Atupele on high demand: UTM, PP turn to UDF for alliance talks

As political analysts had said the United Democratic Front (UDF) hold key to winning the May 21 2019 watershed Tripartite Elections, the UTM Party and the People’s Party (PP) have approached UDF leader Atupele Austin Muluzi for alliance talks.

UDF’s Atupele Muluzi: Approached by  UTM and PP

The young Muluzi, who is Minister of Health and Population, is being approached after UTM-PP off after the PP suggested that the running mate for Saulos Chilima should be Roy Kachale, Joyce Banda’s son.

A source privy to the matter said UTM have reached put to Muluzi to partner with Chilima.

The PP has also contacted Muluzi for talks.

Meanwhile, the UTM press briefing which was expected to take place today afternoon has been cancelled.

The May 21 elections will be a three –block affair among UTM, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) of Lazarus Chakwera and the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  of incumbent president Peter Mutharika, according to political scientists Joseph Chunga and Ernest Thindwa , both from  Chancellor College , a constituent of the University of Malawi.

Chunga said: “I am convinced that the DPP maybe considering to seriously striking a deal with UDF. They now understand that it is more urgent for them to work together than it was two weeks ago.”

Thindwa opines that if DPP fails to take UDF on its ticket, then “that will enhance the chances of UTM and MCP to be competitive.”

He said if DPP and UDF decide to go for an alliance, it will be “a big boost for them.”

UDF secretary general said so far Muluzi is the party torch bearer.

“We haven’t agreed with nay party yet and honourable Muluzi will be representing the [UDF] party,” said Padambo.

On Friday a group calling itself Youth for DPP-UDF Alliance issued a statement calling on President Peter Mutharika and Muluzi to join forces and contest the elections as one group.

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Shack
Shack
2 years ago

Atupele is not a saint. He’s been entertaining all the looting of government money and never says anything about it. His dad is the father of all mbava za mu government. Atupele pretends like he is not a thief because his dad did the work. They are all pumbwas!

Bristone Mabichi
Bristone Mabichi
2 years ago

Atupele usagulitse chipani’cho. Ngati DPP yikukufuna, take your stand for VP nothing else, apo bi, UDF siyizamvekanso. Watch out, Stand alone and lose but UDF will still be a force. You can build the party once again. Any alliance should put you in the lime light. Thanks

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

Nuisance

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
2 years ago

So atupele= a chair gogo muluzi
Roy= bakha gogo joisi
????????
Nkeesa mmati cilila wacepa
Atupere jow old???
Thick nrains my felow malawians

POOR MAN FEEL IT
POOR MAN FEEL IT
2 years ago

ZINGAVUTE BWANJI UDF SINGAWINE PAYEKHA BALIBE AKUNAMA AMENEYI

Grace Mwenda
Grace Mwenda
2 years ago

SKC and Atupele have been part of this corrupt DPP government, I cant trust both of them. Malawi is in this situation because of Atupeles father Bakili greed, hence no mercy for UDF. I don’t see Atupele ruling this country as his father wishes. Mizimu ya achina Aleke Banda is haunting UDF. DPP knows the risk of picking Atupele as running mate, fear of the Bingu/JB situation that’s bring back UDF coz in reality Bakili is never happy with what Bingu did to him dumping UDF to form DPP.

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
2 years ago

With or without alliance, DPP will win come May 21

Mundali
Mundali
2 years ago

Ku Malawi kuno tili ndi mbuzi za ma analyists. They just talk anything to the public. You can make better comments after candidates have presented nominations and have had a chance to listen to conversations of the voters. I would think you should have been commenting on MCP which has presented very orderly nominations. not the nonsense you are bringing to the public about atupele.

Che Gomani
Che Gomani
2 years ago

It is time forAtupele to weigh all options available and arrive at the
at the best Do not allow youself to be tricked.Bravo Atupele for being silent

Che Wanimiliyoni
Che Wanimiliyoni
2 years ago

As we wake up today some people may just be taking their sleep after nightlong discussions about running mates. Today is the day Atupele will make or break his presidential ambition. Today is the day the major parties will win or lose the elections. It is simply this: UDF standing alone or partner PP then MCP is winning, UDF/DPP alliance they will win and UDF/UTM alliance then its anybody’s game.
Atupele follow your heart, your wife and father’s advice because they only will stand by you no matter the outcome in May. I rest my case.

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