UTM to run an energetic campaign, says Chilima: Calls for patience on alliance

UTM Party president Saulos Chilima has conceded that there is pressure for opposition parties to form an electoral alliance ahead of the fresh elections but has appealed to UTM supporters for patience.

Chilima and his wife Mary arriving at the UTM rally held at Masintha ground in Lilongwe
Chilima speaking to the crowds
Crowds of people at UTM rally in Lilongwe
UTM supporters at the rally
UTM rally at Masintha

He was speaking at Masintha ground where he addressed his first rally after the Constitutional Court nulliffied the May 21 elecyions and ordered that fresh polls be held within 5 months.

The UTM Party leader, who is the country’s vice-president, said he is aware that there is anxiety in the country regarding alliances but said it is important that UTM makes proper consultations on what kind of alliance to enter into and its benefit to Malawians.

“Let us have patience. We are discussing with others and when time is ripe the nation will be told the position of UTM on the issue, whether to enter into alliance or go solo,” said Chilima.

The Veep made references to former President Dr Bakili Muluzi and late Bingu Wa Mutharika who amassed 50+1 single handedly.

The UTM leader said alliances although help boost political parties to achieve 50+1 threshold for wining elections that will be used in the fresh elections, it is important that any such decision ensures that UTM members remain united so that ” no pontetial vote” is lost by people being disgruntled because of alliance choices.

He appealed to UTM supporters to have confidence in their leaders that they will make proper stand on the issue.

Chilima then called for people to register enmasse when registration opens to ensure that more people vote to meet the 50+1 requirement.

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1 year ago

Leaders must not be overconfident to win the coming Elections without Alliances, people want a Country that is governed and run by the State Laws and not by a Leader who can talk but does nothing on the ground. People are tired of being looked upon as working tools or ladders!!!!

1 year ago

chilima is the real leader only that can change this country for good and for sure , I like chilima I believe this second time he will win again and no dought he has started his journey

1 year ago
Reply to  castelo

When did he won first?

Destroyer of liars
1 year ago

Chilima talks more than what he achieves. The Malawi constitution guarantees freedom of expression. Let Chilima Express himself anyway he wants but one thing I am sure of is he will embarrassingly lose again. His designated position in presidential election is number 3. Deep down his heart he knows he can’t beat MCP and DPP. Let him go solo if he thinks he is still a winning candidate. His followers are just a bunch of noise making people without any winning formula. The 50% + 1 will eliminate him in the first round ( 2nd round in the coming presidential… Read more »

1 year ago

Iwetu ukomoka. Its only SKC who can really change things others are just mimicking him.

1 year ago

Chilima changing tune after being given VP position. Isn’t he the one who said 50+1 was law already? Now his judges have realised they cannot force parliament to endorse laws. The idiotic judges have realised MPs have a right to reject bills. Chakwera wamuona uyu? A power hungry pumbwa.

Malawi belong to the citizens

Real leaders encourages citizens with such message that chilima said at Masintha ground. Message of hope,unity and prosperity. Naturally Malawi should produce more products . Malawi should be in front of ending poverty and hunger on it’s citizens.A country beautiful with more natural resources. By reading the whole nation anthem to the fourth paragraph, people can understand how rich the country is.Chilima speaks truth. Malawi need visionary leaders like Chilima.The hope of Malawi.

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