By Chalo Mvula
Vice President on Malawi and Tonse Alliance running mate Saulos Chilima has hit out at former Vice president Everton Chimulirenji and urged him to stop spouting nonsense in DPP rallies. Chilima who was speaking at rally he addressed together with Tonse alliance leaders at Njamba, was responding to a statement made by Chimulirenji where he accused Chilima of ousting him as the country vice president
Earlier ,at a rally that took place at Masintha in Lilongwe, Everton Chimulirenji claimed that he could still have been the vice president of Malawi if not for Saulos Chilima who ousted him by going to the courts so that elections should be nullified. In his response Chilima firstly reminded Chimulirenji that he did not oust him from the veep position but it was the courts. He questioned Chimulirenji’s ability to understand of things and it was the courts and judges who made the final court decision not Chilima.
Chilima said Chimulirenji disrespecting of the judiciary is very worrying . He attacked DPP and UDF leaders for continually disrespecting the courts of the land.
Chilima said Chimulirenji did nothing is his tenure as vice president of the country except answering to his boss Mutharika as “yes pulofesa”. He went on to say Chimulirenji cannot even manage to be a vice president of DPP party.
Chilima had no kind words for the Muluzi family either. He repeated his accusation that Bakili Muluzi stole $500 thousand dollars and that the former leader should pay back the money. He reiterated that the UDF DPP alliance is all about protecting each other from prosecution ”DPP and UDF alliance is an alliance of thieves” . He warned Malawians that they should not be hoodwinked into voting for an alliance that is aimed at stealing from Malawians.
Chilima also had strong words for Atupele Muluzi whom he said is enjoying the privileges of a vice president just because UTM and MCP went to court to challenge the outcome of the elections “Atupele should know that if we didn’t go to court you could not be a running mate or be enjoying privileges like a vice president”. He warned the young Muluzi to refrain from dividing the country through religious and tribal rhetoric
Chilima said the parties that form the Tonse alliance made that decisions with the aim of bringing the country together.