Analyst tells MCP-UTM alliance to name presidential candidate

A political analyst has told the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party alliance and its partners to come out of its cacoon and announce its presidential candidate in the Constitutional Court sanctioned presidential election on July 2.

Chilima( L) and Chakwera: Who will be MCP-UTM alliance presidential candidate?

Latim Matenje says the delays by the party to officially unveil its presidential candidate will negatively affect preparations for the polls for the alliance.

“This will have a negative impact on the alliance preparations for the elections. They need to come out in the open and tell their supporters who the presidential candidate is. This will prepare the supporters psychologically,” said Matenje.

The submission of the nomination papers will be on 23rd and 24th April which means the alliance will have to name its torchbearer by then.

MCP and UTM announced their alliance at a glittering event in Lilongwe where MCP president Lazarus Chakwera and UTM leader Saulos Chilima signed the dotted line of the agreement.

But Chakwera and Chilima avoided any indication on who will lead the alliance.

Even  details of y agreement have been kept under wraps although it is highly some speculated that Chakwera will be the torch bearer in the election.

Chancellor College political analyst Professor Happy Kayuni  also said Chakwera will likely lead the alliance in the poll because of the popularity of his party over UTM Party, which is less than two years old since its formation and has only four members of parliament unlike MCP with over 40 legislators.

The opposition alliance includes Malawi Forum for Unity and Development (Mafunde), Alliance for Democracy (Aford), Freedom Party, Umodzi Party and People’s Transformation Alliance (Petra).

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Angoni apaphata
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Angoni apaphata

Atambwali sametana. Saguza ndi paguza. Each one of them wants to ride on the others back. Angotayitsanapo nthawi chabe. I don’t see either of them taking running mate position. The next thing that may happen considering matama a chilima he will delegate someone else to be running mate then try to wrestle power at the next election. For chakwera to accept running mate he will be fired from mcp and there will be nothing good about him in mcp history book

Jamax
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Jamax

Akuti akalowa onse ku state house palibe osala – akakhala Chilima ulendo wake anauyamba kale – please chonde musamusokoneze – manifesto yake ilipo kale ya MK75billion for young entrepreneurs, 1 million jobs komanso MK4,000.00 per bag of fertilizer shaaaaaaaa Inu a Chakwera musamusokoneze mwanayu tamupatseni mpata. In fact he is the Vice President ali pafupi ndi khomo la State House koma inuyo muli pafupi ndi khomo la ku Chalichi and mukukana komanso mukuthawamo. mwina ndifunseko kodi mukuthwamo chiani mumpingomo??? Yesu akuitana bwerani kuno inu Abusa OChakwera ntchito ilipo yambili ndipo antchito akuperewera – musiyeni manayo Absalomu Chilima ndi mwana wolowelera… Read more »

Joseph Manda
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Joseph Manda

Kikiki

mboba
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mboba

Chilima is popular than UTM, MCP has strong political base, even if MCP doesnt form GOVT, it will not die but these tribal and family PARTIES can not survive if they are not in GOVT.

Khima
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Khima

Sometimes comments from so called political analysts kulibwino kungosiya osawafunsa kanthu..its plain basic that every street rats knows..

James Nkosi
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James Nkosi

And who is the running mate of President Arthur Peter Mutharika in their alliance with UDF that you are only appealing to the MCP-UTM alliance alone?

Salo
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Salo

APM is the presidential candidate for DPP/UDF. There is no doubt about that. But the MCP-UTM alliance has two presidential candidates – Chakwera and Chilima.

Peloma Pepe
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Peloma Pepe

That’s not what @james nkosi is asking. He’s asking about running-mate for DPP-UDF Alliance. Read before rushing to commenting.

MASO ENA
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MASO ENA

PAJA ATUMA CHIKOMENI KUKATENGA NOMINATION FORM TU!!

BigMan
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BigMan

I doubt whether anyone will vote for DPP just because of who is going to lead the UTM/MCP alliance. We all know both skc and chakwera will be on the ticket and they will lead the next government.

Songiso
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Songiso

Atambala awiri saalira khola imodzi. Tambala ndi Chakwera basi.

Idioterne (the idiots)
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What should I do to become a political analyst!?

Msambanjati
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Msambanjati

Inuyo a Dpp zikukuza bwanji?

monosile
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monosile

Kayuni, you are a liar UTM is the most popular party over MCP , within a very short period UTM scooped over a million votes while MCP scored the same one million but over 30 years of operation, which party is popular in this regard.What nonsense are you talking, People need UTM and Chilima as president not your rubbish analysis.

Peloma Pepe
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Peloma Pepe

And how many MPs does UTM have?

Jason Bailer
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Jason Bailer

What numbers are being compared here, is it the disputed collated data by MEC? So you have now started to agree after successfully derailing government machinery under the auspices of MCP/UTM/HRDC?

Bruce
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Bruce

But chillima is the same guy who helped dpp to win by stealing votes how can I trust him

ZOAWA
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ZOAWA

What matters most is change of govt not who will lead the alliance. Psychologically we are stable coz thats what we wanted. Osawapatsa phuma. Khalani pheee easy easy easy easy!!!!!!!!!!!!

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