UTM’s Mikaya hits back at UDF’s Ndanga slur of ‘tiny party’

One of the four UTM Party’s Member of Parliament Steven Mikaya on Sunday launched a withering counter-attack against political banter by United Democratic Front (UDF) spokesman Ken Ndanga that it is a tiny party, saying Ndanga himself tumbled in the parliamentary race together with UDF president Atupele Muluzi.

Mikaya: Change has come

Mikaya, who is also UTM regional governor for South, was speaking at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre before a record crowd during a political rally.

It was the same venue where Ndanga taunted UTM that it has four legislators in the House. Malawi Congress Party (MCP) the main opposition party with over 50 MPs, DPP the governing party, while the UDF has 10 representatives.

In his speech, Mikaya dismissed Ndanga’s banter as “lurid and over the top”, saying one of the problems that Malawi is bedevilled today was because of the reign of UDF which privatised all State companies which created jobs for people.

Mikaya also  said Malawi politics should not be some family affair, referring the alliance between UDF led by Atupele Muluzi, son of former president Bakili Muluzi and governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led by President Peter Mutharika, a brother to late president Bingu wa Mutharika.

He said: “Change has come!”

UDF came to power in 1994 after defeating Malawi Congress Party (MCP) in 1994. It swept seats in the Southern Region and most seats in the Central Region.

During the 1999 elections, UDF won 91 seats, but the figures continued to drop in the subsequent elections when it won 49 seats in 2004 and 16 in 2009.

UTM was formed as a breakaway movement form DPP  when it  started with former first lady Callista Mutharika’s leaked WhatsApp message in April 2018 when she said Chilima would be a better candidate to lead the DPP in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

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Mtete
Mtete
8 months ago

Please don’t get all worked up Mr. Mikaya. As the saying goes, a pig likes fighting in the mud because he enjoys it while making you dirty. That’s what Ndanga wants.

Facts: UTM scored 20% of the electro votes and 4 MP’s, having been on the scene for a few months. Compare this to only 6% for UDF who have been around since the dawn of multiparty democracy.. Tell me which is a tiny party? I would say UDF is heading towards extinction.

manof principles
manof principles
8 months ago

Ndanga must know that in the coming general elections in 2025 his UDF party will have 1 or 2 MPs basi coz the party lacks leadership trust me. A normal human being can not stand on grounds and fight SKC and UTM who are award winning right now in Malawi. SKC is the only intelligent guy right now in Malawi. His decisions are very tangible he doesn’t lose focus. His alliance with MCP is the only option for Malawi right now coz our country is in problems from all angles. Its better to unite now coz no party can amass… Read more »

Citizen Number 1
Citizen Number 1
8 months ago

Icefloe chanichani, Umadziwa kuti Chulukechuluke ngwa njuchi, umanena imene yaluma?

Icefloe1
Icefloe1
8 months ago

That’s right #Briefcase party.

Making noise because your briefcase party President was reinstated as VP for few months otherwise you were not making all that noise since being punched down😃.

Bakha
Bakha
8 months ago

Why are u so concerned with their alliance….mantha eti…Muluzi is a big crocodile coz he used to be secretary general of MCP …..Dausi used to be the guard for a big crocodile….these faces am seeing at MCP are new faces. All the crocodiles made another camp

Zio ine
Zio ine
8 months ago

Listened to mikaya very childish and said garnish. What has his shoe to do with Malawi. He could speak loud but complete feaces

Dadu
Dadu
8 months ago

From 4 MPs, UTM will have NOTHING. Sold your party to the crocodile

If you think about it
If you think about it
8 months ago
Reply to  Dadu

I agree it would have been more fierce if they had sold it to Ducks since ducks are less effective in everything coz the last time SKC made a deal with them they honored the deal to the letter.

chipatso mbewe
chipatso mbewe
8 months ago
Reply to  Dadu

Dausi and his friend who killed Njaunju are the crocodiles number 1

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