Mzuzu City MP dumps DPP, heading to UTM

Mzuzu City member of Parliament (MP) Leonard Njikho has withdrawn his membership from the  ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) amid speculation that he is heading to United Transformation Movement (UTM).

Njinkho dumps DPP

Njikho confirmed that he has quit the DPP but said his next political move will be known later.

“As you might remember, I was elected as an independent member of parliament. I joined the DPP one year after my election. My constituents have told me to leave the DPP,”‘ said Njikho.

He thanked the DPP leadership for working with him all these years.

Political commentators say he is now heading to UTM as prospects of the DPP winning in the city are remote as most people are joining the UTM.

DPP spokesperson Nicholas Dausi could not be reached for comment but DPP propagandists in social media were surprised with the announcement, saying Njikho might be fearing stiff competition during the party parliamentary elections, an assertion Njikho has refuted as baseless.

UTM led by State vice-president Saulos Chilima will be launching in the North at Mzuzu upper stadium this weekend.

If Njikho joins UTM, he will become a third parliamentarian from the North to join the movement after Speaker Richard Msowoya of Karonga Nyungwe and Olipa Chiluba Muyaba of Mzimba North East.

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winston msowoyay
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FUCKUP LILIAN,All that is crocodile tears and lies.The whole of Northern Malawi is with Chilima including us who are in dispora.Time has come Northerners,we have suffered a lot and only God knows.We have been segregated from economic infrastructure and political togetherness and were just foreiners in our own land of birth.We fought for Malawi”s independence together,only to be segregated,but God the all mighty has shown the way.LILIAN,you might not know the hand istory of Nyasaland/Malawi but now you will know it you bloodfuckup.Chilima has shown sense of love and togertherness. and with togetherness we shall build a new Malawi.May be… Read more »

Female Anopheles fenestus
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Female Anopheles fenestus

Katong’ongo don’t mind lilian she not only a dunderhead and disgruntled idiot, but also a retarded fool, who is full of hate for norherners.If she is not, let her prove her innocence with statistics just as you have done.

Nalingula
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Nalingula

The worse that can happen is the North giving their votes to UTM like they did to Joyce Banda in 2014 that will be like voting for DPP. Ndiye muzizariranso for another 5 year.Ndi MCP yokha imalimba ku Opposition a UTM ndi DPP azagogwirizana after Chisankho.Its then you will realize that you have been fooled.As a People we never learn from the Past.If those votes that went JB in the North had gone to Lazarus and Msowoya we could have Buried these Thieves for Good.

Mlovi wapa Nkhata
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Mlovi wapa Nkhata

Tosi ku nkhata titiya ku UTM. Us Tonga’s we just need electricity in our rural areas. We are nomadic people. we do ulovi and help our families.

Che Wanimiliyoni
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Che Wanimiliyoni

guys no matter how Catholic or clean Chilima is Malawi will never be a one party state again. You can jump the ship and the ship sailors will be happy that it has become lighter while where you jump to it will be heaviour and may sink.
DPP faced massive defections to PP following the death of Bingu but it regrouped and soundly trounced MCP & PP. Pali chani apa.If Saulosi will decide to mesmerizing you with his fluent tumbuka speech just know that right here others here will start question kuti ndiwakuti?

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Yes leave or sink with the lot

Trevor
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Trevor

Truth of the matter is that hon Njikho will not win again in Mzuzu,he lost the pples trust when he joined dpp and defecting to utm won’t atone for his greedy error. Mr Njikho save your façe and go back to your stationary business,you will be humiliated in 2019

Yahya Yahya Jammeh
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Lilian the North had full support of the MCP because it was the only alternative political available then and now that there is UTM they are making the best choice. There is nothing wrong with that and this has nothing to do with principle.. MCP has made several blunders recently including confirming the police IG who many Malawians didn’t want. MCP is not keeping checks and balances on the government because of its weak leadership. Chakwera follows what CSOs have started instead of the opposite happening – he is a coward. Given this scenario, do you think sane people can… Read more »

SKC
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SKC

Join the discussion…kuona maso ankhono ndikudekha UTM isakusokonezeni muzalila mokweza MCP can change Malawi for the good of all Malawians

MCP
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MCP

hahahahahahah…..wabodxa iwe

Wa DPP
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There is no need to mock northers on this issue we are all Malawian that’s the bottomline

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