Atupele to chair first UDF NEC meeting, mass rally at Njamba Nov 17

Malawi’s opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) presidential candidate Austin Atupele Muluzi will for the first time chair a national executive committee of the party on November 17 in Blantyre and address a mass rally at Njamba Freedom Park the same day.

UDF publicity secretary Ken Ndanga confirmed that the newly elected party National Chairperson will be chairing the first UDF NEC meeting since the convention was held on October 31 where he was elected and NEC was ushered in.

“We are having a first NEC meeting on November 17. Thereafter there will be a mass rally at Njamba Freedom Park,” he told Nyasa Times.

Ndanga said UDF NEC will also welcome the newly co-opted members.

The previous NEC had directed al UDF legislators to to move to opposition benches in Parliament during the forthcoming sititng of the National Assembly.

Atupele Muluzi: UDF presidential candidate 2014

Ndanga said the issue will be reviewed but the new NEC and discuss “various political issues.”

Atupele, son to former president Bakili Muluzi, who is Economic Planning and Development Minister has vowed to continue working together with President Joyce Banda to transform the country’s economy.

The development watered down rumours that were circulating that Muluzi will resign from his ministerial post once voted as national chairperson.

Atupele pledged to re-pay the confidence of the UDF followers by bringing about unity and advancing the interests of all Malawians.

The UDF youthful presidential candidate wants to form a strong movement that would transform the country and its citizens.

UDF has aso a new Secretary General, Kandi Padambo, former CEO of ESCOM.

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