Atupele rebuffs Chilima presidential ticket: No UDF, UTM electoral alliance

United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi has denied that he is having electoral alliance talks with UTM Party led by Vice-President Saulos Chilima.

Atupele Muluzi and his wife Angella: UDF

Muluzi’s personal assistant Charles Nkozomba told Nyasa Times on Tuesday that the UDF leader, who is Minister of Health in President Peter Mutharika’s Cabinet, has not engaged himself or any other party officials with  UTM Party discussions and said they could not be pair  of Chilima and Muluzi on the presidential ballot in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

“There is no alliance talks between UDF and UTP or Chilima and Muluzi,” Nkozomba said.

There were speculations that UTM and UDF representatives were meeting in Lilongwe after People’s Party (PP) announced its withdrawal from the coalition with UTM, Alliance for Democracy and Tikonze People’s Movement after UTM refused to give the running mate slot to PP, according to a statement signed by PP spokesperson Ackson Kalaile Banda.

Ken Ndanga, UDF Publicity Secretary, commented on a now deleted Facebook post that UDF was not desperate as the party has what he described as working game plan.

“UDF is not as desperate as others may think. It has a game plan which is workings perfectly well,” said Ndanga.

UTM spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga could not be reached on his mobile phone while the party’s secretary general Patricia Kaliati denied knowledge of the matter.

Meanwhile, Muluzi is ready to relinquish his Machinga North East parliamentary seat ahead of the legal dissolution of Parliament on March 20, according to his spokesman.

Muluzi will become the second legislator to resign to pave the way for a presidential bid after leader of opposition in Parliament and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Lazarus Chakwera announced his resignation on Sunday.

Chakwera cited Section 80 (7) (e) of the Constitution as the justification for his resignation.

Records show that in 2014, Muluzi also resigned as member of Parliament (MP) when he made his maiden presidential bid.

 

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kazenje
2 years ago

the problem is not the families but the voters. why is it do pple vote them despte having more candidates for sanjika palace

Abudu
Abudu
2 years ago

its saulosi and Dr Mathews Mtumbuka osati mukunena apazi mxiiiiiiiiii!

Roll Out ATI Now
Roll Out ATI Now
2 years ago

Look, UDF won’t pull more votes that UTM. That I guarantee you. UDF supporters have dwindled overtime because UDF itself is not stable. Instead of working to check the government, they married DPP a relationship that benefited Ken Ndanga and Atupele Muluzi plus a Tcheya. So people with eyes have seen this.

Chifundo
Chifundo
2 years ago

Wait and see. Politicians will always have smokescreens

Ntengo wa Kesia
Ntengo wa Kesia
2 years ago

Musiyeni HARDtalk Chilima aziyenda yekha, AYIWONE!
Tiwone ngati kuzipopa kuja kuzamutenga kupita patali.
Legeni n’thumba … yopanda nchito.

Zangazanga Ncube
Zangazanga Ncube
2 years ago

SKC and AAM would have been the best combination. It’s unfortunate that politicians don’t see.

chataika
chataika
2 years ago

Ayi achimwene a zanagazanga SKC amakula mtima kuti has capacity to oust APM apite yekha ndipo ena wonse asalole kumutsatira hahahaha game yakula ana achepa moti Patricia, Chidanti, Callista mumva mimba chaka chake ndi chino!

Abudu
Abudu
2 years ago

This combination cant work AAM anadya donna ya SKC at 1time they r enemies

Heavyduty
Heavyduty
2 years ago

Chilima recklessly said he can go-it-alone and win, why are you becoming desperate now. Kapena mwayiwala? Simunati mulira zenizeni, matama kukuthetani? Basi mumabuka zija kachiteni off-book (cancel booking) Kwa a neba a kwa Kauma mumatsazika kuja bwererani mukawauze kuti “pepa neba ndapeza ena alipira nyumba ija” Akuluakulu amati “mawu msamatha” Ena amati “linda madzi apite” Ife timadziwatu kuti mukulakhula ndi mphamvu ya mowa.

Mateyu salijeni
2 years ago

MALAWI IS FOR ALL OF US NOT PARTICULAR FAMILIES NO NO NO !

Sato
Sato
2 years ago

Mubwere kusukulu akulu. Mwaphunzira za udiefuuu mmene zikuonekeramu.

Mark
Mark
2 years ago

Chilima and the beginning of cannabis…!!!.kkkkkkkk….fodya weni weni

Truth Pains
2 years ago

Kkkkkk Mbuli zatola nkhani izi, rebuff and no discussion of Electrical alliance sizikugwilizana.
Rebuff means there was discussion and someone refused to accept.

So don’t twist to make Atupele more relevant in this Election .
I think u have bn paid for this article neh??
It lacks merit.

Mark
Mark
2 years ago
Reply to  Truth Pains

Kkkkkk…..rebuff or no rebuff…. But there are still worms in the can. .

Plz chepesani kusuta mvyamba Ku UTM ko. Pliz pliz….kkkkkkkk

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