Rigging endgame calls for Malawi unity not politics of foolishness, argues Chilima

UTM president and Vice President of Malawi, Saulos Chilima, has appealed to Malawians to forge ahead together following the nullification of the May 21 2019 presidential election results, saying it is time to deal away with “politics of foolishness” and start focusing on real issues that benefit the people, mostly impoverished in the rural hinterland.

Chilima: We must end politics of foolishness

Chilima said this at a news conference he addressed following the determination of the Constitution Court (ConCourt) by a panel of five judges on Monday who  ruled that President Peter  Mutharika was “not duly elected”, citing massive and widespread irregularities including the use of correction fluid on results sheets.

The judges ordered a fresh poll within 150 days and also ordered that Chilima be resinsted as Stae vice-president, a position he held before the May 2019 vote.

Responding to a question from a reported if he has gone back to his office and whether the State has  given him back all Constitutional entitlements, Chilima says the government is yet to reinstate him .

The UTM leader said he is waiting for protocols from the government to start work.

“I am waiting for protocols for me yo start work. As of now, there is no communication from the government,” said Chilima.

At the news conference which was held at the UTM offices in Area 10, in Lilongwe, it was clear that the government has not given him the vice president’s security detail, convoy and office.

But Chilima played down the issue, saying he did not go to the court seeking reinstatement as vice president but went to the court to seek justice over election irregularities and vote manipulation in favour of President Peter Mutharika.

“I went to the court to seek justice for a free and fair election. I cannot be dancing here that the court has reinstated me as vice president,” said Chilima.

Chilima also could not say if he would accept to be the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate if approached by the party.

“I cannot speak for DPP. Let them speak for their party,” he said.

The Constitutional Court  said the election irregularities and anomalies have been so widespread, systematic and grave that the integrity of the results has been grossly compromised.

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gogomala
gogomala
9 months ago

it seems now our leaders are speaking with maturity. bravo to u all. let love lead even if we have different opinions

The Democrat
The Democrat
9 months ago

The whole purpose of having a functioning democracy is unity in diversity. No need for alliances unless common polices are shared. SKC is confusing us. He wants the crown of DPP leadership on his head please SKC don’t play games with us. You are power hungry

Forgive them
Forgive them
9 months ago

Koma anthu enanu simudziwa zomwe mumafuna,moti zomwe ankanena ma judge 5 aja simunamve patipo?
popeza amayankhula mu chichewa ndi chizungu,
sintchito ya Chilima kufotokoza za mmene anapangira rigg,mumufuse alufandika ,ma commissioners ndi jane momwe anapangira rigg.iye anangopititsa umboni wake,ma judge ndiomwe apeza kuti zinali zolakwika,
GET A LIFE

Kapado Chimulirenji
9 months ago

Massive irregularities by MEC was evidence enough of rigging on behalf of APM. So, what else do you want to know Mr. Democrat apart from what the court said? M’mutumo muli nzeru kumene kapena mwadzaza mamina ngati mphuno za nkhosa?

The Democrat
The Democrat
9 months ago

If we know who was the mastermind of the rigging than they can be punished and we can avoid rigging in future elections.

Democrat Surviving.
Democrat Surviving.
9 months ago

Dear Mr Chilima
Now it’s time to reflect on the conduct of elections in Malawi as much as enforcing the judgement which by the way includes the right of appeal to the Supreme Court.
On your part especially can you please tell Malawians in clear simple language how the rigging was carried out by DPP.
You did say publicly that you know how the election was rigged.
As you will agree those who were carrying out the rigging process must be held accountable and punished by law. Even if it’s APM himself.
Thank you Sir.
Democrat

Revolutionary
9 months ago

It’s not the role of SKC to apprehend wrong doers in the past elections mess…he did his part by petitioning the Concourt to nullify the bogus elections

Chimuntu
9 months ago

Stupid chilima,yemweyo was challenging that no body Will rigg the election but to my surprise anakadandaula kuti amubera kkkkk

Madubeko Hlezipe
Madubeko Hlezipe
9 months ago
Reply to  Chimuntu

if i remember collectly ananenadi kuti palibe atabele Chifukwa amene angabele adzagwidwa chifukwa ali ngati mwana chifukwa mwana akaba amagwidwa

nde mesa apapa agwidwa? vindicated

KAPONDA MWALA
9 months ago
Reply to  Chimuntu

Chilima mwana wa Hule that’s why all the supportrs are ma HULE.

Madubeko Hlezipe
Madubeko Hlezipe
9 months ago

is what you have written above in Chilima’s Speech? i listen the whole lot both English and Chichewa Version siindinamvepo zomwe mwalemba po zo tu nde inu mukuzitenga kutiko zimene mukunenazo?

please Exercise Maturity when analysing issues

Mndinda Boy
Mndinda Boy
9 months ago

Kikkkkkk what your friend on top has written is very true, check the interview Mr Chilima had with Brian Banda of Times TV kikkkkk?

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