UTM increases its Parliamentary strength: Mzimba Luwerezi MP joins

Member of Parliament (MP) for Luwerezi constituency in Mzimba district, Emmanuel Mayor Chirwa has joined the UTM Party of State vice-president Saulos Chilima.

MP Chirwa being welcomed in UTM

Speaking on Sunday when he was welcomed into the party, Chirwa said UTM is the only party that takes the lives of his constituents at heart hence the decision to join it.

“My constituents also advised me to join UTM. The party is always serious with the welfare of Malawians,” he said.

During the day, UTM also welcomed  independent councillor for Luwerezi Ward, Zaluma Ngoma.

Zaluma said joining UTM was his promise he made to his followers during the campaign period.

In his remarks, UTM regional governor for the north Moses Mlenga, said the joining of two means the party is really loved in the region.

UTM has been wooing independents to bolster its numerical strength.

The party recently welcomed MP for Blantyre West Constituency, Isaac Kaneka  and  MP for Karonga Nyungwe constituency, Kenneth Ndovie, after he dumped the former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

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.

In 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.

Meanwhile, Ireen Mambale of Balaka south, Joseph Nomale of  Chiradzulu East and Nancy Chaaola of Ntcheu Bwanje, are  also said to be realigning for UTM.

UTM Party director of publicity Joseph Chidanti Malunga said the party is gaining more ground.

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Bill
Bill
7 days ago

Corruption can never be addressed as long as this madness continues. The constituents did not vote for UTM. These are self serving M.P.’s who ignore the law. How can these same people deal with corruption elsewhere when they are part of the problem themselves.

Donda wa Donda
Donda wa Donda
7 days ago

Please let’s be constructive as much as possible. It’s enough to just say so so has joined UTM not has increased its parliamentary strength. That is only achievable if one is elected on the UTM ticked not manipulated as we see happening. It’s all a game of pride, arrogance and greed.

Moqtada Al Sadir
7 days ago

This absolutely illegal. Legally UTM has 4 seats kwinaku is simply cheating the electorate. This behaviour must stop. We must show that the Tonse Alliance is different from the crooks udf and dpp

Malawi Wathu
Malawi Wathu
7 days ago

Chilima’s UTM is busy transforming itself into a brothel by accepting political prostitutes. There can be no democracy in Malawi without Sec 65

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
7 days ago

Section 65 igwire ntchito. These barons should go back and seek re election. UTM is proving itself to be a crooked party by poaching independent.
I’m sure you can win these seats fair and square if they are declared vacant and bye elections are ordered. That way you will gain credibility.at the same time you will rid yourself of these change golos who have no principles

Leader of Operations

Title: UTM increases its numbers in Parliament. The first statement should have been UTM has increased its numbers in Parliament due to (mention fiigure) change golo syndrome. Independent MP so so joining the ranks.
Koma abale tazikhalani serious polemba

Destroyer of liars
7 days ago

Politics at it’s best. My advice to those MPs leaving their current status to join political parties is; please tread carefully with your geographical movements in the chamber. You may think you are still popular in the constituency when the opposite is true. Popularity of the party you are joining in your constituency must also be considered. UTM fielded 192 candidates but only 4 ( 2 from Nkhatabay, 1 Ncheu, where the president comes from and 1 in Blantyre) constituencies were won, why?

BigMan
BigMan
7 days ago

Surely you know why. It was a new party and didnt have strong structures on the ground. But look at it now, can you really honestly say UTM and its leader is unpopular?

Maga
Maga
7 days ago

Its more of mindset game than ground reality. Good for party image only. Coming By elections will be true test of these parties’ strength on ground.

Hawell
Hawell
7 days ago
Reply to  Maga

Thats it friend. Lets wait for the by-elections. But alas UTM and MCP iyakhalira nkhondo yapachiweniweni dividing votes. DPP just position urself well and field candidates womwe pa ground awina ma primaries fairly so that you pick the wards and constituencies from these greedy MPs/councillors

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