Chilima says there have never been alliance talks with MCP

UTM party leader and State Vice Presudent Saulos Chilima says there have never been talks with the main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) on an electoral alliance.

Chilimia: I have never had private talks with  Chakwera

Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times on Friday, Chilima said he was surprised of the reports of the alliance with MCP, saying the reports might been emanating from internal MCP politics.

“Do you know what, I have never met the president of the MCP to talk about this alliance issue. The last time I met him was in Ntcheu during the Ngoni Maseko cultural festival,” he said.

His comments follow MCP spokesperson Maurice Munthali’s newspaper interview in which he said the MCP president Lazarus Chakwera was courting Chilima and People’s Party president Joyce Banda for an electoral alliance.

However, MCP propagandists have been spinning in social media platforms that it was Chilima who consulted Chakwera for an electoral commission.

Chilima was upbeat his UTM would dislodge the DPP from power in the May 21 2019 highly contentious elections.

“It is not a matter of just dislodging the DPP from power but also put in place programs that would uplift the lives of ordinary Malawians. I don’t want to see what happened in 1994 when Kamuzu and the MCP lost power to UDF,” he said.

Munthali has since said his party is not in talks with UTM and PP as he earlier said.

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Duli
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Duli

There is no smoke without fire Mr Chilima.

Che Wanimiliyoni
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Che Wanimiliyoni

Chilima is becoming a political crook like Bakili and MCP is not careful it will be split.
First Chilima thought he would cut across the regional divisions to breakup the DPP but he failed. His target now will be to breakup the MCP to make UTM a biggest party in central region. Using catholics, PAC, the bussiness community, influential youths and northerners, they will exert maximum pressure on Chakwera to accept being a running mate. MCP will then crack in three with Chakwera leading the pro-UTM group, Mia the southern region pro-DPP group and Kabwila the conservative central region MCP.

Nalingula
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Nalingula

In Chakwera- Mia combination MCP has one of the best teams ever in Recent years.Opponents are spending sleepless nights.To MCP strategists just focus on your campaign. UTM is just a group full of People who are used to getting Billions in govt. contracts. Sangalimbe ku Opposition nthawi yayitali.They will join the Winning Party next year.Don’t waste your time with them.

Thama
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Thama

Koma kudzitukumula kuli ndi Chilima.

PETER AND GOODAL
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PETER AND GOODAL

THERE’S NO WAY POLITICIANS
CAN TALK ALLIANCE –THE POSITIONS BEING TARGETED ARE
TWO THAT OF PRESIDENT AND LEADER OF OPPOSITION –SO NOBODY WANTS TO UNITE — BECAUSE OF THESE TWO SEATS —

ZUKAZUKA
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ZUKAZUKA

PETER AND GOODAL

Yosefe Mateyo
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Yosefe Mateyo

MCP will be UTM member

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

That’s not progressive bwana Chilima. Beating DPP won’t be a walk in the park. You may have the urban vote but vertainly not the rural vote which matters the most. MCP has a few of those rural numbers so it would be the smart thing to do….going into an alliance with MCP and/or PP. But then, I forgot kuti ma politicains ndiadyera. They want to take all.

Noxy
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Selfish politicians cannot talk alliance they are all power hungry

Ujeni Phiri
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Ujeni Phiri

Then who is lying here: His boys (Jaston Walusungu) posted on facebook that he told them about the meeting and the offer on the table. They even said if MCP members talk much about it they will reveal more. Could it be that his boys were lying, or that Chilima is lying or that Chilima Lied to his Boys? Definably someone within this camp is a liar and by the look of things it is the ig man himself not the boys, paja ana siamanama amanena zimene anva kwa makolo awo.

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