DPP blocks UTM at Katoto ground for North Malawi launch: Moved to Mzuzu Upper Stadium

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials have blocked the emerging and powerful political movement, the United Transformation Movement (UTM) from holding a rally to launch the political grouping at Katoto ground in Mzuzu.

UTM storming Mzuzu this weekend

Mbewe: We are not shaken

The UTM has now been forced to hold the rally at Mzuzu Upper Stadium just days after the ruling party forced the movement to reschedule its rally from Nyambabwe ground to Njamba Freedom Park.

UTM northern region coordinator Afick Mbewe said he was surprised that the DPP claimed that they had booked the Katoto ground in advance.

“We are not shaken at all. They did this in Lilongwe where there were some football sports but people thronged to our venue. In Blantyre, they had Tay Grin and other musicians closer to our venue at Njamba, this did not work out to their advantage,” he said.

He said time for change has now arrived and Malawians are determined to kick out the DPP led government come 2019 through the charismatic youthful leader Saulos Chilima and his movemen.t

DPP spokesperson Nicholas Dausi described the UTM assertions as baseless, saying the ruling party will be back in government come 2019.

The UTM has been attracting huge masses during its political rallies.

Chilima, 45, was handpicked President Peter Mutharika to run alongside him in 2014 on DPP ticket.

But Chilima quit the DPP last month citing corruption and nepotism.

Following mounting calls for him to run in the May 2019 vote, he launched UTM seeking to unseat the 79-year-old Mutharika

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Chimwemwe
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Chimwemwe

UTM is a party full of ladies , UTM it self ndi chilpakazi

Ungwelu
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Ungwelu

MUST READ: THIS IS FROM A TRUSTED SOURCE Does anyone know what APM and SKC discussed in private after SKC refused to meet the three ministers sent by APM some three/four months ago? Word has it that APM offered an olive branch SKC if he helps to STOP MCP in next years TPE. Are you aware that SKC participated in campaigning for DPP when MCP floored DPP 5 out of 6? That did not go down well and as a result APM agreed with SKC to design a strategy so that MCP fails to triumph in 2019. All what is… Read more »

Kalekeni Kanene
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Kalekeni Kanene

UTM is unstoppable

Malume
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Malume

Ma leaders a DPP mukutipangitsa manyazi mwatani kodi tamamvani malangizo athu not every person attending Chilima’s political rally is for UTM no. Uwu ndi moto wa mapesi musawuwope uzilala posachedwapa

The Patriot
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The Patriot

Savage tactics from a foolish ruling party! In any case Northerners are too smart to be outwitted by the dumb DPP strategists! I dont see any sane and articulate Northerner preferring a Lhomwe party(refer to Mulli) to the mighty and ground- breaking UTM!! Mbava toto, a Pumbwa toto, Nepotism toto! Viva SKC, Viva UTM!!

Political Analyst
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Political Analyst

Must read: DPP please read Julius Ceasar and Mc Anthony. All your strategies against UTM are childish as if DPP has no good strategists. Many of your supporters are not happy for you are making UTM to be famous. Just behave as if UTM is not there and let them do what they want but do what Mc Anthony did by letting Ceasur say whatever bad he wanted to say against Mcanthony, later after a few months speak to the same people, enlightening them, on impossible sweater promises of UTM as the same strategy of Acheya kuti aliyense azamugulira nsapato.… Read more »

Yahya Yahya Jammeh
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Kodi Santana auja ali kuti tsopano? Akuona yekha kuti boma lake lija likutsazika.

Similandu
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Similandu

Shadowboxing with the new kid in town the sparring exercise rejuvenates the mighty DPP can’t funnel its energies towards biting the invisible reptiles that is swallowing the DPP support in all regions it is the MCP. The funny aspects of the season are the DPP silence on caneknives and the DPP ever voluble ministers whose statements ring hollow in our parliament. Now you turn Malawi into a set of youths who are drunkards without any tangible employment so the venue grabbing is the only solution to neutralising the rising charisma of Chilima well DPP diffuse the UTM

winston msowoya
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it is shameful and lack of decorum to block UTM at Katoto grounds for North Malawi launch of the Party at Mzuzu.For sure,DDP is heading for its last days of power in Malawi.This Party deserves that in a sense that it is tribalistic and supports nepotism at the highest.In fact there is no difference between the rogue MCP and DDP to say the truth,DPP is tired of ruling and we must throw it out right now.The coming of DDP into power,tribalism and nipotism,has shotup very high.The reason why the DDP reacted like that is that the UTM is very strong… Read more »

mtete
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Just organise a BEER BASH. People will have fun before going to UTM to hear sense. All DPP gurus have chicken brains.
You cannot stop Change. DPP Fools.

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