UTM will hold elective convention – Chilima

State vice-president Saulos Chilima said the newly established political grouping, United Transformation Movement (UTM) will be going to an elective conference soon to elect leaders that will represent the movement in 2019 elections.

Vice President Chilima greets former first lady Shanil Dzimbiri at a UTM rally

“We will be going to an elective conference soon so that we people identify leaders that will represent them in 2019 elections,” said Chilima.

Chilima, who is addressing a politicl rally in Zomba this Saturday and Mulanje West on Sunday, the National Executive Committee (NEC) is expected to be elected by delegates to the convention and all positions are open.

He confirmed this in speech he made in Ntcheu which was televised on Times TV, Zodiak and Mibawa TV.

Balaka North legislator Lucius Banda who won the seat under the United Democratic Front (UDF) ticket  and expressed interest to contest against its party president Atupele Muluzi, only to announce his withdrawal  as he  joined the United Transformation Movement (UTM) “to help push the agenda for change and support what he called youthful and visionary leadership” said he will consider to contestfor a position at the convention

However, he endorsed Chilima to be the torch bearer for the movement in 2019 elections.

Chilima boldly told a massive crowd during UTM’s first launch at Masintha Ground in Lilongwe on 21 July 2018 that UTM will contest in all the 193 constituencies and the presidency during next year’s elections.

Since the first rally of UTM, Chilima has been drawing huge crowds during his meetings  and his announcement that he will contest for the presidency next year has changed the political landscape in the country.

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Na phiri
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Na phiri

Kodi anthu mukavota kuti. U have results already of 2019 election. Wait ask mai Banda malawian are unpredictable

Vision
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Vision

Attracting huge crowd? So mukuganiza kuti anthu onse akupita ku minsonkhano kwanuko adzavotera UTM. Ife a Malawi ndi khalidwe lathu kupita kulikonse komwe atipempha kuti tipite. Ku chalichi, ku misonkhano ya ndale, etc. timapita mwa unyinji. Anthu tikumapita ku misinkhano ya MCP, PP, UDF, DPP. Ngati mukuganiza kuti uyu wa matama uyu adzawina mwa uponda. Muwuzeni apange resign tiwone ngati anthu adzapekezenso ku misonkhano kwakeko. Akukamira chifukwa chani. Nayenso ndi mbava yokuba akufunika ma legeni akutibera ndalama zathu. Sitinamuvotere kuti azipanga twitwitwitwi ma sireen kupita ku misonkhano kukacheza ndi Calista ndi Patricia. Fotseki!

Poverty in Malawi is your fault
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Poverty in Malawi is your fault

Time out no point. Even the other parties are doing that. How do you know what is going to happen. Pumbwa wa DPP iwe.

MUNYERA
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MUNYERA

Foolish gwaragwara iweeeee, u r blinded by evil sprits. to hell with stupid ideas.

Kent Y.G. Mphepo
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Kent Y.G. Mphepo

Surprise, surprise. Why should the manifesto come before a convention? Who made fundo zimene UTM is outlining during its rally? Chilima? Is this not putting the ox-cart in front of the oxen? I think apa zinthu sizinayende m’mene zimayenera kukhalira. It is the party convention that sets policy guidelines of a political party. I think UTM needs to accept that they should have done better here. In democracy, it is people that are elected at an elective convention that are expected to decide on issues that need to go in the manifesto. One person cannot sit down and write a… Read more »

Mwana Pumbwa ndi Pumbwa amene
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Mwana Pumbwa ndi Pumbwa amene

Mulibe zones…phalani chats…just copy and paste texts

Godwa
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Godwa

Chilima is creating good excitement. But Malawians beware the same people who created the DPP we know today yakuba ndi kupha are the ones behind Chilima. Kaliati, Masangwi, Mulli and Callister. I am sorry but my vote will not be for UTM come May next year

mark
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mark

CHILIMA IS GOING NOWHERE

ANANVERUWA AKUMALOWA
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ANANVERUWA AKUMALOWA

Ulibho mfana chilima ndipo nzakuvotera but upite kwambiri m’midzi kuti udziwike kwambiri coz ngati sutero mapeto ake zizakhala za ku Zimbabwe zija m’ma taonimu aaaaa olo usapitemo kaye wawinamo kaye

Kenzo
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Kenzo

How will the delegates be identified? Just thinking aloud!

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