Chilumpha says UTM now on board ‘Tikonze Dziko Lathu’ opposition bloc: PP out

United Transformation Movement (UTM) led by State Vice-President Saulos Chilima has joined opposition political parties not represented in Parliament in a coalition to field one presidential candidate in the 2019 Tripartite Elections, its chairperson Cassim Chilumpha has said.

Chilumpha:  UTM are now on board

Chilumpha, a former vice-president who now leads Assembly for Democracy and Development (ADD),  said they have agreed to call their coalition as Tikonze Dziko Lathu.

He confirmed that UTM were on board the opposition block which include  Peoples Progressive Movement (PPM) led by Mark Katsonga, Malawi Forum for Unity and Development (Mafunde) with George Nnensa at the helm ,  People’s Transformation Party (Petra) led by  Kamuzu Chibambo, United Transformation Party (UTP) of Newton Kambala , other parties in the coalition include Republican Party (RP) led by  Langton Chasowa.

“UTM has joined as one of the participants and are working to ensure that participate in the next general elections as one grouping and theyare doing their best,” Chilumpha said on Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS).

But UTM spokesman Joseph Chidangti Malunga while confirming that they  participated in the talks  said it was premature  “to conclude that we have agreed.”

Meanwhile, People’s Party (PP)  has withdrawn from the coalition with its deputy spokesman Ackson Kalaile saying  the party will rejoin “if need arises.”

University of Malawi (Unima) political scientist Happy Kayuni said a successful political coalition in the country would work better if smaller opposition parties worked with a party that controls a significant number of followers and is well recognised.

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CHISEMBWERE
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CHISEMBWERE

Chilumpha not a team player. Bakili created a brat in him so the guy has always thought he has cards on his chest. But a serious look at the whatever he thinks he has is just politics that has an expired rubber band around it. He thinks he is a mountain to which the electorate have to flock for whatever to sustain their lives. Vote him into presidency you’ll end up with an inscrutable tin god an arrogant dictator

nene
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nene

UTM should go alone please

Andy
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Andy

UTM don’t join these failures & people with bad record. You will let us down. Please go alone

Ndikunyenyaninyenani Pumbwa Party
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Sizipita patali izi. Kukhala kulimbilana ma udindo. Chilumpha is an introvert and lives like a monk. He doesn’t deserve a political office.

Andy
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Andy

Sure if Chilumpha is in believe me ambili azisiya za UTM .

BigMan
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BigMan

Thats the problem with kaka, he is not a team player and i bet he thinks he has a chance at running mate!

Its you small parties that should join UTM, not other way round. Actually you should disband your briefcase parties before joining as ordinary members.

oMachemba
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oMachemba

@BigMan
So UTM, the Bus Company, is not a briefcase Party?
Let’s see the strategy your leader, Chilima, will adopt here? That will be telling, indeed.

James Banda
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James Banda

How do you make an alliance with a party that has no following? From the look of things, DPP will win 2019 elections. Don’t even think of rigging, they will win.

Yahya Yahya Jammeh
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UTM please be yourself and you will win the battle thouroughly. These small parties will only bring confusion in your movement. Dzanja lalemba.

Wiseman
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Wiseman

A Cassim alipo eti? A president a chipani chiti paja?

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Oh God! we told you U.T.M can not manage, this guy is very far from this.
Zikatero zayambika, tsopano kukhala kulimbrana mipando, basi ulendo wakwawo uwu.

ndadabwa
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utm ndiyolimba kale. sitikuopa dpp. tikukuopani chifukwa mavoti obera mwasunga kwa ku area 47 kwa mec commissioner jean mwangala

Gregory Isaacs
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Yalimba chani UTM…..kkkkkkk koma anthu simutha ndale! UTM will not even produce 5 MPs.

People flock to SCK’s rallies to hear how much has been stolen from them by him and DPP. After all this, people will still sit down and think before casting their votes.

UTM is a waste of time. How can one trust a team that is made up of Kaliati, Chidanti, Masangwi and of course SCK himself?

pathfinder
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pathfinder

Oh tsono after kuona chinantindi chomwe chinali ku msonkhano wa Nankhumwa aona kuti a UTM paokha sangalimbe ndiye kufuna kulumikuzana ndi zipani za mmanjazi?

wonder
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wonder

koma macadet ndie mukulimbana ndizopanda filimu bwanji? kodi inu simukugwira ndi UDF? Ndizichanizimenezo???

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