Chilima presidential ambitions ‘on pause’ to save Malawi: ‘July 2 vote will be grand Nyekhwe’

Vice President Salous Chilima says he has put on hold his presidential ambitions to support Dr Lazarus Chakwera as presidential torchbearer of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) a ticket that represents Tonse Alliance of nine opposition parties so that the two join forces to redeem the country.

Chilima(L) is running mate to MCP presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera seen here together in Mzuzu
MCP rally in Mzuzu

Chilima said this on Sunday to record crowd that attended the Tonse Alliance first rally at Mzuzu upper stadium.

“My presidential ambitions are on pause. I have done this to save the country by supporting and standing with Dr Lazarus Chakwera,” said Chilima, who is also UTM Party leader.

He said the alliance has been formed to redeem and unite the country.

Chilima said himself and Chakwera fought the court battles against the May 2019 tippexed elections and graced the proceedings at the court for months, even during the hot months of September to November, to obtain justice for Malawians.

The Veep then paid tribute to witnesses who took courage to testify and give evidence, the lawyers who gallantly directed the case for UTM and MCP and the judges for braving threats and bribery to deliver justice.

Chilima said himself, Chakwera, the witnesses and the lawyers have done their part by obtaining electoral justice from the courts and now it’s the turn of Malawians to do their part on the ballot.

“We have done our part and it now your turn to go and vote in large numbers on July 2, 2019 for greater victory,” said Chilima.

He said the court victories seemed impossible to many but their persistence to seek justice has paid off.

“They (DPP) talked of Nyekhwe. But the Courts have shown them Nyekhwe. On July 2, it will be mother of all Nyekhwes as the alliance will win the elections,” said Chilima.

He said the Tonse alliance is not a family dynasty but is there to uplift the lives of Malawians and unite the country.

Chilima said reports making rounds that DPP operatives plan to tamper with the 2019 voters roll or burn Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) offices will not yield anything as the opposition already has the information.

The Veep assured UTM supporters that the alliance is for their own good and that the party’s manifesto will be incorporated into the alliance package.

He cited plans such as one million jobs, cheap fertilizer at K4 495, K70 billion loan scheme to benefit women and the youth, free water and electricity connection, and monthly honoraria for the elderly as some of the manifesto plans to being incorporated into the alliance.

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Jamax
Jamax
9 months ago

Wakondwa mu mtengo wa mango, ndiye Absalomu akuti ali pa pause Shaaaaaaa!!! kkkkkk!!!!! Davide polira maliro ake a Absalomu anati mwana iwe wafelanji Absalomu!!!!!!!!!! Nkhondo iyi ya ndale ikufanana ndi ya David (APM) komanso mwanawake Absalomu (Chilima) ndipo yayambika — Camp iliyonse yatumiza ma Generals and ma Commanders kukamenya nkhondo ya campagn kkk !!!!! ziliko chaka chino… Fellow Malawians am comparing this battle with what happened in the Bible times please read 2 Samuel 18 vs 1 – 33 > the Almighty Yahweh is in total control, Absalomu afera zake zomwe… asamale ndithu – this General called Chakwera is a… Read more »

Ndadabwa
9 months ago

UTM has only 4MPs and that is the only UTM power on the ground. Anthu kumudziku UTM sakuidziwa. And I doubt if chilima really got 1m votes. Each party which got over 1m votes has over 40 MPs in parliament. Atupere with 250000 votes has over 15MPs in parliament. How come kachilima got 1m votes but only 4MPs? Figures are not correlating here. Truth be told, kachilima got far less votes than 1m that’s why he got only 4MPs.

That’s why UTMCP shall lose again because with 4MPs, kachilima is bringing nothing on the table.

Poor farmer
Poor farmer
9 months ago
Reply to  Ndadabwa

Thats where you should know that ma MP a UTM ambiri anabeledwe.

Tito
9 months ago

Well done Chilima. This country needs an urgent rescue plan from DPP. These people have destroyed the country so much. A complete departure from Bingu’s vision. Malawians, please support MCP/UTM to remove these destroyers from power. They have lost all court cases including appeals. This is a sign that their defeat is inevitable if we unite and vote in large numbers against them.

K.kagalu.
K.kagalu.
9 months ago

Bwana Chilima, inuyo ndi amuna. Tikudziwa kuti ndichokhumba cha aliyese kuti akhale President that is why ngakhale nkhalamba imakakamilabe pa udindo ngati umenewu, koma you have decided to humble yourself, guess what comes? You will be lifted up, it will be the same God who will lift you up. I have done my own research after the Supreme Court judgement, 90%of Malawians are happy and the Country is just in a very good mood unlike the way it was for the period of 10months, this means Mr Chilima and Chakwera including all parties, you have taken the burden of Malawians… Read more »

Zandi
Zandi
9 months ago

Chakwera is related to John Tembo. John Tembo plucked Chakwera from his church as a pastor and imposed him as MCP leader despite long-term members wanting to contest for the party’s leadership. John Tembo is linked to Dr Banda through Mama C. Tamanda Kadzamira. Tembo was the mastermind of the killings and atrocities of the MCP regime. Chilima get your facts right. And Chilima you are related to Callista who told us that you (Chilima) can only be president. Where is Callista now?

Charles
Charles
9 months ago
Reply to  Zandi

Zandi, you have your ‘facts’ wrong about the relationships outlined above. Go and do a thorough research to come up with true information. Do you even know how Chakwera became the President of MCP? Surely you do not know!

Love
Love
9 months ago
Reply to  Charles

He has a daughter in law whose mother was Tembos girlfriend for a long time and they even have a whole grown child together. The whole of Malawis older generation knows that

Fife
Fife
9 months ago

His presidential ambition on pause. When will they be on again, you snake Chilima. Uyu uyu ndi mwana wa njokadi. He is hiding his poison but people know him well well. Akujudula sunati.

Bauleni
9 months ago

Hillary Clinton thought she was winning. Then boom!! Donald J Trump is your president. Against all odds Dpp wrestled back power from Jb. 2 July we go again

Atupele yenweyo baasi
9 months ago

Cilima how long have you been vice president and failed to save Malawi
Atupele the youngest than you old vagabond is on his way coming. He will knock you down. You have let us young people down. Now we are with Atupele.iwe watha baasi ngati underwear sungapitise kwa telala

Mkwezalamba
Mkwezalamba
9 months ago

On pause because he had no choice. DPP did not want him, MCP was ok going alone and he had no chance going alone. In other words, politically done before he even started. Was VP and will remain VP for the next 10 years if they win that is. After 10 years a younger more popular successor from MCP will emerge and take over from Chakwera. Done!

Livulezi river
Livulezi river
9 months ago

Dr Chilima,
Don’t EITHER listen to wat Dpp propagandists wil be saying OR be intimidated by their (dpp/udf) alliance
What you’ve done is all we wanted you to do.
Ur humbleness wil dearly pay off.
Ife tikulipirani pokuvoterani mwa unyinji , we’re tired of these thieves
Let those crying cry for they’ll cry even more louder after July 2.
They know that by 12 noon on 2nd July, Dpp wil be out govt~MARK MY WORDS

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