Electoral alliance tone divides MCP

Main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is now sharply divided than ever before following reports that its leader Lazarus Chakwera has been holding talks with UTM  for a possible electoral alliance.

Chimwendo (right) with Chakwera: We can’t work with DPP splinter group, they are part of the mess in government

Director of youth in the party,  RichardChimwendo Banda, in a  social media post, said he would oppose the alliance, saying MCP cannot work with what he described as  ‘DPP Team B’.

Director of Elections Moses Kunkuyu alleged UTM formation was a hoodwinker to sway MCP votes, saying UTM and DPP remain one party.

Angry Facebook posts from MCP sympathisers openly opposed the move after UTM diehards said they would let Chakwera be vice president in the alliance arrangement should it succeeds.

“I would rather tear apart my voting card instead of voting for UTM,” read one post.

MCP supporters have been describing UTM’s leader Vice-Presidet Saulos Chilima as namalegeni after he showed a catapult in one of his early rallies to show that he would deal with those involved in high level corruption which he described as apumbwa.

But MCP spokesperson Reverend Maurice Munthali said the alliance talks are still in early stages and it would be hasty to make conclusions, saying it was better to give talks a chance.

UTM spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga said the newly registered party has not yet made a decision on the matter.

Chakwera is also consulting Peoples Party (PP) president Joyce Banda on the same.

Political commentator Humphrey Mvula said no single party can bring down the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) at the ballot box, saying it remains strong though dented with corruption, nepotism, cronyism, tribalism and favouritism.

“The only way to bring down this government is through opposition alliances. Opposition leaders should put aside greed and power hunger and work for the common good of their people,” he said.

DPP is in an alliance with the United Democratic Front whose president, Atupele Muluzi, remains in Peter Mutharika’s cabinet as Health minister.

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oMachemba
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oMachemba

If Chilima can become the flag bearer, and become the Presidential candidate with oChakwera as running mate, of a united MCP and UTM, then -Chilima will have pulled off the miracle of the century in Malawi politics and show, proverbially, kandebvu kake kaja ka invi is for real and stands for some maturity; and that Malawians are suckers for politics of showmanship. -oChakwera might as well have committed political suicide, pack up his bags and head back to the pulpit. Perhaps that is where he’s best suited anyway. -now, what of the Mias: all that investment in MCP after oChakwera’s… Read more »

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Bob walasa tchende nyani no alliance no win ndiye chinkulilano mukupangachi a Chakwera muyenda njira ya a Baba Tembo mpaka retirement osalowa m’boma, zibvere mumtolo nyamata Chilima ndithandizo lopedzekeratu wakupatsani mulungu kuti MCP mulowere m’boma mulitaya nokha, mukunamizana kuti anthu ambiri ku mwera akufuna MCP aaaah! Fodya eti?

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

Kubwera Kwa Chilima, Dr Chakwera atha mphamvu basi , lili kale Chikwendo would have been branded nkholokolo, kumuchosa mu executive. Chipani chowina sichikhala chonchi. 2014 MCP was very strong and Chakwera had no mbiri zoipa ngati lero. Awa mpake akufuna kuti mwanai awbereke

HUUU
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HUUU

Once Peter finishes his second term his daughter Moyenda will take over then Tapiwa then Muhovana up all the Muthalika’s rule Malawi.KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kalulu Wadwala

Mia amwa tamek ndi alliance imeneyi. More debate is required. Dpp strength in southern region has been weakened by low registered voters. Look at the way the numbers are coming out.

my beloved malawi
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my beloved malawi

kukana 50+ 1 …..now u see sense u opposition guys….cso tried koma becoz of greedy kuti muzawina nde now u have it all to pay

Chatinkha wa DPP
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Chakwera should consult the general public not Chimwendoz who just want Ministerial positions, chanzeru palibe angaphulepo from the Mia’s and others

bob
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bob

Without alliance ndiye kuti tiyiwale zolowa mu boma. What we want is to bail out Malawians from this crooked Government. People what u know is u have to put Malawi first not ur positions. What is a point of having a good position yet u are out side Government. MCP this is ur only chance for you to be in Government.

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

UTM ikutenga Boma. Inu a MCP mukufuna backdoor, Ife tonse a DPP tikudziwa kuti UTM itigwesa osati abusawa

Mulopwana
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Mulopwana

It is a known fact that DPP will win the next election . That is why opposition parties are talking of alliances. You opposition leaders just unite and field one candidate- Chakwera/Chilima OR Chilima/Chakwera OR Chilima/Joyce/Chakwera/Joyce . In this equation, Mia is automatically out of the race. Remember, Mia does not need anything less than VP. Chilima does not need anything less u President. Chakwera needs u President and nothing less having waited for it for ten years. Humpray Mvula has said it all . Take it or leave it and you will all cry in 2019 after the results… Read more »

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

If DPP was not threatening people mukanaona lero.lomwe kuti anthu akungomunamiza maliseche. Ku UTM kuli anthu ambiri omwe lero akunamizira kuti ali mu DPP. Wait from December end going into Jan you will be surprised, alomwe nophiya idzadza Ku UTM musala ndi mulli ndialiseche basi

KAGWA
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Ma supporter MCP Musanamizane kuti muzalowa muboma pa nokha anthu anali ku Kamba za MCP chifukwa chopikisana ndi DPP chinasowa.
UTM yinawona patali misokhano yikuveka kwa mu private radio mumene a Malawi ambiri amavela. Ndipo akuluakulu akukambilana za mugwilizano asiyeni ife a Malawi tatopa kulamulidwa ndi boma losakhika ndi anthu ochepa ngati ambili akuti DPP ayi asiyeni agwilizane ndi kuchosapo boma lanyasi ili.

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