Callista, Phoya win UTM primaries:  Masangwi, Kaliati, Lucius, went unopposed

The  former first lady Callista Mutharika’s whose  leaked WhatsApp message supporting Vice-President Saulos Chilima  brought political Tsunami in ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) with some key members openly warning  President Peter Mutharika to seriously reconsider his position in light of the May 21 elections and then ‘Chilima Movement’ was born – now UTM party-  was among top brass who won primary elections on Thursday.

Masangwi: Went unopposed in Zomba central
Delegates stand behind Callista Mutharika as their preferred candidate for Lilongwe City West to contest on a UTM ticket in the May general elections
Callista: Her WhatsApp message started it all:
Phoya: Sees ‘Kuwala’ in UTM

Callista won the primaries in Lilongwe City West constituency after she  trounced Clement Ndala.

She is a former legislator who first went to Parliament on United Democratic Front (UDF) in Zomba and then DPP.

Also winning UTM primaries was new comer former Minister of Justice Henry Phoya who dumped DPP recently.

Phoya won in Blantyre Rural East against Adamson Matemba, Lucius Chanika and Sambalikagwa Mvona.

Most of the party’s senior National Executive Committee officials were elected unopposed in the primaries, including  former national chairman Noel Masangwi who is standing in Zomba Central constituency and the party’s secretary general Patricia Kaliati to represent the party in Mulanje West constituency.

Chiradzulu North incumbent lawmaker Willet Kalonga who is UTM Party deputy organising secretary and the party’s campaign director and parliamentarian for Balaka North constituency, Lucius Banda, were also elected unopposed. Banda won the constituency in 2014 under the United Democratic Front (UDF) ticket while Kalonga won as an independent candidate.

In Blantyre South West constituency former UTM treasurer Richard Makondi also went unopposed while in Nsanje South West Constituency incumbent MP Joseph Chidanti Malunga also went unopposed.

Others who went unopposed are Mzimba North East incumbent legislator Olipa Chiluba Muyaba and candidates for Karonga Central and Chitipa Central Constituencies—Lawrence Nthakomwa and Dr. Moses Mlenga—respectively.

Political commentator Humphreys Mvula on a positive note said it was a big achievement for UTM which is new on the political scene to hold primary election

Chilima, 45, who is expected to be the party’s torchbearer in the May 21 Tripartite Elections, did not go through primaries as he is not contesting in parliamentary elections in both his Ntcheu home or Njewa in Lilongwe another home from his late father’s side.

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YOSWA
YOSWA
2 years ago

Even APM WENT UNOPPOSED

YOSWA
YOSWA
2 years ago

Even APM went unopposed at the DPP convention

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
2 years ago

DPP, munthuyu Chilima simasewera ayi ndi Mkango pa yekha.

JJ Mbewe the pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the pathfinder
2 years ago

ma cadet nose worry not of him very soon you will learn from him kuti chilima simasewela ikupulisani nonse ngakale mutapatikizana a dpp mcp and udf he is going to destroy you muonaso , unstoppable of the unstoppable chilima 2019 motoo kuti buuuuuuuuuu, maliseche is too old to compete and currently is unable to stand

Chiwere
Chiwere
2 years ago

After the primaries UTM is toast! Chilima has understood it’s not easy and the people who have buoyed him in rallies are not really UTM members.

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago
Reply to  Chiwere

But after DPP, MCP, and UDF primaries those parties are not done? Only UTM right? What kind of thinking is this?

Alamu Pumani Mwakula kuba

Analysis shows that utm muli anthu a mchiwuno zedi. Amuna oti asiya azimayi ambiri ndi azimayi with multiple men. Kuti titchule mayina page idzadza.

Mchacha wa UTM
Mchacha wa UTM
2 years ago

Tchula maina. Uyambe ndi la Francis Kasaila…. Kkkkkk!

Rex John
2 years ago

Monga mai amene amati former first lady ali ndi chinkhalidwe choyipa mmai wankhadza kwambiri muwafuse anthu amene anankhara pafupi ndi maiwa kudzomba akuuzani zambiri

Alamu Pumani Mwakula kuba

Dama Phoya paja udapereka Linda Kwa Chilima. Mwati mulondole mlamu.

Alamu Pumani Mwakula kuba

Chilima 45? Munthu went to Chancellor College 29 years ago azi ali 45 lero? Chilima is between 48 -49 years old. Pitala is 81. Kubera zaka ngati African football players bwanji? Anyway, belani zakazo koma utm singawine. Idyereni ma benefit ochokera ku misonkho yathuwo.

Amango
Amango
2 years ago

Vuto lomaphunzila anthu mutakhiwma kumtundu kwanu musapatse ena chonde. If he went to Chanco 29 Years ago it shows he was there when he was 19 there about. What’s wrong with that?

Ntengo wa Kesia
Ntengo wa Kesia
2 years ago
Reply to  Amango

@Amango:
Nanu inu: 45 – 29 = 16! Ndiye anapita ku Chirunga ali ndi dzaka 16?
Ndichifukwa ife Mdzika la muno tikufuna Chilima achite reveal his real genealogy and history. To dispel rumors, if nothing else.

Nkhawa toto
Nkhawa toto
2 years ago

MCP and DPP are stronger parties than UTM, but Chilima is stronger candidate than APM and Chakwera

Intifada
Intifada
2 years ago

When you win an election without a competitor how do you feel? Why was it that none dared beat you? Do you real cerebrate that you fought a good fight and silenced every possible contender? Those who won without competitors should think through and answer these difficult questions. There could be serious reasons why everyone kept quite and let you take the post.

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