Mutharika rejects rift with Chilima: Malawi President says detractors will ‘fail’

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has said there is no breakdown in the relationship between him and the country’s second in command Saulos Chilima, saying fears on that are “myth”.

President Mutharika and vice president Saulos Chilima

President Mutharika and vice president Saulos Chilima

Mutharika told state broadcaster MBC in a Talk to the Nation interview program after a question submitted from the public asked the President on the speculations that the Head of State and Vice President have a breakdown in relationship and that Mutharika was grooming foreign minister George Chaponda to succeed him.

But the President said allegations of poor working relations with Chilima were false and unfounded.

He said it was also baseless for some to create many negative stories against the vice president in order to create a rift with his deputy.

“So stories of conflict and disagreement between us are a myth,” said President Mutharika.

Mutharika said speculations may come because of past relationship between the President and vice president.

“I think some people want that to continue,” said Mutharika, adding “they want to create things that do not exist. They want that there should be a fight.”

Mutharika said detractors will “fail”.

“There is no conflict whatsoever between the President and his vice,” maintained Mutharika.

The President said people are fabricating stories between he has good relationship with Chilima who he proudly stated he picked from the private sector other than the political rank and file “to bring in private sector  management style in public administration.”

Said Mutharika: “I also said I was going to assign him [Chilima] the public service reform task so that we can run the civil service like the way they do in the private sector [productive]. So far, that is what he is doing. So whatever people want, I honestly don’t know.”

 

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19 thoughts on “Mutharika rejects rift with Chilima: Malawi President says detractors will ‘fail’”

  1. Chatsika Lazalon says:

    Aphwanga aMCP Mukulimbana Ndi Peter Mtsogoleri Amasankha Ndi Mulungu Mwamva Chakwela Come 2019 Peter AZAWINANSO Tiye Nazo Muzthawa Mmodz Mmodz Waku Exile Mmalo Moti Mukanangosiya Tizipani Totchuka Ndi Kupha Mabishop Angakuvotere Ndan unya DPP Mpaka Chaka Cha 3050 Inu Mukutsutsabe Ndati Mukazawin Ng’ooo!! Muzandifunse Dzina Langa Lakale, Ukawelengenso Baibulo Udindo Munthu Sazipatsa Yekha Ufiti Eti

  2. Fanizo Kapheni says:

    Who is the tamed snake between the two, or is it both – a python and cobra. let us wait and see?

  3. Nyozani Khumulike says:

    Will Muthalika reach 2019 to stand again, ntokaikaje.

  4. ETO says:

    WE WOULD ONLY AGREE THAT THERE IS NO RIFT IF THE VP WERE TO REFUTE THIS AND NOT THE PRESIDENT.

  5. Zilani says:

    The fact still remains, Chilima warned APM on taming snakes but APM has done nothing. Chilima championed the reduction of presidential powers on appointments which they promised during campaign period but APM with his snakes can’t have changed tune. Typical of midnight six. Chilima is expecting to take over the presidential mantle in 2019, but APM is grooming one of the snakes. In short, there’s a gap between the president and his vice. They both know it and come 2018 the centre won’t hold and the cracks will be wider. I will repeat this very comment as a reminder. I just pray to God for the security of Chilima otherwise I don’t trust the midnight six.

  6. Nyonyo says:

    Sindikaika 2019 Dpp idzapambana kwambiri. Because you may think you are decampaigning the two but come 2018 the two will find answers to whatever allegations are forwaded to the two. Mukutchukitsa zosatchukitsatu apa.

  7. Lets take our country back says:

    Arab spring is what we need

  8. Dwambazi says:

    ……and what have you two idiots done worth mentioning other than sinking this country deeper into poverty trenches?????

  9. dingiswayo says:

    what exactly have you two done really apart from wearing sunglasses? nothing. nada.zero. 2 empty suits.2 losers. i rest my case. revolution required.

  10. Dwambazi says:

    The rumors are coming from your own camp

  11. dr tonde says:

    Detractors will fail indeed

  12. Cross says:

    Peter is completely lying. the fingers are all over that Chilima was used by Peter like a condom. We can cite one example after another. The caller to this so called questionnaire was from the State House and Peter very well rehearsed the answer. I even know who orchestrated this at the state house.

  13. PM says:

    Galu wamkulu komaso wamisala wakuwa boza APA.

    APM and Chilima are not State President and Vice President respectively but they are DPP president and vice president.

    A truly voted State President and his vice would have found solutions to deadly problems Malawians are facing now. APM ndiwe chigewenga chomwe chikulondeledwa ndi apolisi aboma. Apolisi anayenera kusunga mbavavi kundende koma akuyilondela ku nyumba za boma.

    Mbavawe imfa yasala pang’ono ubeletu zako kuti ukabise kumanda ngati mom we anachhitira Galu nzako uja bingu.

  14. Denguzman. says:

    LET US WAIT AND SEE.

  15. The Analyst says:

    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    While acknowledging that Malawi is a nation of gossipers and rumour-mongerers, who are good at
    . . . creating order where there is no order . . . ;
    . . . making a storm, out of a cup . . .;
    . . . seeing mountains where only anthills exist . . .;
    . . . mistaking a cat for a lion . . .;
    . . . et cetera . . .
    the issue of a rift between you two is a non-issue, as far as working together to develop Malawi is concerned; coz you guys are doing nothing.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    . . . The thing is, people may get concerned about the rift between you two, only if zomwe mukuchita zikudziwika; and are therefore worried and afraid that the good you are doing for this country may be disrupted. Alas!
    . . . what you guys are doing, nobody knows . . .
    . . . why you contested for the presidency, nobody knows, not even yourselves . . .
    . . . why you can’t take any voice of reason, when its clear that you guys are lost; only the devil knows . . .

    Therefore, it does not matter whether two people are working together as friends to do nothing or individually as enemies, to do the same nothing; coz nothing is nothing and that exactly what you guys are doing.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    In short . . .
    . . . It is immaterial, really, whether you guys are in good or bad terms coz as far as working together for the good of this country is concerned, nothing + nothing = nothing. And there is no any indication whatsoever, that you shall sober up soon or in the near future, and shift from doing nothing to something for the good of this country.
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

  16. Tengupenya says:

    so what is being achieved in the civil service reforms? the civil servants are still despondent. rank and file now openly say that if they had a chance they too would pilferage the Treasury to enrich themselves no matter how and no matter the consequences. Reform the compensation package and offload excess staff, starting with non performers.

  17. Mlangeni says:

    Its a smoke! Fire dem pon dem

  18. Mlangeni says:

    Ndidzaulura! By Grace Chinga

  19. Gold Ruyondo says:

    there is no smoke without fire

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