Chilima challenges Mutharika: ‘Simungatifinye, stop this foolishness of intimidating people’

State Vice-President and UTM Party presidential candidate  Saulos Chilima  has challenged his boss President Peter Mutharika to “stop this foolishness of intimidating people” in the run up to the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

Chilima had to buy from local vendors
Chilima arriving in Balaka for campaign rally
Chilima welcomed in Balaka by Lucius Banda
Crowds at UTM campaing rally in Balaka

Chilima spoke at a campaign rally at Balaka Primary School Ground on Friday afternoon that politics of intimidation were buried in 1993 when the country voted for multi party politics from one party dictatorship.

“Indeed this foolishness should stop. The foolishness which should stop is the one of intimidating Malawians. You cannot use government money to go on a podium and intimidate people,” said a visibly charged Chilima.

He was responding to President Mutharika’s recent remarks in Ntchisi where he lost his cool threatening to ‘deal’ with anyone who wants to rig the elections.

Chilima used the word ‘foolishness’ describing allegations that opposition parties he did not name were planning to rig the elections.

“If you were not here in 1993 and you were outside the country, ask those who were here to tell you that we were done with politics of intimidation. You can not intimidate us. Simunagatifinye no no no, please find someone else to intimidate not Malawians,” said Chilima.

“The foolshiness that must end is that of intimidating people not rigging elections. An opposition party cannot rig elections. In fact noone is going to rig elections and that is why some of us are campaigning so that in May we should start correcting things that were going wrong by these people, ” said Chilima.

“When we don’t respond to these intimidations it does not mean that we fear you. Whether you are sitting at Sanjika or State House thinking you are going to intimidate us, then we are sorry, we cannot be intimidated,” Chilima told a huge crowd that attended the rally.

He said those who are intimidating people are aware that they will lose the elections.

Among the people who attended the Balaka rally included former First Lady Patricia Shanil Dzimbiri, UTM Campaign Director and music icon Lucius Banda, UTM Presidential Campaign Chairman Felix Njawala and other top UTM members.

Speaking during some Imbizos he addressed the whole week in Balaka, Chilima advised President Mutharika to quickly accept the results of the elections, even now.

“He should not be shy, founding  President Kamuzu Banda accepted defeat  [to Bakili Muluzi] when they had not finished counting the votes so Akuluwa [Mutharika] should just accept even now,” said Chilima.

The Vice-President broke ranks with the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on June 6 this year and declared he will challenge Mutharika in the watershed presidential race.

Chilima—whom President Peter Mutharika picked as running mate in January 2014 where he served as Airtel Malawi managing director—had a visibly rosy relationship with the establishment until his declaration and the President subsequently stripped him of his Cabinet portfolio of Minister Responsible for Disaster Management Affairs and in-charge of National Public Events.

Since his declaration, Chilima has been sidelined from official engagements.

Section 80 (3) of the Constitution provides that the Vice-President shall be elected concurrently with the President and the name of a candidate for the Vice-President shall appear on the same ballot paper as that of the presidential candidate who nominated him/her.

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Maunits
Maunits
3 years ago

Chilima cant win Chakwera will do and the only annointed by God. His name is wrtten in the book of kings of Malawi as a ruler come 2019 May 21

SYMPA
SYMPA
3 years ago

CHAKWERA IS THE ONE WINNING …..

Guideon
Guideon
3 years ago

Ndale zoopsezana zinatha madala ngatimwakula inhobwererani komwe munachokera amalawi saopsezaedwa baba kunali azanu lero ali kt even akulu anu anayesapo kutiopseza koma zinathera

Heart Attack
Heart Attack
3 years ago

I will vote for Chilima. He is handsome, young, intelligent and honest. This other guy is ugly, too old, dull and crook. Ananama kuti adzawina 2014, adzakwera ndege kukatsekula doko ku Nsanje. Pumbwa

Silombela
Silombela
3 years ago

Crook wachabechabe. so far you are failing to come clean and say subela masankho. All you keep saying enawo achepa sangabele. double speak always!

Guideon
Guideon
3 years ago
Reply to  Silombela

President wa dziko kuopa a opposition kusonyeza kt mchona game yamukulira u crook anauyamba ndiye pom’bera JB ndiye pano akuopa chiani

Patrick Malume Phiri
Patrick Malume Phiri
3 years ago
Reply to  Silombela

Mwana nayo… Ology abele

Maki
Maki
3 years ago

Ntchona azipita Ku care home basi. Gogo agwa ndi heart attack akapanda kuupeza. He looks really charged up with anger. He had the chance to beta Malawi but he took us for granted after 2014.

Kang'ombe
Kang'ombe
3 years ago

Chilima we are all behind you, the whole country is all behind you. Muwina with a landslide even ku Central kuno

Kampiru Kokoma
3 years ago
Reply to  Kang'ombe

Mukondeni munthu pomuuza zoona zokhazokha kuti UTM sipeza ma MP okwanira 20 pa 21 May ndipo Tambala wakuda ndi amene akudzatidzutsa pa 21 May kuti KWAAAAAAACCCCCHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Adzafunika
Adzafunika
3 years ago
Reply to  Kampiru Kokoma

Even if he does not get more MPs and MCP with more MPs will continue being the leading opposition party again this term. Kwacha Kwacha lero?? Zakalekale!!!!! Mudakalipo kuyimba nyimbo yanu ija “Atibera, Atibera, Angotibera!!!

Anganga
Anganga
3 years ago

Chilima our own magufuli . Malawi will never be the same . Timanyozeka ku maiko ena ngati anthu opanda nzeru ife. Kumangoti malawians are poor yet u stealing from us everyday. We are hardworkers already we just need hard working and vision president basi. Self starter osati odalira kupangilidwa dzina ndimakolo Kapena achimwene. Abusa sorry by bringing in JB u lost it

Baza
Baza
3 years ago

Chilima moto kuti buuuuuu!…BOMA ILOOOO!

namatetule
3 years ago

The story goes round that it was Chilima who helped DPP rig votes in 1994. He has also confirmed he is the master thief in so many of his rallies.. Malawians, do you really know this guiy? Please dont just get carried away – he is a very deadly cunning thief- worse than you will ever know. Ask around- dont make a mistake.

Ask around what gives him this confidence? PLEASE PLEASE BEWARE! YOU AVE BEEN WARNED

Adzafunika
Adzafunika
3 years ago
Reply to  namatetule

Did DPP win in 1994????? Am sorry for you. Mwina nanu munatchona?

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