Malawi ex-president Muluzi endorses Mutharika: Slip of the tongue on Atupele presidency trending

Former president Bakili Muluzi,  who governed the country from 1994 to 2004, has spoken in support for presidential ticket of President Peter Mutharika and his running mate Atupele, his son, in the forthcoming fresh presidential elections.

Bakili Muluzi: In Support of Mutharika re-election with Atupele as his running mate

Speaking at his home village of Kapoloma in Machinga district where he  was meeting his kinsmen,  including chiefs  Muluzi he was  “thankful” to  Professor Mutharika for  “choosing one of our sons here as his runningmate”.

Howeve, it was Muluzi’s slip of the tongue that is trending with a video clip circulating on social media.

“Professor Mutharika has choosen the son of this village, Atupele, to be his running mate so he can become president – ohh sorry- vice president of the country,” said Muluzi.

Muluzi also told the gathering that the “whole” Eastern region has agreed to vote for Mutharika.

Atupele announced recently that his father would address a meeting to endorse the DPP-UDF alliance ticket  after Ramadhan.

However, since the announcement  Muluzi has received attacks from the Tonse Alliance, an opposition grouping of nine parties and one political movement.

Recently, the country’s estranged Vice President Salous Chilima accused Muluzi of corruptly receiving USD 500,000 from tobacco campanies between 2002 and 2003.

 

He  is still facing charges after government asked him to explain about 1.7 billion Malawi Kwacha ($11 million)  which was in his personal accounts from financiers of his party 2014 campiagn.

He denies  any wrong doing and the Anti-Corruption Bureau  has expressed interest to drop the matter with lack of incriminating eveidence.

When Muluzi retired from politics, UDF party was led by former finance minister Friday Jumbe. After Jumbe, UDF  was then led by former Health Minister Dr George Nga Ntafu before Atupele took over  after being elected at convention.

Muluzi ruled Malawi from 1994 to 2004 after defeating long time ruler Kamuzu Banda in the country’s first democratic elections since independence.

He handed over power peacefully to President Bingu Wa Mutharika in 2004.

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Madando Tippex
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Madando Tippex

It You are right. After all it is not long time ago when DPP cohorts used to go to the so called UDF strong hold and said UDF yatha, tatenga konsekuno. DPP will most likely going to get the same votes they from last election minus akuba.

Ruben kacheche
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Ruben kacheche

Muluzi it’s time to take back your stolen party from DPP. Time to deflate the tube by any means. You can die after bringing your party back….Go chair…political engineer. DPP ionene nyekhwe

Mtete
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In terms of gains, DPP-UDF alliance will not achieve much since the region was already pawned to DPP.. Muluzi’s rhetoric is therefore of no value.

NJIWA
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NJIWA

For Muluzi DPP couldn’t come any cheaper. He got DPP at wholesale price.

Fake Petros
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Fake Petros

Ndiye dziko likhalire ma grudges a mabanja awiri? Kaya akufuna kudzaphana chifukwa cha upresident? Asiyeni anthuwa azipanga ufiti wawowo, muzqphana koma

Lego
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Why Bakili is only mentioning about Eastern Region,thats not the way we do campaigns but you are rather dividing the country.Campaign on facts not on tribal and regional lines.

Kandulu
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Kandulu

DPP has finally been cornered. DPP is over. It doesn’t matter who wins, all I see are arrest of DPP officials whether they want it or not. As APM goes down, he is going to take as many as possible of his partners in crime.

Madando Tippex
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Madando Tippex

Zowona zake ndizimenezo. Ndikuwona ma Commission of Enquiry angapo kutsogoloku ngati zimene zikuchitika ku South Africa.

Chriss
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Chriss

Not a slip of the to tongue, it’s what chair is up to, DPP take care..

Ruben kacheche
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Ruben kacheche

His mission is to take back his party. Remember Bingu stole it

Mina
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Mina

Acheya , heeeeeh kkkkkkkkk Koma makiyolobasi😂😂😂 awa a muluzis ndi Mutharika’s paulendo ndimbava zikuluzikulu ationongela dziko muulamulilo wa zipani Za pa u family awiri ku mpoto they had a very beautiful forest chingawa matabwa ndi makala komanso ntchito zimapezeka kumeneko. Kubwela kwa muluzi anaigulitsa mayoooh .

Livulezi river
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Livulezi river

Muluzi’s statement was not a slip of the tongue as the writer and other people may wish us to believe.
What Muluzi said on that day , was purely God’s revelation of what has been running in his head as well as what he had been telling his friends all along.
To me and all those who know Muluzi’s evil mind , this is not new.
Ask Hon Friday Jumbe, he’ll attest to this.
As it is, either way, I mean whether dpp loses or wins , yatha basi.
Muluzi ndi njoka ~ Apm ndi dpp atha ateromo

Madando Tippex
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Madando Tippex

As long as this man lives, this country will never progress. Atati alayansi yawo yawina, zimene ziri zokayikitsa kwambiri, a Peter asazamuyandikire mkulu ameneyu, chifukwa ngakhale poison akhoza kudyetsa kuti ucheya ugwire ntchito basi pamene mwana akulamulira. Zikuchita kuwonekeratu.

Patrick
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Patrick

Nanga a JB nkhani zao zotsegura lock wa ndarama za m’malawi (cashgate )zimene zinkangopezeka ndi mu tchile momwe zija zili pati,kumupha Bingu kuti mube ndarama za boma nanga mukawakhazika a Chakwera pa mpando nkhani siyidzakharanso ngati mudachita ija?,mbalame zomwera chigoba chimodzi zimaziwana mawa ga.

Maiye
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Maiye

Patrick, Joyce Banda never stole any money from cash gate scandal why if she was involved in the cashgate . Analamulilanji Kuti mbavazo zamuboma zifufuzidwe Ngati anabanawo? Bingu wa Mutharika anaphedwa ndi Peter Mutharika Moti anamangwidwapo kukafufuzidwa Za imfa ya brother wake you can get this information ku Malawi konkuno.

Lego
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Vuto la inu a Patrick ndi umbuli umene umakupangitsani.Tawerengani kaye mutu wa nkhani then start commenting.Your comments are always contrary to the heading of the story.

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