The Unspoken Truth: Inside the Genesis of the MCP-UTM Alliance

By Twink Jones Gadama

In a shocking revelation, Allan Ngumuya, a national executive member of the United Transformation Movement (UTM), has come forward to expose the true origins of the alliance between the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM. According to Ngumuya, Saulos Klaus Chilima, the leader of UTM, was initially hesitant to enter into an alliance with MCP and had actually wanted to go solo in the 2019 elections.

Ngumuya claims that the majority of UTM’s National Executive Committee (NEC) members feared mistreatment from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) if they were to win the elections, prompting them to push for an alliance with MCP. Despite Chilima’s reservations, he was eventually convinced to accept the alliance by members of his party, including Ngumuya himself, who pleaded with him to humble himself and accept the role of Vice President.


Chilima allegedly expressed his reluctance to become Vice President once again, stating that he had been approached by various groups asking him to run for the presidency. He wanted UTM to contest on its own to prove the party’s relevance and even offered to run again in 2025 if they were to lose the election. However, the pressure from UTM NEC members, as well as the plea from MCP, ultimately led to Chilima reluctantly accepting the alliance.

Despite their efforts to secure a better future for Malawi through the alliance, UTM members, led by Ngumuya, feel that they have not benefited much from the partnership. Ngumuya blames the challenges faced by Malawi on the hands of MCP, claiming that the alliance has not brought the desired results for UTM.

It is clear from Ngumuya’s revelations that Chilima was not fully onboard with the MCP-UTM alliance from the beginning. His willingness to sacrifice his own ambitions for the good of Malawi and his countrymen is evident, and his commitment to serving the nation with integrity and humility is commendable.

As Malawi continues to grapple with political upheaval and economic challenges, it is important to reflect on the decisions made by our leaders and the true motivations behind their actions. The untold story of the MCP-UTM alliance sheds light on the complexities of political alliances and the need for transparency and accountability in our leaders.

In the end, Chilima’s unwavering dedication to the people of Malawi and his vision for a better future for the nation will not go unnoticed. As we navigate through these uncertain times, it is important to remember the sacrifices made by those who seek to serve the greater good and strive for a brighter tomorrow for all Malawians.
Despite the challenges faced by the MCP-UTM alliance, there is still a glimmer of hope for a brighter future for Malawi. The perseverance and dedication shown by Saulos Klaus Chilima in navigating the complexities of political alliances and his unwavering commitment to serving the nation with integrity are qualities that deserve recognition.

As Malawians look towards the future, it is essential to focus on building a strong foundation for sustainable governance and economic prosperity. Chilima’s vision for change within a period of 24 months may seem ambitious, but with the right leadership and support from individuals who have a genuine love for the country, significant progress can be achieved.

The lessons learned from the genesis of the MCP-UTM alliance highlight the importance of transparency, accountability, and genuine collaboration in shaping the future of Malawi. By acknowledging the true motivations behind political decisions and working together towards a common goal, leaders can pave the way for a more inclusive and prosperous society.

It is crucial for all stakeholders, including political parties, civil society organizations, and ordinary citizens, to actively participate in the democratic process and hold their leaders accountable. Only through collective efforts and a shared vision for a better Malawi can sustainable change be realized.

As we reflect on the revelations brought forth by Allan Ngumuya regarding the alliance between UTM and MCP, it is clear that the road to progress may be fraught with challenges and obstacles. However, it is the resilience and determination of leaders like Chilima that will ultimately steer the nation towards a brighter tomorrow.

In conclusion, the untold story of the MCP-UTM alliance serves as a reminder of the complexities inherent in political partnerships and the need for genuine leadership committed to the welfare of the people. As Malawi continues on its journey towards growth and development, let us remain vigilant, united, and hopeful for a future where the voices of all Malawians are heard and respected. Together, we can overcome any adversity and build a nation that we can all be proud of.