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Chimulirenji faults Malawi veep Chilima for his downfall

Chimulirenji and Muluzi at a rally in Dedza

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Everton Chimulirenji, who was running mate for President Peter Mutharika in the botched 2019 presidential poll, has faulted Tonse Alliance running mate Saulos Chilima for contributing to his removal as the country’s vice president.

Chimulirenji’s sentiments come few days after Chilima described him as a victim of an alliance between the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and United Democratic Front (UDF).

Speaking at a campaign rally in Dedza on Thursday, Chimulirenji argued that he was removed as Vice president because of Chilima’s decision to go to court to protest against 2019 presidential election.

“Had it not for Chilima’s decision to go to court to protest the 2019 poll results I would not be removed as vice president,” Chimulirenji told the gathering.

Chimulilenji further told the rally that he cannot blame President Peter Mutharika or Atupele Muluzi for his removal as second in Command.

He warned Chilima to stop  stop pretending as if he cares for him because he is the one who contributed to his downfall.

 “I will never dump the DPP and I want to assure you that the DPP will win the fresh presidential election,” he said.

Chimulirenji was removed from the office of the vice president by the Constitutional Court on February 3 following the nullification of the President Peter Mutharika’s victory in the 2019 presidential poll.

The ruling also ordered reinstated Chilima as the country’s vice president.

Both Chimulirenji and Chilima come from Ntcheu district

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