Masangwi says Lhomwe Chief Ngolongoliwa architect of Chilima presidential bid

United Transformation Movement (UTM) National Chairman Noel Masangwi has reiterated what acting Secretary General Patricia Kaliati said recently that the Lhomwe Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa  is the one who hatched the idea to have Vice President Salous Chilima as presidential candidate in 2019.

Chilima: It is true account of events by Masangwi 

Masangwi:Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa was among the architects of Chilima presidency

Part of the UTM crowds at Migowi

Part of the UTM crowds at Migowi

Speaking at Mgowi primary school ground where UTM held a rally, Masangwi said Ngolongoliwa invited him to his residence where laid down the proposal to change the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  presidential candidate because Malawians were disatisfied with performance of President Peter Mutharika.

” It was Chief Ngongoliwa who started this issue for us to start running around and persuade Dr Chilima to stand in 2019.

“Chief Ngongoliwa was clear that our current President Peter Mutharika was failing his duties and his leadership failure was becoming an embarrassment to the Lhomwe people and the nation,” said Masangwi at the rally.

He said later Paramount Chief Ngongoliwa invited him again to this residence together with Mulanje West legistlator Patricia Kaliati  and and Mulhako wa Alhomwe chairperson Leston Mulli where he repeated the proposal to replace Mutharika with Chilima as DPP candidate.

Masangwi said after the meeeting, the team was tasked to meet Chilima at his residence in Area 12 in Lilongwe to convey the proposal and plead with him to become presidential candidate.

He said Chilima at first rejected the proposal and demanded to talk directly with Ngolongoliwa.

Masangwi said Chilima only accepted the proposal after the high powered Lhomwe delegation visited him three times at his Area 12 residence.

According to Masangwi, Mulli later chickened out of the issue after he received K3 billion compensation from government.

He said Mulli also went to Chief Ngolongoliwa and palm oiled him to change heart and not back the proposal to change leadership in DPP.

Masangwi said Mulli is a greedy business man who has a winner takes all altitude so that poor Lhomwes should continue to beg from him and glorify him.

He said Mutharika is a good leader but has falied to run the country because he is surrounded by “greedy and crooked people” who are misleading him.

In his speach, Chilima concurred with Masangwi’, saying what he said was the truth.

Chilima said if DPP continues to dispute the issue that Ngolongoliwa is the one who initiated the proposal to change the leadership in DPP he will reveal the remaining details of what actually transpired.

” What Honourable Masangwi has said is true. But if they will continue to dispute this I will be forced to hold a press conference and reveal the rest.  You want to potray us as being bad and rebellious people when actually it is you who approached us,” he said.

But Ngolongoliwa said he has never been involved in the formation of any political movement, not even UTM, stressing that doing so would be playing outside his jurisdiction as a traditional leader.

“I had nothing to do with that political grouping,” said the Paramount Chief, who is backed by the cultural ethnic group Mulhako wa Alhomwe.

Paramount Chief confirmed he had  attended a  meeting together with Kaliati and Masangwi, but said the meetings he and the two were present had different agendas, which were not political.

Ngolongoliwa is one chief close to the President.

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CHAWO NCHAKE
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CHAWO NCHAKE

The issue here is not about formation of UTM but rather that Ngongoliwa initiated the idea for leadership change for wise guy chilima within the DPP camp but after seeing that DPP &Peter were arrogant, and did not welcomed the Idea hence the formation of UTM so don’t confuse people here indeed mulli and ngongoliwa played a role on this one they thought that truth will be hidden forever and if indeed he had a meeting with Kaliati and masangwi then what was the agenda for the meeting because the Kaliati and Masangwi have spilled the bean so it will… Read more »

Duli
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Duli

Iwe Saulos Chilima, stop for once this nonsense of “one day I will reveal”! Why do you enjoy keeping Malawians in suspense? It is a stupid strategy. Tell the people or shut up

Patrick Muthema
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Patrick Muthema

Let us suppose for arguments sake ibdeed Ngongoliwa did as is being purported. Are we told what they said or thought after being told to what they were told. Were they not mature enough to have independent views or engage the chief in an argument about the proposal? If Mutharika waa in the chief’s views an embarrassment to the Lomwes why did he not propose another Lomwe as replacement to Mutharika but instead opted for a ngoni? So many questions can be asked but at the end of the day this story doesnt add up.

