MCP-UTM keep tight lead on alliance torchbearer: Chakwera ‘last man standing’

State vice-president and UTM leader Saulos Chilima together with Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera on Thursday unveiled an electoral alliance but have not disclosed who will be the torchbearer for the alliance in the fresh elections.

Chakwera: MCP-UTM alliance will cast out DPP demons
Chakwera and Chilima exchange alliance pact document

Chilima spoke earlier before Chakwera concluded the rally with his speech, giving an indication that the MCP president may be the torchbearer.

In his speech, Chakwera said the alliance must bring unity amongst all Malawians  and  will fight to move the country forward.

Chakwera said the alliance will  casting out DPP demons of  of lawlessness, self-created hunger, corruption,  enmity and greed, saying these vices have stalled the country’s progress as they have been a recipe for disunity among Malawians.

He faulted  President Peter Mutharika for failing to assent to the electoral reform bills thereby  delaying the holding of fresh presidential election.

Chakwera warned Mutharika that he is starting a war that he cannot win and says change has come whether one likes it or not and the change starts today.

But Muthatika  has given reasons for rejecting the Electoral Commission (Amendment) Bill.

One of the reasons is that the Bill does not meet the tests of constitutionality and lawfulness in accordance with Section 8 of the Constitution as read with Standing Order Number 157 of the National Assembly.

The President also believes that the Bill violates the principle of separation of powers between different branches of government.

The event was patronised by, among others, former president Joyce Banda, former first gentleman Richard Banda, Freedom Party president Khumbo Kachali, Kamuzu Chibambo of Petra, Mark Katsonga Phiri of PPM, Prifessor John Chisi of Umodzi Party, Enock Chihana of Aford.

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tiyowoye nyasulu
tiyowoye nyasulu
8 months ago

the best is to put chilima as torch bearer so that he has a hang parliament and therefore he will do good things for the people. It happened with Bingu when he left the UDF.

jackie Toto
jackie Toto
8 months ago

I dont care who leads the alliance. All we need is change that can take out nepotism out of our society first. Then we will be looking at the qualities of a particular leader in future elections

guest
guest
8 months ago

sanabise opanga lead the alliance. walankhula komaliza uja nde otsogolera the alliance moti u failed to read between the lines….kulikonse yemwe amatsilizira kulankhula ndiye mfumu/mtsogoleri

Mulopwana
Mulopwana
8 months ago

The party with many MPC will produce a torchbearer. Obviously Chakwera will lead the alliance. It is very strange to see the UTM party being swallowed by the party of hate and darkness which fired Kabwila and others from the party. Manganya and Mia sidelined from their respective parties as number 2 guys

Jamax
Jamax
8 months ago

kkkkkk!!! Akuopana this means there are still some disagreements within the two big parties on the issue of the torch bearer???? and this for sure will affect the alliance in the course of time. There is no way the alliance can move without the feasible Leader – it’s like blinding your followers so that they do not see their destination. I personally foresee many followers withdrawing from from such an alliance – honestly speaking it’s vague surely you have left your followers in suspension. In any situation the position of leadership does and will never remain vacant or unknown –… Read more »

K.kagalu.
K.kagalu.
8 months ago
Reply to  Jamax

Who is the torchbearer for your DPP and UDF?

Jamax
Jamax
8 months ago
Reply to  K.kagalu.

Simple it’s
APM

Mwini muzi.
Mwini muzi.
8 months ago

The test of leadership has been exposed during the period when terrorizing demonstrations occurred. We just heard Chakwera encouraging people to go on a terrorizing demonstrations to force the President to sign the bills which have already been rejected. This is the seed being planted that he will find difficult to uproot once in power.

Thats Me
Thats Me
8 months ago
Reply to  Mwini muzi.

Wabodza iwe. When did your grandpa rebuked the cadets who set ablaze MCP office in BT and so many vices? Chakwera is a million times better than your grandpa.

FiFA
FiFA
8 months ago
Reply to  Thats Me

Chakwera is a thug. He has been sending thugs to destroy our businesses and property.

Raza lush
8 months ago
Reply to  Thats Me

Mmmm lier… Nyau is a Satanist

che nnungu
8 months ago
Reply to  Mwini muzi.

Waboodza cadet iwe. DPP yapha anthu angati. Who is the big terrorist between the Cadets and MCP youth

Raza lush
8 months ago
Reply to  che nnungu

Aron gadama ali kuti pano.. MCP ndi afiti otheratu

Chilipa Thako
8 months ago

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk mukupangitsa ana a isirayeli kupembedza mafano ndinso kuukira Mose mtsogoleri wanu mçhipululu pamene ulendo waku cannan ukanalipo ,kumbukilani kuti yoswa ndi amene anatenga ulamuliro kuchokera kwa Mose mtsogoler. AARON ndi akuluakulu ena awiri amene anayambitsa maganizo osema fano la golidi ‘mchipululu nayamba kulipembedza sanakhale atsogoleri pa ulendo wa ku cannan . Ndiye uthenga wanga kwa inu a Chilima ndi a Chakwera dziwani kuti Mulungu wakukanani kutsogolera Malawi ndipo chisankho chikubwerachi mudzagonjetsedwa chifukwa mulungu wakuperekani m’dzanja la adani anu chifukwa chakusamvera .

Lego
8 months ago
Reply to  Chilipa Thako

Anthu opanda nzeru ngati inu ndi amene mukumuikira kumbuyo chitsiru chidzanucho chi APM,don’t you think that he has created divisions and hatred amongst Malawians.The biggest casualties will be Lhomwes if he wants war in Malawi.Trend carefully with your magogo.

Mwini muzi.
Mwini muzi.
8 months ago
Reply to  Lego

By just mentioning a tribe in your comment has exposed you as a tribalist. If you love your party, it’s your right but don’t swear at others for their right toblove their party.

Raza lush
8 months ago
Reply to  Lego

Chisilu koma amayi ako ndi atate ako Ali pansi pa chisilucho.. Nde pamenepo mbuzi ndi ndani kape iwe… Ngati ukudya chisilucho ncomwd chikubweletsa deya patebulo pako

Jamax
Jamax
8 months ago
Reply to  Chilipa Thako

Nice views I like your comment it reflects on what is happening on the ground MCP/UTM have missed a valid point and it’s true they may NOT reach Canaan.

Citizen Number 1
Citizen Number 1
8 months ago

Anzelu ndi Anzelu, Zoona njoka saaweta, nanga inu mukuweta bwanji nalikukuti? Chikafu, alliance is of power hungry polititians, are Peter and Atupele not power hungry? He announced he would not stand but he has eaten his own vomit and claims he will stand. Is vote rigging & bribing of judges not power hunger? Commenting just for the sake of commenting basi!

Bandawe
Bandawe
8 months ago

Who is to lead the alliance? Why kutimanga m’masamba when you were supposed to announce this today.

Thats Me
Thats Me
8 months ago
Reply to  Bandawe

Has your grandpa announced the leader of DPP-UDF alliance?

Raza lush
8 months ago
Reply to  Bandawe

Ndati Ali chakwela mmm ine ndi anthu a boma la kasungu takana

Theu
Theu
8 months ago

Chilima said the one to lead the alliance was to be announced at the signing in ceremony. What has happened. Zayambikatu – you can’t keep your word or ndikusagwilizana. Musova

che nnungu
8 months ago
Reply to  Theu

Gogo wanu opanda mano uja ananena who is going to lead Chinkhoswe chawo chija?

Opportunist
Opportunist
8 months ago
Reply to  Theu

Game plan ya alliance ndi imeneyo, to keep you guessing plus avoid early destructors who are not happy with their organization

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