Chilima rejects PP runningmate: Joyce Banda, Chilumpha pull out of UTM alliance

Vice President and UTM Party  President Saulos Chilima is said to have rejected the proposal to have former President Joyce Banda’s son Roy Kachale as his runningmate which has led to Peoples Party (PP) pulling out of an opposition electoral alliance liance.

Chilima: I will pick my running mate
PP announced through a statement released Monday that it has pulled out of the alliance because UTM “has failed to comply with the terms of the agreement and the solidarity that existed between UTM and PP.”
A statement signed by PP spokesman Ackson Kalaile Banda said the agreement was was fir UTM  to pick a running from PP.
But sources close to the talks said Joyce Banda was insisting that Chilima picks Kachale as his runningmate.
“But Chilima has looked at the interests of the nation over the interests of a family. This is what has led to PP to pull out of the coalition,” said the source.
UTM Publicity Director Joseph Chidanti Malunga said the party will come with an official response to the matter later in the day.
Tikonze Peoples Movement President Dr Cassim Chilumpha has also withdrawn from the alliance.
Chilumpha, who is former State Vice President, said UTM has failed to honour “some of the terms of the agreement.”
He said they would no contest the elections.
Earlier, former President Joyce Banda praised Chilima as the right person with energy to win the presidential election scheduled on May 21 this year.
Meanwhile, Banda is expected to present her nomination papers at Comesa Hall in Blantyre on Tuesday at 2pm according to an official program released by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).
A week ago, Banda called upon opposition parties to join forces in an electoral alliance if they are to defeat the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) during the polls.
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winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

BRAVO CHILIMA!!!!!!!! Iam very convinced that the next government you are going to form,will be the best since independence.By refusing to work with Joyce Banda,you have already saved our nation and your political calculations and if you could accept this treachorous and opportunistic woman,your political veracity would have ruined your political correctness.The fact of the matter is that Joyce Banda is A POLITICAL GARBAGE BIN and you do not waste your precious time for her.You are okay with the one you have chosen.Does she think that people have forgotten all about CASH GATE SCANDAL? Malawians,every president after retiring wants her… Read more »

Nyondo
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Bravol Dr Chilima actually this is an insult to PP members why the son of of former President kulibe anthu ena Ku PP ko chibwana we need to change how to run things azingotibela pa chibale enough is enough no more intertaning zibwana

Pitala and Zamiya K145 million Bwezani Mwaba
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All other parties except MCP re disorganized. These things are planned at the convention not last minute. Just look at dpp. Can they pick Uladi for VP? Who is better between Uladi and Ntaba? Surely Bright Msaka is better placed though he is busy playing around with young girls after the death of his wife. Can they pick three legged Goodall Gondwe? Convention zanu zimakhala zautsiru.

Bibo
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Bravo bwana Chilima ku savomela L Kachale kukhala running mate, zipani zenizeni UTM ndi MCP chifukwa si zipani za family monga PP, DPP,UDF ndi AFORD. Zipani si ufumu ayi

JOB
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olo atanditenga usiku ndikugona kuti ndikavote magesi kulibe kuli mudima nkhope ya Chilma yikawalabe… better to lose with you than to be part of these other useless leaders…

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Utsogoleri ukufunika ku Malawi ndi umenewu wokana zamitundu. Atsogolere a PP, Tikonze ndi Aford ndiomwe akanasankhidwa m’modzi runningmate wa Chilima tsono mgwirizano wakanika ndiye JB akukayiimira pachisankho ngati President osamusiyira Roy Kachaleyo bwa, mumafuna mumupatse Chilima mpwepwa eeti.

UTM Moto buuuuuu
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UTM Moto buuuuuu

Let her pick her son for VP if not then we will see what a hypocrit she is……….we are following!!!!

MCP
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MCP

Malawians, please vote MCP. Organised and ready to serve. They have Malawians problems at heart.

Soniso
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Soniso

Who is advising this woman????? Did she and her son really believed that they could pull this one off

Dzuka Malawi Dzuka!
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Dzuka Malawi Dzuka!

No to Dynasties,, ! NO to family politics,!, No to Mommy ‘s boy
No to hand me down on a silver platter politics