Chilumpha apologizes for the short-lived alliance with UTM: To submit nominations for ADD

Former Vice-President Dr Cassim Chilumpha, who was leading the  Tikonze Peoples Movement an electoral alliance comprising sixparties—People’s Progressive Movement (PPM), New Labour Party (NLP), Assembly for Democracy and Development (ADD), Republican Party (RP), Malawi Democratic Party (MDP) and Malawi Forum for Unity and Development (Mafunde)— has apologised for agreeing to endorse UTM Party presidential candidate Saulos Chilima in the May 21 Tripartite Elections.

Chilumpha: We apologise
Chilumpha under the banner Tikonze People’s Movement, former ruling People’s Party (PP) and Alliance for Democracy (Aford) leader Enoch Chihanaagreed   to field one presidentialcandidate in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.
But on Monday  Chilumpha announced that he has withdrawn from the shortlived electoral alliance and that his ADD is also out of Tikonze.
“This has resulted from failure by the UTM to honour some of the terms of the agreement,” he said in a brief statement.
Chilumpha who touted the alliance was bringing  change to safeguard against the individualistic approach that has characterised Malawi’s governance since 1964, said ADD has already informed the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) its desire to submit nomination papers for presidency.
“We apologise for any  inconvenience this alliance might have caused to our followers and party members,” saud Chilumpha.
The former Vice President has been saying change must start with leaders giving up their ambitions in order to advance the interests of Malawians.
The  parties were  expected to drum up support for Chilima during their political rallies but contest separately from UTM in the parliamentary race.
However, with the collapse of the electoral alliance, former president and People’s Party (PP)  leader Joyce Banda has appeared on a list of Presidential candidates to submit their nomination papers on Tuesday 5th February 2019.
According to the submission schedule released on Monday afternoon MEC, Banda isscheduled to present her nomination papers to the MEC on Tuesday at 2pm in Blantyre on her PP ticket.
The development comes days after the former head of state announced she will not contest.
Banda said she has done her part and needed to rest.
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.
First to present his papers earlier on Tuesday will be Peter DSD Kuwani of the Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD).
Meanwhile, MEC says its secretariat will be giving daily updates on the schedule for submission of nomination for Presidential Candidates.

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Chibwezi Chakhumba ndi Nkhosa chonyambitana kuphazi-Mabuku akale

Malemu Daniel Phiri Wa Muthali.
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Malemu Daniel Phiri Wa Muthali.

Fellow Malawians, we have seen Presidents fighting with Vice Presidents since 1994, what is happening now is just exactly the same, how can you trust Candidates who are by now still running around the Town in search of Running Mates? will they Manage to work together in such a short period. kapena ndi chibwenzi cha Short Time?
Malawi open your eyes, we need serious minded people to Lead this Country out of Poverty to Prosperity. Anthu timavotelawa ndiwomwewo tinawavotela 1994 up to now timangosintha President .
Akulu anati “WE HAVE TRIED THE REST, LETS HAVE THE BEST”.

kwagwanji
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Joice wati mukapeleka mapepala lero, wekha waliuza ziko la pansi kuzela payalesi BBC kuti you are old 68yrs koma lero mwasanduka ka musikana? Bwanji ndalama zama nomination mukagulile ma Bed ku Chikangawa Heath centre

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Joisi bwanji kumangokakhala kwanu hulu likuculukila culukila kudzamwa tea wa mu cimgolo panja pa nyumba yanu ku macinga.kkkkk
Munathawa kukakhala ku US mmaleka kukhala konkuno kumathandizana ndi azanuwa za tsovolo la dziko. Ndoye zeru akuuzani azungu ku US ndizimenezi? AZUNGU ANDIUZA.
MXIIIIIIII CIFZETE CA MUNTHU IWE ETI

JOB
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za ziiii,,, with or without u Chilima ndi deal pamalawi pano wina aziti fwefwefwe….

Kampa
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Kampa

How do we take people like Joyce seriously?

POOR MAN FEEL IT
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POOR MAN FEEL IT

KOMA MZOMBA BASI PITANI KU MCP BASI OSACHEDWA AWO AONEKA KUTI NDI ANYDELA AKUFUNA MAUDINDO OSE AKHALE A UTA SATELO PA MGWILI ZANO

Komazibwana
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MALAWIANS, GOD IS NOT GOING TO APPEAR AND TALK LIKE HE DID TO ABRAHAM MOSES ETC.

WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS LOUD AND CLEAR.

DPP YATIZUZA, UTM NDI IZI UDF KAYATU,

OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE MALAWIANS. CHONDE VOTI TISABETSENSO.

THE ONLY CREDIBLE PARTY WE CAN TELL.

AM OUT !

BigMan
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BigMan

My friend, MCP will NEVER rule Malawi again.

Political Analyst
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Political Analyst

This only shows how selfish these leaders are, they are putting their selfish interest first… They are all the same coming in the name of saving Malawi.

Hastings Sosola
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Hastings Sosola

Inu Madam JB, are you seeing that you have decampaigned yourself and at the same time campaigned for SKC that is according to your statements you have made to the people of Malawi. Just a reminder , you said Chilima is the right person to win the general elections and lead Malawi . Munati ndi yekhayo amene ali ndikuthekera kotsogolera dziko lino. Further to that, you also said that inuyo mayi you are aged and need to pave way for the youths. Ndiye ife ovota titani. Chilima should be voted into power

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