UTM boost its numbers in Parliament as Karonga Nyungwe MP Ndovie joins party

UTM on Saturday officially welcomed Kenneth Ndovie, who is Member of Parliament (MP) for Karonga Nyungwe constituency,  after he dumped the former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Ndovie joining UTM
The decision follows a pressure from the constituents who said their MP has similar ideologies and vision with the UTM president, Saulos Chilima – who is State Vice President.
Speaking during the welcoming ceremony, UTM director of political affairs Annita Kalinde described Ndovie as a listening legislature.
According to Kalinde, had it been someone Ndovie would have decided to remain in DPP or join another party.
“Other politicians when you put them on that seat, they become larger than life. You cannot tell them what to do. However, this is not in the case with Ndovie. He is a true servant,” said Kalinde.
Kalinde then thanks the constituents for having confidence with UTM and Chilima.
UTM has been wooing independents to bolster its numerical strength.
In his remarks, Ndovie pledged to remain a servant of the community and continue developing the constituency with the help of advice from UTM  and constituents.
He then urged the constituents especially those competed with him in the 2019 tripartite elections to stop politics and hold hands together in order to develop the area.
Ndovie, who won the seat on an independent ticket, joined DPP early this year and was appointed as a deputy minister of trade by the former president Peter Mutharika.
Early this month, UTM also welcomed the former Karonga central constituency Frank Mwenifumbo who will set to represent the party in the  by-elections.

the May 21 Tripartite Elections, DPP won 62 seats in the 193-seat National Assembly, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and independents got 55 each with United Democratic Front (UDF) getting 10, People’s Party (PP) won five, UTM Party won  four and Alliance for Democracy (Aford) has one.

But UTM welcomed to its benches independent MPs  Alexander Chilikumtima of Ntcheu Bwanje South and and Ntcheu North East legislator Arthur Enoch Chipungu.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Sharing is caring!

Follow us in Twitter
14 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Khima
Khima
9 months ago

Chimene chitayambe kudanisa MCP ndi UTM ndichimenechi..it looks each party is desperately working hard to get MPs from DPP…

Trust Hurts
Trust Hurts
9 months ago

Accepting Political Prostitutes turns UTM into a brothel.

Chitolerapapo
Chitolerapapo
9 months ago

This guy is fortune seeker. The will of the people is that he should remain independent. What did he said when he was joining DPP. The same story…that the people in my constituency have asked to join DPP.

I love malawi
I love malawi
9 months ago

Malawi is full of very immature politicians…most of them are just fortune seekers

Wooloomooloo
Wooloomooloo
9 months ago

Tsopano tiziwonelela kulumana kwa UTM n MCP
Koma MCP motsogozedwa ndi uyu PINIMBILA,singadzadutse pa UTM yotsogozedwa ndi ZEZE
CHEKE-CHEKE thwaaaaaaah

Ziliko
Ziliko
9 months ago

Koma DPP eish

Philip Banda
Philip Banda
9 months ago

The seat will be declared vacant in line with Section 65

The Knight Templar
The Knight Templar
9 months ago

Ndithu UTM and MCP are preparing for the show down in 2025. Ndithu UTM ndi MCP azamenyana. They both are busy consolidating power in the north and south respectively. Tidzaona.

Mulopwana
9 months ago

Rent seekers. They wil all move to the ruling parties. In the event the partnership ends btn UTM amd MCP you wil see them leaving UTM. Nyasaland iyi. No one benefits if in opposition kikikiki

Kwangwgwa
Kwangwgwa
9 months ago

Well done, Ndovi! I salute you.

shares
Read previous post:
Suspect wants access to frozen accounts to pay for medical expenses – ACB

Malawi’s graft bursting body, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) which last week  froze bank accounts belonging to the former President Peter Mutharika,...

Close