Defiant Omar unhappy with Atupele, UDF-DPP ‘alliance’

Businessman-cum-politician Iqbal ‘Nthandizi’ Omar has challenged  United Democratic Front (UDF) that he does not recognise its decision to expel him as its first vice president, saying he remains in his rank and the party, criticising its leader Atupele Muluzi and the alliance with the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Omat: I remain UDF for life

Omat: I remain UDF for life

According to UDF deputy publicity secretary, Judith Ngwira, Omar was expelled during a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting which took place in Lilongwe on Friday afternoon in which he attended.

The former Lilongwe City South West Member of Parliament was expelled together with two other officials in the party, deputy director of women, Zaituna Yusuf and deputy central region governor, Dinocius Magombo following recommendations of a disciplinary committee.

But speaking on Capital Radio’s flagship interview program, Straight Talk on Tuesday, Omar insisted that he is still in UDF and holding his position, saying he never faced any disciplinary hearing.

“God is my witness I have never been given a letter calling me for a disciplinary committee hearing,” said Omar.

He said the meeting in Lilongwe was not a disciplinary hearing and that he was heckled by party functionaries when he was asked to respond to the accusations.

“I was there at the NEC meeting, [but] when they gave me a podium to respond, there was a lot of noise,” he said.

UDF accuses Omar, Yusuf and Magombo for gross misconduct in forming parallel structures.

Ngwira said Omar appeared before a disciplinary committee, chaired by the party’s third vice president, Charles Chikuwo.

But Omar denied the accusations.

“I completely deny forming parallel structures,” he said.

During the Capital Radio’s Straight Talk interview with presenter Rhodes Msonkho, Omar insisted he does not accept the decision to expel him from UDF.

“I am always UDF and I will die UDF. I love UDF more than my business,” he asserted.

“I am ready to face disciplinary committee any time,” said Omar, who claims to be one of the founding members of UDF.

Omar defiantly said he will remain in his post unless UDF calls for a convention, saying his position was an elected one at the party conference.

“God will answer them. I am innocent. I haven’t done anything wrong,” he said.

In the radio interview, Omar also criticised UDF president Atupele Muluzi of being incommunicado.

“The only problem with our president, he doesn’t answer the phone. I am not the only one, most members in the party including Lucius Banda MP have been complain about the same,” said Omar.

He also criticised the working relationship between UDF and DPP, saying it is not in the interest of the party.

“I am not happy with UDF-DPP alliance. We don’t benefit anything,” said Omar.

He said the alliance pact was not agreed by the entire party rank and file.

Omar was elected vice president of UDF at a convention which took place in October 2012 but Muluzi sidelined him when he picked Dr Godfrey Chapola as his running mate in the 2014 presidential elections.

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21 thoughts on “Defiant Omar unhappy with Atupele, UDF-DPP ‘alliance’”

  1. mponyama says:

    Tidzasankha wina come 2019. Maina enawa atopetsa mu ndale.

  2. Ngati mwatumidwa kuti mugwetse boma a omar mwalephera,mukufuna kuti atupele mumugwiritse ntchito kuti mcp itenge boma. Atupele simwana kuti mumugwiritse ntchito imeneyo ayi.

  3. Atupele Muluzi he is not a president of UDF

  4. Atcheya says:

    UDF inatha because of greedy and self centered by Former head of state Dr Bakili Muluzi, in 2004/2005 there was an issue of third and open term vigorously we supported, after you failed you gave us Bingu Muntharika an outsider from UDF camp we voted for him. After few months he dumped the party started his own party called DPP, and the rest is history. UDF made alliance with Aford in 2009, we followed you, come 2014 you dragged us to MCP we followed you, before dragged us to MCP alliance ( Bakili and John Tembo alliance, you said “ndiyimanso” we supported your idea of ayimanso. you sacked intelligent people from the party ,people like sam mpasu, Friday JUmbe in order to create path for you beloved son Atupele. After 2014 election you told your beloved son to sell the party to the DPP. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH MWATIPUSISA NTHAWI YAITALI!!! UDF IMENE IFE MA SUPPORTER FROM GRASSROOTS TIMAIZIWA INALI YACHINA: LATE ALEKE BANDA, HARRY THOMSON,LATE EDWARD BWANALI, SAM MPASU, CASSIM CHILUMPHA,LATE GEORGE NGA MTAFU, BROWN MPINGANJIRA,DR JUSTIN CHIMERA MALEWEZI, LATE KATENGA KAUNDA, ZILILO CHIBAMBO,LATE NDAILA ONANI, KEN LIPENGA, LATE DUMBO LEMANI, LATE DAVIS KAPITO,LATE SHAIBI ITIMU, LATE NAKANGA….etc osati UDF yalero akuti Ken Ndanga…….kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!! UDF inathadi….

  5. Tonnex says:

    In fact DPP is coming from UDF. But Atupele has lost direction by taking and marrying his father’s Party to DPP. UDF will soon lose its identify as it has already started fading bit by bit. However, those UDF members who are not tossed by the wind of change to join DPP are doing a commendable job.

