Chilima to run for president in 2019: Malawi VP tactical on ticket

After weeks of eager expectation and rumours, Vice President Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima has announced he will run for presidency in May 2019 Tripartite Elections.

Chilima: I am running for president of Malawi

Chilima has made the disclosure in an exclusive interview aired on private-owned Zodiak Broadcasting Station on Wednesday evening.

He said his transformational agenda would allow him to be an effective president.

However, during the television interview hosted by Zodiak’s Gospel Kazako,   Chilima deliberately decided not to disclose the ticket on which he will contest as a tactical move to prevent adversaries from blocking and enticing political parties and individuals he plans to partner with.

An insider at the Veep’s office said Chilima’s decision not to reveal identity of the political ticket on which he will contest was a deliberate strategy not to expose those he will partner or work with so that political opponents do not persuade and entice them.

“It was a deliberate and strategic move not to disclose whether he will contest as an independent or work with a coalition of parties. If he revealed this his political opponents would have gone flat out to persuade and coax them not to join the movement,” said the source.

The source however said many influential people and politicians will be coming forward to endorse his candidature and Chilima will at an opportune time reveal the ticket on which he will contest.

His political rants up until now have been roundly derided as parables. But during the interview he actually said the words, and he seems like he means it.

Chilima empathically told Zodiak that he will put his candidacy forward for the presidency next year.

“There is nothing treasonous for one to express interest to run for the highest office,” he said.

Chilima said he will not impose himself on the banner in which he will contest for presidency.

“I want to approach it in a manner that there must be a due process,” he said.

Chilima said “politics of glorification” is killing Malawi democracy, saying time has come people to own parties not individuals.

“We glorify our leaders and when they become monsters we start complaining,” he said.

Asked if he will contest on the banner of the so-called Chilima Movement, he said: “I prefer to call it Transformational Movement because that’s what we must look forward to in 2019, transformational leadership.”

He continued: “If this is going to be a movement, it must be a movement that belongs to the people. It must stand a test of time.”

Adding: “The genesis of it yes it will be Transformational Movement.”

Chilima said there is “growing consensus” in the country to try a new type of leadership which is transformational.

“We need to identify first a number of political organisations that subscribe to the transformational agenda,” he said.

Chilima said consultations continue with a number of people on what to do next, confirming he is meeting and discussing with other leaders.

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ndele
ndele
3 years ago

kodi mungoti chilima ndi mwana. pitala anali wa ndale kwaa mereka??????????????????? poti tinangomuuona atabwera kukwera magalimoto, ma helokpta ngati ndi pledsdemt kale. sitikumudziwa kumbuyo kwaketu pitala. musiyeni cilima ife tili pambuyo panu dhala ticite revamp. awa akukukakamila kuopa milandu. abokho awa, asiyeni a mw tisankhe bwa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! kodi mwana wa mluzi ATUPELE anali wandale???????????????? olo ankawerenga zolemba tate wake ???????????????????/ anthu ena mmaganiza ila mphuno. onsewa anayamba kukhala a ndale kuti asankhidwe???????? cilima tyeni atate tisuntheko dzikoli patsogolo. ka ben phili lomwe sidzina lake iyeso akudziwa silake dzinali ife klake tikuliziwa paja kankacenjera pakamwa kuti Pitala ali ku khichini kuphika zoti… Read more »

Khunyeriwa
Khunyeriwa
3 years ago
Reply to  ndele

Aaah amafuna the likes of atupele oti nzeru alibe zambili. Kudalira kupatsidwa u president ngati ufumu

Tariq
Tariq
3 years ago

This is ridiculous. He will squander his support. Join mcp and call on Malawians to vote mcp. You have no support in rural areas. Combine with someone. Chakwera needs allies… Mcp is choking and containing him

comrade
comrade
3 years ago

I love this guy!!! very thoughtful, alibe phuma, very intelligent, very composed knows his facts, I will move mountains for him, just waiting

ANANVERUWA AKUMALOWA KWA MAGODI
ANANVERUWA AKUMALOWA KWA MAGODI
3 years ago

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ANANVERUWA AKUMALOWA KWA MAGODI
ANANVERUWA AKUMALOWA KWA MAGODI
3 years ago

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Quoto
Quoto
3 years ago

Chilima is very immature – can’t decide on anything. Keeps guessing as he goes along.

Khunyeriwa
Khunyeriwa
3 years ago
Reply to  Quoto

Mukulira ndi nkodzo wanu omwe asakhwi

Khunyeriwa
Khunyeriwa
3 years ago
Reply to  Quoto

Kulira ndi nkodzo wako omwe! Uyooo watilira. Chilima boma. Wanya cadet

Khunyeriwa
Khunyeriwa
3 years ago
Reply to  Quoto

Ali immature ndi anganga ako aja

aubster kacheche
aubster kacheche
3 years ago

apulezident anga voti yanu ndili nayo bwelani kkkkkkkk kachinyamata

#DzukaniAmalawi
#DzukaniAmalawi
3 years ago

I can only wish you the best of luck SKC. Be the president Malawians have been yearning for and a kind of president they didn’t know they needed. But first thing first……resign from DPP, be much more courageous in your pronouncements, go into the trenches where the masses are, learn the language of the masses and articulate ideas like a village pro, resonate with the people at grassroots level otherwise the road is going to be long for you with no destination. Malawi is eagerly waiting to hear what you are all about and how you are going to take… Read more »

Kalekeni Kanene
Kalekeni Kanene
3 years ago

Takwera ya aChilima yomweyo. Wina afune asafune. Kkkkk

Kadzakumanja
Kadzakumanja
3 years ago

DPP yatembenuza makosi.

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