Uladi rebukes Chilima, confident of Mutharika’s win in 2019

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president for the Central Region, Uladi Mussa, has rebuked Vice-President Saulos Chilima over strong criticism of government  and  throwing  his hat into the ring for the 2019 presidential elections, going up against the incumbent, Peter Mutharika.

Uladi Mussa addressing a DPP meeting in Salima

Part of the people who attended Ualdi’s rally in Salima

Speaking at  Kandulu School Ground in the area of Traditional Authority Ndindi in Salima during a political rally, the Salima South MP who recently joined DPP from the opposition People’s Party (PP) where he was acting president and a long time critic of Mutharika’s leadership, rebuked Chilima for, among others, criticising a government he is part of .

Said Mussa: “Chilima is  practicing opposition politics while serving in a government position as State vice president.”

Mussa said Chilima is “ungrateful”, saying he was handpicked by Mutharika to be the country’s second in command.

“Professor Mutharika could have picked anyone in DPP to be the running mate but instead he chose Chilima [from the private sector].

“In Malawi culture and indeed in African culture, mzako akati konzu iwe umati konzu [one good turn deserves the other],” said Mussa.

Chilima quit the ruling DPP citing unchecked corruption and nepotism. He launched United Transformation Movement (UTM) which has changed the political landscape ahead of May 21 2019 Tripartite elections.

But Mussa said that he’s confident that the DPP  will win the election with Mutharika getting his final mandatory five year term.

“We are confident that the people will vote for a government that has a track record of development and that is DPP led by Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika,” said Mussa.

He said UTM will be a distant fourth in the elections

“UTM is not a big party; there is no way the party can win in Malawi within its few months of existence. That cannot happen in this country. Chilima should have waited for APM [Arthur Peter Mutharika] to finish his 10 years before having a thought of contesting as a President,” said Mussa.

Mussa said DPP has vibrant structures in every district across the country and continues putting in place more structures to help it win the elections with a landslide.

UTM secretary general Patricia Kaliati said Mussa was entitled to his political opinion, but said Malawians are wiser enough to know that he is a ‘change goal’ politician.

Asked to comment on what Mussa said that Mutharika will win the elections, Kaliati said: “Wait until he changes goal again to hear what he will say after elections.”

University of Livingstonia political scientist George Phiri  has said no party has exclusive political appeal that can guarantee them autonomous wins next year, saying  “with the coming in of UTM, the political landscape has changed”  parties must consider electoral partnerships.

Analysts have argued that the coming in of UTM, has weakened both main opposituon Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and DPP, as most of those joining the movement are defecting from the two parties.

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Tonde wadula
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Tonde wadula

Bingu dumped udf but he never resigned as President. Joice Banda left DPP and left resigned as vice president. Change Hial tame your tongue we all know you as a floating politicians. We shall welcome u in 2019 to UTM when you will be knocking on our door.very soon. Tell people mfundo osati personalized pilitics zachikale.

Shitholes Diarrhoea Progressive Party
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Uladi has to be sent to mental hospital. It was wrong to pick only Wandale for misala test. The first one was supposed to be Uladi and second one Alamu Pumani Mwakula. Only mad people can listen to Uladi. Mumagwetsa Ntaba for a mentally disturbed Uladi at the convention? Opuss.

SKC
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SKC

Kodi bwana atalemba anthu awiri ntchito/contact kuti agwire masiku asanu ndipo pamapeto pake azawalipila K50, 000 aliyense. Mwa anthu awiriwo wina ndi kapitawo pomwe winayo ndi wachiwiri. Mmodzi yemwe ndi kapitawo uja mkugwiradi masiku asanu onse osajomba. koma wina uja nkugwira masiku anayi wokha. patsiku lachisanu osagwira tchito ndipo mmalo mwake ndi kuyamba kunena kuti ndatopa kukhala wachiwiri , ndifuna ndikhale kapitawo mu contract inayo yomwe tidzagwirenso masiku asanu. Iye akugwira ntchito osati yomwe bwana adamupatsa ija koma mmalo mwake akugwira ntchito yakeyake, yokonzekera kuti iyeyo adzakhale kapitawo mu contract ina ya mtsogolo. Kodi bwana uja angakondwe kumulipilabe wachiwiri uja… Read more »

sosola
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sosola

Timavotera munthu pa udindo wa pulezident kuti agwire ntchito ali mmboma osati opposition. kodi taganizani atati Pulezidentnso wachita resign Mchipani ngati mmene wachitira SKC , Boma angaliyendetse ndani? pulezident and vise president are voted or given mandate to govern and not to oppose their govnt. if the president or vise is absconding his duty he was employed for and start opposing government instead of governing the govnt, then the salary he is taking is FALSEFUL, DECIETFUL, UNFAITHFUL OR THEFT. AYEERA KUTI ABWEZE NDALAMA BECAUSE THE SERVICES OF GOVERNING EXPECTED FROM HIM ARE NOT THERE. MUNTHU/ MWANA WAMKAZI AKATI WATULUKA MBANJA… Read more »

Omex70
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Omex70

Almost every meaniful Malawian is tired of Uladi Mussa stupid utterances that he makes time and agin. He is just an opportunist and useless policians. The only advantage that he has is that he comes from Salima South which is full of anthu osaphunzira. People in his constituency like handouts. So when Mussa gives them handouts they think that is development. There is literally nothing that Mussa can point as his development achievement since he became a member of parliamnet for this area.

Malo A Maloto
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Malo A Maloto

The Hon. Uladi Mussa’s statement illustrates much of what is wrong with politics in Malawi. ‘. . . the Salima south MP . . . rebuked Chalima for . . . criticizing a government he is part of.’ This is called ‘whistle-blowing’. Who is in a better position to know what is rotten in an organization than someone who is part of it? ‘In Malawi culture . . . one good turn deserves [an]other.’ In politics, this is called ‘cronyism’, and it is considered to be a vice, not a virtue. It is the basis of many corrupt practices. ‘.… Read more »

Buzz
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Buzz

Good points, but I think you meant, ‘He is probably correct,’ not ‘true’.

Pumbwa Mwana
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Pumbwa Mwana

UTM &DPP ndinu amodzi…….nonse mwatilamulira zaka zowawazi…..

Mwagawanadi zida
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Mwagawanadi zida

No matter wat pipo argue here, Chilima and UTM were called to destroy stubborn DPP so that MCP can go through…..There has been passionate MCP supporters just look at MEC data…you will see that central region has the highest……Only that analysts deliberately choose to ignore this…MCP is our next goverment……………

concerned citizen
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concerned citizen

Chenji golo you have no right, or powers to stop chilima or any Malawian who aspires to contest for the presidency in this country. Iwe amene, umaufuna upresident pokakamira u president kumene wathawa ku PP.

Ndatopa
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Ndatopa

Mr Uladi Mussa what you need to know is that Malawians have woken up, its a different electrorate now, you are stuck with the old way of doing things. We want issue based campaign, tell us what you have to offer or shut up

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