  6. bamusi says:

    A BULUZI

  7. Bull says:

    Sintha statement iwe Omar

    We are not benefiting!!!! Rather say. The party is not benefiting.

    Why jump on conclusions.

    Mbava iwe eti.

    This guy has come to my shop demanding millions at the campain time. With fear. We paid.

  8. nalimata says:

    Muzingochiyang’ana chipani ichi…chitha ngati makatani….monga ananenera Elesoni banmbo wa Atupele.

  9. Prince Edward rsa says:

    Is udf afraid of pita,should we say bakili is now apupet plz plz malawi lets kick out this idiot out of malawi pitala is in possesion of our tax money amounting 577billion plus 92billion he is the biggest fish in malawis cashgate udf plz plz you are the founders of democracy stop associating with straigers they never fought for democracy look now he is bunging table as if he knows the history of malawi.

  10. Che Sipindulo says:

    This UDF /DPP marriage benefists Atupele Muluzi only. He is very selfish and self centered. Come 2019 UDF will be history. Mark my words.

  11. crazy stuff says:

    This is what the difference is between us blacks and these azungu. Black man changes sides quickly and these guys only change when they are thrown out completely

  12. KARU UNITED says:

    Please sort this mess amicably, Hon. I. I. Omar despite his other weaknesses as pointed out by the party’s politiburo, is a one of the longest serving members in the party, who has spent his own money on the party. Not necessarily that honourable Omar is in the wrong, but the new UDF leadership does not value the party’s veterans. Their goal is to chase away ALL the old members.

  13. Patriot says:

    COME TO MCP ABWANA. ZITAYENI IZO.
    UDF INATHA

  14. Yellow bans + blue bans = Thieving.

  15. Mjomba Yusuf Jonas says:

    We are not happy with this DEVELOPMENT and we have tired of reading Nkhani zochitisa manyazi from our party (UDF). I don’t know if Atupele is READING articles and find meansof stopping what so ever is putting UDF at daily silly news.

    Anyway, the relationship between UDF and DPP is still undercover as we have gone through interviews and ask views from loyal members of the party who are clearly shows to have not been consulted at any proceedings made by the two parties aimed at strengthening what they call “Mgwirizano” of which “WE” the eastern (UDF owners) do not know the fact of the Unity in question.

    N’thandizi is still in the party and I should remind those who are planning against him and the other three members to remember what they contributed during 2014 tripartite elections campaign and they should know that we still have other elections coming in 2019.

    “WE ARE GIVING YOU 40 DAYS OF SOLVING THESE WRANGLES AND FAILING WHICH “THE UDF MASS OF DEMOSTRATIONS AGAINST CURRENT LEADERSHIP BORN)

  16. The Analyst says:

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    That the UDF is benefiting nothing from the alliance n people are not happy, we said it.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    Ask any man who has ever taken his girlfriend’s trust or love for for granted hence treated her like anything or nothing until she left n found another man. He cries in “am sorries n forgive mes” to high heaven to low hell to no avail. He is lost in regrets from left to right, morning to night, dark to light but never gets her back. Trust, once lost is never regained.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    You have for so long taken your supporters’ trust n blind loyalty n love for the UDF for granted hence formed dubious alliances that don’t benefit the party but only one man, Bakili Muluzi n for selfish motives; 1.7bn case.

    Sadly the cost to UDF far outweighs the one-man benefit.

    . . . For instance, what logic was used to determine that the UDF give up the right to field their own candidate in the forthcoming Zomba-Chisi by election? Why not the DPP since its the one already benefiting more?
    . . . Cant you see that this relationship is parasitic? Would it not be fair to let both the UDF n DPP field their candidates or let the DPP give up the right?
    . . . The UDF is being erased n archived n you keep calm n pretend to not notice? Strange!!!
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    . . . There is a limit to which people’s loyalty can be taken for granted! Be not surprised if come 2019 (since we know you shall field your own presidential candidate) you move from the 4th position you attained in 2014 to a number equal to competing parties. Coz your supporters will have sobered up n realised they are being used n abused! Simple!
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  17. Bingu says:

    DPP, UDF and PP are briefcase family parties. If APM, Atupele and JB die today these parties will cease to exist. They are built on vey weak foundations anchored by families. In this country we have only one national party, the Mighty Malawi Congress Party. Check this out, when this great party, which is the most important thing that has ever happened in Malawian politics, gets to power just know that the economic transformation we have been wailing for years after years is once again back to us. So I urge Malawians of goodwill to stop wasting your precious time with these kindergatten things which are led by masters of plundering, witches and wizards who have no regard for the citizenry but their pockets.

  18. mngoni says:

    Udf inatha ndi muluzi family businesses basi they are all in dpp to get some cash if for 2019 elections

  19. Zambulo says:

    Omar has a point. You can’t dismiss someone who was elected at a convention. Secondky, the alliance between UDF-DPP is not in the interest of party members. Come 2019, UDF will finish like AFORD. They will have only one MP in the name of Atupele Muluzi. As we speak, UDF is already a finished party.

  20. Katche ka walter says:

    uyo womvetsa chisoni sakuwona kuti pano 2019 boma ndi MCP?

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