Political commentators urge UTM to get into alliance with MCP

A political commentator has said Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM need to work together in alliance if they have to form the next government.

UTM rally Chilima addressed at Masintha in Lilongwe

UTM president Saulos Chilima on Sunday in Lilongwe at a rally cast doubt over a political alliance with the MCP, saying UTM might go alone in the Constitutional Court sanctioned fresh presidential election.

Sherif Kaisi said the issue of positions might be a stumbling bloc in the formation of the alliance for the two parties.

“There is no single party that can win the presidential election alone. The MCP and UTM should work together. After all, they successfully worked together in the election case,” said Kaisi.

He said the two parties should get into a political alliance which benefits Malawians.

The tone of Chilima on Sunday was that of defiance, saying UTM will go to the polls alone if the party does not agree on alliance terms with the MCP.

Kaisi said ordinary members of the two parties are the ones pushing for the alliance to wrestle power from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

DPP agreement with the United Democratic Front  (UDF) for an alliance has been thrown into disarray after the UDF legislators voted with the opposition in the electoral reform bills.

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Vwatapu
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Vwatapu

For the first round I would encourage the two parties to go solo. They should go into an alliance in case there will be a runoff. If the election is managed professionally DPP may come third

GRM
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GRM

As a UTM member, I can only support an alliance where the other party pledge to implement UTM manifesto because I so believe in that vision of our country that I cannot settle for nothing less

Atsogoleri
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Atsogoleri

u can urgue but know that mgwirizanowo ungokhala operekezana kuwina koma sudzatha even chaka

Nyekhwed
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Nyekhwed

How do people hear things differently??? all Chilima said was that you do not go into alliance blindly, the agenda has to very clear to all stakeholders, that is what I heard! There was no arrogance at all. He did what a leader should do, he explained issues very clearly to his supporters which other leaders have yet to do!!!!!………. koma ma so called analysts a pa Malawi shaaaaaa!

Maliseche a Pumbwa
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Maliseche a Pumbwa

The serious divisions, cracks that have developed in MCP are worrisome! Chakwera needs to step up to the plate and try and unify his party ( it might be too late though, the underground movement is a Tsunami in MCP)…… a hard pill to swallow!

Joloza
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Zikambiranani Za alliance mukamaliza mutipeza. Tizakunyenyeni limodzi. DPP NDI boma. Viva DPP. Viva a dad. Viva APM.

Bakha
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Bakha

Chakwera is a very weak leader! I have yet to see his leadership skills! He can barely keep MCP together right now! There are serious divisions/fractions in MCP which he needs to deal with ASAP. ……we all know it!.

Bakha
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Bakha

Chilima did not say that! What he said was that alliances are okay if the objectives are in line with all the stakeholders ( paraphrased) but don’t get into an alliance with no clear goals and objectives. He also did say that UTM is talking to other Parties but a decision has not been made!!!!!

Kyala
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Kyala

Utm must swallow their pride and make an alliance with mcp under Laz leadership. Mcp is the larger party. With the current mood of the country, in fact, Laz can win on his own by beating Peter. The people of Malawi even those in rural areas are now well educated on election matters and they know dpp cheated. The problem with utm is kuzikonda when they only have 4 wavering mps. Laz should stick with Mia as no 2. Other positions can be given to utm leaders including Saulos. The most important thing is to kick out these corrupt thieving… Read more »

Pumbwa?
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Pumbwa?

Can you address the deep divisions that have developed in MCP? ……. you can’t ignore that coz it’s real!

Jamax
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Jamax

The true colors of Absalomu he can not learn from the past – in fact he is so selfish he can not listen to what his follwers are saying = shame on you!!!!!!!!!!

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