65 former MCP central region committee defects to UTM

At least 65 former Malawi Congress Party central region committee have defected to vice president Saulos Chilima’s United Transformation Movement (UTM).

Former MCP district chairpersons joining UTM

Speaking during the formal defection ceremony on Tuesday, one of the former officials , Chatonda Kaunda  who served as MCP deputy secretary general said the group decided to join the movement because the MCP did not want the elderly.

“They told us that we are now too old to serve in the party. Having looked around, we realised that UTM can embrace us and they have indeed welcomed us with all warm arms. We are now home, the thing is to ensure that the party gets into power,” he said.

Speaker of the National Assembly who is also former MCP vice president Richard Msowoya is expected to be formally welcomed into the movement family on Saturday at Masintha ground in Lilongwe during the launch of the movement.

In the north, Loveness Gondwe and 21 others say they will contest the parliamentary elections on the UTM ticket.

Gondwe, former deputy speaker of parliament, was Aford member before she defected to MCP before dumping it to join the movement.

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kman
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65 Old Backload of frustrated MYP men into Chilima Camp,kkkkkkkkk

kman
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I am yet to believe if the team of 65 MCPs members does not tell of their old age 65.

Nganga
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Nganga

New blood!

LEGO
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I still remember what happened in 2014,he robbed us our victory by enriching himself and his family now he wants our vote….Please give me a place i can never trust the leader of this UTM.Let me try MCP again because they gave me education with a better boarding school etc.

MASO ENA
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MASO ENA

THAT’S WHEN YOU SHOULD REALISE THAT CHILIMA IS STILL DPP!!

Aka
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Aka

The faces of these 65 people scare me!

Wanjiku
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Wanjiku

You are quite true Aka.Nkhope zoopsya izi

365 watch 24/7
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365 watch 24/7

Politics is a game of numbers more especially now that we are going towards an election. More defectors=more votes. Its not bad to welcome political nomads into UTM neither is it wrong to accept disgruntled people like the msowoya’s, the Loveness gondwe’s etc.its normal when people see chinthu cha nyuwani, some are joining to help, some are joining for positions, some are just spies from competitors, some are lost and confused but they all bring votes What ever the case I trust chilima and team will be able to spot the dirt in some of the new members. All i… Read more »

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

There we go! more of the same Malawi people. We have politicians whose mindset is defined by Kamuzu-Banda type politics. These people are still in chains of political delinquency. They have no vision, no critical thinking skills and at best low cognitive levels and at worst brainless. If we think that these old politicians are going to take us anywhere better than where we are at the moment then we are no different than them……poverty of ambition. The exodus from MCP to UTM isn’t a laughing but a sad development. These politicians should be retiring from politics and add value… Read more »

LEGO
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They must come open by themselves wherever they are than being forced to join the politics platform

Baba
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Baba

Chilima is just showing he is desperate.

mtete
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These people ceased to be MCP members long time ago, together with Kaliwo, Msowoya and Chatinkha. This is therefore no big deal.

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