MCP downplays defections of Mzuzu  deputy Mayor, others to UTM

Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  has downplayed defections by  Mzuzu City Council Deputy Mayor  Alexander Mwakikunga , councillor for Chibavi Ward Gabriel Mwaungulu and  some of its key politicians to newly –formed United Transformation Movement (UTM).

Switching allegiance: Mwaungulu and Mwakikunga from MCP to UTM

MCP spokesman Reverend Maurice Munthali said  those moving to the now popular movement  are “simply jumping the gun”.

He said the party wishes the defectors well in their new endeavours, saying MCP will always respect one’s freedom of choice.

The defectors cited bad leadership in MCP as one of the reasons for dumping the oldest party.

Welcoming them in UTM,  regional secretay of the movement in the North, Peter Mkandawire, said they were delighted to welcome the councillors, district and regional committee members of MCP in the North as well as aspiring candidates.

The defectors speaking at St Andrew’s CCAP Hall in Mzuzu said they are convinced vice-president Saulos Chilima is the right leaders to associate with and support for the country’s transformation.

Chilima, 45, left the ruling Democratic Progressive Party 9DPP) last month, after accusing it of condoning corruption and nepotism.

On July 21, the former CEO of Bharti Airtel’s Malawian unit announced his formation of the UTM, with which he will be a candidate for president in elections to be held in May.

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winston msowoya
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Maseko,what did Muthalika and his brother Bingu do to make Malawians vote for them.? Iam responding to the question shot by MASEKO.You are not coerced to join UTM,as Malawi is a democratic State,you can vote any Party of your choice.Wakeup Maseko this is 20th century!!!!!!!!

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

I can see MCP losing leadership of opposition. They will become third, UTM second and DPP first with a very wide gap with the second placed.

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

These are the effects of hurricane Richard Msowoya. Weather experts predict the hurricane to pass through MCP headquarters, where illegal water connection is the order of the day, soon.

winston msowoya
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ARNOLD,have you been in school to write such horrible English(it is not people who doesn’t,but people who do not).The defections which we see in MALAWI today,is the manifestation of change in our country which has taken morethan 50 years of independence.Now people want thoughtful change in order to rebuild their wretched motherland Malawi.The both Muthalikas,were in Malawi just to amass wealth,I think I need not to explain this because every Malawian has seen the leadership of both MATHANYULAS what they both have done to the people of Malawi.The defection of the deputy Mayor and others in Mzuzu, is the manifestation… Read more »

Zolozolo
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Zolozolo

Whatever u real name is we are a multitude in MCP. We cannot vote for thieves like SKC. He is a good as his father APM. which UTM has good leadership? Kaliatis? Masangwi? tractorgate Msowoya? SKC ngati anabela 2014 votes angazisiye ndalama? Jodi pamene amaphedwa Njaunju Chilima anali DPP? If not why did he join the killers? Chilima joined a party that killed Robert Chasowa. Chilima knew DPP is thievery but has promoted it from day one. Nonse ngakuba. Kwithu kuno ku mpoto takana mbava. kwali za chigogo or achinyamata. mbava no mbava basi. We cannot be cheated by pipo… Read more »

Arnold
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Arnold

Let them go in peace we don’t want people who doesn’t know what they want, pple who are easily convised with many things, come next year MCP bomaaa

Odala
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Odala

Let them go. they hav seen the wind of tough competetion. They cant withstand The Mzuzu Mayor and Benex. so they are all cowards. Let MCP lead the time

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Unfortunately 2019 we are not voting for people who look like you. Your time is up, the only value you have now is to vote and not to be leaders.

pathfinder
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pathfinder

Surprising enough, it seems like there’re more people defecting from MCP than from DPP as people would have predicted.

maseko
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maseko

What is that Chilima has done for people to start concluding he is a good leader? Malawi will always be an experiment in the eyes of politicians and whenever they tell us what we want to hear we follow them. I thought by now we would have had enough of the experiments and started thinking outside the box.

Fodoi
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Fodoi

Mwakikunga cannot stand the heat of mcp primaries

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