Chilima’s political manouvers creeps into Malawi parliament
Nsanje south west MP Joseph Chidanti Malunga on Wednesday decorated Vice-President Saulos Chilima for his bold decision leave the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and not enter a leadership charade to challenge President Peter Mutharika at the party convention slated for this month.
Chidanti hailed Chilima—who remains Vice-President until the end of his term next May—for deciding to leave the DPP so he can strategize on his vision for Malawi that promoted love, peace, unity, compassion and knows no tribalism, nepotism and creed.
Speaking in parliament when he contributed on the K1.5 trillion national budget, Malunga described Chilima as a visionally leader who will redeem Malawi from what he called tatters of poverty.
“Chilima is a leader who wants to fix the divided nation, a nation so divided into tribal and regional lines, he is a leader born and educated here, a leader who puts Malawi first,” he said.
Malunga scorned President Mutharika for abandoning the World Nsanje Inland port, the colour dream project of his late brother, Bingu.
“In the run up to the election, he told us that soon after winning, he would jump into a helicopter and fly to Nsanje. Four years now, he is not talking about it,” he said.
Addressing the Chilima Movement, which for months has been calling for Mutharika to leave the stage to him to steer the DPP in 2019, the Vice-President thanked them for the courage and determination they had displayed despite all odds.
He would not, however, accept that his decision not to contest was a betrayal to the movement, opting not to speak on their behalf but describing their trust in him as humbling.
Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for Mulanje South Bon Kalindo says the Chilima Movement will continue to back Chilima.
Kalindo said the objective of the movement was to urge Chilima to be president of this country.
“We will not stop until we fulfill this agenda,” he said.
Another member of the movement Patricia Kaliati, who is DPP national director of women, said she was happy with Chilima’s decision.
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Love this Guy!! Dziko lathu Tsogolo lathu
After saying nothing on any vision he may have for Malawi and having been part of the establishment for the past 4 years + and enjoying the trappings of mpando wonona, the usual sycophancy, boot-licking, over-rating of politicians has started. Poor Malawians are fed up of this stupid business as usual that has been responsible for where were – bottom of poorest countries in the world, full of desperation, impatience and impunity as demonstrated by the movement regime leaders. Get lost.
Chilima needs to be careful with these people who are campaigning for his presidency. Most of these people are frustrated politicians. They were expecting ministerial posts but did get them. They just want to use him for their personal gains and not for the nation.
UDF is in disarray now. Thats where DPP is going..Henry Musaa knows this…He has been MCP, UDF, and now DPP…..He knows the truth
Ngatewa I would really like to agree with you. ALENDOWA this is now enough for our country.
What people should is that if Malawi continues clapping hands for thieves and call them A BIG! this country will not develop any further because we still want to be ruled by expatriates. We got independence way back and its time now to be ruling ourselves as typical Malawians and NOT deceiving one another that this is my fathers village and yet you know the truth of the matter. Malawians please accept this young man to take up the mantle otherwise these expatriates have brought our country down.
The resignatiom of Ncilima will make dpp more stronger than before. He has smoked out himself. Ncilima politics is not like playing Chase. You don’t know how disappointedl your followers are. They can’t say it. Even mcp is very worried because they thought dpp would be divided through you. Chakwera is going to the toilet frequently. Watch out with kalindo he is going to match naked against you. NCILIMA END OF POLITICAL CARRIER Mcp please I beg you pick this baby Ncilima he has lost his mind. Ask him to be regional governor for Ntcheu. Just create that post. Which… Read more »
You seem to be diehard support of DPP and Mutharika. Why do bring Chakwera on this matter. Accept that DPP has been sent home!
A che Lice Mpunga, Didn’t you know that most loudmouthed MCP suporters were the one who were celebrating? They thought this baby would hold the mantle of DPP so that Chakwera gets it easier. Don’t you see the connection here? Ndale zoziyamba musanakhwime pa nchombozitu ndi zimenezi. Wina 2019 asilira anzake akutakata pa pulpit pamene adathawapo paja.
Poor analytical skills. This kind of thinking is laughable. Why should Chakwera panic with the division of DPP? Don’t you see that MCP has an added advantage on this? You are joking.
My friend on top, don’t be deceived. Chilima has left your party and not MCP and or Malawi,this is the division of one party if you don’t know that party you were just supposed to ask so that we should tell you, it is DPP that has lost not MCP and or Malawi, now what you have to hold on is to know where is going, to form his own party or join another party, that’s when am sure your argument would be a deal, therfore stop fooling yourself. This is what DPP has been doing and it is its… Read more »
A che Kaitano kuliratu uko. MCP ndi imene ili mu water not DPP.
A Hefeger tamaganizani using brain. MCP has advantage in everything happening in DPP.
It Ntcheu a region?
Akulu nzeru mulibe
Honestly MCP was more worried by the prospect of Chilima taking over from Peter. As it is it’s DPP who should be worried.
Chilima is grossly overrated.
You are right. This man has been overrated and its not healthy for leadership. Titha kupanganso kaNgwazi kena komwe katha kudzatigagada osati sewero.
he cant be as overrated as APM or Chakwera, or JB these Ngangas have failed us, Malawi needs a new begining!!!
Fellow Malawians we need to understand that no one person can transform this country..it will take EACH AND EVERYONE of us to do our part otherwise we will be disappointed and consider who ever is the president as a failure…
Our mindset is a problem.. i hope if at all Chilima gets to be the president he needs to emphasize on this …. change of mindset by each and every one of us….
Chilima is the man to steer this country to the next generation and am happy I will live to see it happen.
Chimodzy, you have spoken well. People think it is the leader who can change the nation. It is a collective responsibility, both govt and opposition working together than showing off who is the best and who knows better. It seems we are resting our destiny in someone’s hands thinking he is capable to change the nation just by the split of a second. The same is with corruption we need to fight it together otherwise it will be a tell tale for life. Some cultures has to stop, for example bribes, thank yous in a form of money or material… Read more »
The fall of the Blue Party has started
NAPOLEONE…. Look around the likes of Magufuli, Kagame and the newly elected Prime Minister of Malaysia where corruption was rampant in the past decade but it took the 92 year old to come back from his retirement and join back the opposition parties leaving his founding party and won the elections as Prime Minister of Malaysia. He is busy rooting out corruption and institution leaders are resigning. If it is not about leadership, i dont know which is it. A leader matters most to put up a great direction for the country’s development. We can have a collective responsibility but… Read more »
92yr old. kukanakhala kuno kumalawi mukanati wakalamba. Mukuthamangitsa Petet wazaka 79, anazanutu kulemekeza nkhalamba zao podziwa kuti akuli akulu ndi mdambo mozimila moto. Matumbo anu agalu inu.
Pathfinder and Kangogwa you have missed it. Malasyia is lucky because that Nkhalamba has the ability to fight corruption. Our old man was given chance to prove his ability in fighting corruption but what is happening now? Why should he be given another chance? Mwagwa nayo apa.