PP, Freedom Party welcome UTM into MCP alliance

Former president Joyce Banda’s People’s Party (PP) and Freedom Party say the coming in of UTM into the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) alliance is a political game changer on the country’s political terrain.

Khumbo Kachale  (r) with UTM lawyer Khombo Soko 

Freedom Party president Khumbo Kachali – the former State vice-president –  said UTM has now fulfilled aspirations of Malawians by accepting to be in the alliance.

“This is what Malawians have been asking for and we are happy with their coming,” he said.

PP publicist Ackson Kalaile Banda said the coming in of UTM into the alliancefold would fulfill the alliance agenda of fixing Malawi.

He said the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government has virtually demolished all democratic and economic gains made in the past and Malawi needed a new government to fix problems the country is facing now.

MCP and UTM are expected to sign the alliance deal on March 19 in Lilongwe.

UTM said in a ststement that the decision to form electoral alliance with MCP was reached in the wake of a “groundswell of support for a united front” among Malawians.

Malawian parties have been racing to seal alliances since last month, when the southern African country’s top court ordered a fresh election after it annulled the May 2019 poll results over widespread irregularities — in particular the “massive” use of correction fluid on tally sheets.

Last week, incumbent President Peter Mutharika, who is fighting to retain the country’s top job, clinched an electoral deal with the United Democratic Front (UDF) led by Atupele Muluzi, former president Bakili Muluzi’s son, who came fourth in last year’s election.

Parties are under pressure to amass an overwhelming number of votes after the Constitutional Court ordered that from now on, a candidate should be chosen by more than 50 percent of the ballots cast.

Previously presidents were chosen under the first-past-the-post system which saw Mutharika win last year with just 38.5 percent of the votes cast, narrowly beating MCP’s Lazarus Chakwera, who scored 35.4 percent.

UTM’s Saulos Chilima came third with 20 percent of the vote.

Last week the MCP said it believed in harnessing “the national gains that both parties have cultivated” over the last year when they both fought in court to have the election results overturned.

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Malawi belong to the citizens

We just want leaders who can put Malawians first and who can deferentiate between bad decisions from good decisions.No one is perfect.Bad advisors are destroying political leaders.We need leaders who can oppose all bad decisions from bad advisors.Most of them advises the leaders to fail not to prosper Malawi but to steal from Malawians.Only clever leaders can notice that.

Citizen Number 1
Citizen Number 1
8 months ago

YoungPogba, Nanga uyuyu uyu, wakubayu, wobera mavote mpaka kufuna kupatsa ma judge ziphuphu ndiponso kupha anthu chifukwa chofuna kukhalabe pampando, Is he not greedy?

Jack Mpando
8 months ago

This combination has sent shivers to the blue camp. JB is by far the most truthful president Malawi has ever had. The alliance is blessed to have her in

Richewe
Richewe
8 months ago
Reply to  Jack Mpando

JB is one of the most useless presidents Malawi has ever had. The other one is Bakili Muluzi.

Noxy
8 months ago

Two many retired VPs forming Parties with the hope of becoming Malawi President and then form alliances and become vice Presidents of opposition Party , what a cumbersome and heavy scenario.Kusakhutilitsidwa kwachulukila mundale masiku ano.Fupa lokakamiza silichedwa kuswa mphika.

BigMan
BigMan
8 months ago

DPP is dead.

temwanani
temwanani
8 months ago

I feel sorry for all those involved. all the vps failed to work with their bosses and left to form own parties. chakwera kicked out of the mcp his own SG – gustav kaliwo and speaker – msowoya. so basically none of the party leaders has had good working relationship with his supervisor or subordinates despite love lyrics being peddled around. alliance iyi muvulazana komaliza

SAUNDERS
SAUNDERS
8 months ago

I feel sorry for MCP, I thought you would start clean and pure but aaah you have missed it big time. Joining with Chilima is a right move for you, but these other people are thieves looters and blood suckers. You have been blaming DPP that it is full of thieves, yet you are allowing thieves to join your rank and file. History tells us that Khumbo Kachali is a trabalist who Transferred beds from Ntchisi to his Constituency when he was a Minister with DPP, when he was the VP in PP he was part and Parcel of the… Read more »

atusaye
atusaye
8 months ago
Reply to  SAUNDERS

so bad

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
8 months ago
Reply to  SAUNDERS

Ati kuti tiziti zinthu sizilibwino, kikkkkkkkk! Ati kwathukuso zavuta anthu akulimbana pama udindo, Kaya mwazinva? Akuti mpaka Cabinet afufuta kaye aGogo, mwazinva? Tisachedwe ndi za alliance ya MCP and UTM, pamene kwathuku matowo ayamba kukanganukana. Alliance yabweletsa lupanga pakati pathu. Tiyeni tipange comments kwathuko osachedwa ndi za MCP and UTM please please please please please! Kikkkkkkk! I beg you my lovely DPP and UDF supporters! Awa a MCP and UTM anakhala pansitu osati zathu tinangova kuti zachitikatu, just like muja tinachitila pa pawatenga a Chimulirenji! Ndiye aaaaaa sizikubweletsa mtendele kwathu kuno,tiyeni tikonze kwathuku mwava Saunders?

Galu mmete
Galu mmete
8 months ago

Thats the end of UTM

Kabudula wachiwaya tembo
Kabudula wachiwaya tembo
8 months ago

very funny, one failed president and two vice presidents (also failed) hiding behind a leader of opposition still looking for success which continues to elude them. chakwera will never be in control of this alliance with all these hungry hyena type of leaders who surround him.

YoungPogba
YoungPogba
8 months ago

alliance of bitterness, greed and sharpening of knives. very easy to tell who will betray the others.

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