Phoya dumps DPP to back Chilima, attends UTM convention

A  ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) founding member, Henry Duncan Phoya (HDP)  has dumped the party and joined new kid on the political bloc,  UTM Party led by State Vice President Saulos Chilima.

Phoya: Sees ‘Kuwala’ in UTM

Phoya served on numerous ministerial positions from the United Democratic Front (UDF) regime, the DPP before he moved to People’s Party (PP) after the death of former President the late Bingu Wa Mutharika where his final position was Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs under the leadership of immediate past President Joyce Banda before losing in the 2014 elections.

He rejoined DPP in January this year and was welcomed back by President Peter Mutharika at a public rally  where he joined together with former ministers  Ken Lipenga, Henry Phoya,  Brown James Mpinganjira popularly referred to as BJ and retired Reverend Daniel Gunya.

However, on Monday as UTM held its first ever elective conference in Lilongwe, Phoya resurfaced in full regalia of the party and confirmed he is a member of UTM.

He said his decision to quit DPP again was personal and  said he was determined to assist  UTM win the forthcoming 2019 Tripartite Eelctions.

Phoya, who served as DPP director of legal affairs before his expulsion for describing the Injunctions Bill as “a bad law”, said he believes Chilima is the transformational leader that Malawi needs  beyond 2019.

The former Blantyre Rural East MP Henry Phoya said Malawi is in dire need of  “transformational and focused leadership” if the country is to saved from the path of destruction which it has taken.

Phoya pledged to commit himself  in working with the UTM party in all its activities.

FACT FILE

  • Phoya became an MP during UDF second term  of office (1999to 2004).
  • He served the UDF administration as Minister of Justice andAttorney General.
  • He is a founding member of President Bingu wa Mutharika’s DPPwhere he also served as Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.
  • Phoya also served as chairperson for Parliament’sLegal Affairs Committee until August 2011 when he was expelled from DPPalongside three others
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Mike
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Political prostitutes who serves personal interest. Useless Phoya

Katakwe
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It was not only Henry Phoya present at the UTM convention, Friday Jumbe was also there.

Jeff Mpotazingwe
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Jeff Mpotazingwe

The only setback with Chilima is that he is a copycat. All his envisaged dream are DPP’s. In case most Malawians never know DPP rolled the Integrated Rural Development programme uplifting rural lives, more roads being built now than ever,in the power sector more investors have been wooed into our country,the Kwacha is stable and hunger is a far off cry,political freedom flourishes as well as noone jailed as political prisoner…Oh the Magufuli effect to take our lake gone…let me stop here. The disease in Malawi is most people love listening to hearsays .

matela
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matela

chilima olo atalephera azizadya ndalama zamisonkho for life .keep it up mr vice president boma tikupasani koma zibwana ai

Meke
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Meke

Boma ndilanu mulikanika nokha mukapanga chibwana ife boma tikupasani

mediaz
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mediaz

Nothing new in disgruntled phoya he wants .UTM ayithandiza chain komanso mnjila yanji?Umphawi wam’babada akuwona ngati company ya ma bus ya utm yingawine,,,,kkkkk……wagwa nayo

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

Ada mediaz ndimawauza anthuwakuti UTM siingawine koma samva. Mukadzaona chipani chomwe chalowedwa ndi Lucius Banda, dziwani kuti ndicholephera. Lucius Banda sanakhalepo mbali yowina. Ndiye awa achina phoya mwatengawa before election ndiye tsoka lokhalokha.

Dulli
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Dulli

Kwathu timati maolela. UTM ikuola zotsalira zonse to make up the numbers. Where are all those youth and kids who patronized the meetings? Does Bebe prefer spent forces and old timers? So. Where is the transformation…kkkkkkk

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

Good question Dulli, where’s the transformation indeed?

candle
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candle

cheketa njowa just up your mouth your not the person to determine the outcome of 2019 ,ma cadet ngati inuyo mulibe room in Malawi anymore

Cheketa Njowe
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Chilima ungodziwilatu kuti iwenso kumene ukupita uzatha ngati mmene wathera Phoya, Mpinganjira, Lipenga, Joyce Banda and all recycled guys you know. Panopa keep on spending, all the Tidyenawos are happy with you busy fooling you nkumakudyera amveke abwana ndinu owinawina. Uzadziwona wakula watha!!!!! Anzako adyeredwa, alira nfwee! Iweyo sioyamba.

DR MANGA
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CHILIMA ALI NDI MAPEPALA KOMANSO NDI VICE PRESIDENT OLO ATALEPHERA AZAYAMBA NTCHITO KAPENA AZIKADYA PENSION YAKE YABOMA.

Mbingwani
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Mbingwani

UTM becareful, watumidwa ndi DPP kudzapanga spy activities of UTM ameneyo…

muonosile
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muonosile

Chilima, do not attend to Phoya.

Bibo
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Mmmmmmmm nanuso mukulila chiyani? UTM is a reading party

Wase Gauteng
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Wase Gauteng

Should he be trusted? Mmmmm