Mwenifumbo says Chilima best to lead Malawi, declares allegiance to UTM

Alliance for Democracy (Aford) member Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo, who was United Democratic Front (DF) presidential running mate in the annulled May 2019 elections, has declared his allegiance to UTM Party presidential hopeful Saulos Chilima for the fresh elections due May 19 2020, saying he has much leadership potential.

Mwenifumbo and Chilima embrace during the UTM rally in Mzuzu
Mwenifumbo: Declares allegiance to Chilima

Mwenifumbo attended a rally Chilima addressed on Sunday at Mzuzu Stadium upper ground and was given an opportunity to make a speech.

In his address, Mwenifumbo asked people from the North Malawi to support the UTM leader, saying he is the only person who can bail out the region from the problem it is facing currently.

Mwenifumbo said he will now support and vote for UTM Party president, saying the North is rooting for Chilima.

“The political pendulum is swinging in favour of Chilima. I am following the wave from the region that is for Chilima,” said Mwenifumbo.

He also stated that Chilima has good credentials in fighting for the country’s democracy, reminding the crowds that the State vice-president fought alongside hero of the country’s democracy late Aford president Chakufwa Thom Chihana especially when he was at Chancellor College of the University of Malawi.

When the wind of change for multiparty democracy was blowing in the country in the 90’s, Chilima was one of the frontline troops at Chancellor College advocating for change.

“Chilima has a proven record if excellent leadership even from the corporate world,” Mwenifumbo said.

On his part, Chilima said he will up his game in the fresh elections campaign to reach to grass-roots.

“Last time we were doing 10 whistle-stops a day. This time we will be doing 15 whistle-stops a day to ensure that we change the country,” said Chilima.

He added: “We are not relenting.”

Chilima also said parties would do things to hoodwink people in the face of 50-plus-one requirement to win the presidential election.

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Jason Bailer
Jason Bailer
6 months ago

Why is it that Malawians tend to forget fast?Was it not Chilima and his UTM right there in Mzuzu when he paraded the likes of Kinna Phiri, Loveness Gondwe etc to drum-up support from the north for his party? By the way, if he is a good, astute corporate technocrat, why is he clinging onto a brand which can’t sell and its sell-by-date is over-due? Frank is a spent force and has no bearing. In politics choose wisely, desist from amassing liabilities when assets are plentiful for the taking. Not surprising that he ended up with only 4 MPs. Yes,… Read more »

Mtete
Mtete
6 months ago

How many allegiances is this man going to declare? The man is indeed a nomadic political prostitute. He makes trouble in Aford, gives Atupele his bum then puts a wager on Chilima. Why?. Because he knows the MCP house is full; with no spare space to accommodate him.

Question is: does anyone listen to him?

Voter
Voter
6 months ago
Reply to  Mtete

Indeed Frank Mwenifumbo is the whore of Malawi politics. Frank is the leader of the political prostitutes who have destroyed democracy and denied us progress. Also very corrupt.

Milton Obote
Milton Obote
6 months ago
Reply to  Voter

No, no one listens to Mwenifumbo because we all know him. MCP will or sure investigate this whore of whore of politics. Like a frog for sure. He is trying to buy protection from SKC. Same Frank last week was backing UDF DPP alliance now he is backing UTM, Does he think we Malawians are so stupid.

Malawivoters
Malawivoters
6 months ago

Do not even think of DDP/udf alliance. MCP/UTM make your own agreement and we are here to support you guys. We do not want Galuwa kuti apitirire with with this govt.

Gas Machine Head
Gas Machine Head
6 months ago

Mwenifumbo is a typical example of a political prostitute

Thats Me
Thats Me
6 months ago

Chilima at just 46 years is young and has a lot more chances to stand for presidency unlike Chakwera. Chilima should not listen to agents of DPP and insist on being the president for MCP/UTM alliance. The writing is very clear on the wall: If Chakwera and Chilima cannot find a common ground and they both lose to DPP/UDF alliance then there is no coming back.

Nalingula
Nalingula
6 months ago
Reply to  Thats Me

True they won’t be any coming back if DPP WINS and emulates what Bingu did during first ….Changu popanga Chitukuko …For instance if they win and Quickly do a Tarmac road eg Mzimba to Mbalachana ,Mombela University etc The whole North will Turn Blue….The goodness about the North is that they Will Support someone lf he Performs like they did with Bingu…they are not loyal to parties…..

Jemusi
Jemusi
6 months ago

Mwenefumbo ndi crook. Always looking for positions and fame. I don’t even know why people give him a platform to speak. Mwenefumbo should retire like Richard Msowoya.

Jumani
Jumani
6 months ago
Reply to  Jemusi

Mwenifumbo has stolen too much when he was Deputy Minister of Agriculture in Bingu’s government. He should return to the treasury all the bribes the Indians paid him. ACB should investigate this crook Frank Mwenifumbo.

Jemusi
Jemusi
6 months ago

Mwenefumbo is an opportunist. Please rebuild the party. You are looking for a post should UTM win. Have values and ethics. Lero you support UDF, the next day you support DPP and now UTM

Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
6 months ago

Komatu a mwenifumbo akanadekha. Olo kuti Changu pamalo sapanga chonchi. Polani Moto a mwenefumbo

Halawala
Halawala
6 months ago

Do parties deny membership of people with characters like those Frank. He is an opportunist. He brought confusion in Aford now he wants to stir trouble in the intended alliance. UTM can you sieve out mobile politicians like Frank

Chriss
Chriss
6 months ago

Mwenefumbo has realised that Atupele is useless , a man without any agenda for the Nation but protecting his Father.

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