Chilima to address Malawians on Thursday: ‘A call for peace’

The UTM Party leader Dr. Saulos Chilima, who is the first petitioner  in  the presidential election nullification petition case is expected to address the nation on  Thursday through a news conference ahead of judgement day in the Constitution Court on February 3 2020.

Chilima: Call for peace

In a brief statement made available to Nyasa Times, Chilima, 46 a former telecoms executive, who  was President Peter Mutharika’s closest ally and vice-president before a split last year, will address the nation at 10:00am at its head office in the capital Lilongwe.

His news conference comes  when  High Court of Malawi sitting as the Constitutional Court has  announced that  the five-judge panel comprising Healey Potani, Ivy Kamanga, Dingiswayo Madise, Redson Kapindu and Mike Tembo will on Monday February 3 2020 pronounce their  determinationon the presidential election nullification petition case.

Chilima news conference is themed: “A call for peace.”

UTM spokesperson, Joseph Chidanti Malunga  said the party by  choosing the legal route was in itself a message that it  opts for peaceful mechanisms of presenting its grievances.

“UTM believes in the rule of law and that is why we went to court. We should be able to adhere to the ruling,” he said.

Malawi has been undergoing these political turmoils since 21 May 2019, when the opposition challenged the outcome of the 2019 May elections.

High Court of Malawi and Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal registrar Agnes Patemba  has  stressed the the judgment will favour either the respondents (Malawi Electoral Commission and Mutharika) or the petitioners.

“So whosoever will not be satisfied with the judgment of the High Court will have the right to appeal to the Supreme Court. Just to say that as they initially followed the legal process to take this issue to court if they will not be satisfied we want to plead with them to proceed with the same route to take the matter to the Supreme Court,” she said.

In the case, two of the presidential candidates in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections—UTM Party’s Saulos Chilima (the first petitioner) and Lazarus Chakwera of MCP (the second petitioner)—want the court to nullify presidential election results over alleged irregularities, especially in the results management system. Mutharika, who was declared winner of the elections, is the first respondent with MEC as the second respondent

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Malawi belong to the citizens.

Malawians stop this behaviour yomangotsutsa ma leaders akafuna kutiyankhula, The election case is where it now coz of him,it is better for him to address the nation.We are ready to hear him.If he did not take the route he took,we would assume that Munthalika won clean and square as usual.Koma it wasn’t like that cheating was everywhere.Umbuli too much pamalawi that’s why after 54 yrs of independence poverty still rules our country. Even if he has only 4 Members of parliament, he has a sound mind than other leaders.Truth will lead Malawians to prosperity.The current government has a professor as… Read more »

Kuswa Kuswa
9 months ago

Nde wayankhulapo chani? If he was a strong leader and of any substance, he would have led more than 4 MPs to Parliament.

Hansly
Hansly
9 months ago
Reply to  Kuswa Kuswa

I don’t know what u r talking mr

papa
papa
9 months ago

tippex thinking yavuta pa malawi

Machende
Machende
9 months ago

ADDRESS THE NATION AS WHO????? BLOODY THIEF/ LOSER/ WE THANK EVERYDAY THIS BASTARD DID NOT WIN!!! THIS IS A EVIL PERSON! FAKE PIECE OF SHIT! YOUR DAY IS COMING!!!!!! YOU WILL REGREAT THE DAY YOU WENT TO DEMONSTRATE AND LOOT PEOPLE OF THEIR HARD WORK!!

NEPIA
NEPIA
9 months ago
Reply to  Machende

This is our country tikonde mau omanga not owononga

Chief
Chief
9 months ago
Reply to  Machende

Eeeee koma nkhani yake yomweyi kapena ina

ANA ACHEPA
ANA ACHEPA
9 months ago
Reply to  Machende

As a citizen.Oh! evil???? not adad anu? kkkkkkk koma dzikoli.Had it been we had alot of intelligent leadrs like Chilima bwenzi tili patali as a country osati mbuzi zanu zokupha anthuzi ai.

Rock kaseka chisi
Rock kaseka chisi
9 months ago
Reply to  ANA ACHEPA

Chilima sangalamulile ziko,bola chajwera

vavlov
vavlov
9 months ago
Reply to  Machende

One can tell by your name, how backward you are Mr. Machende. The public address to remind Malawians to uphold peace. Is this a problem with you Bwana Machende?

Muhammad
9 months ago

This stupid Chilima is a terrorist by the name of demonstration

A.m
A.m
9 months ago
Reply to  Muhammad

We will teach him alesson

vavlov
vavlov
9 months ago
Reply to  Muhammad

Why are you so bitter Muhammad? If one was to guess from names, who would be suspected a terrorist: (a) Muhammad; (b) Chilima? The answer is obvious, is it not, sir?

Dumakude
Dumakude
9 months ago

Zeze ufuna utiuze chani?

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
9 months ago

We are waiting The People’s Leader to address us. The only hope for Malawians. Whichever way the judgement goes BUR Leader you have done your part trying to save the nation from the claws of ………

Kandulu
Kandulu
9 months ago

I heard DPP plans to bring Chilima back for the Rerun.

Maliseche
Maliseche
9 months ago

looking forward to the address Sir!

Zebediya visunda
Zebediya visunda
9 months ago

Good morning chidakwa….

Janeeee
Janeeee
9 months ago

ULEMU WANU BIG MSOGOLERI WANZERU AMATERO OSATI MBAVA ZINAZI MUMAKWANA MUMATIYIMIRIRA

Wilson Nkwanda
Wilson Nkwanda
9 months ago
Reply to  Janeeee

The People’s leader. Talk to us and we will listen

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