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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Chatsika Lazalon
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Chatsika Lazalon
6 months 7 days ago

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

Fanizo Kapheni
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Fanizo Kapheni
6 months 7 days ago

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

Nyozani Khumulike
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Nyozani Khumulike
6 months 7 days ago

Will Muthalika reach 2019 to stand again, ntokaikaje.

ETO
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ETO
6 months 7 days ago

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

Zilani
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Zilani
6 months 8 days ago
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… Read more »
Nyonyo
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Nyonyo
6 months 9 days ago

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.

Lets take our country back
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Lets take our country back
6 months 9 days ago

Arab spring is what we need

Dwambazi
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Dwambazi
6 months 9 days ago

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

dingiswayo
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dingiswayo
6 months 9 days ago

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.

Dwambazi
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Dwambazi
6 months 9 days ago

The rumors are coming from your own camp

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