Chilima assures of UTM victory in Malawi watershed polls

Vice President Saulos Chilima has assured Malawians of a UTM victory in the watershed May elections saying his partnership with Michael Usi is the winning tramp card.

Chilima greets alliance partners
Chilima at UTM rally
Chilima is urging Malawians to “allow a new generation to take charge”.
Chilima said the elections offer Malawians “an incomparable once-in-a-generation” opportunity to fix the country
At the rally Anita Kalindo and Bon Kalindo

Adressing a political rally at Bangwe Desert Ground on Wednesday afternoon amid throngs of animated people who braved continuous rain drizzles to receive his empowering message of hope, Chilima said with Usi as his runningmate the nation should be assured of victory at the polls.

Earlier in the day, Chilima had presented his nomination papers to the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), and also unveiled Dr Michael Usi as his running-mate, at a ceremony which took place COMESA hall in Blantyre, as part of the process to avow his eligibility to contest for the highest office in the land.

Chilima said UTM is the only party in this country which has the most rounded and comprehensive social economic plan to develop and transform this country across all sectors.

“We have an overreaching plan, and our vision to uplift the livelihoods of Malawians is relentless because we understand the challenges that Malawians face. We cannot say things are working in this country when urban poverty is so rampant where people cannot afford a decent meal, let alone eat three times a day; we cannot say things are working in this country when families cannot afford decent clothing,” said Chilima adding that Malawians now have an opportunity to replace this government with one which truly serves them.
Chilima said he is convinced beyond doubt that Malawians have come of age and that they will not accept to be taken for granted this time around or to be hoodwinked by seasonal presentations by those who seek to continue plundering this country at the expense of taxpayers.

Said the Vice President: “UTM will zero in to arrest corruption and cronyism one and fall all because these are some of the vices that are unashamedly prevalent under this government and preventing us from making progress. We must not allow our destiny as a country to be held hostage by a few self-serving individuals because this country is for all of us.”

The Vice President  commended the Alliance For Democracy (AFORD)  and the Tikonze  Alliance  for  their support  and  for coming to  support UTM’s vision to drain the swamp  and recue Malawians  from the pangs of poverty, saying  that should be the spirit  as there is purpose in unity.

“I wish to  commend President of AFORD, Hon. Enoch Chihana  and leader of the Tikonze Alliance, Mark Katsonga Phiri  for buying into our vision and for supporting this drive whose purpose is to have a Malawi that we want; where there are opportunities  for everyone regardless of creed, colour or tribal extraction,” said  the Vice President.

He symbolically gave his UTM red beret to Chihana and put on Chihana’s blue cap to underline the forged unity.

Before Chilima spoke, the newly unveiled Vice President of UTM who will also be on the presidential ticket with him on May 21, Dr Michael Usi, said he has teamed up with Chilima because he believes “this is a higher purpose for us to serve Malawians”.

In his usual conversational like speaking infused with figures-of-speech,  Dr Usi said: “Time has come  for those who have neglected  you for the past four years to come back knocking on your doors  and  behaving like they have always cared about you. The truth is what they want is just your vote, after which they will desert you again until the next elections.”

He asked the people to grow out of the habit of voting into office self-serving people simply because they are kith and kin, but to scrutinise them based on their policies and capacity to deliver.

Among the people who spoke at Desert ground yesterday were Secretary General for UTM, Patricia Kailati; UTM Governor for the southern region, Steve Mikaya and UTM aspiring parliamentarian for the constituency, George Saonda.

Enoch Chihana also made brief remarks representing AFORD whilst Mark Katsonga Phiri spoke on behalf of Tithokoze Alliance.

Speaking earlier at the COMESA hall when he presented his nomination papers and unveiled his running-mate, Chilima said the socioeconomic challenges faced by people in Phalombe or Mulanje districts are no less than the challenges that Malawians in Dedza or Rumphi districts face.

He said poverty in Malawi is widespread and infectious across all districts which is why he has decided to pick “one of our own from UTM” as his running-mate because he believes that Dr Usi understands UTM’s vision and also brings to the table the relentless value leadership needed to develop this country economically and uplift peoples’ livelihoods.

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Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
3 years ago

Azingozikweca awa. SKC ali serious not just 50/50 only.basi

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
3 years ago

Anita kalinde alibe etiqette basi

UTM
UTM
3 years ago

sKC proved his stringent authenticity by choosing Usi. UTM is winning indeed…. If not, MCP wins. DPP is the biggest trash seriously we can’t forget what DPP has done its five years. Let’s look at University fee hike and malswitch halt, chaponda, 145m, corruption,, hypocrisy. asaah a Malawi be serious

Mr. Ibu
3 years ago

Indeed baby has picked his fellow baby for running mate. Let me ask was dada Gondwe about this. Wadada Gondwe mukuyiona uli bus iyi ya UTM? Ma driver ose wawiri ndi mabebe per. Driving a country is not for babies imweeeeee. Ise a DPP para tawina yayi mbwenu wawinge ndi Chakwera. Chakwera uyu wali nanzeru kupambana these baby UTM drivers.

Poverty die die
3 years ago

Koma amalawi sindimatha kuwamvesesa bwino lomwe, pa chifukwa choti chilima wasankha Usi kukhala running mat wake ndiye mukumawafookesa anthu ponena kuti ndi utm drama group? Usiyotu ndi carrier yake imeneyo. Koma ndi Mmalawi komanso anaphunzira kuposa iweyo. George wear ku Liberia anali osewera mpira sanawine chisankho? Peter poti anali mtichala siuyu akukulamulaniyo. Apa tisankhe anthu oti athandize kutukula dzikoli basi. Koma dpp yokhayi ichoke. Akutibera zosakhala bwino anthu amenewa

tman
3 years ago

Big time drama,who does not know meaning of drama? Not taking things serious.Kumudzi kuno timadziwa zimezo,ngosangalasa anthu basi,no carrer based

Mmalawi weniweni
Mmalawi weniweni
3 years ago
Reply to  tman

@tman, Well, you know the truth only that you don’t like UTM, otherwise he is more educated than you I guess (as evidenced by your ignorance). A comedian heading ADRA and being replaced by another educated technocrat? Well, Usi must be really favoured. It takes brains to have a PhD my friend maybe you don’t know

Fredrick Sakala
Fredrick Sakala
3 years ago

Drama boso yaka,why my KALIATI

M D
M D
3 years ago

UTM MOTO KUT BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Maduro
3 years ago

In the second picture on top, it is obvious that Kalinde is so sad to have lost the primary election. It is evident in the way she greets SKC, the face is showing real sadness, an indication that she seriously wanted to stand as an MP. The woman is simply wearing a brave face and the words are visible on the wall saying, “Mr. President, what shall I do? Is there anything you will consider offering me when UTM wins the elections”? SKC has clearly noticed that – the body language says it all. Look at them critically. I salute… Read more »

kond1
kond1
3 years ago

Drama group boma. You got to be kidding me

Mirella K
Mirella K
3 years ago

Ayayaya James Nthondo, there is a huge difference between Kalinde and Kalindo. Muthetsa mabanja

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