BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-The Blantyre Synod General Secretary Reverend Billy Gama has backed his statement made on Saturday, March 26, 2022 that attracted reactions from Malawians regarding Chakwera ruling Malawi for two terms.

In an interview with Times Radio on Monday, March 28, 2022, Gama said his statement during the graduation ceremony at the University of Blantyre Synod was of the view that the constitution of Malawi permits presidential candidates to run for two terms.

Opportunist Billy Gama

“I said that statement with a clear conscious considering our constitution permits a presidential candidate to run for two terms. It is up to Malawians and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to allow the president Chakwera to run for a second term.

“Anybody can interpret the statement anyhow but I don’t regret saying what I said,” said Gama.

Gama added that Blantyre Synod has always been working in partnership with government in development and his statement does not indicate that he personally desires to see President Chakwera ruling beyond the first term.

He also said his remarks were not an indication that the Synod is endorsing Chakwera’s desire to run for second term but only from his understanding of the constitution of the country. He has distanced himself from any political connection with the president.

Gama’s remarks comes amid ongoing mass criticism on Chakwera presidency over failed promises and crippled economy which has resulted in rising cost of living in the two years in power.

Prior to this, Second Vice President of the ruling Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Harry Mkandawire disclosed that MCP has endorsed Chakwera as its candidate in the 2025 presidential elections.

President Lazarus Chakwera’s Tonse government is failing to meet Malawians expectations coupled with high cost of living just two years in power.

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