How the DPP plot to remove SKC started

State Vice President  Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima’s dumping of the ruling D emocratic People’s Party (DPP) has opened a can of worms with revelations that plans to force him out of the party started in 2013 when the party was still in opposition.

SKC: Plot to remove him strated in 2013

Nyasa Times can reveal that some senior members of the party were not happy that President Peter Mutharika had picked Chilima, a rank outsider from the corporate world, to be his runningmate and that was the time the skimming began.

“Some senior members summoned Mutharika to express their dismay on the arrangement and the outcome of the meeting was that they should sideline Chilima from the word ‘Go’. When the list of the first cabinet came out Chilima was never given a ministerial position,” a  reliable source privy to the plan told Nyasa Times.

“The second plan was to isolate Chilima from meeting the President.  The normal practice is that the President meet his Vice every Friday.  Since Chilima had no ministerial position these meeting never took place. Mutharika has spent four years without meeting his Vice President to discuss matters of state,” added another source.

After isolating the Vice President, Mutharika started firing officers that were elected at the DPP Convention placing them with his appointed loyalists.

The second to be fired was the CEO of the party who is the Secretary General Dr Jean Kalirani and was replaced by Eliam Kudontoni (late).

Then the Regional Governor for the South, Dr  Ben Chidyaonga was replaced with Charles Mchacha followed by Regional Governors for the Centre and North.

Mutharika also replaced Women leaders like Mayi Annie Makuta before appointing George Chaponda as Vice President for the South, going against the party’s own Constitution which spells that there will be no Vice President in the region where the party president is coming from, explained our source.

“But the appointments of Francis Mphepo as Chief Political Adviser and Greizelder Jeffrey as Secretary General led to the DPP losing its steam from within the party as the party was being run like a personal company and that is why the National Governing Council (NGC) did not meet for the past  four  years.

“It is not surprising that the Vice President has left the party. This is just the start, many more senior members will leave the party soon,” said the source.

Chilima on Wednesday publicly attacked Mutharika’s administration of being riddled with corruption as he announced his resignation from the ruling party, leaving the door open for a presidential run.

He was handpicked by President Mutharika to run alongside him in the 2014 elections on DPP ticket.

“We must give this country a new lease of life. We must clean this country. We must drain the swamp.”

Chilima’s shock move comes as calls  were  mounted from within the DPP for him to challenge 79-year-old Mutharika, who has ruled the country for four years.

Presidential elections are scheduled for 2019.

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mkandawire
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mkandawire

that press comfarence was missed opportunity to this chilima boy, iam leaving DPP up to now he hasnt done any
anything. and ppl who are pro-chilima same of them are connected with killing of chasowa .ngalandeyyy,masangweeee.if i say the birds of the same feathers flock togather ndilakwitsa?

LEGO
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Lets just vote for Chakwera

Yob
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But am glad is out of that party maybe will finally take a breath

Yob
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The problem in Malawi will never end any president after been elected does start to kick out his vice why?. Chilima is not the first one it starts with Muluzi to Malewezi then Bingu to Chilumpha again the same Bingu to Joice now is Peter to Chilima , but why?

Panganani
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My brother Yob you are damn right. We started wrongly by electing a known convict from 1994.Muluzi served in Prison and Bingu despite what is said was fired from COMESA FOR STEALING. THEREAFTER, WE HAVE BEEN A COUNTRY THAT EMBRACES THIEVING IN OUR POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND WHAT OTHERS MAY TERM AS CASH GATE IS JUST A CONTINUATION OF WHAT WAS SET IN MOTION IN 1994. THIS SHOULD COME TO AN END AND PROBABLY SOME OF THE LEADERS WE SEE SPRINGING UP NOW OFFER SOME SEMBLANCE OF HOPE AS THEY ARE NOT THIEVES.

diso
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diso

mr Panganani you r talking,fisi akachoka phiri ili kupita lina amakhalabe fisi sasitha Amalawi tionetsetse pamenepa

Hatton
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Hatton

The time the late Chakufwa Chihana, may his soul rest in peace, resigned as second Vice President made similar attacks on UDF just as our Chilima has done on DPP. Did that help the late Chihana and his AFORD. In fact that move helped to accelerate the demise of AFORD. The Chilima movement and whatever future political plans they may have, will suffer stillbirth.

LEGO
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Inunso achitsiru inu mukuti chani apa?

Reginald
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Reginald

Anthu DPP imaida

DPD A & DPD B
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DPD A & DPD B

Voting Chilima is voting DPD B. Amene a yekha kuti agawana zida. Meaning DPP is split into two. A & B. For zonse ayi. Kaya ma strategists a MCP ndindani kaya amulephera kuphika ma message bwinobwino. Contact me I will help u.kkkk Game iyi ndiyanu Koma u can lose it depending on how u craft messages. U need clean win by appealing messages to rural masses before it is too late. Don’t wait for calamities. DPD A is already dead but DPD B can affect it votes. A good example is to label Chilima Movement as DPD B. That what… Read more »

diso
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diso

kodi maplan awo ndi amodzi, afuna atipepeletse????

Let's not make mistake
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Let's not make mistake

Chilima is part of DPD. He is responsible for bringing DPP. Maputo tikuwawona he is the one who created. Should we give him a precious gift by voting him in ? Malaysians lets reason pena pake.
Kaya tinakhala bwaji. We r going to vote for him? Same mistake we made on Pitala. Timamudziwa bwinobwino. Chillima is DPD B.

Nasibeko
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Nasibeko

I didn’t know that even Dr Chidyaonga was namalila that’s why he belong to that “camp”, LOL.

Tiyeseni Phiri
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Tiyeseni Phiri

No story here!

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