Chilima urges Malawi citizens to register enmass for 2019 polls: ‘You don’t change breed of chicken by plucking hen’s feathers but changing a mating cock’

State Vice President Dr Salous Klaus Chilima (SKC) has urged Malawians to go and register enmasse when the voter registration exercise starts next week to enable them vote in large numbers during the May 2019 watershed Tripartite elections.

Chilima: Don’t pluck the hen’s feathers, change the matick cock to get a new breed of chickens

Chilima (right) kneels down in submission tp God during prayers in Lilongwe on Sunday

Chilima made the call when he spoke at Kagwa Parish in Lilongwe where he prayed on Sunday.

He  said: “I encourage you all to go and register in large numbers for the voters’ registration so that you can be able to vote for the change you want in the forthcoming general elections in 2019.”

“For things to change for the better, we will all need to play a part and the only way to bring that change is to vote for the leaders we want and therefore I ask all of you to take part in the drive to make Malawi, our only home, a better place again. Let us all register so we can all vote and bring about the change we seek,” said Chilima.

He said voting is the only weapon people can use in 2019 to put in place leaders and a government they desire and deserve.

Kusintha mtundu wa nkhuku sikusosola nthenga ayi koma kusintha tambala [You  do not change a breed of chicken by plucking the hen’s feathers but by changing a mating cock],” said the tough-tounged youthful vice president amid heavy hand-clapping and ulalation.

Chilima said elections are not like football where you only participate by cheering, saying registering to vote is one crucial step in ensuring that you will be eligible and able to vote in 2019.

Said Chilima: ” In the election you participate by voting for the team/candidate you want. This is why I am urging all eligible Malawians to come out in  large numbers and register.”

The Chilima movement has taken Malawi by storm since  former First Lady Callista Mutharika came out in the open in April to urge DPP to change leadership of the party if it were  to win the 2019 elections, urguing the party will not win with her brother-inlaw, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika as its presidential candidate “because he is too old to run affairs of the state.”

Former First Lady, Madame Callisita Mutharika, the wife to late President Bingu wa Mutharika said: “I know my brother-inlaw is a very good man as a person but he is not the right man for this country. He is too old. He is no longer in control. He is surrounded by vultures and thieves.”

“This is not about me siding with my family or supporting my brother-inlaw, this is about putting the interest of the country first. Therefore, I cannot support Professor Peter Mutharika because he is my family, I will have to support someone who will take this country to a better place – a good leader and for me that person is vice president Dr. Saulos Chilima because he has all ingredients for a leader that Malawi needs,” she said.

The movement has been spreading like bush fire since its formation two months ago with its senior members holding several meetings across the country where multitudes have been in attendance and declared support for Chilima.

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has announced that voter registration in preparation  for the 2019 elections will be carried out from June 26, 2018 to November 9, 2018.

The first phase of the exercise will be conducted in Kasungu, Dowa and Salima from June 26, 2018 to July 9, 2018.

Chilima is yet to speak out about his next move and the country is eagerly waiting with a baited breath for his announcement regarding his political decision.

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Our Country Our Future

Take your time SKC, no need to rush! it’s politicians who make knee jerk decisions that have driven this country to the toilet. We need thoughtful leaders like you, love you baby, just give us a signal when you are ready, we will move mountains for you!!!

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Ndale za chi Malawi ndizovuta. You can’t win with the approach Chilima has taken. His strategy will only work in a middle-class country where a majority are educated, politically aware and have access to the media platforms. Campaigning in a church is as absurd as whispering in a maize mill hoping that people around you will hear you. Peter’s politics is ruthless and doesn’t follow logic.

M'Malawi Weniweni
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M'Malawi Weniweni

I find the analysis on Zodiak Radio that analysts interpret SKC message last Sunday in Lilongwe as indicating loss of confidence in APM. In such circumstances, the most honourable for VP is to resign from such an administration. Otherwise how will he discharge his duties as part of cabinet collective responsibilities?

#Metoo
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#Metoo

why should he resign??? he will be VP till May 21st 2019 wooooooo as the constitution stipulates, let him get his benefits

santana
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santana

Chilima knows he will be a laughable stock if he joins the race in 2019.

Omex70
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Omex70

Mr Santana mulipo? Mukusowatu. Koma tikukumvesetsani. Paja zinthu zikamavuta kuchipani chani cha DPP mumabisala kaye. Mumatuluka mukamva ka nkhani za zipani zina.

comrade
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comrade

Mwadzuka a Santana munati ziiii

concerned citizen
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concerned citizen

KONDWA ! Chilima is a vice president. Where in the world did you see or hear of a vice president overidding his or her bosses leadership style? Wapakaliyala sayimba belu. Give Chilima a full platform to lead and then we judge him later.

chikoti
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chikoti

Ndale zopangira Ku church zi mbiri take siyabwino..EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE OF MALAWI,..letsani izizi tisiyapo kukapempheratu zikapitilira chifukwa enafr so anthu okonda zonena za ndale..timakapemphera pofuna ufumu WA mulungu osati WA anthu..panganipo kanthu a ECM.

Bunobuno
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Bunobuno

Kutha ma plan VP Chilima. Ndale sizamasewera.

lola
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I for one used to respect the decorated intelligent second in command. Wise people do not associate with mediocrity hence his purported move out of DPP which is yet to materialise. However, i lost confidence in you SKC the moment you preached against mediocrity yet you are standing in the swamp. Why should we believe you? Frankly, you are indecisive and your leadership style is full of confusion. People look forward to a visionary leader who can give people hope. But you have done nothing to prove that other than kulubwalubwa with your parables. If you continue like that, you… Read more »

Malawi Needs A development Conscious Leader
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Malawi Needs A development Conscious Leader

We need people with development conscious mind that can propel Malawi to better greater heights. Our neighbours are progressing very fast and it leaves us wondering if we even have any ambition and goals as a country. Looks at Kenya; Uhulu Kenyatta and Raila Odinga have United for the cause of Kenyans, look at Uganda, look at Rwanda, look at Tanzania, these countries are developing fast, they have set their house in order and have put their difference barriers behind them. I have a sense that even if we change government, it is unlikely that we are going to change… Read more »

#Metoo
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#Metoo

SKC will do It!

DPP and UDF Shitholes
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A Chilima tiyeni tipite ku villages and ask people to register. Leave this to the priests. We respect you as a born again Catholic now becuse you never lived to this billing while at Chancellor College. Fine you went to church but you were a selfish person who formed a group of the rich together with your friends like Dick Mkandawire, Mvalo, snatching your friends girl friends at will.

#Metoo
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#Metoo

This is cheap talk!!!! if you never had fun in college then you missed a very important developmental mile stone, but we all grow out of it. I don’t believe you were a saint in college either!!!. and what is wrong with forming a group of the rich??? what is your problem with that…….sour grapes???

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