Why I Will Vote For Peter Mutharika and DPP

DPP Machinga 4Since I endorsed Peter Mutharika for the Presidency in Malawi, there has been a demand on why I think he can make a good President. Using well known elements of good leadership, here is what I think:

1. It is Never About You – APM is not selfless. He does not make reference to himself as the one who will develop Malawi. He mentions the DPP accomplishments and how the party will use it’s much appreciated policies of the past to continue a development agenda that was phenomenal. Leaders must be selfless with the main focus upon making the team better. Your success must come from the vision and accomplishment of your team. Put your team in the spotlight and you will shine.

2. Leadership and Team Building – When Bingu died, APM immediately embraced the DPP just when all the greedy guys were leaving the DPP. He made all the right moves to stabilise the party. He did not end there! He led the loyal team in organising a very credible convention. He won and took an elected mandate. The force that is the DPP now is the result of a team that took power from the people. Given a chance, I believe he will use the same leadership skills to unite our broken nation and enable us to focus on development. Team recognition is what matters and most of a leader’s time needs to be spent on this. Otherwise you will not be capitalizing on the full potential of your team and the organization will suffer as a result. Not just ine ine ine like Chakwera and JB!

3. APM is Leading Change – Loss of power made DPP realise the wrongs it did during its reign. The beginning of change is to accept that some of your previous ways were inappropriate. APM led the DPP in apologising to the nation on its past wrongs. A very big step towards meaningful change of a party that was hugely successful in developing Malawi but also tented by some bad apples within its rank and file. The ability to be flexible as conditions change is always a function of great leadership.

4. APM is Developing Leaders and Creating Opportunities for young men-APM’s choice of his running mate was absolutely spot on! In Saulos Chilima, we have a matured young man with a proven track record of achievement. He was not chosen just because he is young and has papers. The guy is a complete leader! He would make a perfect replacement of APM. Leaders are not always born. It is the role of current leadership to create them. APM has just created the next DPP and probably Malawi leader in Chilima. It shows how visionary he is. I believe he saw the mistake that his brother made in selecting a woman who thinks running a govt is like running a charity. Today more young men are at the centre of running things in DPP.

5. APM enhanced DPP’s Vision and Set of Values – APM has led the DPP team in maintaining as well as enhancing its vision and development agenda. This will make it easy for the DPP to hit the ground running. From day one, the party will know what to do. No guess work! The party has people who were involved in the development process that oversaw phenomenal agricultural and infrastructural development within the 8 years that DPP was in power. APM knows where the country needs to go and how to get there. Strategy means little if you do not have a vision of the future or why you need to get there. A set of values is a foundation that ensures decision making easier and guide your direction.

6. I believe APM is a Great Listener – Otherwise a self centred person would not have revived the DPP considering how low it had gone in 2012. Go vote for this great guy! I beg ooh!

23 Responses to "Why I Will Vote For Peter Mutharika and DPP"

  1. munthu wa munthu  May 15, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    You only forget one thing that APM is not a problem solver he shrinks inside when things are hot and thats not good signs of leadership, he never uttered a word when he was an education minister he was staying as if there was no crisis, he did stand when the foreign relations got sour he stayed as if nothing has happened you can trust such kind of the leader in such a way, a leader must learn to articulate his ideas for others to grasp otherwise it can be total confusion, wait and see after election you will see people saying the truth of how he administer his duties even within the DPP i rest my case.

  2. EDNA  May 13, 2014 at 12:11 pm


  3. James kassambala  May 13, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Malawi Woyeeeeeeee..Apm woyeeee..guys ndikumva kukoma2 ap

  4. Matinga  May 13, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Osandiuza ofuna kusankha, sindingasankhe Gay (wamathanyula) ine aiiii, ngati anakuthanyulani ndikukupatsani dola kuti mudzamuvotele pangani zanuzo enafe toto. SITIFUNA WAMATHANYULA WA UMUNA WAMIBULUMIBULU.

