The United Democratic Front (UDF) has announced that the party leader Atupele Muluzi has accepted the resignation of his deputy Iqbar Omar.
Omar confirmed that he offered his resignation to UDF for the position of party president.
He has however not withdrawn his party membership.
UDF spokesman Ken Ndanga confirmed to Nyasa Times in an interview that Omar “indeed resigned” from his position and that Muluzi has accepted the resignation “with immediate effect.”
“He resigned long time ago, the process has just been finalised,” said Ndanga.
He said Muluzi accepted the resignation “on request from party leaders in the central region.”
Added Ndanga: “This means then that the position of 1st Vice president of the party is now vacant until the party appoints a new person in the position.”
During the May 20 polls, Muluzi snubbed Omar when he picked Dr Godfrey Chapola as his running mate in the presidential race.
Muluzi took his party into a governing pack with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). He is currently serving as Minister of Energy and Mining in the 20 member cabinet of President Prof Peter Mutharika.