Atupele sets aside personal ambition ‘in favour of serving Malawi’
United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi has said he has set aside personal ambition of aspiring to be the country’s leader under his party’s banner in favour of serving Malawians which has seen his party entering into an alliance with ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ahead of the fresh elections.
Muluzi will not run for presidency in the fresh elections and is yet not running mate of President Muthatika.
Speaking at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe when DPP and UDF signed the alliance pact, Muluzi, who served as Minister in President Peter Mutharika administration, said since the 2019 elections, the country has struggled to maintain the stability and economic growth that leaders had worked so hard to establish.
Muluzi said UDF and DPP has along history, saying throughout the previous government they have been able to demonstrate that the two parties can work together for the benefit of the people.
“There is an African proverb that says that if you want to go fast you go alone, but if you want to go far you go together. It is in that spirit that I have set aside any personal ambition in favour of serving Malawi as part of a more comprehensive team,” said Muluzi attracting handclapping and chants of the audience which included members of DPP and UDF.
Muluzi thanked President Mutharika for showing “a true willingness” to develop a real partnership.
“I hope that through our renewed partnership, we will be able to offer all Malawians with a positive choice that is based on deep and real experience of governance,” said Muluzi.
He assured UDF supporters that through this new partnership with DPP, their voices will be heard.
Muluzi said throughout the many discussions he has had with President Mutharika, it has been clear that they share so very many ambitions for Malawi.
“We might not always agree on how we might achieve those ambitions but let me reassure all Malawians that our commitment to serve our beautiful Malawi will ensure that we will find a solution that is both inclusive and credible. We will not just walk away from the difficult problems,” he said.
Muluzi said he believes that President Mutharika understands as much as he do that the priority has to be rebuilding the trust, stability and growth of Government across Malawi.
“Our beautiful country and our lively democracy is the envy of so many in Africa, but we must now work hard to ensure that we reach out to all voters across the country for the benefit of all Malawians,” he said.
Speaking earlier, UDF spokesperson Ken Ndanga said the alliance reflects the will of DPP and UDF followers.
“UDF and DPP are ready to move together as one family, to move Malawi from poverty to prosperity,” said Ndanga.
Political analysts have since touted UDF as a party that can add more value in terms of extra votes to DPP in the fresh presidential election.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
On 21 May 2019 Atupele failed to retain the parliamentary seat he held….. Actually by teaming up with DPP Atupele has put his personal ambitions ahead of nation building. To be honest with the young Muluzi, he is no longer relevant to Malawians now.
“Atupele Sets Aside Serving Malawi in Favour of Personal Ambition” – there Nyasa Times, headline fixed! Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk Atupele is no different from any of these politicians. He is just trying to play his cards right. People have already, rightly, said that he is trying to get himself a vice president position (obviously) as he knows he cannot achieve it on his own and at the same time making the right moves so his father does not see the inside of a court room in his embezzlement (or should I say wrongful personal enrichment?) case. I think the most recent display… Read more »
It is not setting aside ”personal ambition” but looking REALITY in its face and accepting that he cannot win in the coming presidential elections
indeed DPP and UDF has a long hisory of smilarity, 1- both parties during their tenature have a record of serial killings mainly done by officials of their partie, during UDF women were being killed and chopped off their breasts, the then Minister Patrick Mbewe, a best friend of Bakili were mentioend. Now during DPP under Peter many Albinos are being killed, the President, his adviser, and personal doctor Ntaba are being mentioned as the master minders. Ndiye akagwirizana zizakhala bwanji, kayaaaaah. 2nd smilality is that both partie are know of clinging to position even after the people have denied… Read more »
Just wait and see what DPP and UDF will do to you people who fail to reason properly ,this is what we call pest control ,controlling mcp and utm from entering the state house hahahaha just wait and see .
An alliance made in hell presided over by Lucifer himself
An old beginning , Agenda to nowhere, @ nation breaking, @ moral decay
It’s all about Atupele and his Father, nothing to do with UDF as a party
UDF and DPP are running out of ideas. Atupele is just a nobody these days. One thing I have known to work recently in order to give an indication who will win an election, if done in free and fair manner, is the number of positive or negative comments in electronic media. DPP and UDF has the largest number of negative comments. DPP / UDF, this is free advice and you have been warned! You cannot ignore electronic media. Gone are the days when y’all were saying the electronic media does not vote but the people in villages. Anyone thinking… Read more »
The fact that Msaka, Nankhumwa, Chaponda, Mwanaaveka, Ben Phiri, Chimulirenji, Mhango, Kutsaila were not present at this function speaks volumes