DPP hold primaries in Mangochi, Machinga

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is this weekend holding primary elections in Balaka, Machinga and Mangochi, the United Democratic Front (UDF) stronghold, an indication that the two parties’ relationship is slowly collapsing.

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DPP officials have confirmed that the party will be holding the primary elections in the eastern region after the initial agreement to spare the region for the UDF only collapsed.

“The DPP will be fielding a candidate in Machinga north as well, the home of Atupele Muluzi,” said the official.

DPP spokesperson Nicholas Dausi earlier this week told all party aspiring candidates to get ready for the primary elections.

The DPP has been in political alliance with the UDF, a minority opposition party in party but which managed to boost the numbers of the government legislators, making it comfortable for the ruling party to push and bass government bills.

The two parties had agreed earlier on to have an electoral alliance and as part of the deal, they agreed that the DPP should not field candidates in the three districts deemed the stronghold of the UDF.

There was also strong political speculation that President Peter Mutharika would pick the UDF president Atupele Muluzi as his running mate in the 2019 tripartite elections but as of now, it seems, all have collapsed.

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VYOTO
VYOTO
1 year ago

HERE IS A CLEAR OPPORTUNITY FOR MCP TO GET WINNING VOTES FROM SOUTHERN REGION IN PARTICULAR IN MANGOCHI.IT IS A MATTER OF MCP CONVINCING THE SENIOR MULUZI TO CONVINCE HIS MANGOCHI FOLLOWERS TO VOTE FOR DR CHAKWERA AS HE DID IN 2004 IN EXCHANGE FOR ANOTHER SENIOR MINISTERIAL POSITION FOR YOUNG MULUZI. BELIEVE ME, THIS IS WORKABLE CONSIDERING THAT SIDIK MIA IS ALREADY HAVING SOME IMPACT IN MANGOCHI. WAKE UP MCP, TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY NOW OR NEVER?????

Bolero
Bolero
1 year ago

UDF was in marriage with DPP to shield Atcheya who was almost sentenced to many years in jail due to corruption and money laundering. Now they hang on a balance playing a wait and see game. If DPP win again they will renew their marriage. If MCP, PP or UTM win the same will happen. Atcheya ndalama zathu tibwezereni.

Njonanje
Njonanje
1 year ago

A chawa tulo. My beloved party kutha ngati makatani

Tuvitwana
Tuvitwana
1 year ago

This is the problem of FAMILY parties. Senior Muluzi still runs the party from pa KARIYARA! See the results now.
It’s the same with Aford, another FAMILY party, I doubt if Enock Chihana will maintain his constituency.

The Patriot
The Patriot
1 year ago

Lessons for Atupele and Bakili! What have you gained by associating yourselves with DPP? Even a political amateur could see through this one!!! DPP got what it wanted from UDF….support in Parliament and now no longer needs UDF and just like a used condom dumped UDF into a pit latrine! Amangwetu mwathadi ngati makatani!!!

Fishmonger...choya
Fishmonger...choya
1 year ago

Udf is to be finished now .Dpp will give sponsorship yoopsya kwa ma shadow mps to finish the already fished udf shadows .After elections eeee mudzaona zomwe pple hvbn saying….dumped!Atambwali sametana kkkkk

Mandala
Mandala
1 year ago

” ATCHEYA ” THE POLITICAL ENGINEER DOESN’T CARE WHETHER UDF IS COMPLETELY WIPED OUT AS LONG AS ATUPELE BECOMES A RUNNING MATE . KKKK

Jonathan gwaza
1 year ago

You never dine with the devil. He uses you then kills you. Good lesson for udf.

DR MANGA
1 year ago

UDF HAS BEEN USED AS A CONDOM.

Chilembwe
Chilembwe
1 year ago
Reply to  DR MANGA

chitsiru, full of bullshit

Ali kundaje
Ali kundaje
1 year ago
Reply to  Chilembwe

Senior muluzi is a problem to UDF, he dictates all this alliances

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