Chilima jets back from Nigeria summit

Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima has returned from Nigeria where he attended the two day Africa-Israel dialogue summit.

Back in town: Chilima on arrival

Chilima welcomed with a hug from wife Mary in return home

Chilima (r) is seen here with Nigeria ex-ledaer Obasanjo and Lesotho’s Finance Minister Dr Morketsi Majoro at the Olusegun Obasanjo library in Nigeria

Sharing notes: Chilima with Obasanjo and other delegates

Obasanjo sharing ideas with Chilima in Nigeria

Chilima was welcomed at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA)  by his wife, Mary and other family friends and United Transformation Movement (UTM) officials.

His  entourage to the summit consisted of only four people who included him, one officer staff and security personal.

Chilima left the country on Saturday for the summit which was organized by the by the Brenthurst Foundation.

The theme of the dialogue was Agriculture and Technology for Development and drew participation of international experts and leaders.

The Vice President’s participation was at the invitation of Olusegun Obasanjo, and former President of Nigeria, who is board chair of the Brenthurst Foundation.

The Brenthurst Foundation supports Initiative in seeking ways to fund African development and to organize conferences on African competitiveness.

Pictures released at the dialogue show Chilima, Obasanjo and a minister of finance from Lesotho casually sitting down discussing issues.

The Vice-President broke ranks with the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on June 6 this year and declared he will challenge President Peter Mutharika in the presidential race in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

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, including seeing off and welcoming the President, stirring debate among legal scholars on the position and status of the Vice-President.

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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sato
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sato

Change comescomes even when other people want to maintain the status quo.

diston
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diston

welcome back chilima abwana 2019 boma

Unoka
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Unoka

Chilima 2019 bomaaaah, whether one likes or not!!!!

Vinjenje
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Vinjenje

2019,Saulos boma.

hope
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Takulandilani bwana VIP, MR Maliseche ndi ziko lonse la Malawi limagwedezeka ndipo zabwino nsose muwulendo wanu mu may 2019

Phiri
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Phiri

Obasanjo is one of africa’s WORST leaders and ugly idiot. He is power hungry and always interfering in Nigerian politics. He has helped impose presidential candidates in Nigeria – including the current Buhari (an old, sickly and useless president. What Obasanjo wants is to walk in the corridors of power, dine and wine with those in power so that he can continue eating and fattening his accounts – he is a stupid fool of a former president. Chilima has just shown how misguided he is.

jolu
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jolu

fortunately enough,this is just your personal perspective.Every leader has his/her downfalls. Try to think positively sometimes.Weigh Buharis weakness and strengths before you tal trash…chilima is not obasanjo nor is he buhari but he can still learn from them….infact this is you showing us what a stupid critic you are.Believe in change my brother.

winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

UTM NEWS and oMACHEMBA please become real human beings and not obnoxious wild-animals.What you have commented about our next President Chilima is both malicious and scumbag that will never sway his devouted supporters in Malawi and diaspora.The fact remains that your diabolical lies continue to strongly build and energise our next President S.Chilima.It is a shameless and misguided lie to tell Malawians that ex-President of Nigeria Abasanjo himself one of Africa’s notable Statesmen gave Chilima US$100 million for his campaign.Malawians,why do we accept ourselves to become the loughing stock of Africa,the coming of Bingu and his brother into Malawi,has completely… Read more »

Chiswa B
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Chiswa B

What illegal stuff are you smoking? or what drink are you guzzling which makes you think this boy is your next president?

Eduardo
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Eduardo

Kanundu bwana. How on earth can Chilima become president of Malawi, not through an election of course.

mkhonde mwenecho
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mkhonde mwenecho

I can’t hestate to put across my comments on what Msowoya has just commented vigorously,it is ridiculous for malawians to comment badly on this heated debate about Chillima associating himself with the former president of Nigeria saying that the former president of nigeria was cruelly when he was a president.The story itself does not substantiate, it lacks the depth of truth in it therefore it is a story which has been cooked by malicious and cruelly people who are not ready to accept the change. Thanks Msowoya for educating our brothers and sisters who have been in darkness for long… Read more »

With Your Silence Demicracy Dies
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With Your Silence Demicracy Dies

Now Dr Saulos Chilima please tell Malawians all you know about rigging. Only you Dr Chilima can stop vote rigging. I would like to believe that you did not rig the last elections but you keeping quite after promising Malawians that you would reveal how DPP rigged the last elections. What honestly are we to believe? Speak now Bwana or your reputation lies in ruin.

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
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Shaft Sachapandimadzi

Welcome back Namalegeni from a fundraising trip. We hope convention ija itheka tsopano. Ma Igwe akutchula dolar ya convention. Mwachitako mwayitu ku Nigeria ko sanakupangekoni interview….

Mulomwe
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Mulomwe

… in other news, someone by the name of Mutharikarim went to UNGA with 70+ entourage. The jury is out – someone is “eating” taxes.

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