Chimulirenji vows ‘not to be like Chilima’: Understands the difference between a vice and deputy president

President Peter Mutharika’s running mate in the May 2019 tripartite elections, Everton Chimulirenji  has described the Office of the Vice President as complementary to the Office of the President, vowing to respect the presidency at all times.

Everton understands the difference between a vice and deputy president.

The President and his running mate

Chimulirenji was speaking for the first time on Friday when Mutharika addressed a multitude of people at Sanjika Palace entrance after being chosen as the party’s running mate by Mutharika.

President Mutharika had fallout with his Vice Chilima, who dumped the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to lead UTM Party, with the President accusing the Veep of being power hungry. Chilima is contesting as president of UTM in the coming elections.

In his remarks, Chimulirenji did not mince words but to appreciate Mutharika for choosing him the running mate amid well qualified people in the DPP and the country at large.

“I promise to respect the President and his office throughout my tenure as Vice President and never to aspire for the position of Presidency or speak against the President,” Chimulirenji said.

This was in an apparent reference to the fallout that had happened last year (2018) between  Mutharika and Chilima.

In his address, President Mutharika advised all political parties in the country to engage in civilized politics ahead of May elections.

He said the campaign period will come and go but Malawi will remain, hence the need for clean politics for the betterment of the country.

On the running mate he has chosen, Mutharika said he had settled for Chimulirenji because he is a humble, hardworking and patriotic man.

He added that Chimulirenji has been there for the party during thick and thin times.

Besides, he highlighted that the position of Vice President requires delegation and does not mean a co-president unless one is a deputy president.

The President also promised that in the next five years, he will continue implementing various development projects his government started in 2014 to make Malawi a developed nation.

Mutharika said he looked forward to five more years of improving the economy, businesses, quality of life, creating a skilled Malawi, opening new companies, creating more jobs for the youth, industrialising Malawi and empowering farmers, among others.

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From Ituri, DRC
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From Ituri, DRC

All those calling the DPP runningmate a puppet, I think it is being unfair. He has chosen, in his own right, to forego his ambitions and rights of course to show interest in leading the country. Let him be. What if he’s planning to do the Bingu-Style as to one Bakili Muluzi.
Everyone knows, if you are in DPP and have ambition, kindly, keep ambition to yourself if you want a place with the professor.

Strategist's view
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Strategist's view

Heavy duty supported by tiyeseni Phiri, JJ Mbewe the pathfinder et al, greetings. its true, those who oppose your lovely party should be celebrating but your observation is logical, they look concerned and disturbed. This ‘may’ not mean they are afraid of him but look what they are concerned about, scared of and afraid of: In case DPP wins, the ‘weak and unqualified'(according to them) will be their vice president. Constitutionally, he is in power in the absence of the president, if the president gets incapacitated or if he dies or resigns. Immediately,he becomes the commander in chief of our… Read more »

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

Chimulirenji, that is being a puppet. What is your levels of education otherwise you leave alot to be desires. If you follow everything and not question the wrong thing that is robotic in nature.

Puppet
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Puppet

Dialogue between APM and Chimulirenji on May 22nd!

APM: : Chimulirenji, jump!

CHIMULIRENJI. : How High Sir

I rest my case!

Chifundo
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Chifundo

No brother he will not even dare to ask the question … He will just jump in all the ways he know how like a string puppet kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Namaseko
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Namaseko

he will walk on his knees kikikikkikkikikikikik

winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

MUTHALIKA-CHIMULIRENJI,your days are numbered and that Malawians are ready to celebrate the coming day because it will be the day that Malawians will decide which way to take in order to chart a new destiny after nearly 60 years of troubled leadership.Who is this bloody-fuckin garbage Chimulirenji?.We comprehend that this ugly man Chimulirenji is connected to the Muthalika’s wife affiliation.My question is does Malawi owned by the crooked Muthalikas?But do Malawians know that the both thugally Muthalikas are not part of the overwhelming Malawians who dearly love our country?I have not met Chilima before in my life,but I have met… Read more »

