By Durell Namasani
DPP – UDF alliance running mate has shocked the nation today when he was on his whistle stop tour after being spotted using the same convoy that is assigned to the countries vice president . Critics of the government have not missed words but expressed concern that DPP continues to break laws and misusing government resources
Atupele who was on a whistle stop tour to the eastern region is a Energy Minister and has just been picked by Mutharika to be his running mate in the forthcoming elections. This however doesn’t not make Atupele to be the Vice president of the country nor deserving to be given the vice presidency treatment as the country already has the vice president in Dr Saulos Chilima. This is not the first time that the DPP government has taken Malawians for granted after they did the same thing when Everton Chimulirenji was also picked as the party’s running mate
UK based Political commentator Allan Mandindi expressed shock with DPP arrogance and lack of respect to rule of law. Writing on his social Media , Mandindi described this as abuse of tax payers money “ Atupele is enjoying privileges of Vice President as running mate when we already have a vice president?” argued Mandindi
Former attorney general and renown lawyer Ralph Kasambara was also left belwidered and questioned “So Malawi has 2 Vice Presidents ? interesting times “
Musician and political activist Nic Thindwa also had no nice words about the DPP government . He said “ Atupele abusing funds as he is being treated like a VP with police cards , sirens everywhere”
Hi remarks were echoed by MCP Diaspora Director of Communications Chalo Mvula who said today was another dark day for Malawi as it showed how DPP is prepared to waste government resources to its advantage “ There is no way Atupele should get same treatment that is deserving for Dr Saulos Chilima who is the legitimate Vice President . Once again DPP is being arrogant and thinking that they are above the law. Let them know that their days are numbers and Malawians will have the final say on 2nd July”
Malawi goes to the polls on July 2nd to elect New President after Supreme Court upheld constitutional court earlier ruling to annul elections that took place in 2019.