DPP defiant on Mutharika-Chilima presidential candidacy: ‘You don’t change winning ticket’

The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is defiant on President Peter Mutharika’s candidacy, saying he will be the party’s torch bearer in the 2019 Tripartite Elections.

President Mutharika and ‘number 2’ Chilima on Monday at tobbaco auction floors

DPP secretary general Grazider Jeffrey said during the opening of the tobacco marketing season on Monday in Lilongwe that Vice-President Saulos Chilima will pair Mutharika as runningmate during the election.

Her comments come in reaction to former first lady Callista Mutharika’s sentiments that her in-law, Peter Mutharika, in his 80s, is old and that the DPP should put  Chilima as its torch-bearer.

Mutharika did not comment on the matter during the function.

He was welcomed at the venue by Chilima before he sat next to the President an indication all is well, at least for now.

Speaking on the tobacco sales, Mutharika said tobacco farmers deserve better prices.

“The job which they do does not match the prices they get,” said Mutharika.

He said tobacco will remain a strategic crop and top forex earner in years to come

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Nalingula
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SARA.Shock,Anger, Resistance ,Acceptance.Tiyeni nazoni sindife alendo mu Yerusalemu muno,tiziona.

Nalingula
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Funny Napoleon. SKC is a genius and business strategist.You thought you would just push him out like Chilumpha.Koma wayitembenuza yekha game.Zomwe mumamupanga zija amangokuonani.Ana mwachepa.He has pushed you into a corner and you have no choice Koma kumupempha Kuti mukhale mfumu yathu bwana.Osamasewera ndi anyamata a School zao zabwino.

Napoleon
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Nalingula you are shallow in reasoning. SCS is a genius yes but which person spotted that genius, APM. He would have taken anyone from the party as his running mate, but he choose someone not known in the political arena. Can MCP do that. There are many genius in the country but you are kicking out Msowoya for Mia cause he has financial muscle and he has been in political arena. Chilima was not frustrated it is people like you who were spreading fake news of Chilima being sidelined. So I repeat watch the two holding their winning ticket. God… Read more »
Napoleon
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Hehehehehe, mukumva bwanji mthupimo onse mumasangalala. Dr Chilima knows what is good and better things are for those who wait patiently. APM picked Chilima like the way David was picked. No one could have done that. Look at Chakwera he is settling for Mia cause of financial muscle and thinks he has influence. APM picked someone who was not famous in the political circle and believed in him. That should speak a lot to many. So watch the two with their winning ticket , no one will block it. God bless APM and his vice SCC.

Amedi Chanamba
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This is a sign that Mutharika is doing nothing,,,,,,,,poor education, black out each and every day, no medicines in hosoitals, farmers are crying beacause of the price of their pruducts, No employment in Malawi, case of maize gate, 4 billion, they said that they have taken money to buy generators but still more magetsi akungovuta kuba basi,,,,,,,Ena alamulileko wosangokakamira zithu zitakuvutani,,,,,,,,,strike yomwe yichitike mawa ndiye nkumati mukulamulira anthu,,,,,,,,,failure wama failure ndiye peter

#DzukaniAmalawi
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Why is it that in today’s world, where there’s a whole global movement to discourage people from smoking tobacco, Malawi is still encouraging farmers to grow tobacco. Global prices for tobacco have tumbled and will continue to do so until the world is weaned from smoking. Malawi should already be in the zone of diversifying from tobacco farming to tourism. A whole president and his deputy can’t be seen to be going against global anti-tobacco movements. In any case why this culture, in today’s world, of “opening” and “launching” projects that are not even worth a whole president to preside… Read more »
Malume
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Chilima has always been successful in his business ventures where ever he has been. But this time around he should be prepared to face a humiliating fall of his life in 2019 elections if we go by the current DPP performance and executive arrogance.

Gungu
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Chilima is too good to be in the DPP camp. I pity him for associating himself with savages like dpp members. He needs to get out of this crashing car.

Petulo Makiyolobasi
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Opening tobacco market in 2018 is a sign that the head is no longer creative. From Kamuzu mpaka lero the same things? Give me a break.

James
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Both Jeffrey and Chikoti you are very dull people. The president was opening tobacco sales why do bring in politics. Kuzolowera kuba basi

chikoti
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That’s what we expected…kungoti Malawi anadzadza ndi speculations.fakenews.fanny commentators and bad wishing..ena sakndwa akaona anthi Ena akugwirizan.amadwala…eeeiiisshh…

Prince of Thieves
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Look at the faces. Nkhalamba yeniyeni. Bravo Calister. She marriage his elder brother and knows the actual age. She knows wakuladi. Musayiwale in 2016 he spent time in hospital. Kutha kumene kuja.

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