MCP deny sealing political alliance with UTM

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM have flatly denied reports of any political alliances between them and described the weeklong reports in various social media platforms as mere social media talk.

Some of the printed materials
Chilima of UTM (L) and Chakwera of MCP are jointly asking the court to nullify the presidential poll results

Some people have printed materials advocating for an alliance of the two parties.

The materials which Nyasa Times has seen are t-shirts, caps and placards written “my dream team, the only hope for Malawi” especially the t-shirts.

MCP publicity secretary Maurice Munthali said the party has also seen the social media reports.

“Maybe they are from some overzealous supporters but the truth is there is no any agreement between us and UTM,” said Munthali.

Social media has been awash with reports and pictures of MCP president Lazarus Chakwera and UTM leader Saulos Chilima suggesting that in the event of a court sanctioned fresh elections, Chakwera will be the opposition torchbearer with Chilima as his presidential running mate.

Spokesperson for UTM Joseph Chidanti Malunga said there was no such arrangement on the table.

“I could have known if we had such an agreement. Take it as the usual social media talk,” he said.

Political commentator Victor Chipofya said it would be difficult for the two parties to have such an agreement.

“MCP is a very big party with a very strong and solid base in central region. The UTM has also proved to be yet another party with a solid and strong base among the youth. The party managed to pull one million votes for Chilima. It would be very difficult for two big parties to have such an agreement,” said Chipofya.

MCP went into alliances with Peoples Party and the less  fancied Freedom Party of former vice president Khumbo Kachali in the run up to the May 21 polls.

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Angoni apaphata
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Angoni apaphata

Honestly speaking ngati bakili muluzi anawina vote amene akuganiza kuti mcp kapena utm ingawine ndi mbuli ya uchidzete. Enafe tinangochokako ku malawiko mudzipanga zanu zopusazo

che nnungu
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Mumakhala kuti pano????

winstonmsowoya
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winstonmsowoya

UTM STAND AS A ROCK OF GIBRALTAR LEAVE ALONE MCP THE PARTY OF BLOOD WHICH HAS BRUTALLY KILLED THOUSANDS OF THE INNOCENT PEOPLE OF MALAWI PARTICULARLY THE HATED NORTHERNERS WHO THEMSELVES FORMED THE MCP UNDER THE BRILLIANT LEADERSHIP OF ORTON C CHIRWA ONE OF AFRICA’S FIRST LAWYERS AND TONGA BY TRIBE FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF CLEMENT KADALI WHO FORMED THE FIRST TRADE UNION IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 1908 AND IT IS STILL IN USE.CLEMENT WAS A TONGA BY TRIBE LIKE ORTON CHIRWA AND BOTH WERE NORTHERNERS.YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOUR TRIBALISTIC INNUENDOS.LONG LIVE MPOTO AND MALAWI.AFRICA OYEEEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lego
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When are going to change your stupidity type of thinking?We are not here for your stupidity history of the late people.We are here to build our new Malawi from these corrupt mafias DPP.So stop your nonsense.We are talking about regionalism or tribalism here.

Munthu
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Please Chakwera and Chilima, do as people are suggesting. Don’t listen to atidye nawo omwe akungofuna ma udindo. Malawi pano sitikufunanso anthu adyera. U are really the hope for Malawi. And once u get power, change the image of politics. Kuno ndi mbuzi zomwe zikufuna ndale to get easy money. That is bad.

wa Nyau
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wa Nyau

kumutaya miya waku south ndkutenga chilima+chakwera ose apa central game mwaiphonya mafana.
Also know that Northen region sikondwa ndi MCP,so dont fool ursef kut mukaphatikizana muzatenga mavote a chilima aku north NO.
collabo iyiyi ndi mbola coz idzaimilila central region yokha yomwe mukunena kwanu mumati ndi base ya MCP ndkale which means ndyopha ipha.koma khaya bola ndanena

maliseche
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maliseche

This would be great for Malawi , just put down your egos and put Malawi first, Apumbwa tatopa nawo

wa Nyau
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wa Nyau

unfortunately this alliance cant win elections.ku malawi kuno malume anthu amavota basing on komwe anthu akuchokera ndye chakwera+chilima ose apa central mmmmm mbola.kumuchotsapo mia mudziwe kut south yose yakutsikani ,tikanena ku mpoto ndye mmm MCP ndi mdani.
ndye khaya tapangani alliance yo akutibululen limodz