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

Many, if not most, in the crowd were too young to vote: they were there only to pass time, nothing else. Even if the grounds of Migowi (former Kaduya) Primary School were full, the crowd is not respectable for, supposedly, a surging Party. UTM cannot win Phalombe Center, or anywhere nearby. Nothing to do with tribalism; only that people see Chilima for what he is. Disingenuous, naive and unrealistic. And his leutenants, like Masangwi, (habitual) liars. You should have said the boos! Question: Why would Chilima not even ask, even better meet in person with, the Chief to verify if… Read more »

Webster Thomu
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Webster Thomu

Oh my goodness…. i guess opinion are like buttholes, everybody has got one. We all have to concort alternative realities to make ourselves feel better. I was there in person, the place was full of people of voting age, secondly didnt Mulli host a parallel event with alcohol and a live band close by… my friend that’s where anyone seeking entertainment would have gone to… but people chose to go hear UTM speak. Mulli and Ngongoliwa gave birth to something they are failed to control. The genie is out of the bottle. To take us Lhomwes as tools of their… Read more »

Ntengo wa Kesia
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Ntengo wa Kesia

To profess “I am proudly Lhomwe, proudly Mulhakho …”, is really missing the points @Mwananyanian’s is making. And the points are right there, above your comment.
And to invoke God’s will is not advisable in these discussions, and is usually a sign that one has run out of ideas. Otherwise then why campaign?

UTM boma
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UTM boma

Read again mopanda phuma ndi mkwiyo this time and you will see that it is written in this sane article that chilima demanded to meet with ngolongoliwa personally. It must be painful w that ngolongoliwa started all this mess.

Duli
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Duli

Mwananyani…me totally agree with you. Chilima appears to have run out of what to say to the people going by his statement in Migowi yesterday. I think he is fast learning that politics is serious business.

CESSPOOL SIPHADA
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CESSPOOL SIPHADA

That lie is now the truth as it is being embellished over and over so the Ngongoliwa brickfence is crumbling. His bizarre mode of headdress marks him as his denials. Little school is cropping Ngongoliwa a lot of trash dancing with Masangwi the Chasowa murder suspect the odour is all around him. Pattie Kaliati is a graduate of Vwaza Marshes sales she is among the richest disgruntled politicians in Malawi. They are the financial hub of the UTM their political courage is not financial bravado it is real Ngongoliwa pray for the success of the UTM or the royal gown… Read more »

History
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History

Come on UTM…ngolongoliwa is just an individual just like bishop msusa of the Catholic…these guys can’t influence people’s decisions regarding voting these days ….just focus on the main things ur manifesto etc don’t waste time painting mutharika is incapable yet matsiku akupita….mukuzichedwetsatu

mesimadzi
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mesimadzi

Yes, Mutharika is a good leader…………but surrounded by crooked people. the closest person that surrounded Mutharika was Chilima. Masangwi himself also surrounded Mutharika. Are these the crookes that Masangwi was talking about?
Malawians, do not make any mistake, vote for this good leader – Mutharika. Masangwi has warned you, so avoid crookes like Chilima and Masangwi himself.

Malawi
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Malawi

As things are at the moment this country liri ngati lamasiye. We need to change the driver next year. Zimadabwitsa kuti ku maiko azungu each town is vibrant koma kuno most towns or districts lack meaningful economic activities that’s why there is so much poverty. Although people can try some economic activities paokha, boma should be in the fore front creating the environment and setting industries in place

Professional Simurai
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Professional Simurai

This is very Massive, right in lomwebelt? 2019 elections will really humiliate some old political bandits for new change, i cant believe this happening right in Phalombe the spinalcord of lomwe belt!!!!

Duli
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Duli

Go to hell and roast you lactation-smelling tribalist.

concerned
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concerned

So you are one, there is nothing different UTM can bring to this country, its Chakwera and MCP who can bring real change

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