Chilima has news for Malawi on Wednesday: Nation waits with baited breath

Vice President Saulos Chilima will address a news  conference in Lilongwe  Wednesday morning amid baited breaths on what he will say to the nation.

Chilima: Has some news for Malawians

Chilima kept the nation on a standstill on June 6 2018 when he officially announced that he was leaving the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) after months of silence following calls by some sections of supporters for him to challenge President Peter Mutharika as DPP torch bearer for the May 2019 elections.

That day, the nation stood on a standstill and everyone listened to what he had to say.

Again, Wednesday, Chilima, who is also UTM Party President, has created hype where everyone would want to know what he will say at the news conference.

Chilima will address reporters  at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) from 9.30am, according to a notice released by UTM.

Social media is awash with speculation on what Chilima will say at the presser, just a few days before presenting his nomination papers as a presidential candidate for his UTM party where he is expected to name his running mate.

“This guy makes Malawi listen, he is a genius. Apapa (here) the hype will heighten. Malawi always goes on a standstill when he says he wants to speak,” wrote one Brighton Phiri.

Others were speculating that Chilima will use the presser to unveil his running mate in the May watershed elections.

Chilima’s  news conference has not escaped the eye of inquisitive DPP supporters some of whom saw the opportunity to throw in some misinformation.

“Wednesday, 30th January, 2019. The day UTM will officially announce their withdrawal from the Presidential race…Time is 9.00am at BICC…DPP Musiye mwana iweeee!” wrote His Eminence Bob Khalifa, real name Bob Chimkango, a well known DPP sympathizer and Company Secretary for state controlled Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC).

However, Chilima’s aide laughed off the suggestion that his boss is going to throw in the towel, saying people should just be ‘glued to their radio and TV sets and listen properly to what the Vice President will say’.

The news  conference will be aired live on Zodiak TV and radio stations and various media outlets including Nyasa Times  are expected to cover the event live.

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bwampini
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bwampini

Ine all l want is another person to take over from nkhalamba. nkhalamba sindikuzifuna. 80 years ukufunabe kulamulira, koma zowona ndithu mr maliseche. za boma ndi zosiyirana izi. Gondwe, takapume, kodi simunathandize ziko mokwanira. Thats madness to vote for DPP.

Nambewe
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Nambewe

True Malawians respect the elderly! The elderly are full of wisdom! why is age a factor? Kodi inuyo mukadzakul will you expect the nation not to want you poti mwa kalamba?

Malawi
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Malawi

Nyasatimes kodi simunamve or kuona SKC akusaiza A Pulezidenti. Waimatu mnyamata atapinda zibagela. Tiyeni dpp folani. Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.
Apatu SKC waitha. Leadership skills mixed with Marketing. DPP muchedwa ndikusolola kutukwana ndi kuvulaAmai ndi uchigawenga. Tiyeni nazo. Koma mulimba. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😃😃😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😃😃😃😃😃😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Maunits
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Maunits

He has to wait. Todlers can not run affairs of the country ask Goodall Gondwe. Chakwera befit.

I shall be honest with u.
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Kodi “Kasaila ” chimbangileni blunder ndi dzimayi uja wangoti ziiiii inu ma Cadets?

Ndalama zathu zakuchulukilani that’s why mngomenya chubwi chubwi azimayi mosakhala bwino.

Mwana Wa Kamuzu Mwamupha
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Mwana Wa Kamuzu Mwamupha

Tiyeni tigwire ntchito anthunu andalewa asatiputsitse. Atidyere ndalama azitidyera nthawi yathunso.Zachamba

Kaitano
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Kaitano

A Malawi tazipitani ku ntchito, kumunda,kuti mupeze chakudya Cha mawa!! Bwanji upusa? Zoona Inu ndithu mukhale pa TV chete kumaonela wina Ali pantchito yake? Are you serious? Aaa come on! If really Chilima has something to say to you, he would choose aday where everyone will be home listen to his what he call something to the Nation! By the way Manganya was doing the same just to waist your time,, what we were told was just bwato sakwelela pakati pa nyanja,, Kodi a Malawife umbuli uzichita ukhala ndi mphanda ngati mtengo wa Mango? This is unacceptable! Let people go… Read more »

charombanthu
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charombanthu

Wakuuza kuti sitikugwira ntchito ndani? Mbuli ndiweyo. Ine driver wa minibus ndisamvetsele chifukwa cha iweyo. Wagwa nayo.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Ukaona anthu akukanika ukhazikika pagulu,dziwa kuti mau alasa mtima.

Gona pa Muhanya
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Gona pa Muhanya

Iwe ndiye chule weniweni You meant we should listen to you other Chilima? Mbuzi iwe we don’t even know you.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

At least, kalowa mkhutu kayaza

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

Akufuna kusiya pansi u vice president. Ofuna kumuthandiza ku America amuuza kuti atule pansi udindo ndipo amukhutulira makobidi, and that is a conndition kuti atule baasi. Muonanso amupusitsa atayitaya retirement package yakeyo.

emmanuel chavula
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emmanuel chavula

viva chilima , i hope he will disclose ubava ose and his plan to end kuba especially kwa ma politicians athu mu malawi muno komaso kutiuza running mate wake

North nyasa
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Why this group is so Noisy?Change please may be you can attract Malawian Elites.We need you but cool down and talk calmly. Request us to for you not command us.You are entering crucial season soon.We will b

Wakukaya mwenecho
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Wakukaya mwenecho

Wayewaka uko.

Godfrey w. Nantali
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Chinachilichonse chili ndithawi yake,just wait and see

Godfrey w. Nantali
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If u want to win the election ,Stop intimidating pple.