Chimulirenji choice shocks DPP top brass: Grumpy faces

They were there. All of them. Senior cabinet ministers. They sat there shocked and some visibly shed tears.

Grumpy faces of DPP gurus

This was at Comesa Hall in Blantyre where President Peter Mutharika presented his nomination papers and named little known Ntcheu MP Everton Chimulirenji as his runningmate.

Lands Minister Jean Kalirani was caught by a TV camera crying, probably imagining how life would be when they get out of government in May.

It was shocking for some senior cabinet ministers like good ol’ Goodall Gondwe, favourite for the running mate position until Friday morning Kondwani Nankhumwa, Henry Mussa, Samuel Tembenu and some DPP gurus namely George Chaponda and Henry Chimunthu Banda who wore sad faces when Mutharika introduced Chimulirenji as his runningmate.

They sat there, mouth agape and arms akimbo.

Many things could have been going on in their minds. Why Peter why? They could have been asking themselves quietly.

Probably to save face of fellow cabinet ministers, only Homeland Minister Nicholas Dausi was the only one dancing, whether it was real.

But surely the ministers did not see this one coming and the next few weeks will be interesting in the DPP.

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Mulungu alibe nzake
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Mulungu alibe nzake

Satana wagwetsa nkhope yake, Ambuye menyeleni Nkhondo!

Tiyeseni Phiri
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Tiyeseni Phiri

Arthur Peter Mutharika is a political genius. Operation Landslide Victory is in full swing. The opposition parties must be cowering away at Peter’s stroke of genius in picking his runningmate from Ntcheu. UTM is finished! MCP is dead and buried! Long Live APM and DPP.

mtete
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mtete

Well done APM. Your practical lessons on how to lose votes are becoming popular every day. First and foremost is how you are squeezing money from parastatals, this time K2m a piece. You would have thought the Blue Night scandal was bad enough. Then we have the Karims on your back embarrassing you big time besides some Indians who think they have given you enough handouts to warrant them erect Mahatma’s statue bang in the middle of Bt. Most annoying are your hoodlums under the banner of cadets moving about with pangas and beating people at will and undressing women.… Read more »

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

Honestly speaking Mr writer, this is all your imagination. I don’t think that decision could have been made without all the mentioned gurus know about it. I can challenge you that all these DPP faithfuls were aware of this decision and they came all the way to comesa hall with Chimulelenji name in their heads, and i can tell you that some of them if not many pushed for chimulelenji name. Remember all faces were grin even when peter was sitting there with chimulelenji and its obvious when the sitting code is like that. I think something happened during the… Read more »

Chonyaditsa
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Chonyaditsa

I think you don’t know APM. Let me remind you, he is the same man who run this country for four and half years without calling for a single DPP executive meeting even just for briefing. Does that sound like a man who consults to you??????

Mbanji
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@JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder, so if they knew about why were they crying?

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Please go through your script again if it makes sense. You seem so desperate to make sense out something that doesn’t make sense at all even to the one who made the appointment, I guess.
It never helps in life being a thief and a liar

Kunena Mosapyatila
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Kunena Mosapyatila

Which TV were you watching. Be realistic Mr zealot. Apapa game yagona. DPP is finished. Will come third or fourth in the coming elections; and that will be the end of DPP. WaJeffrey when talking to Nankhumwa in that leaked audio said “Mukuziwa anthuwa afuna tigawane mavote akumwera. Kuyambira Atupele, Manganya, Mia, Chilima ndi ana onsewo. Koma zimezi zikachitika nde kuti game ivuta. Koma ine zimezi sindilora” Zimene amawopa mzimayiyu ndiye zachitikatu. Am challenging you that with scramble of votes in the southern region by different parties adadi samaka. DPP yikukagwa chidigoliro. Get ready for MCP or UTM govt. IWE… Read more »

Charles Chigongono
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Charles Chigongono

Watch the video again, it’s the electro commissioner who confused the president he said go on the microphone and just mention the name of your running mate

Maduro
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Zikomo kwambiri bambo Goodall Gondwe ponena mobwerezabwereza ndipo motumbwa kuti boma silawana a makanda. Uthenga wanu Pitala anaumva, ndipo akubweretserani m’dala mzanu, Chimulirenji. Inu mungoti pheee mudzaone momwe makanda adzakuthibulireni pa 21 May pano.

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NotWakanda4Ever
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NotWakanda4Ever

And they will be further be shocked after May 21st its either MCP or UTM!! Those grumpy faces will be so grumpy in opposition kkkkkkkk the real new beginning word to Atupele!

THIRD EYE
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THIRD EYE

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Mphonongo
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Mphonongo

Mutharika has lived up to his billing – shocked many with his runningmate pick.

chataika
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chataika

ppo do not vote for running mate but a president thats why even if a party picks somebody unpopular but the since ppo in that area are in favour of a particular party they will vote unconditionally. In my opinion i feel from now we should not have vice presidents but only a president and if the president wins then this would mean is really loved by all malawians. This is becoz with this mentality thats why vice presidents are often at loggerheads with their presidents becoz they feel more influencial.

hope
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hope

others say an age mate n not a running mate