Chakwera, Chilima claim govt plot to postpone Malawi fresh elections

Tonse Alliance presidential ticket pair of torchbearer Lazarus Chakwera and his running mate Saulos Chilima on Saturday claimed government wants to  find excuses of postponing the fresh presidential electons for fear of losing, saying the political violence is one of the tactics being used.

Chakwera speaking in Zomba
Chakwera speaking in Zomba

The two leaders said this at Namadidi ground in Zomba where Tonse alliance addressed a political rally.

Chilima strongly condemned escalatting political violence and the stoning of his convoy in Phalombe on Friday but said he is not intimidated and will continue to address rallies across the country.

He accused DPP of fermenting the violence to create anarchy in the country so that President Peter Mutharika can declare a State of Emeregency with an aim to delay the fresh elections.

However, Chilima urged UTM and Tonse A lliance supporters to mantain peace and not retaliate.

“We are not afraid and we will not be intimidated. I will continue with campaign across the country because Malawi belongs to all of us,” said Chilima.

Chilima said the main agenda of the alliance is to remove liars  thieves  in powerand give Malawians a better country for all.

He accused former president Bakili Muluzi of sponsoring a Mr Mtente and giving thugs money amounting K1.7 million to target his life and cause violence in Mangochi where the alliance is having a rally on Sunday.

The Veep also said attempts by DPP to use Covis-19 pandemic to delay the elections will also fail.

On his part, Chakwera also condemned violence and said plans to postpone the elections will not work.

He  announced that the alliance government will change the fiscal year so that it starts on April 1 and end on March 31.

Chakwera said the change will allign the fiscal year with the agriculture season to give farmers ample time to acquire farm  inputs.

He also announced that his government will construct a 10 storey hostel at Chancellor College in Zomba to ease accommodation challenges that students face at the college and other colleges.

Chakwera also re-affirmed that UTM promises of one million jobs for the youth and cheap fertlizer will be implemented immediately the allince takes over government.

Member of Parliament for Zomba Changalume John Chikalimba said people of Zomba, including chiefs and civil servants are happy with the Tonse Alliance.

He thanked the alliance leaders for listening to the wishes of the people to join forces and have one joint presidential candidate.

The rally was briefly delayed because of rains which satrted after the alliance leaders had already arrived.

Malawi is set to hold a fresh presidential election following the February 3 judgement of a five-judge panel of the High Court of Malawi sitting as the Constitutional Court that nullified the May 21 2019 presidential election over alleged irregularities. A seven-judge panel of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal upheld the lower court’s ruling.

Chilima and Chakwera had petitioned the court to nullify the election.

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MDulamizu
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MDulamizu

Tingomasula motele; UDF and DPP have so much blood and fraud on their hands. Am talking about fresh direct killings and increasing deaths caused by suffocated health sector besides stealing alot of public resources. We understand why they want to be in power at a cost of anything it takes, milandu ndiyaikulu iyi. Their lust to still more is like an addiction demon. It’s a pity that in Malawi politicians die and crave to plunder for the little little taxes from the dying microscopic private sector, instead of planning on how best the country can improve. Malawi requires selfless leadership… Read more »

Richie
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A chilima
Mudzipanga campaign for chakwera
Inu si candidate
Kwanu kwatha
Stop dreaming

Kandulu
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Kandulu

Peter is afraid of the elections.

Malawi belong to the citizens
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Tonse alliance has the vision of the country.Fertilizer will be selling at less than K5000. Thanks guys, a country can have a good harvest.Osati a DPP Chimanga chonse chikuluchikulu chili pamalaya mmalo Moti chizipezeka kuma admarc ndi kunkhokwe zaboma.visionless leaders.Do not try to stop the election.That country will be upside down.Munthalika pajatu simumva,tili ndi ana ndi azimayi woyembekezera woti sangathamange.Chisankho chichitike at all costs, chifukwa kupanda kuchitika,no one will at peace in our country.Paja mumafuna muwone ndimaso.I can sense huge danger if the government can stop that presidential election.The election itself is unstoppable if you know what I mean.That is… Read more »

Bauleni
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Isn’t everything you asked for done? Why are you always crying like a baby. You wanted Ansah gone, Apm asked you to nominate new commisioners. Why are you crying? This guy is useless

Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

MCP losing direction because of Chilima.,Beware MCP. This guy is making your party unpopular now because he is too much of accusing the APM Regime to which he is party . Watch out Lazarus and team. Remember what he said last week kuti upresident will be rotational? And he will be Finance minister ? Munakambirana kuti zimenezo.

Mtete
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Nonsense

Chiku
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Chiku

I can’t wait to see the reaction of Mr Chilima & Chakwera after a defeat

Bauleni
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Same here. Kulira chokweza

hardy
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hardy

The usual. ” atibera”

Mtete
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It won’t happen the way you want

Kandulu
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Kandulu

Power to the people. The unstoppable movement. Yes, Peter will not intimidate us, we survived the Lion while he was hiding in USA.

TRUTH
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TRUTH

How can Chakwela a bloodshed engineer preach peach? Peace can not be achieved now after being out of God’s will. You missed the opportunity when you were a Reveland. Now you are just like any other sinner.

Mtete
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MCP and UTM are not party to Chasowa, Njauju, Lule, albinos etc killings. The two have never participated in plunder and theft of public resources.

TRUTH
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TRUTH

Mtete just express your views, do not waste your time to comment on other people’s views on issues that you are ignorant.

Forgive them
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Forgive them

Mungoyelekeza kulepheletsa chisankho chimenechi,
Tidzakusamutsaniko tokha,bola Chilungamo mukuchidziwa kuti Tonse alliance yanyamuka palibe kubwelera mbuyo

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