‘Now is time to step up’:  UTM-MCP alliance urge youth to register and vote in Malawi new poll

UTM Party and its alliance partner  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) have asked the youth in the country who have reached the age of 18 and above, to register so that they can vote for a president of their choice during the forthcoming fresh presidential election.

Chilima (L) and Chakwera sign the agreement.-Photo by Govati Nyirenda, Mana
MCP president Lazarus Chakwera and his UTM Party counterpart Saulos Chilima
Fun fare at MCP, UTM Party alliance signing

The two political parties made the appeal after the official signing ceremony of their alliance agreement at Kamuzu Institute of Sports on Thursday.

UTM and MCP have made an alliance together with other opposition parties.

In his speech, UTM leader  Dr. Saulos Kraus Chilima, who is also the country’s Vice-President, requested the youth who didn’t vote on May 21 last year for various reasons, to register in large numbers so that they vote in the fresh elections.

In its ruling of UTM’s Chilima’s and MCP’s Lazarus Chakwera’s petition which sought nullification of the presidential poll result on February 3, the Constitutional Court ordered for fresh presidential election.

“If these youth got registered, it will assist us to find more votes that will make us to beat 50+1 votes,” Chilima said.

On his part, MCP president Lazarus Chakwera assured young people the alliance signed would be productive to help the youth.

“When we are done with our discussion with UTM and other parties who are in the alliance such as Peoples Party (PP), Afford, Mafunde, PPM and Petra among others, we will inform the followers what we have agreed,” Chakwera said.

In a separate interview, one of the students from Lilongwe University Agriculture and Natural Resources, Tamala Sauzande, aged 18, said she will register this year so that she can choose a leader of her choice.

“This year, when Malawi Electoral Commission will be conducting voters’ registration I will go and register so that I vote for the president I want,” she said.

Other parties that were represented at the event included Malawi Forum for Unity and Development (Mafunde), Alliance for Democracy (Aford), Freedom Party, Umodzi Party and People’s Transformation Alliance (Petra).

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Citizen Number 1
Citizen Number 1
1 year ago

Wa Nyau, Inenso ndachita manyazi ndipo ndalekanso kusapota zimenezi! Eti kungosinthana zipewa ngati tambala ndi thazi pa chinkhoswe? Kusowa mbalume kapena?

Kuswa Kuswa
1 year ago

What was the irony of fake accent ex-reverend Yona Lezala parading the son of the late Orton Edgar Ching’oli and Vera Chirwa at this hypocritic event with Cecilia Kadzamira, one of the master minders of the MCP atrocities fully present? Mulibe manyazi anthu amagazi m’manja inu? Munamuphera Bambo ache. Who does not know? Munawaberanso chipani chawo Cha atumbuka.

MCP wamutani UTM
1 year ago

Makani a pumbwa wachithawa chipani kukabisala ku phanga la MCP akuthamangisako.koma uyu waputsitsadi ma followers ache. USI wamuthawa

Maunits
Maunits
1 year ago

A bakha kuvalikana zipewa

phade
phade
1 year ago

mcp utm boma illo enawo azikalima nandolo ndikukakolora nthochi ku thekerani

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 year ago

Real ceremony, osati zovalikana zipewa with no mfundo.

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
1 year ago

Kodi pajadi kwathu kuno tidangupasana Zi Pewa? Ndachita manyazi. Basi ndileka Ku sapota a Khwangwala amenewa.

ZOWAWA
ZOWAWA
1 year ago

Eti eti ka mwambo 2minutes ngati chigololo cha nkhuku

Mbwiyeche
Mbwiyeche
1 year ago
Reply to  ZOWAWA

Mwati chigololo chachani kkkkkkk

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