Cracks in UTM as 4 district governors quit party for DPP

At least four central region district governors for UTM  have dumped the party amid disagreements over elections last month which ushered in a new regional governor and his team.

Mithenga: Cracks, what cracks, the defectors did not leave with a following
UTM defectors welcomed into the DPP 
Governors and their committees for UTM in central region defected to DPP.

The old team is refusing to work with the new regional team now headed by Samson Mithenga.

The old regional team was led by Daniel Mlomo.

In interview, Mithenga confirmed that four district governors have quit the party.

“It is only four regional governors which means we have 24 district governors intact. Their leaving of the party has no impact on UTM,” said Mithenga.

He said the four left the party without any following.

The four district governors are said to have now joined the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and their structures got officially welcomed into the DPP on Friday.

This comes at a time when people are questioning the future of the  Malawi Congress Party MCP/UTM alliance.

First, the defection weakens UTM in the region which contributed significantly to party leader Saulos Chilima’s vote tally in the elections last year.

Secondly, directly related to this is the fact that it takes away large numbers of voters that would have voted for the alliance candidate in the fresh elections in July.

But most importantly, it is yet another evidence of disapproval of the alliance between the two parties.

Analysts have said an alliance between MCP and UTM is untenable as they are evidently ideologically different from each other.

Besides MCP presidential hopeful  Lazarus Chakwera and Chilima and their respective followers have a strong mistrust against each other.

The defecting  governors  said  they had dumped UTM because they dreaded the prospect of allying themselves with MCP,  a party which committed untold atrocities in its 31-year rule.

They said they did not want to be part of the instrument which killed thousands of Malawians and which could turn on them should the alliance win the election with Chakwera as its leader.

The defection of the governors, chair ladies and youth directors is a telling signal to UTM that it risks going into extinction faster than could be imagined should it continue to force itself into an alliance with MCP.

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Kaiko
Kaiko
10 months ago

Go in peace idiot, take your hungry stomach to dpp you will get satiated

Iantana
Iantana
10 months ago

kulitu covid 19 kunjaku ..owo

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
10 months ago

mlomo the old fat guy amaoneka osolobana nkale lomwe aja kodi? amaoneka a njengunje ngati awagwila ku cigololo ndi mwini wa nkazi

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
10 months ago

All Malawians, we were MCP in those days of the so called atrocities so this nonsense dosen’t carry wait anymore. This is a story written by a Cadet.

Ndife
Ndife
10 months ago
Reply to  Keen Observer

Its because MCP never killed your father. Ask the Gadamas, The Matenjes……….

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
10 months ago

Mr mlomo and company are people who think that their positions in a party are for life…..let them go.

We need fresh dynamic and forward looking leaders in both UTM and MCP alliance.

Mr mlomo can go and join his old folks in DPP like Dausis etc….and we wish them well…..okavota ndiife.

WaWa2
WaWa2
10 months ago

Power grabber and power hungry Chilima will find himself to be alone and lonely soon enough as his followers will abandon him in droves. Nothing new about Chilima and UTM, one only needs to look at Kaliati. The same woman who lied about Bingu’s death when she conspired to tell to the nation that Bingu was alive and flown to South Africa for treatment.
You Chilima sadly are like the medicine which is worse than the decease. Power hungry and greedy to grab power. Malawi needs change not you. You will be sorry as no corporate will employ you.

Na bi soo
Na bi soo
10 months ago

Ayi apite ndi mtendele tikukufunirani kukaba kwabwino!

Malawi belong to the citizens

Jumping parties it’s part of life.

Mwini. Dimba
Mwini. Dimba
10 months ago

In fact anyone supporting UTM is cursed

Costly Mhongono
Costly Mhongono
10 months ago
Reply to  Mwini. Dimba

Supporting DPP is an indicator of being dead

Namulondola
10 months ago

As the journey continues. More in waiting especially the south, no one with sound mind can support MCP. History will remain intact, it cannot be erased, even we try to put new faces. History remains whether bad or good, as long as it is history, you cannot delete it. MCP still uses the same building when it was victimising people, same symbol and same slogan. Who can forget, unless the person was not born, but history is told, on how people suffered under MCP. 31 years cannot be forgotten, it was Gehenna on earth. The central never suffered, no wonder… Read more »

Mapopa
Mapopa
10 months ago
Reply to  Namulondola

zoonadi amwene. MCP ndi chipani choyipa, chakupha

Ndife
Ndife
10 months ago
Reply to  Namulondola

MCP did bad things particularly in Ntcheu and Mangochi we will not forget.

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