Everton who? Awkward moment Goodall forgets DPP running mate’s name

Depsite backing President Peter Mutharika’s running mate in the May 21 Tripartite Elections, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe  struggled to remember the full name of the veep nominee, Everton Chimulirenji during the rally in Mzuzu.

Gondwe pledges to support Mutharika’s choice of Chimulirenji as his running mate.

Gondwe, DPP vice president responsible for the Northern Region, during the party rally in Mzuzu left the crowds in stiches when he forgot Chimulirenji’s name, before DPP Northern Regional governor, Kenneth Sanga, intervened to remind him of the particulars.

A Peter woyeee, a Peter woyee…bala ba runningmate ayime nawo…woyee… zina lawo nkhulimanya chomene cha … [I don’t know his name well],” Gondwe said when he addressed a political rally in Ntchengautuba, Mzuzu/

However, Gondwe supported  Mutharika’s choice of Chimulirenji as his running mate, saying he is a Malawian who can run for any public office.

“ To me, Peter Mutharika is a very wise person. I have stayed with him for over 60 years since our school days. If he chooses him [Chimulirenji], I know it is a wise choice. I will support the choice and I ask people here to support it,” Gondwe said.

President Mutharika surprised his DPP loyalist and supporters when he picked little known Chimulirenji as his running mate for the watershed May 21  elections.

There has been discontent within rank and file of the DPP with others suspecting that the President was forced by his wife, First Lady Gertrude and his powerful security aide Norman Paulos Chisale to pick Chimulirenji who hails from Ntcheu where Chisale comes from which borders Balaka where the First Lady hails from.

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JOHN
JOHN
3 years ago

A MALAWI IFE TIZIYENDERA MAGANIZO A GETRUDE MUTHARIKA AND PAUL CHISALE? COME ON, WAKE UP! I FOR ONE WILL NOT SUPPORT CHIMULIRENJIEVEN IF IT MEANS KUBETSA BOMA. LIPITE BASI MESA NDIZIMENE ASANKHA OKHA. A PRESIDENT!

Favour of Yahweh
3 years ago

We all forget some names especially when they are not common to us. Nothing wrong. Or may be Gondwe was passing on to the DPP Supporters to finish and that is not strange. Ihaveeven heard people from the North calling Manganya, “ Manganya.” So that is not an issue. If you have not forgotten somebody’s are are more knowledgeable , it is only God who cannot forget, not fresh and blood.

Charlie Hebdo
Charlie Hebdo
3 years ago

But not your party’s presidential running mate. If his name can be forgotten by the party’s senior members, it shows he is an unpopular figure within the party. How are they going to campaign for him if they cannot recall his name?

bachekuru
bachekuru
3 years ago

How do you support someone you can’t even call his name…….. Government is not for geriatrics ( Nkhalamba)

VYOTO
VYOTO
3 years ago

My GOD! My Country Malawi! Badada Goodah muwonesyelatu wuchekula na Pitala winu uyo.Kapumulani mwamutendele.Musangikenge waka natumilandu twakwiba sono sono apa.Kwenesho a Gondwe mwawonesha musinjilo wukulu chomene apa.DPP woyeeee.Chipani chawa chekulu woyeee!!!

Apumbwa
Apumbwa
3 years ago

He is still shell schocked from the running mate nomination

Game Changer
Game Changer
3 years ago

60 years ago you were allready in school. Mwachekura a Goodall please retire honorably!

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
3 years ago

With Goodall’s mentality forget Malawi is going anywhere. Just because I have known my father since as a toddler and i’m 35 yr then I shouldn’t question my Dad. He’s a superman who can’t make mistakes. Then I tell my kids, “just accept and follow whatever he says, he is a wise man, I have known him for 30years” Even when some of his decisions now do not make sense at all because of his advanced age,

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
3 years ago

Ukalamba subisika

HON Chimulirenji
HON Chimulirenji
3 years ago

Wala ba running mate Peter ayime nawo Woyeeee. Dzina lawo nkhulimanya chomene cha woyeeeeeeeeeeeee

BigMan
BigMan
3 years ago

When even the people whom you attend cabinet meetings with can’t remember your name, it confirms that you are useless and a nuisance.

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