UTM-MCP alliance hits a snag

Attempts to form an electoral alliance between UTM Party and  Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  are in a deadlock because the two parties don’t trust each other and there is no give and take, Nyasa Times understands.

Deadlock: Chilima (r) and  Chakwera

A UTM  pexecutive meeting told  party president Saulos Chilima on Friday that if he forms an alliance with MCP, they will use him to win an election but MCP will kill Chilima.

The majority of Chilima’s followers in the meeting opposed going to MCP but favoured going back to work with Democratic Progressive Party ( DPP).

UTM comprises predominantly former members of the governing DPP.

However, the DPP has already taken radical moves that chip down to size Chilima’s political image as President Peter Mutharika’s party has already formed an alliance with the younger United Democratic Front (UDF) Atupele Muluzi.

This alliance threatens to sweep away the youth vote from Chilima. Most youths are already indicating shifting allegiance from Chilima to President Mutharika.

At the same time, government’s bold move to abolish quota system is likely to close out Chilima and MCP president Lazrus Chakwera from the North where they were using quota to decampaign DPP as a bad party although quota began with MCP in 1987.

Sources inside UTM say Chilima is in a serious dilemma as he doesn’t know know what to do. In another NEC meeting which UTM held last week, Chilima outlined UTM’s five options including hoping incapacitation of the Head of State .

Chilima chaired the meeting and told his followers before the DPP-UDF alliance that they were considering five options:

  1. Alliance with MCP
  2. Alliance with DPP
  3. Alliance with UDF
  4. Going to elections alone
  5. “The President dies and I take over,” said Chilima.

The last option shocked some UTM members and an audio was leaked to the governing party  that is making DPP to mistrust him.

A few days after this meeting, the DPP announced an alliance with UDF. This prompted UTM spokesperson Chidanti Malunga to announce that they have appointed task team to negotiate an alliance with MCP.

“There is nothing new Chidanti is saying. This task team has been meeting with MCP for weeks but we can’t agree on anything because both MCP and UTM want to lead the alliance,” said one UTM senior member.

The real issue throwing spanners in the alliance discussion is said to be mutual mistrust between MCP and UTM.

MCP believes that Chilima wants to hijack and take over MCP, but most MCP loyalists are not ready to give MCP to Chilima who is a stranger to the party.

At issue is also how they shake off the violence the two parties have perpetrated on the nation. MCP has resolved to cleanse itself of it by blaming it on Chilima and HRDC.

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Mkwapu
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What snag?
U fool

Nicolous
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Nicolous

*BREAKING NEWS*-❤MCP NEC Endorses Alliance with UTM

The MCP National Executive Committee has today Friday 28th February endorsed alliance with UTM in the best interest of the nation.

Various speakers collaborated the need for an all opposition Alliance that would deliver change to millions of Malawians. They agreed to shelve personal ambitions and look at the interests of Malawians.

Meanwhile the Secretary General will soon release a statement on MCP’s commitment commitment to Alliance talks with opposition parties including UTM.

Based on the NEC meeting, MCP will go into the Alliance united and determined. *UNITING MALAWI*

Nicolous
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Nicolous

Wolembayo ndichindele chakufikapo

Jamax
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Jamax

This is the true fact on the ground Chilima and Chakwera have different political back grounds and it is very impossible for them to work together. This is why Chilima is opting for DPP coalition because he is the true son of APM Secondly the coalition of MCP and UTM can not hold water it will be too polous because it will divide it’s followers and immediately they join togather both parties will show cracks of divisions among it’s members. But it’s high time that they come up with a concrete solution because ahead of them there a very short… Read more »

Shonai
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Ukwati sakakamiza.Wina mvundula madzi ,wina wakupha.Kugwirizana chifukwa Cha mkwhidzi Mulungu sangalole.

mwenecho
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mwenecho

another journalist who has sold his soul to DPP. mxiii

Phoba
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Phoba

This country silofunika kumamvera za ana osapola panchombo ngati iwe. Alliance ya UTM ndi MCP mukumva nayo madzi tu. Munyera simunati

Rashid
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Rashid

Ali ndi moyo wa Gwanda ndi nzake Tembo osafuna kulolelana kwapezeka onse sanaulawe usogoleli

chataika
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chataika

Simunati mafana chilima ndi chakwera mu solva mumangomva kuyendetsa dziko kaya zanu izo! atambwali nokhanokha mukhaulitsana muwona! Inu ana a UTM bwererani bwererani chilima akupusitsani what u shud know is nkhuku ya njiru siyiswa muwawona wonse awiriwa Lazarus and Saulos asakuphula kanthu biii

Steve
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Steve

If Chilima and Chakwera worked together in Courts what can stop them from working together again in an alliance, this article its an agenda-setting. For the interests of Malawi Double Cs are the best candidates come what may

Fulani
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Fulani

Going to court is very EASY. You just bribe the 5 judges to annul the 2019 presidential results, force parliament to enact 50+1 and fire MEC Commission. Once the judges have ruled in your favour, POLITICS starts. And it’s REAL politics! Chilima and Chakwera basitu kugwa chagada. SO, Steve, what don’t you understand?

Lester
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Lester

you see they had a common problem but they do not have similar solutions. This is George Orwells animal farm. once the problem was removed, the animals started fighting again. ” four legs are good and two legs are bad” kkkk