Karonga North MP Ghambi dumps DPP to join UTM

Karonga North member of Parliament (MP) Vincent Ghambi on Wednesday announced that he has withdrawn his membership from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  joined the United Transformation Movement (UTM), a  new political grouping led by Vice-President Saulosi Chilima.

Ghambi: I am out of DPP now am in UTM

Ghambi  said DPP has let Malawians and his constituents asked him to join UTM  and he is convinced  the movement  is the political grouping that he deserves to belong.

“First I have to thank President peter  Mutharika for appointing me as  deputy minister. I don’t have any problem with him but DPP officials in the northern region are  some of beast of prey that have made me move to join UTM,” said Ghambi.

Ghambi said he had fallen out with DPP officials in the region,  including Minister of Transport and Public Works Jappie Mhango,  are openly supporting Mungasula Mwambande as the party’s preferred candidate for the 2019 elections.

In his welcome remarks, UTM regional governor for the north Afiki Mbewe said the development shows that Malawians are in love with the Chilima-led movement.

He is said UTM in an effective alternative for Malawi  in 2019.

The regional governor  for DPP (North) Kenneth Sanga said it is the  constituents who are  turning against their own MP Ghambi not the party.

DPP general secretary Greselder Jeffrey said Ghambi’s resignation will not bother the party as it  expects a DPP MP from the constituency in the next elections.

Other notable faces who  joined UTM and attended the rally  included Mzuzu central legislature Leonard Njikho (DPP), Mzuzu deputy Mayor Mwakikunga (Peoples Party), councilor for Mzilawayingwe ward (Mzuzu) Fleza Chung (DPP), People’s Party Karonga north west shadow MP Felix Katwafu Kayira, Sam Kavina Chisambi DPP MP.

In the north UTM has attracted legislators Agness Nyalonje, Olipa Muyaba and Rabson Chihaula Shaba from Mzimba, Chinthu Phiri of Nkhatabay and Mzuzu MP Njinkho apart form Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya.

Elsewhere, UTM has attracted legislators who include  former first lady and legislator for Balaka West Patricia Shanil-Dzimbiri.  Lucius Banda from Balaka, UTM national chairperson Noel Masangwi of Blantyre Nkolokoti, Willet Kalonga from Chiradzulu, Malisoni Ndau from Ntcheu, Mwanza Central MP Paul Chibingu, Allan Ngumuya of Blantyre City South and Boni Kalindo from Mulanje.

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Tumbuka going for UTM??????
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Tumbuka going for UTM??????

No surprise…same team with DPP.

New Catch
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New Catch

Ali ndi Ghambi clip tigayireni ku ma group a WhatsApp or fb.
New Catch yakeyo….one person demoralizing so many and some of youths akuwonadi zopepera izi. ola osakavotanso. movement yayamba kubowayi…

Misonzi ya Mbendera SC
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Misonzi ya Mbendera SC

Misonzi ya malemu mbendera singapite pa chabe. DPP is destroying itself through UTM and UTM obvious cannot win……

Thondwe
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Thondwe

Can MCP organise one university to provide honorary degree to me Chipwete of Thunga Thyolo. He provided an analysis quoted by many. olo at least make msonkhano pa Thunga and honour him in speech and material. he is a hero.

Thunga
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Thunga

Mr Chipwete in my mind. the man from Things Thyolo. DJ Mr Chipwete mmbwalo

Nyungwe
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Nyungwe

Koma movement imeneyi ndiye ayinsotu. Ndabwerera ku MCP. These are pipo who stole money and hv been corrupt. Ku kwangosala Chaponda basi. Believe rumours are there he is on his way……UTM ndazisiya

Chamisa
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Chamisa

DPP yonse shifting little by little. Anthuwa onse muchenjera komanso akuba kufuna kupusisa A Malawi…..Akudxiwa atetezedwa ku UTM mmmbake week. They cannt join MCP. it’s for new leaders.

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Anthuwa ndiamozi kuwina UTM kapena DPP 2019 onse anzaka koko Ife ndinawaziwa Kale.Angofuna kugawanisa mavoti basi.

Puludzu Malawi
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Puludzu Malawi

If they are people who have destroyed this country its us the people from the north. Mostly we dont have morals and direction timangotengekapo ndi mphepo basi.

UTM mwana wa DPP
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UTM mwana wa DPP

Nadi pano. Awa wayambapo kunjirira kwa wankhungu wanyawo. Uyu wafuma DPP chifukwa wamunola udindo.ndendende me Chilima.

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Malawi 24/7 watch

Dear UTM some of these MPs will add no value to the movement.these are the same MPs who rejected the electoral reforms in parliament.the only way you can achieve the transformation is by bringing in more new faces in leadership positions and not these recycled politicians.

Please conduct free and fair primary election in each constituency and ward so that we can take you very serious with your agenda for change

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