Over 3000 PP members defect to UTM in Mulanje: Leadership did not consult us when joining MCP

Some People’s Party (PP) members have defected to UTM Party just as the clock is ticking close to the watershed May 21 elections.

Usi addressing a rally in Mulanje
Usi addressing a rally in Mulanje
PP officials in Mulanje dump the party for UTM

Vice President and UTM presidential running mate Dr  Michael Usi received the 3000 defectors at Kaya Primary School ground in Mulanje central constituency on  Tuesday.

According to the leaders, the people who have defected include the entire district committee and  constituency committees  for five constituencies in the district.

The group’s leader Margret Gwedemule said PP leaders did not consult them on the decision to join MCP thus having their own choice.

“We  have decided to join UTM because of its convincing and practical vision for this country and it’s hardworking leaders who will bring the much needed transformation that this country is in dare need of,” said Gwedemule.

“UTM is the only party that most patriotic Malawians who are honest to themselves have put their trust in and that is why we have all decided to join the party in order to assist in transforming this country in the next 10 years or so,” she added.

Usi thanked all the new comers for joining the party and assured them of total inclusion and participation in the party’s functions  as they take over leadership of this country from Tuesday next week.

“The UTM family is very honoured to welcome you our brothers and sisters from PP,  we are so grateful that of all the political parties in the country,  you decided to join a 10 month old UTM.  We truly thank God for that as we work together to transform this country from 21st May,” said Usi.

Also present at the welcoming function was the party’s Southern Region Women Director, Loyce Mponda and a Mr Maxwell the regional youth director.

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UTM Last Born wa DPP of UDF
UTM Last Born wa DPP of UDF
3 years ago

But its ok, so who is complaining? Mind you we have the stats from MEC. Maybe is you say the 3000 defected from PP,DPP,MCP, UDF and UTM iteself it would make some sense. Usi uzalilira kuusi ndi propaganda zakozo.

Joseph Tsokwe
Joseph Tsokwe
3 years ago

Uni is acting for relevance. His humour could not hold for people in Salima. He is now proving a point to his bosses that he is strong. No, those people were already UTM my friend.

nyalugwe
nyalugwe
3 years ago

Genuine defectors do not parade themselves, they express their defection on the ballot paper. Just looking for free something

GRM
GRM
3 years ago

My party is unstoppable. This is a youth revolution. The 4million registered youths out of 6.8million is voting UTM. We have done enough. Tayenda ponseponse. We were not complacent like others

Themba
Themba
3 years ago
Reply to  GRM

Kkkkkk…. Too much desperate… Trust me CHILIMA CAN’T WIN….

Don’t waste your time

Ankhwinda
Ankhwinda
3 years ago
Reply to  Themba

Awina malume

Kaitano
Kaitano
3 years ago
Reply to  Ankhwinda

Sangawine

Ungwelu
Ungwelu
3 years ago

MR USI, STILL ACTING UP TODAY?
YOU MEAN THOSE KIDS ARE YOUR SUPPORTERS? THEY ARE NOT GOING TO VOTE.
CHEAP POLITICS INDEED. INUNSO A NEWS, REPORT WHAT YOU SEE AND NOT WHAT YOU ARE TOLD BY PHONE BY THESE POLITICIANS, MANY OF WHO ARE DESPERATE !

hope
3 years ago
Reply to  Ungwelu

You have the right to say stupid things. Nosense, nyusensi

Dinda
Dinda
3 years ago

Kkkkkkkkkkkkk where are those 3000 people here bcoz what I am seeing is a bunch of children and some few elders who just wanted to see Manganya with his jokes live

Obambo
Obambo
3 years ago

89% of those voted for PP in 2014 are all gone to UTM. They don’t want to associate themselves with a party with dark past. It also include 20% who have left MCP because of its association with cashgaters. Ku DPP ndiye kwachoka anthu end mass just like to UDF. Ayiyayiyayiyayi kuli gule sabata la mawa

CHIDIKHODIKHO
CHIDIKHODIKHO
3 years ago
Reply to  Obambo

MALOTO AMOJOTI MDZKIKO LA CHIWENGA…. ife tili pano kudzakusekani a UTM ..mmbandakucha wa Wednesday

Ankhwinda
Ankhwinda
3 years ago
Reply to  CHIDIKHODIKHO

Paja anthu otelenu ndi aja mumanena kuti ng’ombe yayikadzi simgakokwe ngolo koma inakokatu ku Malawi kokuno don’t underate Chilima adodomesa akuluakuli pa 21 May pano

Pensulo
Pensulo
3 years ago

UTM was first to go into electoral alliance with PP before they joined MCP, were they consulted then?

Roll Out ATI Now
Roll Out ATI Now
3 years ago
Reply to  Pensulo

Thanks UTM sensed danger quickly and did not give in to PPs demand, otherwise an alliance with cashgaters would have been our demise. but simple DPP loses 25 percent to UTM, UDF 25% to UTM, MCP 15% to UTM and PP 90% percent to UTM. So you say UTM cannot win.

Mizere
Mizere
3 years ago

Party of scavengers your d-day is coming

kavibangwa
kavibangwa
3 years ago

BOMA ILOOO!!!! ODI UKOOO

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