Speculation rife that Mutharika to appoint Atupele second vice president

There is mounting specualtion that P[resident Peter Mutharika was set to appoint United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi, who is also Minister of Health in 20-member Cabinet, as second Vice President in the impending cabinet reshuffle, but government has kept a tight lid on the matter.

President Mutharika and Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi

Social-media has been awash with speculations that the young Muluzi will be  elevated to the position of third in command in the Mutharika administration as the second-in-command Saulos Chilima resigned from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and formed his United Transformation Movement (UTM) on whose ticket he plans to challenge Mutharika in presidential race.

Government spokesman and Minister of Information Nicholous Dausi declined to comment on the matter, saying it was people’s “figment of imagination.”

Under the Republican Constitution, the P resident has the option of appointing a second vice president, who must be from a different party.

Section 80 subsection 4 of the Malawi Constitution says: “The First Vice-President shall be elected concurrently with the President and the name of a candidate for the First Vice President shall appear on the same ballot paper as the name of the Presidential candidate who nominated him.”

Former president Bakili Muluzi appointed Chakufwa Chihana to the second vice presidency.

Constitutional law observers says anyone appointed to the second vice president  post should relinquishing his parliamentary seat first before taking an oath of office.
According to Section 80 of the constitution,  one  cannot be both MP and second vice president.

The constitution stipulates that the first vice-president must come from the ruling party while the second vice-president must come from the opposition.

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zaufulu izi
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zaufulu izi

Peter waganiza bwino

Shitholes Diarrhoea Progressive Party
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Alamu Pumani Mwakalambadi inu. Mapulani atheratu. Pitala has finished dpp. Imagine replacing Ntaba with Uladi “Bruce Munthali” Mussa? Still sticking with nkhuku yachitopa Goodall Gondwe in the north. Bringing Brown Mpinganjira. Making George Malemia VP south to replace veteran Chaponda. Now Alamu Pumbwa Mwakula wants useless Muluzi? That udf had a seat in Mchinji and Dowa munthu angakhulupilire? That udf won a seat in Chipita nzomveka? That Khumbo Kachali won a seat under udf nzomveka? That udf once had 93 seats nzomveka. Kutha ngati nsalu ya makatani. Lero dpp is buring udf.

Kunena Mosapsyatila.
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Kunena Mosapsyatila.

Do that quickly Professor Bububu Maliseche. Taking Atupele will be the best option of wrecking your already draining ship DPP. You know that bwana Malise are not in control of your party and are surrounded by greedy lions who are also thirsty for the running mate position, because this is what is in your plans after you have appointed the young Muluzi as second vice president. With your greedy camp around, once you pick an outsider the way you did with Chilima, it shall mean to them that you never trust anybody in DPP. This will be a recipe for… Read more »

Kupepela
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Kupepela

Koma Atupele ndi babe sakumunamizira!!!! Ndikhanda lopanda backbone

Phiri gwale
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Phiri gwale

Peter is delusional if he he thinks mukuziwa forgot what bingu did

Mulopwana
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Mulopwana

Atupele is the right person to the 2nd VP. After che Saulosi autula pansi udindo wa VP by default

MPHUNGU
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MPHUNGU

hahahahahahahah going through the comments one can easily see how people miss news.. The issue is that APM wants to appoint atupele second vice president not the runningmate…Read again

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

but basically its the same thing to people cause he is grooming him to be running mate just like his brother late Bingu did appointing him From Education to Foreign affairs minister back then its all a strategy!

Central
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Central

Udzete uwu iwe!! If you are not able to read in between the lines, then its better to be quite and let those who are able to connect “b” to “t” to go ahead!! Enanu mwangokhala ma zobaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatu basi, mitu simaona chilichonse, ntchito kudabwa zikamachitika ndipo simumadziwa kuzionela patali!!

mtete
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mtete

A price to pay for DPP to stay in power so that they can continue looting, plunder, nepotism, corruption etc. DPP wins and Muluzi will be discarded like a condom.

tman
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Muyisova,mwagwanayoyo,DPP and UDF have been bed fellows,boma likudza ndilamwanayu not Chilima wanuyo.We always thankful to the Muluzi family.Give them what is due to them osangoti kape wina opanda dzina waku Ntcheu

Nadzimbiri
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Nadzimbiri

Is Atupele still relevant?

tman
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Yes man,simunati.Its time for ungónoun;gono and ukuluukulu

Ndalema
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Ndalema

No he is not, he has never been, he is s sell out!

faith
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faith

as long we are alive saulosi chilima can never faill this time is for him he is going to drain the swap

tman
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mmmmmmmm town monger

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