UTM deputy secretary general quits: ‘Party swallowed by MCP’

As Malawi is heading towards fresh presidential elections, UTM Party deputy secretary general Levy Luwemba has resigned from his position and withdrawn his membership from the party, saying the party has been swallowed by MalawI Congress Party (MCP).

Liwemba: UTM captured by MCP and the future is Congress

Liwemba confirmed to Nyasa Times on Saturday that he has tendered his resignation.

He said he was  privileged to serve as UTM Deputy Secretary General to promote ideal, democratic and transformative change for the citizens based on UTM ideals as a new party.

“I am proud of the progress that has been made over the past two years on some of the key goals articulated in UTM-Party manifesto, which if implemented should have put our nation on greater status. The UTM  to me was to provide the capabilities needed to transform our nation.

“My belief has been that our strength as a party is inextricably linked with us maintaining and building a strong party, a task all UTM members that came from other parties have worked for,”said Liwemba.

However, he said  its leader Saulos Chilima by accepting to become a running mate to the MCP, the UTM vision of prospects of governing Malawi have come to a halt.

“It should be a matter of profound national concern to me and all well-meaning Malawians that whilst as UTM we preach openness and transparency as core transformative values, the terms and agreement of the UTM and MCP Alliance on one hand, and the Tonse Alliance on the other have not been availed for public scrutiny let alone be made available to the UTM National Executive Committee.

“To me personally, the UTM, which will not appear on the ballot paper has been captured by the MCP,” he said.

Liwemba said the decision to join the MCP is by extension the same as turning guns on the UTM agenda and mission, as should the MCP win, there is no guarantee that it will uphold its end of bargain and more importantly be able to tolerate dissent within its government – and moreover it will be an MCP government and a Chakwera administration.

“I have therefore made the painful decision to resign as Deputy Secretary General and ordinary member of the UTM with immediate effect.”

Meanwhile, Liwemba said he has now been attracted by the  DPP/UDF Alliance and pledge to support President Peter Mutharika, who he said  has shown  “highest degree of consistency, honesty, patience and inclusive of his party and government officials.”

He said: “I hope Malawians will join me to support the DPP/UDF alliance which has mature, experienced and consistent leadership that can continue to implement its development agenda.”

Nyasa Times understands from Liwemba that there will be more UTM officials defecting to DPP-UDF alliance.

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Oswald Namadyabwino
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Oswald Namadyabwino

Maybe one day I will be able to keep up with the long list of defections by the shameless dollar seeking men and women of my motherland.

Jenala Eid
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Jenala Eid

This is a wise thinking my broza it is only Udf Dpp alliance which is and will b continuing with development in Malawi.

Zomvetsa chisoni a Utm mwagulitsidwa motchipa. Timaganiza kuti inu mudzalamula nthawi inayake koma pepani mwambwita.

Udf Dpp ndi Boma basi. Atsogoleri okhawo odekha m Malawi. 🏦🏰🏣🚉⛽🚢🚑🚜
Chitukuko cheni cheni.

Mutharika and Muluzi ndi boma la mgwilizano limene liwine ndikutukula Malawi wathu mokomela mtundu wa a Malawi.
Agongoni enawa akufuna kuwononga dziko lathu.

Viva Dpp Udf Viva

Joloza
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A wise man runs away when he sees danger coming.

Aabwino
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Aabwino

A Liwemba munalephera chisankho ku lilongwe south inu ma term awiri. Munali PP munalakwa kenako utm Msungama anakutibulaninso. Ndinakuvoterani ku Area 23 koma pano ndine wa alliance.

Grey hair
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Grey hair

Chilima ndi mbuzi mumtengo saganiza za mawa, If MCP will Win, they (UTM) will be treated like foreigners in that tonse alliance.. Even me UTM kiss my vote bye bye…

Aabwino
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Aabwino

who cares if MCP dunmps UTM. That is for the future and it will be sorted out when we are there. The business for now is the removal of the old man. DPP must fall at all cost

Marx
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Marx

So have the terms of the DPP/UDF alliance been availed for public for scrutiny? Musatinamize, kafikeni bwino

Lego
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Go in peace and you have showed that you are not a well patriotic Malawian.Money should not fool you dude you shall regret in future with your money lover.

Mboba big 1
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Mboba big 1

Eeee musiyeni muthu asafinyike thawi ndi ufulu wake mene anaganizila poyamba kuti alowe utm ndimeneso waganizila pano akhale wofoyila poti watuluka. Kkkkk kumapola moto

Chakwera
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Chakwera

Money is changing hands to discredit the Alliance. Kwa othamanga mwazi ngati awawa sangalimbe ndi ndalama a DPP akupereka kwa a opposition. Hamba kahle comrade

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Mukanangotsanzika bwino kuti personal reasons basi, you are very young in politics, you are not as wiser as those leaders and as well you are the only person resigned anzako akuchoka komwe ukupitako akulowa Tonse Aliance. Still your move won’t affect Tonse Alliance into the Government, yenda bwino all the best ku MUMU Family

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