Zosiyilana! Exit Chilima, enters Chimulirenji as Malawi vice president

True to his words that leadership is like a relay race, outgoing vice president Saulos Chilima will be leaving the post of the country’s second in command to his Ntcheu home boy Everton Chimulirenji, who has been elected together with President Peter Mutharika as his running mate of  the May 21 Tripartite Elections.

Runningmate for Mutharika: Everton Chimulirenji

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on Monday afternoon declared President Mutharika winner of the presidential election with 38.57% of votes,, narrowly securing another five-year term as leader of the developing southern African nation after delays over suspected tampering.

Lazarus Chakwera of the opposition Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) scored 35.41% of the votes, while Chilima who contested for presidency under his new UTM Party polled 20.24%, MEC chairperson Jane Ansah said at a news conference in Blantyre.

“By the powers vested in me by the Section 80(2) of the Constitution as read with Section 96(5) of the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Act, I, Justice Dr Jane Mayemu Ansah, SC (Senior Counsel), JA (Justice of Appeal), hereby declare candidate Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika as the President Elect of Malawi and Everton Herbert Chimulirenji as vice-president Elect of Malawi following the 21st May 2019 presidential election,” said Ansah.

“On behalf of the entire Commission, I wish to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the President Elect and his vice,” she added.

Chimulirenji , 56, was a suprise running mate to Mutharika as he was picked  from the previous Cabinet where he served as Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development.

He  first served as deputy minister for Defence.

Having served as an MP under the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for two consecutive terms now, Chimulirenji in the elections, lost as a member of Parliament for Ntcheu North East Constituency.

President Mutharika described Chimulirenji as someone loyal to the party and that he “knows the difference between a vice-president and a deputy president.”

Chimulirenji studied business administration and once worked with the then Ministry of Works. He was running a construction company when he joined newly formed DPP in 2005 under the stewardship of former president, the late Bingu wa Mutharika.

And according to State House press secretary Mgeme Kalirani, President Mutharika’s choice of Chimulirenji as State vice –president is a decision made in favour of maturity, profound character, political experience and the continued solidity of the DPP.

Chimulirenji is also the party’s deputy national director of elections, a position he was elected to at the party’s national convention in 2018.

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dalo
dalo
1 year ago

Sindikuona chifukwa chomwe anthu amakavotela,Asah usaiwale za mbendela

Dyson
1 year ago

In Malawi there is no court,no m e c,no justice system, no heard of state, country is dead with no laws.

Prophet Pwaguzi
Prophet Pwaguzi
1 year ago

Akufa onsewo afune asafune Peter, Dausi, Ansah ali pamndandanda wa anthu ophedwa chifukwa chokonda ndalama osaganizira zofuna za majority

Roll Out ATI Now
Roll Out ATI Now
1 year ago

I Everton FC Herbert Chithawirenji do solomnly swear that I will defind the constitution of the Rupublic of Malawi, so don’t help me God.

Roll Out ATI Now
Roll Out ATI Now
1 year ago

Apa ndiye Mbava za DPP zikuba zenizeni. Muziwanso a Malawi, kuvotera anthu osatha ntchito awa Inawakanika Ministry of education, ndiye mukuwapatsa 10 years. I am happy to say I have never voted for him and so everything he is I regret it because those that are voting for him are myopic.

Noxy
1 year ago

That’s your problem I voted for APM and not myopic I forsaw victory. Am happy my vote had a value.

Chebiti9
Chebiti9
1 year ago

Tippex won the elections!

John
John
1 year ago

We are doomed forever! Malawians how could you do this?

Elikana mmbaya
1 year ago

I am in THYOLO but we never voted for this nonsense — our rights have been
Compromised —

Ziggy
Ziggy
1 year ago
Reply to  Elikana mmbaya

Who is ‘we’ in thyolo? Hahaha pezani zina

Elikana mmbaya
1 year ago
Reply to  Ziggy

Recount the votes from here in goliati where am staying and voted —you will see the whole scandal

Alegria
Alegria
1 year ago
Reply to  Elikana mmbaya

Elikana Mmbaya you should say I never not we. People of Thyolo voted for Peter and the DPP 2024 wooooooooooooooo

Mutokototoko
Mutokototoko
1 year ago

Koma ndi VP basi mufune musafune. Saulosi paulendo ndi udokotola wake wafeki. Ask Mary Chilima ayimbe nyimbo yake ija. Chilima unkati DPP ndi mafana. Ma Ametetuers. One day he told people of Kauma kuti akukalowa ku State House. Can you go and enter the house now Saulosi!! Ili ndi dziko. Anthu amakumvani. Lero mwapweteketsa anthu ambiri monga awa: Lucius Banda, Micheal Usi, Jessie Kabwila, Noel Masangwi. Patricia Fukulani Shanil Muluzi, masangwi, njawala, ngumuya, Msowoya , Winiko, Chilima mtima too much. he thought he would win an election through kubera chisankho. mmm. shame Saulosi .you now go to your area 43… Read more »

Roll Out ATI Now
Roll Out ATI Now
1 year ago
Reply to  Mutokototoko

You love yourself and hate your country.

Mapwiya Mulupale
Mapwiya Mulupale
1 year ago
Reply to  Mutokototoko

Agogo anuwo akulu will not even finnish his term. Kumalikonda dziko lanu osati mtundu or chipani. Chilima wished the country well koma poti Malawi munazolowera umphawi. Akakupatsani ka nsalu ka blue and 50 Kwacha basi nkumati chitukuko. Athu oti tayenda timaona maiko a anzathu nkumati tinalakwanji ife. Malawi is not poor, that’s why those thieves you call leaders are hanging around getting rich, living in Area 10/43 while iwe ukuwasapota uli kwa Kauma and cant even afford a decent shoe. Your kids go to school barefoot kumakakhala pansi while their kids are educated abroad using your won tax.

Gada
Gada
1 year ago

Chilima did not wish the country well. He wished himself well. If he was really patriotic and loved Malawi he should have disclosed the evils of DPP such as burning warehouses. He got what he deserved, number 3!!

Mmalawi
Mmalawi
1 year ago
Reply to  Gada

And he should have worked with Chakwela instead of dividing the opposition

LinC
LinC
1 year ago
Reply to  Mutokototoko

Palibetu mfundo imene mwanenatu apa. DPP has definitely won, no doubt but unfortunately our beloved country Malawi has lost! Very sad

Mwe'ene
Mwe'ene
1 year ago
Reply to  Mutokototoko

… and don’t forget Akweni Kaliati among those that were misled by the overconfidence of mfana Saulos. Ngakhale u MP palibe; sono akachita chiani?

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
1 year ago

Yes indeed ndizosiyirana, bu are they really elected or they’ve just imposed themselves on the people???? I’m just asking.

Alegria
Alegria
1 year ago
Reply to  Keen Observer

If you voted for the losers please my condolence. They have been voted with true Malawian who wanted peace and development not jealous

Mbwiyembwiye
Mbwiyembwiye
1 year ago
Reply to  Alegria

if you say Chilima wished Malawi well, then you do not a political analysis ability. Chilima was there as DPP.s dividing syndrome! Mmmmmm ndi anadi inu ! Democracy only one wins and its Adad! Yona abwerere ku mpingo akawafotokozere anzake kuti zakazinazi anali mmimba mwa nsomba. DPP 2024 wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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