  5. Rodrick Matiki  May 13, 2014 at 6:41 am

    No 1 ndi APM,pa no 2,3,4 palibe anthu.believe me or not.

  6. Lazarus Nkhoma  May 13, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Chala mmwamba!!!!!!!!!!!!!! APM woyeeeeeeh DPP woyeeeeeeee! 23 tonse waku Kamuzu stadium kakalumbiritsa 3rd Ngwazi, wat a sweet day that will be

    • jilward yohane  May 15, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      I really feel tseke tseke DPP woyeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Bosco Kagona  May 13, 2014 at 6:40 am

    In APM we o trst!! Boma iloOoooOoooooo!!!

  8. Evance  May 13, 2014 at 6:39 am

    He shows maturity hw he can handle things

  9. Isaac  May 13, 2014 at 6:39 am

    7 days to go!! APM ndi deal ,

  10. Peter Fulu  May 13, 2014 at 6:38 am


  11. Emmanuel  May 13, 2014 at 6:37 am

    A Peter Woeeeee.. Remember A Ballot Is Stronger Than A Bullet, The Cowards Will Cry.. Come 21st May

  12. Wezzie Luhanga  May 13, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Dpp woyeeeee

  13. Fancy Tepani  May 13, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Peter is the only hope for Malawi currently,we should look elsewhere in future not now.He has the vote of the people.VIVA APM!!!

  14. chistina  May 13, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Chara m’mwamba chara m’mwamba DPP Woyeeee!!!

  15. Mike  May 13, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Thus true, it was avery critical situation, everybody expected the downfall of Dpp, an end, but this wise and intelligent man tightened his belt to rebuild. For sure, he will do the samething wth our dissastraus country. Dpp woyee!

  16. Nyaphaphi  May 13, 2014 at 6:05 am

    You see the difference with youth rallying behind chilima nd APM are educated and civilised compared to ma dobadoba a UDF …at least DPP followers are knowledgeable and ready to work osati ma bouncer a mtauni ati ma debt collectors nosense

  17. Malawian.  May 13, 2014 at 5:32 am

    We dont want NABAKHA, kaya ndi Chakwera, Peter, Atupele… It doesnt matter.

  18. RSA  May 13, 2014 at 4:41 am

    vote 4 APM 4 gud future.

  19. chamavi  May 13, 2014 at 2:45 am

    I will not vote for peter because he hates Tumbukas he canot make a good a leader

  20. KALIKOKHA  May 12, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Ineso ndizavotela Peter,ndimunthu omvera atamulangiza adviser kuti akabweze Green Card sanawilingule.Anadzichepetsa.China choti mudziwe a Malawi ngati muli ozindikira Joyce banda alibe nafe nchito.Panopa mmalo mosunga chimanga ku nkhokwe ali busy kugawa.Anthu akukolola chimanga chatchipa chomagawira anthu chimanga ndichani mmalo mopereka zintchito.Amene mukufuna kutsutsa lingalirani bwinobwino.Kodi ndizoona anthu ali pa ma ARV asamayezedwe CD4 Count ku Queens chifukwa choti akupanga kampani?Nanga mankhwala ndizoona?Ndinali ku Lilongwe mwezi watha kukayendera ma Health Centers,koma ndizomvetsa chisoni kuti anthu akumabwerera kulibe mankhwala kuchipatala.

  21. mantha ndiribe  May 12, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Developed Malawi. Begins with DPP! Go Peter! Go Chilima! Youth will rally behind you come May 20!

  22. Adunia  May 12, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Another great point for voting Peter is that Malawi has been all along a cheap labour supplier. The idear to build more university MUST and the others in offing is a strategic vision for Malawi to produce more specialist Labour who may in turn bring a sizable chunk of forex into Malawi unlike in the past when maalawi sent our many people to Zimbabwe South Africa and Zambia just for a peanut return.

    Take for example what South Korea said when Joyce was trying to export Labourers to go into that country to till land there. The response was that they need specialised labours and not otherwise.

    My appeal to alll young Malawians particularly the Youth VOTE PETER VOTE DPP


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