Chilumpha endorses incumbent Mutharika against ‘greedy pricks’ in Malawi fresh elections

Former State vice-president  Dr Cassim Chilumpha SC, who heads a tiny Alliance for Development and Democracy (ADD),   has endorsed incumbent President Peter Mutharika from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in alliance with United Democratic Front (UDF) in the forthcoming fresh  presidential election.

Chilumpha: President Mutharika should get a fresh mandate

Chilumpha, a reticent lawyer and Senior Counsel (SC), told a news conference at Malawi Sun Hotel in Blantyre that Mutharika was the best among all the presidential candidates, with the ability to improve the living conditions of Malawians and develop the nation.

“In our judgement, he [Mutharika] is the only respectable the right person around which all Malawians within these five years must rally and support,” said Chilumpha.

He said the decision followed careful scrutiny of the candidates who will be in the fresh presidential polls including   the estranged State Vice-President Dr Saulos Chilima and Dr Lazarus Chakwera.

Chilumpha said he does not see qualities of leadership in the opposition politicians branding them greedy pricks.

“I am talking from experience. I am one of the four remaining politicians who championed multiparty democracy from the frontline in this country. There is former president Dr Bakili Muluzi, there is Brown Mpinganjira, there is Ziliro Chibambo and then there is myself,” said Chilumpha.

“You are listening to someone who knows what he is talking about. I have served this country in different positions in government [under Muluzi presidency] including Minister of Defence, Minister of Finance, Minister of Information and being Vice President. Please listen,” said Chilumpha.

He insisted that the opposition leaders aspiring for the presidency are self-serving greedy politicians.

“President Mutharika is the one who has shown the most promise and hope for our nation,” he said.

Chilumpha was State vice president from 2004 after he was elected jointly with President Bingu wa Mutharika on UDF ticket but the relationship between late wa Mutharika and Chilumpha had deteriorated.

Late Mutharika announced that Chilumpha had “constructively” resigned from his position and accused him of insubordination, running a parallel government and failing to perform his duties.

Chilumpha disputed this, saying, “rather through an organised campaign of public humiliation, the [DPP] government systematically abused me, destroyed my public image, traumatised me and utterly undermined my ability”.

The court reinstated him.

But he was later charged with treasons on claims that he wanted to assassinate Bingu together with Yusuf Billiat Matumula so he could take over power.

According to Malawian laws the vice-president automatically takes over power once the office of the president is left vacant through death, incapacity or impeachment.

The case failed to reach its logical conclusion as it was seen to have been politically motivated and instigated when Ralph Kasambara was Attorney General, Henry Phoya as Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister and Ken Zikhale Ng’oma was Chief of Staff at State House.

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Democrat
Democrat
9 months ago

What right does Chilumpa a political non entity, repeat a political non entity have to call others pricks. The fool that Chilumpa is he should knobs that even his Muslim brothers have abandoned him. Having no political base even where he comes from this fool wants to play pretend politics. A fool and a nobody.

Lazarus Nkhata
Lazarus Nkhata
9 months ago

It’s part of the politics jorny, akuchita apazi ndizinja za ndiolotse mkakutafune. Chilumpha akuona kuthekela kobweza chipongwe ku DPP through UDF alliance

john phiri
john phiri
9 months ago

the most honarable thing Chilima could have done as of now was to resign from the government he keeps on accussing of not doing this and that and yet he is still staying put. no difference between him and jane. you cannot stay in a forced marriage if you are not happy. this demostrates greed of high degree. even a dog try to behave like a holy sheep it can never be one.stop blindfolding people with your ill intentioned nation addresses .

Gamalieli
Gamalieli
9 months ago

Chilumpha is the worst Vice president ever. Is not a good leader and can’t be. Ask anyone who has worked with him, people around him don’t enjoy chifukwa chozikonda kwake.

Juma
Juma
9 months ago

Chilumpha’s take on Chilima is spot on. Chilima is arrogant and pompous. He thinks of himself as president. He should have been charge of treason long time ago.

The Patriot
The Patriot
9 months ago

‘Tiny party’ hahahaha

Lydia masex
Lydia masex
9 months ago

Hes the greedy prick

Nyenkhwe
9 months ago

AWAWO-MMUTU IS JUST A FIGURE HEAD!

Junior
Junior
9 months ago

So you mean ku Malawi konseko anthu onsewo Ali mu ndale mwapezamo a pitala okha basi mwati anzeru zolamulila dziko ? Ndiye basi angokhala muyaya pampandopo nanga adzatenganso ndani Ngati nonsenu muli dzitselekwete.

Dr. Mvuma
Dr. Mvuma
9 months ago

Dr. Chilumpha, I now question your reasoning capacity and your rationality. It is unbelievable that a person of your supposedly stature could even contemplate to utter such a statement. If you want to form an alliance with DPP just say that you see it fit to do so, but do not utter those sentiments. I would also urge you to decease from thinking you are the only one who championed the coming of the Democracy dispensation, all of us were in the forefront. Some of us risked our lives and also our livelihoods.. I am one of those that held… Read more »

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