DPP wouldn’t have won without me — Chilima

Vice-President Saulos Chilima has hit back at accusations that he is clinging to the position, charging that the governing  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) would not have won the 2014 elections without him

Chilima and wife Mary displays UTM registration certificate

Some of the people who attended the UTM rally at Chule Prinary School ground in Dedza

Speaking at Chule Primary School ground in Dedza a day after his UTM party was finally registered after a draining legal battle, Chilima said it is ridiculous for anyone to say he was not being ungrateful by choosing to take his own path as if he went begging to be running mate of President Peter Mutharika when he was an opposition candidate.

“It took four delegations for me to accept to be running mate and you found me in my office. I had a very good job, but you told me this is a calling and I eventually accepted.

“And I worked hard to take DPP out of opposition. DPP would not been won without me,” he told the excited crowd in rally broadcast live on Times TV and Zodiak TV.

Chilima said he owes no one any gratitude and the mandate he fought for and won runs up to May 2019.

“If I am still in this office beyond May 2019 then you can accuse me of clinging to my office. Otherwise I have no time for this nonsense,” he declared.

While celebrating his party’s registration and praising his legal team, the Vice President  said it was sad that the mere registration of a political party should be cause for celebration.

“Should we really be celebrating registration of a party? There are real victories ahead of us but we have to celebrate because of the problems we have faced. So let us celebrate and not be apologetic about it. There will be more obstacles ahead of us, but we must not lose focus,” he said.

On Thursday, in attempts to foil the registration, the State suffered its third successive loss in the case when the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal upheld a High Court decision to reject its application to suspend enforcement of an order to register UTM as a political party by close of business on Friday.

Chilima maintains his pledge to create one million jobs within his first year of office if elected as President in next year’s tripartite elections.

Other speakers at the rally included the party’s secretary general Patricia Kaliati, Central Region champion Newton Kambala and former UDF vice president Iqbal Omar.

Until registration, UTM was a political movement formed in July this year and had been canvassing for Chilima’s presidential bid in next year’s Tripartite Elections.

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Tizanka

Kkkkk and this crown wants to be president. This country is a comedy show

jamax
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kkkkkk!!! Koma iwe SKC ndiwe chtsilu number one how can you say this in public – so you are admitting kuti ndiwe mbava amene unabela a Malawi ma vote – please inu a police tamunjateni munthuyu ali ndi umboni wonse wa momwe ma vote anayendera mu 2014, wakuba ameneyu basi amangidwe.

Apple
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There we go tell us more SKC ! bring it on . the game is hot now ! loving this ….

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Chilima may be a hard worker who get things done as he claims. However, he can’t lead a country. He needs to work under someone; to be under serious guidance. Why? Because he is full of himself and can be a blood thirsty dictator if given presidential powers. Unfortunately, UTM is nothing without him (literally and with no contradiction) and that lifts his pride even higher.

Chriss
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Chriss

More fire SKC a dpp ndi ana, awuuze zoona, kukalipila saletsa hahahah

In Darknes Democracy Dies
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In Darknes Democracy Dies

Yes plain and simple without you DPP would not be in government because it was you and BB who rigged the elections for DPP. You Chilima rigged the elections. You will be looking for a job after the elections. You looser.

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

Mfanayi ndi kawawatu , mpaka kupanga rig asali m’boma? Pano ndiye awina ndi 87% basi

Duli
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Duli

Gross disrespect of all voters this Nkaladi idiot.

Ntengo wa Kesia
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Ntengo wa Kesia

Koma eh!

Francis
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He is a Bastard who was raised by well wishers at Newlands somewhere in Limbe. No manners he is very stupid. He is finished lot!!!

shithole
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shithole

Chilima woyeeeeeee

Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

Ngati kuli zitsiru za ma leaders a zipani saulosi is number one. That’s why you were rejected ku nditande nyambadwe ground. The more you talk the more you decampaing your UTM. Party. Who do you think you are in Malawi? Wait for 2019 and you will be silent. People are watching you . No matter what you say , please not that u President wakupita basi. We all know that you are regretting having resigned as salesmam ku airtell . Ask Manganya what he saw ku Chisitu three weeks ago then you will know that people just come to your… Read more »

Scholastica Bombe
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Scholastica Bombe

Ndiwe Mapwiyadi wopusa iwe, nanga ukulalata chiyani apa? Saulosi amadya kwanu? Wakulakwila chiyani choti umulalatire chonchi? Walakwa kutsutsana ndi khalidwe la Mapwiya mzako wopanda mano uja?

Njazi
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Njazi

Get your story right, mulira simunati , He is going to rule Malawi and ibwelera mwaubwino, what nice or good with this government apart from anthu ngati inu omalankhula zopusa?

Nambewe
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Nambewe

Well Sir, if the whole of DPP won because of YOU alone then you must be the real Messiah!! That frightens me as a a Malawian. How could a whole party depend of such an amateur and win a national vote? Politics as far I am concerned is a collective game or supposed to be! and yet you seem to have the power , on your own admission, of winning on your own? You are either so totally immature to be saying that or you have powers that are detrimental to our country because we don’t want despots in our… Read more »

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Scholastica Bombe

DPP wanted somebody clean as their brand was still smelling the blood of the July 20 2011 blood and Chilima saved them on that………know and articulate what people write osangawerenga ngati wa std 1 basi..

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Omex70

Nambewe, the DPP die-hard…

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