By Mike Gwadani
They day most supporters of both UTM and MCP had been waiting for finally arrived yesterday but as fate would have it they went home with one big question remaining unanswered.
The Majority of supporters we spoke to after the rally expressed disappointment on the failure by both leaders to announce who between the two would be the touch bearer.
The development did not go down well with some supporters like Antony Thole from Chinsapo in Lilongwe.
He said the delay to announce the torch bearer for the alliance could backfire on the chances for the alliance to win the forth coming fresh election.
“We all wanted to find out who we shall vote for during the election but for some reasons our leaders has not told us this to me is worrisome looking at the time frame to the fresh election but still I will wait and who so ever emerge our candidate i will vote for him” said Thole.
Concurring with Thole is Idha Molande from area 18 Lilongwe who expressed concern over the delay to announce the name of the alliances torch bearer.
She too vowed to vote for the alliance.
“All we want is to change this government, we are tired of nepotism, corruption and lack of employment “said she.
Speaking during the ceremony UTM president Saulos Chilima said the day will go down in the country’s history books as one of important days in the country.
“Today is a day that Malawians will never forget, this alliance is what most of Malawians wanted, we want to change this government.
However even though we have signed this alliance we still haven’t got to know each other well, so from now we will be doing that first before deciding who should be our torch bearer” said Chilima.
On his part MCP president Lazarus Chakwera concurred with Chilima saying the idea will help both parties to have a smooth working relationship.
“We have to be able to understand each other in order for us to effectively work together in transforming this Country” said Chakwera.
Malawian is expected to hold fresh presidential selections in May this year.