Atupele collects nomination papers for Malawi presidency — UDF

United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Austin Muluzi has finally collected his presidential papers with pollster, the Malawi Electoral Commission, puting to rest speculation that he would pair with Peter Mutharika during the high contentious May 21 tripartite polls.

Atupele Muluzi collects nomination papers

The collection of the papers by Muluzi brings to eight aspiring presidential candidates who will battle it out during the May 21 elections.

UDF publicity secretary Ken Ndanga has confirmed that Muluzi has finally collected the MEC papers.

“He has just collected the MEC papers now. This means he will contest during the May tripartite elections,” said Ndanga.

Each aspiring presidential candidate pays K2 million to pay for the nomination papers.

Muluzi kept the country and his supporters in the dark on whether he would run for presidency or not after news was rife that he would pair with  Mutharika of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa said the collection of the papers from MEC does not mean a person was eligible for the presidency, saying the pollster would vet all candidates.

Mutharika, main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera, United Transformation Movement (UTM) president Saulos Chilima and People’s Party president Joyce Banda are amng those that have collected the presidential nomination papers.

The collection of the papers closes on February 8.

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Che Wanimiliyoni
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Che Wanimiliyoni

Whether anybody is fooling or not fooling somebody is immaterial, the issue is these people are still talking hence Atupele’s presence in cabinet. I said it here and will repeat, as long as they win DPP has nothing to lose if it takes Atupele as a running mate because history has shown that at the end of the day whoever they get even from the same DPP will end up being dumped but DPP will remain in power. Do not always think of “what if the president dies?” If people love DPP they will vote it back in 2024! What… Read more »

Mmora Muroma
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Mmora Muroma

Sold UDF to DPP so he doesn’t have a party to represent as it’s presidential candidate. Politics of family have killed UDF, never to rise again. DPP know he is valueless, he can’t bring votes. They don’t need him either in Machinga, they told him openly “ukayimire Kwa amako.”

Mphondo Zagadabuka
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Mphondo Zagadabuka

Baby sayima bambo ake amulesa. Kuti ayime adwalisa bambo ake nsana, bola zomwe agwilizana kuti azakhala second vice president. Pajatu running mate wa Peter ndi Goodal Gondwe

JJ Mbewe the pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the pathfinder

Ku dpp ma running mate alipo ambiri okwanila so why should he bother sitikumufuna nkale akungokakamila zazii akayime payeka ameneyo , he will never be a running at at dpp

Omex70
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Omex70

Atupele is ready to contest as a president. He won’t present these papers to MEC. He just want want to give pressure to DPP so that his demands can be met.

Intifada
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Intifada

In negotiating walking out/away is used to bargain for your cause and position. This could be a strategy if the discussion are still under way with DPP. You pretend to abandon the negotiation so that your partner moves closer to your demands. The partner DPP after seeing that he has collected his papers will rethink its stand and counter offer. We are about 120 days before elections anything can happen.

Atu
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Atu

Why does DPP need a partnership? I thought a VP doesn’t bring votes hence his nature is irrelevant.? Remember what you said about APM+ Chilima combination.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Who is fooling who?

Phwaaa pa mtumbuka
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That is a mere collection of papers. To confuse the ghostworker Arafat Hamdan. Akadzamva kuti APM akuima ndi Atupele Arafat Hamdan adzaphwisatu kikiki. DPP and Atupele ndi landslide kaleee!

Wachiona Ndani
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Wachiona Ndani

Does it mean he is just collecting those forms to use them as toilet paper?

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kalulu Wadwala

These are just papers . He has not paid. Who is he fooling? He can’t and will never win an election in Malawi.

mac
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mac

Anthuwa akulilana mitima palibe akufuna kugonjera nzake to make coalition and become running mate everybody want to be a president tiyeni nazoni we shall see together on 21st may kuti wankulu ndindani