Reverend Kaliya from DPP drops out of presidential race: Endorses Chakwera-Chilima ticket

Independent presidential hopeful Reverend Hadwick Kaliya dropped out of the 2020 fresh presidential race Wednesday and endorsed  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera who has teamed up with running mate Saulos Chilima leader of UTM.

Kaliya: Has endorsed Dr. Lazarous Chakwera and his running mate Dr. Saulos Chilima

Kaliya was due to present  his nomination papers to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on Wednesday afternoon but withdrew, saying he will not submit the paper and has instead endorsed MCP-UTM candidate Chakwera.

He said  despite fulfilling all processes including paying the K2 million nomination fee, he has been attracted by Chakwera and Chilima ticket.

“I have endorsed the Chakwera-Chilima ticket. This is the presidency Malawi need and indeed its the destiny,” said Kaliya in an interview.

According to MEC chief elections officer, Sam Alfandika a total of 13 nomination papers were collected but some will not be able to present due to various reasons including “change of mind”.

Kaliya contested in the May 2019 elections which were nullified and then later went to join the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

But said President Mutharika leadership is not inspiring for him to support.

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Pachalo
Pachalo
9 months ago

Welcome Reverend Kaliya! It’s good that you have finally realized that a Party like DPP that believes that only a Lhomwe can be its leader does not deserve the support of other tribes! Unless DPP and its leadership start treating all Malawians as equal…the party has no relevance in 21st century Malawi! Akuti mulhomwe yekha ndiye angalamulire sha! Chipani chachabe ichi cha DPP! Tsankho tho!

Opportunist
Opportunist
9 months ago

Thank you sir

Ngubvu
9 months ago

Awa ndiye ndaninso awa! Even if it were 10+1he would not win.( I cannot stop)(laughing)

Wakwithu
Wakwithu
9 months ago

Rev Kaliya has always been DPP and it’s surprising to see him endorse Chakwera-Chilima! There is sense in what he has said because no sane person would want APM to continue with his myopic leadership!

Mpakaten
9 months ago

So, MEC knew that some candidates like Kaliya would change their minds. Change golo nyekhwe.

Mawi
9 months ago

Confused man.

Madalicious
Madalicious
9 months ago

DPP independent presidential candidate? Wonders shall never end!

monosile
monosile
9 months ago

That is sober and sane thinking reverend Kaliya

Malawi belong to the citizens

Mwawona bwino baba,ship yina yikumira basi.

Trust
Trust
9 months ago

Ubwino wake tikudziwa to Emma Kaliya is a sister to Kenyatta Nyirenda so zinazi sizodabwitsa

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