UTM, MCP in political social distancing as nomination for Malawi fresh elections near

I don’t know about you, but there appears to be an outbreak of a deadly political virus in the opposition camp—a political virus that, evidently, is pushing Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party into political social distancing.

Chilima( L) and Chakwera: Who will be MCP-UTM alliance presidential candidate?

Just look around.

UTM is busy selling its Manifesto alone. MCP ‘Kokoliko Movement’ is yet to incorporate UTM’s Youth wing which is busy on its own.

Both parties, we are told, are yet to collect presidential nomination papers  due to be presented on April 23 and 24.

UTM’s leader  Saulos Chilima addresses news conference alone—with no sign of MCP’s presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera.

MCP also goes alone, again, to address the public on an issue that UTM already addressed.

Equally interesting is the message of alliance leadership which some key leaders in these two parties are parading in the public.

MCP youth leader Richard Chimwendo has been posting, calling Lazarus Chakwera the next president of Malawi.

Bon Kalindo, one of UTM’s loudmouth, has a  video clip on where he said the next coming government will be led by Saulos Chilima.

Even more disturbing is the position, somehow contradictory, which the two parties, separately, have taken on the public question regarding the contents of their alliance and, also, the question of who will lead it.

Both MCP spokesperson Reverend Maurice Munthali and UTM mouthpiece Chidanti Malunga underlined that the contents of the alliance agreement aren’t yet ready, insisting that even the question of leadership hasn’t been solved.

The list of observable facts that, somehow, suggest ‘social distancing’ between MCP and UTM is endless.

One would understand, of course, that with coronavirus stopping public rallies, parties are finding it tough to remain relevant.

However, UTM and MCP have taken quite a suspicious detachment towards the other at a time when visible elements of their unity should have been promiscuous.

The two parties do know, of course, of their social distancing. The signs are everywhere.

What we don’t know, of now, is the name of the virus that is sending them to isolation.

Could it be that governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  is playing its game marvelously to keep these guys apart? Because most experts agree that the only working strategy for DPP and its alliance partner UDF is to keep these two parties away from each other.

Perhaps, as some would say, it must be the unsolved leadership question as who will lead the alliance. Should it be Chakwera or Chilima?

This question will remain a challenge—especially when party leaders in each party continue to sale their leaders as better than the other.

The only way out here is for these two parties to come to the table, iron our unresolved questions of leadership in the alliance. Time is running  out.

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nkoko
nkoko
10 months ago

adpp mwatani

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
10 months ago

One Party 2 Presidents and 2 Vice Presidents …… What is it? Vuto la ana akamaphunzisana njinga aliyense amafuna ayendese nzake zikavuta amangobandulana… Komanso vuto lalikulu ndiloti wina aliyense ali ndi mwana wakunjira……kuvutatu uku…

Lute
Lute
10 months ago

zatukusira

john phiri
john phiri
10 months ago

have never seen a divorce before marriage certificate is signed but this will be the first one.

Tone
Tone
10 months ago

Have been surprised how MCP and UTM is each doing things on their own.

In Darkness Democracy Dies
In Darkness Democracy Dies
10 months ago

Rev Chakwera this man Chilima is a power hungry and disloyal and will not only be disloyal to you but sow divisions. You Bwana Chakwear are riding a Tiger, which will eat you up, wait and see. It seems you have no experience of politics. Please seek advise from JZU Tembo or Mama.

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
10 months ago

If they can’t agree now while in opposition, what would you expect in the unlikely event that they form govt. Total disaster. Just avoid voting for them.

Simposium
Simposium
10 months ago

You are just wasting your time because our alliance is intact. Its DPP which has exhausted all its plans to defile the coming elections and DPP has no peace at all with this alliance. Your dad tried to threaten judges but all is in vain dzanja la Mulungu linalemba basi. Now you have started destroying election registration gadgets mmmm mufika nazo pati Mulungu wakana ulamuliro wanu pa Malawi. Mufune musafune wanu ndi ulendo basi.

Mtondowodoka
10 months ago

Orton chirwa,Gadama,chipembere and company, all turning in their graves not understanding why Malawians would ever try and see Mcp evil in power again.Why my beloved country men? Why why why would u want a fake former pastor and a party of blood to rule this great land.

Jose
Jose
10 months ago
Reply to  Mtondowodoka

There is no evil in mcp if you say Angel’s are IN pp then satan is ruling

Jose
Jose
10 months ago
Reply to  Jose

DPP is the worst and even the heavens know

nyopani
nyopani
10 months ago
Reply to  Mtondowodoka

chasowa,njaunju,buleya lule, 24 albinos mwaiwala kale. Namapopa Dausi is going without fail. UTM/MCP motoooo buuuuuu. Cnge for the better is coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Msambanjati
Msambanjati
10 months ago

Inuyo a dpp chikukukhuzani ndi chani

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