DPP top brass hit back at UTM, say Chilima and his Movement are ‘disgruntled suspects’

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) gurus on Friday took turns to attack the United Transformation Movement (UTM) and its leader Saulos Chilima, describing the movement as a grouping of ill-mannered and disgruntled suspects who have stolen the DPP manifesto ahead of Malawi’s tripartite elections next year.

DPP gurus attacking UTM

DPP’s Vice President for the Northern Region Goodall Gondwe, Bright Msaka for Eastern Region, Publicity Secretary Nicholas Dausi and National Governing Council (NGC) member Samuel Tembenu  – all senior Cabinet ministers – told reporters in Lilongwe that Chilima must resign as State Vice President because he is no longer part of the team which was elected into power alongside him.

Other senior NGC members at the press conference included DPP Administrative Secretary Francis Mphepo and Henry Mussa.

Chilima left DPP to lead his UTM, blaming the party over rampart corruption in government, theft of public funds and nepotism, among other many inefficiencies.

However, he continues to serve as the country’s Vice President.

At the launch of his movement at Masintha in Lilongwe last weekend, Chilima promised to crackdown on corruption, improve the economy and create one million jobs within six months once voted into power.

“How could a person who failed to finalize public sector reforms in six months create so many jobs in the same period?” Dausi read out from a statement issued by DPP.

Gondwe chipped in, “We are urging Chilima to resign because he cannot be opposing the same government he claims he is still serving”.

“His behavior is unconstitutional and a breach of democratic principles. He could just resign honourably, otherwise his legitimacy to continue serving as Vice President has no basis and is laughable,” Tembenu scolded Chilima.

And Msaka said, “We will not be party to politics of insults as was the case with his UTM launch at Masintha, a cacophony of noise parroting our manifesto”.

According to the gurus, the DPP government is the only government which can create jobs in the country having allocated billions of kwacha to a youth internship program in this year’s budget.

There has been no immediate response from UTM.

But the movement is undeniably a huge force to reckon with ahead of Malawi’s 2019 tripartite elections having been joined by Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya and several other legislators from other political parties.

The battle line has been clearly drawn between Chilima and the DPP government with the latter even reducing security detail for the Vice President in an attempt to cripple his manoeuvres.

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#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Dismiss and ignore UTM at yiur own peril. It may be filled with disgruntled DPP party members bit it also has a few honest men and women serious about making a difference in Malawi…..to drive true change. Even of UTM loses the elections next year, they will certainly the way parliament conducts itself….no more sleeping, no more looting with impunity without being to order. Most of the DPP TOP brass will f8nd themselves in jail.

Dagobert
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Dagobert

Which team you are talking about? Is it “The Midnight Six”?
Fact is Chilima was chosen by APM ( not you!) and both got elected as a package by the people of Malawi and not a DPP cabinet!
What do you want?
Fact is also:
SKC got feed up with your midnight strategies an DPP and took consequences, but APM have an account full of dirty money and keeps silent!
Who should go now?

Kalenga ndi Mzake
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Kalenga ndi Mzake

This is just a deal gone bad. As Muluzi said a Malawi sitichedwa kuyiwala. SKC helped rig for APM and DPP. He wants his reward. Now we are clapping for him as if stealing an election is not corruption. SKC watiwerenga kuti ndife opusa. Bola kuba 145million than stealing an election when 7million people wake up to choose a vote and someone just manipulates the process to choose who won.

Similandu
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Similandu

Mbiri samangira sazengera bwalo Chilima alive milandu what you’re simply achieving on his behalf is that is better material than the intellectual illiterates now praying for Chilima’s resignation they are in a tight corner Chilima’s resignation is not forthcoming which means in case of a constitutional upheaval Chilima might perch on Chair number One or they will take his Chair number Two should he choose to resign which would weaken his campaign terribly so the so called canalisation must stop Chilima has neither Resigned nor died nor has been impeached to warrant such baseless allegations the UTM has enriched the… Read more »

Upumbwa Wa Achaponda
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Upumbwa Wa Achaponda

He said he would create 1million jobs in one year. In the first 6 months there would be no school drop outs due to university fees because there will be school bursaries.

Too much wax in your ears!

Similandu
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Similandu

Chilima has a message it resonates with the wishes of the cheapest Malawian. If his oral paint turns out to take us to our desired destination the is married to us till 2024!

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Rattled

QueenB
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QueenB

If Mutharika resigns as president due to corruption then SKC can also resign as VP. Otherwise, until voting day for both. The difference is that one of them will be heading to prison after the elections. The one who received a K145m bribery. What a good feeling !

DPP
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DPP

Chilima is a hard working man and the DPP are blocking him from working. Chilima should not resign. The DPP are scared just in case one day they wake up to the news that Chilima is the president
.stay put Chilima. Do not resign.

mark
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mark

SHAME IN AFRICA….. A STATE VICE PRESIDENT CLINGS TO POWER IN ORDER TO RECEIVE SALARY FROM POOR TAX PAYERS MONEY FOR THE JOB HE HAS FAILED TO DO..

Munyasiwa
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Munyasiwa

Better paying Chilima because he is a vice president than giving our hard earned tax to Mb**a

QueenB
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QueenB

According to constitution he is the VP until voting day. Shame on DPP and you for trying to sabotage his position. Your ignorance is shown here by writing in capital letters. Do your research!

Charlie Hebdo
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Charlie Hebdo

It is true that when you raise an eaglet together with chickens, it starts behaving like a chicken. Previously I had great respect for the likes of Goodal and Tembenu. But since joining DPP they stopped reasoning like the intellectuals they are but like the Jeffrey wa Jeffreys of this country. You cannot tell apart the utterances of Goodal or Tembenu from those of Jeffrey wa Jeffrey, Jappie, Dausi, Obama and many intellectually challenged clowns in DPP. These jokers claim Chilima is parroting what is in DPP manifesto. Is reducing presidential powers in your manifesto? Is freeing ACB, MBC and… Read more »

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