Chilima tells Mutharika to step down for failing to fix Malawi problems

UTM party president Saulos Chilima has told President Peter Mutharika to step down for failing to fix the economic, political and social problems facing the country.

UTM top brass at the rally
Chilima: Mutharika should throw in the towel so we can come in and fix the problems
UTM members Shanil Dzimbiri (L) and Anita Kalonde at the rally
Part of the crowds in Ntcheu

The immediate past Stare vice president said this in Ntcheu on Sunday when his party celebrated UTM Day, one-year anniversary since the launch of  political party.

Chilima said it was embarrassing that international visitors come to Malawi to learn what poverty is as in this era, some Malawians fail to have a meal or know when and where they will get their next meal.

“The living cost is rising every day, the prices of sugar, maize, soap, salt and other commodities are already up. This shows that the President is failing to fix problems facing Malawians.

“The honourable thing therefore for him to do is to accept that he has failed Malawians, he should throw in the towel so that some of us can come in and fix the problems without delay,” he said to the thunder of ululations and handclapping to the party faithful that thronged the Ntcheu Old Bus Depot, venue for the rally.

Chilima also repeated calls for the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chair Jane Ansah to resign for allegedly messing up the May 21 presidential poll results in favour of Mutharika.

“We are not pushing for her resignation because she is a woman, there was a woman before her but no one took to the streets to protest against her, we just don’t want her there because she has failed as MEC chair to discharge her duties,” said Chilima.

Chilima then said he would be joining the bi-weekly Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) sanctioned peaceful protests on Tuesday in Blantyre to force Ansah resign from her position.

He then called on Malawians to join the peaceful protests, saying they are for a good cause but urged those participating to avoid violence or breaking of private and public property.

“We should be protesting until what we want is achieved,” said Chilima.

Ansah is accused of fraudulently gifting DPP presidential candidate Peter Mutharika victory in the Presidential Election. The matter is in court.

The Malawi Law Society (MLS) also asked Ansah to “deeply reflect on the value of remaining in office when her stay seems to be the cause for social disruption and political unrest”.

But Ansah has unequivocally stated that she will not resign unless the court rules that there were irregularities in the elections.

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Tsamba Likagwa
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Tsamba Likagwa

Koma mwanayu sanasiyebe khanundu eeti?

joseph Banda
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joseph Banda

Watondeka Mwana uyu. He does not know what to do. Lero akamba izi mawa izi. Shaaa

namatetule
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How does he fix the economy when Chilima is busy destroying what he has fixed

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Inu ma DPP Cadets mukamangoti Chilima akufuna mpando, wina l hate Chilima ena kumanena kuti DPP yatukula Ntcheu, chitukuko cha depot, kaya mseu kaya nyumba zitalizitali koma mukapita kunyumba nkumakadya chigwada chosatendera ndiye nkumati mwatukuka apa?

TOSH
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chilima sanaluze analuza ndi mbuyanu akumayenda ndi makasinja uja

Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

KKKKK mudzi ungachepe maka sipalephera wamisala, amisala ena amakhala ndi ndevu za imvi, kkkkkkkkk

Chill
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Chill

Useless CHILIMA, you LOST the recent elections. And now you think you can sneak back into office with your useless cries? Wanya!

Kalekeni Kanene
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Kalekeni Kanene

Chilima is one of the sons of the land. He is free to speak and oppose any injustice in the country. Why are you insulting him over his opposing views? We voted for this freedom in 1993 and Muthalika was not there, instead he was in hiding in US. Sanamenyere nawo ufulu wathuwu. Speak Chilima speak. Olo akutukwane, iwe ndiwe nzika ya ufulu mudziko la Malawi ngati wina aliyense. Its sad that some people can opt for an aged leader who is over 70 and expect him to handle the serious economic problems of the country. There is no way… Read more »

ombwambana
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ombwambana

Only two people out of ten voted for stupid Chilima

hlupo sibande
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hlupo sibande

BUT WHY THE KASINJAZ

abiti
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abiti

SKC you are not serious how many times did we ask you to step down..did you step down? What was ur argument? Pls stop the nosense and madness APM is not stepping down he was constitutionally elected by the people of Malawi and not you.
So please shut up.
Dyera phuma khwidzi kaduka nde zako.

hlupo sibande
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hlupo sibande

CHILIMA DID NOT FAIL MALAWIANS. ANSAH HAS COMPLETELY FAILED US.