Katsonga joins UTM, dumps DPP: Brands Chilima’s party ‘national’

Former speaker of Parliament and Cabinet minister Davis Chester Katsonga, who joined the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) after deregistering his Chipani Cha Pfuko (CCP) after the May 20 2014 Tripartite Elections, has now joined UTM Party, having dumped the ruling DPP.

Katsonga: UTM is national party
UTM rally addressed by Micheal Usi in Chilomoni, Blantyre

UTM vice president Michael Usi welcomed the Constitutional Court ruling victory “special gift” for the party at a rally on Sunday held at the grounds of Lumbira primary school in Chilomoni, Blantyre.

Katsonga told the excited record crowd which braved heavy rains that he has joined UTM because it is the only national party on the political landscape at the moment.

“UTM is the only national party because it does not have a tribal or regional leaning as is the case with the other parties,” he said.

The ruling DPP has the south, more especially the Lhomwe belt as its bedrock while the main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has the central region as its stronghold.

DPP leader Peter Mutharika comes from the Lhomwe belt while the MCP president hails from the Chewa corridor.

Katsonga, a former Mwanza Central legislator,  said UTM would distribute development projects and programs equally across the country because it is a national party unlike the other parties which favour their regions of power.

In his speech, Usi asked the people to vote for Dr. Saulos Chilima, the UTM presidential candidate in the forthcoming Constitutional Court sanctioned fresh elections in five months time.

He said Chilima would drain the swamp by taming state sponsored chronic graft, would decisively deal with tribalism, regionalism, nepotism, cronyism and favouritism in the appointment of people in government positions and awarding of government contracts.

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BigMan
BigMan
9 months ago

Freedom of Association.

Alternative
9 months ago

Jane Ansah for president. I support.

Mafulufute
Mafulufute
9 months ago

Actually you have dumped the dying party to join the dead one. Either way you are a dead politician Mr. Katsonga.

New Dawn
New Dawn
9 months ago

National is a good choice .

Mtete
Mtete
9 months ago

Another Vagabond. UDF, DPP, Chipani Cha Fuko, back to DPP..
Just you wait. Next it’s MCP

Jacob
Jacob
9 months ago

To be honest us as young generation we are really tired about these useless politician. Today dausi is saying MCP was bad but he forgot that he stood on MCP podium talking good about it when he was MCP member. Chilima if you wants our votes believe me we are sick and tired about old politicians like these useless katsonga. They just wants position. Let us stop these rubbish politics of minister of kamuzu then the same fucking person on Bakili,same minister for bingu,JOYCE, same for peter we are not interested on these game, running government like village headman. The… Read more »

Joloza
Joloza
9 months ago
Reply to  Jacob

Kkkkkkk complain for muluzi 1999 and we win.kkkkkk sukulu anakonza

4444 Nooo
4444 Nooo
9 months ago

We have welcomed you, Chakwela and Peter will also announce their membership by weekend,
Ka Valentine akuti

K.kagalu.
K.kagalu.
9 months ago
Reply to  4444 Nooo

Not Chakwera, this time UTM ikuwina zisankho sikwabwela madolo pa ndale! Kikkkkkkkkk koma ndaseka mpaka mmimba kuwawa!

ndudu
ndudu
9 months ago

an opinion is not a reality equally can be tested right or wrong

Icefloe1
Icefloe1
9 months ago

He is a confused man who doesn’t know what he wants and what he stands for.

Test
Test
9 months ago

Did you say ” former legislator”. just retire your friends Phoya and Lipenga anakapuma. nanu kapumeni

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