I remain UDF leader – Atupele Muluzi

Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Affairs Security, Atupele Muluzi has said he remains the president of United Democratic Front (UDF) and its voice in parliament and cabinet .

Atupele Muluzi: I am the leader of UDF

Atupele Muluzi: I am the leader of UDF

Muluzi said UDF has one command structure led by him as president.

“I am the leader of the party, I speak as a leader of the party in cabinet, in parliament. When it comes to the voice, I am the voice as the leader of the party,” said Muluzi.

He was fending off criticism that UDF has lost its voice in parliament since its members have relocated to government benches.

Muluzi said the party’s chief whip Lilian Patel still represents it in the Business Committee of Parliament.

Meanwhile, UDF secretary general Kandi Padambo, chief whip in Parliament Lilian Patel and spokesperson Ken Ndanga led by party president Atupele Muluzi yesterday called for a meeting with the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) to seek clarifications from the the interfaith democracy watchdog and advocacy grouping which has beenf agitating for the removal of its MPs through Section 65 of the Constitution which forbids crossing the floor.

The PAC delegation was led by chairperson the Reverend Felix Chingota.

UDF leaders explained the procedure which led to the decision to move to the government side, including seeking a legal opinion from a private lawyer David Kanyenda before submitting a request to the Speaker to be moved to the government side.

A legal opinion from Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale to the Speaker also cleared the party’s move.

Chingota said he had received assurance from UDF that the party would abide by the Constitution as its president pledged during the pre-election interface meetings.

The Speaker is on record as having said that his office can only act on the matter after being pushed or petitioned.

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Keen Observer
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UDF,DPP & PP are one party don’t be fooled Malawians. People can talk as much as they think but one thing to put into consideration is that these people are not enemies are just politicians who play with ignorant peoples’ minds so don’t worry about section 65 or whatever it can’t just work.

ochewa
Guest

Let Lucius be the udf leader he is more wise than atupele. Kodi udf mmasankha ana bwanji!

Botawkaju
Guest

ngati mukufuna tizagulitseso mapwala kapena machende pa town tizavotelenso udf.bakili amati anyamata kutakata pa town meaning kugulitsa ziwalo za anthu.

hassan
Guest

sanakule uyu and udf sizawinaso ngat awawa apitilize za chimwana zawozi

Zanga Phee!
Guest

It looks like 2019 is very far, i wonder what mechanism is UDF trying to do now.this is the time where they can rectify all problem they went through,he will recall this moment.See my name.

Zatha
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I remain a UDF leader in DPP

limbikani Miyambo
Guest

Mr Speaker Sir, I want to stand on a point order. Hon Atupele Muluzi has been quoted out of context. What he wanted to say is that “My father is President of UDF”.

mputeni saizado
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You are really Udf leader.Forget being a Malawian leader.Malawians will never make a mistake to have another Muluzi.Your corrupt father messed up Malawi big time.Malawians have not forgotten how corrupt he was.

wapankhata
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Atupele mbuzi yamunthu palibe ndichimodzi akuziwa,soldier Lucius akutenga mpandowu uzayaluka nazo

Zoopsya
Guest

Pati bii pali minga, usi sufuka popanda moto. Kaya zanu izo muzazindikira nkhwangwa ili mmutu.

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