MULUZI
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MULUZI

this bloody-croocked-fooloing-hooligand and dick faced niggar ,CHILIMA is the same person who handed this country to MUNTHALIKA so we are going to vote for CHAKWERA because if PETER is to be punished, So too is this fucking CHILIMA

Clement
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Clement

Does APM and his running mate know the difference between Deputy and Vice. Both titles mean the same thing. None of them mean a messenger or someone who os told what to do or a servant of the master.

akatraz
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akatraz

munapita ku school koma? you don’t know that vice and deputy are different?

khataza
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khataza

iweyo unapitako sindikuwona polembedwa deputy and iyeso chimayomayonji yo si deputy wapita ngati running mate god forbid kuwina azakhala vice nde akamati vice ngokolopa ku toilet kapena no wonder if APM ask him to jump for no reason at all he will jump incase your bwana is incapacitated uzatula pasi udindo kupepha kuti azako alamule mr runningmate chimulilenji shame on you and your followers

Msinkhuukuza
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Msinkhuukuza

Actually if you google the two, you’ll find that Vice has more authority than Deputy since Vice means second in command, while deputy is used further down the chain of command; e.g. Vice President, but Deputy Director. APM had no idea about what he was talking about when he was making this statement. He is a former professor of law; not English

jogoda
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jogoda

my undwerstanding is that a deputy or vice is below the presidency. we cant have two boses ruling at the same time. that why other pple are calling for the resignation of the vp both on logical and ethical. he is still part of government and he can not blame the government which he is part of it.

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

It laughble kuti akudandaula ndi otsutsa. To me its unthinkable kuti a DPP angamadandaule kuti a Kongolesi kapena UTM atenga running mate opanda mphamvu. Mukadzaona a chipani China akudadaila ndi running mate was anzawo, it mean one thing: akumuopa.

Mulipo?
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Mulipo?

The truth hurts, you are in denial, APM has made a big blander, there is a lot of grumbling within DPP

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

But then that shouldn’t concern you therefore (since you are not a DPP supporter) why you seem very very troubled as if you wish DPP any good? If APM has chosen a weak running mate, that should have been reason for you to rejoice as that would mean you having an upperhand. Surprisingly you seem very troubled concerned and terrified. Now we know that very afraid and the candidate is sending shockwaves down your spine.

Tiyeseni Phiri
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Tiyeseni Phiri

so why are you worried? Has this not worked to your advantage then? Operation landslide is in full swing!

Nyondo
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That is true Chilima is aman of principals he has brought another level of politics

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Mukadzaona akuba akudandaula kuti “abweretsa wa police oyipa” ndekuti wa police yo ndiwabwino, akuba akumuopa. Ambiri amene akudandaula ndi Mr Chimulirenji ndi a opposition amene (safunira DPP zabwino and) naturally akanasangalala a DPP atasakha runningmate opanda mphamvu. Nde zikutheka bwanji kuti “all of sudden ” ayamba kufunira DPP runningmate wa mphamvu? The truth is akudandaula chifukwa akumuopa munthuyu. Akanakhala sakumuopa bwezi akusangalala kuti this will give them advantage. Koma sakusangalala because Chimulirenji being a Ngoni himself, will give them no breathing space. Akudziwa kuti ali mmadzi from part of Dedza, Ntcheu, Balaka, Neno and Mwanza kumene kuli angoni.

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

well said my brother, kkkkkkkk chimene chikumandiseketsa ine ndichakuti akuti Chimulirenji ndo osatchuka and yet the more they talk about him the more they make him popular. Ndiye pamenepo munganene kuti Peter sidolo? Wakubwerethselani munthu osatchuka kuti inu mumutchukitse, ndipo mukutigwilira bwino ntchito kwabaasi inu a opposition.

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

But he is relative to the first lady. That means he has just being imposed

Poverty die die
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A yes bwana awa atithandiza koma

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