Kaliati says Atupele gets convoy, siren vehicle to anger Chilima

UTM Party secretary general Patricia Kaliati has said government has allocated President Peter Mutharika’s running mate in the July 2 polls, Atupele Muluzi privileges similar of a State vice president such as a motorcade and lead police siren vehicle (sweeper) as an attempt to anger the country’s estranged veep Saulos Chilima.

DPP-UDF alliance presidential runningmate Atupele Muluzi storms Lilongwe -pic by Lisa Kadango
Kaliati: They want to anger Chilima

Kaliati was speaking at Mzuzu Upper Stadium in Mzuzu during a political campaign rally where Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful addressed.

Chilima, who is UTM Party president, is Chakwera’s running mate on MCP ticket which represents an opposition alliance of nine parties, and attended the rally.

“They have given Atupele the siren vehicle kuti Chilima apsye mtima [to anger Chilima],” said Kaliati.

Atupele, the president of United Democratic Front (UDF) whose party is in alliance with the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), is a Cabinet minister responsible for Energy.

He is entitled to a ministerial vehicle and one police officer.

But during the whistle stop in the Eastern Region on Saturday, Atupele had his security detail scaled up.

Reacting to the development, a professor of law at Chancellor College—a constituent college of the University of Malawi, Garton Kamchezera and Sunduzwayo Madise, dean of law at the same college both said there is no legal basis to accord a Cabinet minister or presidential running mate such a privilege.

Madise said under the law only the President and Vice President are entitled to a motorcade with Police escort and that the privileges are not extended to Cabinet ministers.

“Occasionally the police may extend police escort services to other officers and persons on ad hoc basis. For example if a member of parliament or minister is rushing to parliament and the road is congested, the police may escort such officer to parliament using their sirens,” he stated.

Madise said the need for tightening security for Atupele as Mutharika’s running mate cannot be underestimated but said providing him with a police escort without offering  the same to other contestants in the race uneven the playing field .

He said since Chilima already has his motorcade and police escort as he is the current vice president, such privileges should be extended to MCP presidential hopeful Chakwera, who would be a possible country’s President after the fresh presidential elections.

Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology Mark Botomani said the afrranegment does not mean anything significant.

Police spokesman James Kadadzera said the lead vehicle is “for the benefit of all Malawians as the police officers conduct traffic in busy places to avoid road accidents.”

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
0 0 vote
Article Rating

Sharing is caring!

Follow us in Twitter
39 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Jenala Eid
Jenala Eid
9 months ago

Umva m’bebe Kaliati siunati ukomoka. Atupele ndiboma panopa. Viva dpp udf alliance.

Quibbo
Quibbo
9 months ago

Atupele is not the president yet and he does not require to be given any convey of police. Read the book that mentions about the laws of Malawi. Any person can sue peter on this matter and win the case.

Jason Mlowoka
Jason Mlowoka
9 months ago

Kaliati that is T3 teacher reasoning. That security derail was provided following the attacks you organized in Ndirande soon after DPP/UDF had presented their nomination papers. Kuti Chilima apsye mtima ndiye kuti chiani?
Have you made a thorough research to determine whether UDF hired the security coverage, coz that is possible as long as you pay? Muchedwa ndi zomayang’ana kuti neighbour akutani lero m’malo momakasaka ma vote.

nyambwe
nyambwe
9 months ago
Reply to  Jason Mlowoka

chimutu

Chilelawalanda mwenikombe

I don’t think people can forget how bad UDF devastated malawi, no one to forget the painful we went through had times for the rest of time during their rulling, hunger was so severe, poor education, corruption was high, crime not to speak, yet you want to vote again DPP and UDF alliance, just know that we are going back to had times, that’s why Bakili want to campaign for his son Atupele, because obvious should they win, Peter will resign in the process then Atupele continues just know we are back to sufferings, UDF will get it back all… Read more »

SMM II
SMM II
9 months ago

Of course we can not forget

Bigman
Bigman
9 months ago

Jealousy ndi ufiti

One grandson
One grandson
9 months ago

Paja nawo a chilima amakwiya zilizonse.

Zio ine
Zio ine
9 months ago

It is wrong because it is DPP and yet you never said anything when Joyce Banda accorded Willard Gwegwe the same convoy. The problem with Tumbukas whatever Muntharika does is wrong but similar things done by a fellow Tumbuka is rated highly. I think we have heard much if such stupid things from Chanco.

Bauleni
9 months ago
Reply to  Zio ine

We all have a Tumbuka friend. MItima yawo tikuyidziwa.zosadabwitsa.

Lee
Lee
9 months ago
Reply to  Zio ine

Willard Gwengwe? Crosscheck facts before you post

Kala
Kala
9 months ago
Reply to  Zio ine

Komaaa atumbukaaaaa awlnjexa. Saulisi chilima uyuuu . Kwawo ku mlitonsooo kuchitipla. Nkumansmiza kuti ndi mcheeawwwaaaaaaa

SMM II
SMM II
9 months ago
Reply to  Zio ine

But Kaliyati is not Tumbuka. Ignorance is really a disease

Mtete
Mtete
9 months ago

We need not look far to identify a clueless, lawless and arrogant president whose motive is to ransack Malawi’s economy with reckless abandon before being sent packing. It’s a case of “let the young man taste luxury before we are booted out” Do.Malawians really want this man, full of hatred for Chilima, to be re-elected. Only those who support plundering, nepotism, corruption tribalism, thieving and anything that is bad governance will elect this toothless man.

Tangodutsa
Tangodutsa
9 months ago
Reply to  Mtete

JB is the mother of thieving in the history of Malawi!!!

Malawi belong to the citizens

Palibe chabwino chomwe ataphulepo a DPP and UDF,zinamukanika Chimulirenji nde kulibwanji Atupele.Mwana wongoyang’ana upresident,siza family izi.

Cairo
Cairo
9 months ago

Kaliati, just shut up your poud mouth. Do you want to be reminded that this is not something new on the Malawi political scene. Just to remind you, let go back to Joyce Banda regime. What happened to her when she picked Sosten Gwengwe as her running mate after she decided to dump Khumbo Kachali. Sosten was given all the necessary Presidential respect that would be accorded to the Vice President, ndiye iwe, usatinyase ai. That is normal in our politics. Iweyo, just stay in your lane, mumva madzi chaka chake ndichino.

shares
Read previous post:
MCP leader upbeat to govern Malawi: Chakwera says battle not over, vote on July 2

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate Lazarous Chakwera  has said the victory at the courts and the formation of the...

Close