Atupele says UDF is not Muluzi family party

United Democratic Progressive Party (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi has quashed misconception and perception that UDF is a family party, saying it belongs to all Malawians.

Muluzi during a strategic plan meeting that took place  on Thursday at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe.
Atupele: UDF will rebrand
Atupele Muluzi and UDF executive members I group photograph after the strategic meeting

Muluzi said this during a strategic plan meeting that took place  on Thursday at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe.

This is the first time that Muluzi has raised the issue in public, probably after reading comments in social media platforms.

The young Muluzi said though UDF is in opposition, the party led the country from 1994 to 2005 and can do it again.

“If I can offer one observation from the last few years, is that many seem to see the UDF as an entity that belongs to the Muluzi family, meaning it is dependent and not democratic. That is not the party that was established in 1993 and that has successfully led this country and indeed can do so again,” said Muluzi.

Before Atupele ascended to lead the party in 2013 at a convention, UDF has been led by former finance minister  Friday Jumbe,  former health minister Dr. Nga Mtafu and former president Dr. Bakili Muluzi.

This is the first time that Atupele Muluzi has officially appeared to strategize the party since the June 23, 2020 fresh presidential election.

Muluzi says he is optimistic that the party will be rebranded from the grassroots level across the country.

“If we are to govern, then we all need to take greater responsibility of our party  – without the full ownership of party members, members who have a political point of view and a proactive desire to serve and to lead, then we cannot expect the electorate to see us as a viable government,” he said.

The meeting brought together Nation Elective Committee (NEC) members ahead of their rebranding.

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Rasarous Chisanu
Rasarous Chisanu
1 month ago

Ndili okonzeka kuvotera UDF pokha pokha dzina la Muluzi litachoka pa utsogoleripa

Melvice
Melvice
1 month ago

kusowa chonene uku. UDF minus Bakili is not a party. If he means it that UDF is not a family party, let someone else be president and not Atupele.

Bauleni
Bauleni
1 month ago

You want to change perception, follow the concept of India Congress party, led by the Ghandi’s. You can learn a thing or two from there

Assange WikiLeaks
1 month ago

Your mandate to fight for multiparty democracy together with AFORD ended. You failed to deliver during you rule. Bakili imposed Bingu on Malawians and that was the beginning of the end of udf. To make things worse Bingu ditched the udf party to form the notorious dpp. UDF were very stupid to be working with dpp. How do work under a party that ditch you? UDF never made and rebranding won’t work because of you bad policies. You beat a lot of people during the Ayimanso time. The YDs were very notorious just like cadets Ntopwa 1 and Bangwe 1.

Nyekhwe Ntalika
Nyekhwe Ntalika
1 month ago

Can’t read this trash. When did you know this, kid? You have killed that party completely, never to rise again. The Eastern region that used to be it’s strong hold is no longer like that, check how dpp penetrated it. You are completely finished, boy.

Citizen
1 month ago

Bwana Atupele, people don’t need to be told about that. Action speaks louder than words. It’s what happens in that dying part which can tell us whether the party is a family business or not. Ask yourself why your party just like PP, AFORD and now DPP are dying like that. Of course you should first accept that your party is dying. If you can’t accept then you will die with it.

Mzakwacha Nixon's
Mzakwacha Nixon's
1 month ago

Atupele,UDF,
Please rebrand….make a strong collision with DPP again.
Your allience didn’t win because of Muthalika type of leadership…wee were tired of then Dpp.Now that Muthalika was booted out into the lake,you got a chance to be the next vip under your allience.
Young people must be on the platform developing malawi.
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Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri

Atupele blew away all the chances he had in 2019, he was a favourite to many young people but it seems he always makes wrong choices at all times

Last edited 1 month ago by Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri
Mzozodo
Mzozodo
1 month ago

Rather 2014

Deliwe
Deliwe
1 month ago

This is a Muluzi family party. This is a bare fact. You always think of yourself first rather than the people you want to serve.

The worst crime you did in your political journey is to associate with DPP at a time did not want it

Noxy
1 month ago

Atupele will become a good leader if opportunity arises

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 month ago
Reply to  Noxy

Unfortunately it won’t.

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