Kabwila done with MCP, joining UTM

Salima North West  legislator Jessie Kabwila has said she is now done with Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and is contemplating joining UTM party of State Vice President Saulos Chilima.

Kabwila: UTM is my next political destination

The vocal MP said this Friday  in her constituency where she has been holding a consultative meeting with her constituents on her next move following chaotic primary elections  in MCP where the party has picked Enock Phale to be its candidate in the May  21 2019 Tripartite elections.

Clad in MCP regalia, Kabwila met representatives for over 60 areas from Chitala and Lipimbi wards, where chairpersons for areas took turns advising her to dump the party under which she was ushered into a parliamentary position in 2014.

She told constituents at Katitima Primary School: “I wanted to share with you that the MCP president Lazarus Chakwera has rejected me as an aspirant for the constituency. When I logged a complaint, party officials asked me to wait for Chakwera. Yesterday, [on Thursday] he sustained results which are indicating that I lost. Because of that rejection, I want you voters to determine the direction we should take.”

Kabwila, who boycotted the elections, branded the party primary elections process as a sham and an insult to her followers and the MCP.

She said MCP should not take primaries as an exercise to settle vendetta or disagreements.

“The intolerance to dissenting views in the party should be a cause for concern,” said Kabwila.

Kabwila, who is also chairperson of the Parliamentary Women’s Caucus, said she is contemplating joining UTM and contest the elections under its banner.

“The UTM will gain to get me and these voters behind me,” she said.

Observers say  MCP has not yet shed off  the type of politics ipractised during the 31-year-old era of one party dictatorship  where leaders never gave room to dissenting views.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) of the reputed The Economist magazine, observed that internal wrangles were weakening the opposition parties ahead of the 2019 general elections.

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Mbolo
Mbolo
1 year ago

In civil service we say following husband if you get such movemen,t or posting.These are kicks of a dieing horse .She has failed primaries shut up and close you mouth.

Shonai
1 year ago

Birds of the same feather flock together.Mungoona gulu la UTM onse Opanda umunthu okhaokha Kuyambira akuti President wawo.
Zitsiru zonse zosokoneza mzipani mwao ,mmachalichi mwawo,m’midzi mwawo, mzintchito zao,kwa akulu akulu awo, kumafumu awo.A mwano adzadza kumeneko.Amalawi sangataye dziko kulondola zimenezi.Onsewa kuyambila akuti mashadow awo alondoleni kwao mkaone mbiri zao.Makhuruku,ankhanza oononga anana a eni osiyasiya mabanja koma kumadera akwawo palibe alinacho cholozeka.

Masewera Chiyani.

Alamu Pumani Mwakula kuba

Boycotting the primaries was her biggest mistake. Ndale zimafunika kudekha osati mavuvu. In politics you deal with all characters including thieves like Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba. PhDs don’t work in politics. As a teacher Jesse did psychology, philosophy, human resources management etc but she doesn’t put these to use. She is intelligent but not wise.

CHOKA SATANA
1 year ago

PEOPLE ARE ANGRY !!

MAUNITS
MAUNITS
1 year ago

UTM DPP UDF KABWIRA CAN NOT WIN SALIMA NORTH WEST CONSTITUENCY NEVER DREAM THAT THIS IS MCP CONSTITUENCY BY BIRTH

Mbolo
Mbolo
1 year ago

She has failed ,Let her follow husband its normal🍍 sweet banana.

Hora
Hora
1 year ago

In life more especially in politics people must learn to practice both good leadership and followership,be humble a good leader must be able to be led by others, In Malawi most if not all leaders don’t accept to be led,they are selfish. Kabwila you would contribute more to this country if you humble yourself and allow to be led at times.

Dingase
Dingase
1 year ago
Reply to  Hora

Humility doesn’t mean allowing to be toasted around like peanuts by the powers that may be – let alone by the leadership of a party that hasn’t even made it in government yet. The Bible doesn’t stop at describing the humble as blessed. It consolidates the beatitudes by pointing out that blessed are those that are persecuted for persuing what is true. May times Jessy has been a victim of standing by the truth she believes in. To some people, this is what they called stubbornness, arrogance, uncooperativeness,.. name it. And, because she is a reknowed academic with distinguished qualifications… Read more »

Ntengo wa Kesia
Ntengo wa Kesia
1 year ago
Reply to  Dingase

@Dingase
Nonsense, and inconsequential. Yours is clearly a biased view through a tinted lens – you said you actually know Kabwila personally.

Dingase
Dingase
1 year ago

I know her personally that’s why I was able to put my comment. Mr/Mrs/Ms Ntengo, there is no way I can comment anything to do with you for a simple reason: I don’t know you.

Toka
Toka
1 year ago

Change the heading to read “MCP done with Kabwira” pleaseeeeee.

Humphrey
1 year ago

Anzake adatsogola kale a Msowoya,Kaliwo awa amadikira nthawi adali atachoka kale spiritually

Mwananyanian
Mwananyanian
1 year ago

I really hate it when I come across juicy news like this one so late – Christmas activities!!! Most of us, except Ms Kabwila, and perhaps some of her most ardent adherents, could sort of see this coming; but perhaps not so soon. It was abundantly clear that Ms Kabwila was not wanted in MCP; and there was clearly a cross hairs mark on her since the small uprising by Msowoya et al. Furthermore, the buying of MCP by the Mias only accelerated ms Kabwila’s departure: Mia (the man) cannot stand her. Why on earth would she cling to an… Read more »

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