Chimulirenji joins Atupele on campaign trail: Denies grumble, touts DPP-UDF ticket

Minister of Disaster Management Affairs and Public Events, Everton Chimulirenji has made his debut appearance on the campaign trail with President Peter Mutharika’s running mate Atupele Muluzi, dismissing assertions by opposition that he was grumbling  for being dropped as running mate, saying in fact he was fired up to support the Mutharika-Atu ticket.

Chimulirenji with Atupele in Dedza on whistle stop tour
Atupele greeting supporters of DPP-UDF alliance
The blue and yellow wave in
Atupele waves at supporters
The blue and yellow wave in Dedza
Atupele on whistle stop tour in Dedza

Chimulirenji was Mutharika’s running mate in the 2019 presidential elections and served as the country’s Vice-president before   the Constitutional Court cut short his tenure when it ordered fresh elections.

President Mutharika then picked Atupele, the United Democratic Front (UDF) president as his vice-president nominee for the June 23 fresh elections.

Speaking at Mayani, in Dedza during a whistle-stop campaign tour, Chimulirenji dismissed as fabrication claims by the opposition leaders that he was grumpy with the choice of Atupele.

“I emphatically support President Mutharika’s nomination of Atupele to be the vice-president,” Chimulirenji, who is also campaign director of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said with vigour.

“DPP and UDF rare in electoral alliance and it are only logical that the running mate should come from UDF. It would not have been fair for Mutharika to maintain me or pick anyone from DPP when we are in an alliance.

“DPP and UDF have worked together in parliament.  I have worked with Atupele as a legislator and in Cabinet, he has gained political experience and has potential to serve to make peoples’ lives better,” said Chimulirenji.

He continued: “Atupele is steady, much disciplined and well focused.”

Chimulirenji said President Mutharika’s ticket with Atupele is heading for victory.

“I am the campaign director and I know what we are doing on the ground and how we will protect the will of the people peacefully through the vote,” he said.

On his choice of 41-year-old Atupele as his running mate, Mutharika said he settled for him because “he is a person I can work with to unite and develop this country. He understands that leadership comes with responsibility”.

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Omar
Omar
9 months ago

Ife phee kumastand waiting for the day to vote

Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
9 months ago

Does he have any option

CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
9 months ago

Mugwirizano wa APM/ATU
Wakweza maBP awotsutsawa
Kodi chifukwa chani?
Chilima ndikuledzela ndikuledzela
Mpaka osazindikila chomwe amabwebweta pagulu
ZOSEKETSA

Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
9 months ago

IWE ndi chimulirenji, Bolanso chimulirenji, mbuzi yamano kunsi

Kalulu Wadwala
9 months ago

Jane ansah wanuyo wayituluka. Mulimba? Breaking news. Jezebel has resigned.

Mpakaten
9 months ago

He was forced to join mwana wa mbava after the tantrums from the opposition

Phiri
Phiri
9 months ago

Good for coming out to support Atupele a DZODZI

Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
9 months ago
Reply to  Phiri

Alibe choice🤣🤣🤣🤣

Yalakwa Four
9 months ago

Atupele yemweyo kuti wa! wa! wa! The winning candidate. His running mate is just chilling at home.

James Banda
James Banda
9 months ago

This is the day tippex mesed our democracy

Frustrated voter
Frustrated voter
9 months ago

Blind leading the Blind
VOTE WISELY VOTE CHANGE VOTE UTMCP

clement
clement
9 months ago

You’re talking Dzonzi. I feel extremely sorry for you to lose your MG2 ‘coz of desperate, disgraceful, disrespectful and dishonest ppl like Chilima. This guy is evil and God is watching. He was even booed at Nsipe in his own district. Whether they like it or not DPP and it’s alliance partner is here to stay.

Tonse3
Tonse3
9 months ago
Reply to  clement

who is evil? you wanted him to be VP through fraud, rigging?

James Chibisa
9 months ago
Reply to  clement

A Clement mukuganizanso ngati nkhuku….The Supreme court of Appeal in MALAWI agreed that the 2019 elections were not legitimate and had irregularities. So why are you WHINING?????
Who is evil between CHILIMA and Jane Ansah??

Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
9 months ago
Reply to  clement

Imwa mankhwala uchira kadethi

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