Kaysoul
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Kaysoul

Mukusewera yoduka abale anga. Judges 5, Mec, president and ACB they are one.

FootSoldier
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FootSoldier

Allowing Mutharika to contest or DPP to field a candidate in the re-run would be rewarding Mutharika and DPP for their criminal activities with their bedfellow MEC!!! Mutharika and DPP should be disqualified from taking part in the re-run especially when you consider the attempts at bribing judges and all that they have done!!!!!

Muthalirenji
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Muthalirenji

The alliance is possible but not in the way people are putting it. The alliance will either be represented by Chakwera and Mia or Chilima and Usi.
The nullification if ever it happens will be on 21st May elections and not the February 2019 submission of presidential nomination papers.
We the DPP will block that move through the courts or demand that if that will be the case then even the registration and verification exercises be nullified too.
Palibe kulowera unorthodox means kuState House because i don’t think those who do a 50+1 rerun change combinations.

he he he
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he he he

Awanso amangoyankhula osaziwa constitution. there is going to be fresh elections.

Muthalirenji
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Muthalirenji

Nde odziwanu tiuzeni the cut off point of “fresh elections”? My understanding is if its fresh election it will include registration, verification, nominations and polling. Can all that happen within 60 days? I assume these 60 days are the official campaign period which comes after nominations period so how do you change the partnering?

Test
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Test

UTM should refrain from getting into a political party with the Crocodile party. UTM has managed to prove that it really is a national party. In its leadership there are people from all over Malawi, it campaigned all over Malawi and got votes from all over Malawi. On the other hand the MCP is the most nepotistic party in Malawi. look at its leadership. Aside from Sidik Mia whom they only accepted because of its money it’s leadership is majority Chewas. Always campaigns amongst Chewas and it’s votes were from Chewas. UTM, this tells you something. if indeed you form… Read more »

FootSoldier
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FootSoldier

DPP should not be talking as if it has clean hands either. As a matter of fact DPP has killed and maimed more Malawians in the short stay in power than MCP!!! And it is also a fact Chasowa’s murder was ordered by none other than the Big-Kahuna Clue-less Mutharika who Chasowa had been conversing with on phone on couple occasions as revealed by the Commission of Inquiry Report!!!!

Gugu
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Gugu

Son. clearly you were not born during MCP terror. MCP is officially said to have murdered in excess of 4000 people and jailed countless of people. People were fired for no reason. Northerners sent back to the north just because they were northerners, yet they founded the MCP. Jehovah’s witness were denied their right to worship. Bishops were stripped naked and arrested. Why don’t you redeem yourselves by at least telling the Chisizas where you buried their loved one. Only then will we believe you.

Abdul razack
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Abdul razack

IF MCP AND UTM WENT INTO ALLIANCE ITS MCP THAT WILL LOOSE MORE CONSIDERING THAT AFTER THE MAY ELECTIONS UTM WAS FINISHED AND IT RESSURECTED BECAUSE OF THE COURT CASE AND IT HIDE BEHIND MCP TO ACHIEVE ITS GOALS EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT CHILIMA DID TO DPP AND MCP WILL NOT BE SPARED WITH THIS GUY IN THEIR TEAM HE IS POWER HUNGRY.

One grandson
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One grandson

Such alliance is political suicide… Utm is for progress where as mcp is for retrogression. Can you mix oil and water? Just because they have been sitting together on the court bench for 61 days doesn’t mean their visions aligned. Hi5 cannot align with anything

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