Lucius composes song in praise of  Chilima, UTM:  Out of  UDF presidential race

Music icon turned politician has released a single in which he is praising and glorifying the leadership of vice president Saulos Chilima and his United Transformation Movement  (UTM) and announced that he would no longer vie for the United Democrtaic Front (UDF)  presidency but was reluctant to disclose his political future with UTM.

MP for Balaka North Lucius Banda with VP Chilima

The release of the single has heightened speculation that the UDF member of parliament was set to join the trending movement whose leader is Chilima.

Banda, however, disclosed that he would not challenge the UDF president Atupele Muluzi for the party presidency at the forthcoming party convention in August.

“I wanted to contest because Honourable Muluzi was failing his duties as leader of UDF but now things have changed, he is now addressing rallies and has called for the convention.

“Previously, he concentrated much on his job as a Cabinet minister. This is no longer the case. He is now concentrating on his job as a party president and this is what we wanted,” said Banda.

He said in view of this, he would not be challenging Muluzi but rather support him at the convention.

Banda and Muluzi fell out after Muluzi decided to take his minority UDF party into a parliamentary coalition with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Asked about the song, if he really composed it, he said, “I like it, it is a very good song, it has a very strong message.”

He however refused to divulge more information on his relationship with the movement, saying this was a story for another day.

 

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Heavy-duty
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Heavy-duty

A Banda mukuchedwa ndi kutamanda anthu. Munatananda a Muluzi, a Bingu, a Tembo pano ndi a Chilima. Bwanji mutayesako kutamanda olenga dzuwa tsopano. Muchedwatu ndi man worship

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

Lilongwe, I totally agree with you. Just today on BBC, the president of Nicaragua complained that the Roman Catholic Bishops were planning to overthrow his government. What RC Bishops are doing in Malawi was not hatched at Limbe Cathedral, the local headquarters, of RC. This could have been hatched at Vatican as a way of reintroducing the Roman Empire. Malawians, watch out!!!!!

Vin Wa Vin
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Vin Wa Vin

😂😂😂😂, so you think Malawians can resist the roman empire…if America is conquered who are we? And indeed to me will rule the world one more time. It’s biblical and there’s nothing we can do

Lilongwe
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Lilongwe

Catholic Alliance – misguided, frustrated and driven by the idea that the Catholic church should control political affairs in our country. I am Catholic but am sick and fed up with people like Chilima using the church to advance their political ambitions. And then, the so-called ‘honourable’ Lucius Banda – a fraud who initially went to parliament by using a fake certificate – joining the bandwagon. It seems UTM has all the crooked characters.

ade
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ade

Makandulo (candle) akutchalitchi ayika pa nsalu yachipani. This is a catholic party. Chilima, Calista, Kaliati are all catholics. They are the ones who have been behind it mothandizidwa ndi ma Bishop.

Samuel
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Samuel

Ndiye kuti chipanichi ncha anthu olephela maudindi zipani zina okhaokha. Koma ziliko. Anamalira kuthanizana kulira.

Odala
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Odala

This Lucious is becoming hopeless now. I know he is yellow inside but he seems disgruntled. Cant you join the team that can topple DPP? any way thats democracy.

Wokhudzidwa
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Wokhudzidwa

A Lusius timakukhulupilirani, mwatikhumudwitsa inutu ndi omwe timakhulupira kuti mwalimba nacho chipani nanga omwe mwawasiilawo ndi a uku ndi uku

Kadzakumanja
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Kadzakumanja

Oh? I thought nyimboyo muiyikapo apa. Zomwe zija za pa Malawi zija zachikalekale.

Political Analyst
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Political Analyst

Lucius has always been a strong voice for the people, speaking for the less priviledged through his songs. If he has joined the movement then thats a good development.. Bravo Lucius..

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

What evidence do you want to believe that UTM is a disgruntled people’s Movement? Lucius has always been a praise singer for politicians: praised Bingu, Muluzi and now Chilima

Khunyeriwa
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Khunyeriwa

So was DPP and UDF when they first started. They were disgruntled bunch leaving ruling parties to form their own. Just that udf is left in the hands of an idiot who cant differenciate left from right

Mukunva kupwetekaaaa🎶 mukunva kuwawa eeeh🎶

Vin Wa Vin
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Vin Wa Vin

Mukamalimbana naye Chilima a a! Mukumva kuwawa eee

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