using word poach? Sukulu zake ndiye ziti zochititsa manyazi ngati zainuzi? Makape

  13. Admn stop misleading people. In Malawi everyone has a right to choose any party, church, club. He chose not poached. He is s grown up adult with 2 eyes and sense. Instead of joining ruling party people are running from ruling party. DPP is rotten in and out. Wise people are jumping off the ship before it sinks

  14. Indeed this is the way how wise people always do.mr Bagus thank u 4making right choice your ponder shows that you are in group of many malawians who wants 2change things in the country welcome Boss,Dr Chakwera the light and right to malawi 2019 Bomaaaaa(wina Abooka Mmatumbo).

  15. Indeed this is the way how wise people always do.mr Bagus thank u 4making right choice your ponder shows that you are in group of many malawians who wants 2change things in the country welcome Boss,Dr Chakwera the light and right to malawi 2019 Bomaaaaa(wina Abooka Mmatumbo).

  16. MUNTHU AMENE AMAKONDA UDF NGATI INE SANGAVOTELE DPP VOTE YANGA IPITA KU MCP KUSIYANA NDIKUVOTELA NDATA FARM YOKHAYOKHA ZOPUSA

  17. Kkkkkkkkkkkk is it animals in Kasungu National Park I thought it’s human beings having brain like you admin…tell us something concrete not this one okay!!!

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