Chilima picks Michael Usi as runningmate: UTM party ticket for Malawi presidency

UTM Party leader who is also State Vice-President  Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima has picked  the party’s director of  strategy Dr Michael Usi as his running mate.

UTM presidential candidate Saulos Klaus Chilima has arrived at the Comes Hall to present his presidential nomination papers. Chilima has picked Michael Usi as his running mate
Chilima flanked by Michael Usi as his running mate and UTM secretray general Patricia Kaliati
Dr Micheal Usi: Vice President nominee

Chilima said Usi is the runningmate and subsquently  becomes UTM vice president.

“We have taken one of our own from within the organisation, UTM. Therefore this morning I have the pleasure to introduce Dr Micheal Usi,” said Chilima at the at the Comes Hall where he was presenting his presidential nomination papers.

“We believe that we will not disappoint and let you down,” Chilima said.

Usi is a well known social-political activist and movie actor (aka Dr Manganya) playwright and musician. He has also been a long time director of the MBC TV series Tikuferanji

He attended Mulanje Secondary School. Recently, he graduated  at the University of Bedfordshire in United Kingdom where he has attained a PhD.

Usi doctorate degree  research was focussed on the development of Malawi by investing in the country’s youth.

According to Professor of education of University of Bedfordshire , Kate Jacques, Usi is committed to the view that the future lies in preparing the youth of Malawi to take the country forward.

Usi worked for a long time as director for Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

In the absence of national TV in Malawi, he gained his popularity by acting on radio plays on MBC Radio 1. He then began making feature films. His works comment on topical issues and reflect the social and political realities of Malawian life.

Usi is involved in trying to build the film industry in Malawi and constantly advocates for the growth of the industry.

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China
China
2 years ago

UTM woyeee please tiyeni tioneko zosintha

Nambewe
Nambewe
2 years ago

You Clowns you think this is show! This man is comedian? what has that got to do with politics? my God Scary!!!

WELLS COMBS
2 years ago
Reply to  Nambewe

Is this how you view people to become politicians? Are you really a Malawian who follows politics? I am asking this question because I see you as not being analytical of the people that are already in politics and their backgrounds. Dont have comedians, musicians, pastors, business people, academicians and the like in politics? Is Usi into comedian as a lifetime profession? Do you how far he has gone with his studies? What about you? Please talk sense for us to appreciate your integrity. Malawians are not savages not to sensor such unfounded stories from empty heads. What is wrong… Read more »

Ndatopa
Ndatopa
2 years ago

Yesssss! let go drain the swamp!!!!

Dr. Thembinkosi
Dr. Thembinkosi
2 years ago

I wonder how and why most UTM supporters tend to use, and i quote ‘Whether you like it, or not, Take or leave it; Come rain come sunshine!” Do we win by force? are you going to force the voters like me vote for you? Hey its not by power but by winning hearts of voters. No wonder you are starting to behave like the cadets. Assaulting a Journalist

kavibangwa
kavibangwa
2 years ago

that’s what we call enigmatic positivity with our heads held high and noses in the air as we match. no need for negative energy around us, in fact you are bringing negative energy here.

Gawani
Gawani
2 years ago
Reply to  kavibangwa

Koma ndiye “match” zoona. Mpaka tractor? Too “match” drama!!!

lily
lily
2 years ago

usova

Myth of Youth Vote
Myth of Youth Vote
2 years ago

A candidate or running mate who needs alot justification or interpretation is not a good sign. Chilima-Usi ticket is theoretically strong and decent. In practice, it won’t yield much. Usi is a very solid candidate. Unfortunately, UTM have 3 months to delete Manganya from people’s minds and replace him with Usi before elections. Drama of Manganya’s kind is a difficult art to associate with a serious state presidential candidacy. Citing other artistic politicians in Malawi and elsewhere is a mistake. Lucius Banda, Billy Kaunda, Joseph Tembo, largely won because of the parties they represented; they benefited from their parties and… Read more »

Ntengo wa Kesia
Ntengo wa Kesia
2 years ago

@Myth of Youth Vote
Apo ndiye mwaitha, mwaionela patali analysis yanuyo.

chataika
chataika
2 years ago

Yes u r right. Kodi si uyu manganya analephera zisankho za ma primary? How can one declare urself a winner at a centre where your contender dd not turn up likewise his contender how could he do the same? Komanso kuthcuka pa sewero sizitanthauza winning hearts of ppo in a new environment forget it? mudzaliratu inu didkirani katsala kanthawi ndiiiithu!!

Nkhoma
Nkhoma
2 years ago

If ovoting took place on Nyasatimes, the result would have been predictable for SCK can never put a foot wrong here. Not a botched coalition. Not a flawed or suscipicious pick for running mate. He still gets the majority vote on nyasa net.

Nansongole
Nansongole
2 years ago

Short men with short ideas

ANALYSITS WITHOUT BOARDERS
ANALYSITS WITHOUT BOARDERS
2 years ago

So far, the BEST grouping is MCP …but let’s wait for UDF and DPP

CitizenX
CitizenX
2 years ago

mcp is a tribal party

M'malawi wa nthanzi
M'malawi wa nthanzi
2 years ago
Reply to  CitizenX

How about DPP cadets

Saulos
Saulos
2 years ago

Kulasa mitengo nchamuna chimwe. Muza lira pa 21 May

Nkotakota mtalamo
Nkotakota mtalamo
2 years ago

Tikuferanji drama,kupangila pa tractorgate ya bwana msowoya

Kibaki
Kibaki
2 years ago

kkkkk

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