IQs Omar launches attack on President Mutharika: Wants UDF to cut ties with DPP

Politician-cum-businessman Iqbal Omar has unleashed a withering attack on the Malawian President  Peter Mutharika accusing him of  mismanagement of the country, saying United Democratic Front (UDF) should cut ties with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Omar: Any bad image on DPP will reflect on the UDF

Omar, who was expelled as first vice-president of UDF, says he is against UDF work with DPP.

He says UDF leader Atupele Muluzi who is serving in the Cabinet of President Mutharika is doing the nation a disservice to drag the party in political union with DPP.

Omar said DPP is not a party to associate with, accusing President Mutharika of failing to live up to the electorate expectations.

According to Omar, Malawi under DPP is a nation full of fear, in deep stress, a tense and polarised nation, a nation also characterised by disease and extreme poverty.

He said DPP has pushed many citizens into despair and despondency and that UDF should not work with it.

Muluzi and all UDF Members of Parliament (MPs), except Lucius Banda, moved to the government benches in Parliament following the working agreement.

Banda has been critical of the partnership, saying it does not hold because there is no formal document to concretise it and that it does not benefit the party as a whole.

But UDF secretary general Kandi Padambo has said Omar  was expelled from the party together with his allies Zaituna Yusuf and Dinocius Magombo.

“Omar, Zaituna Yusuf and Dinocius Magombo were fired from the party. In that regard, they have nothing to do with the party,” he said.

Omar has insisted that he is the legitimate first vice-president having been elected at a convention prior to the 2014 Tripartite Elections, arguing that only the party’s convention can decide on his eligibility.

He once served as member of Parliament (MP) for Lilongwe City South West Constituency.

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18 thoughts on “IQs Omar launches attack on President Mutharika: Wants UDF to cut ties with DPP”

  1. winston msowoya says:

    Eventhough quite candidly,Iam not a fan of Islam,I strongly uphold Mr.Omar for his rejection of UDF joining hands with the most corrupt and tribalistically oriented Party in Africa.To say the truth,UDF had its own short-comings but,not to the level DPP has reached.In UDF corruption and tribalism were there,but carried out by few leaders, this includes Dr.B.Muluzi himself.When it came to tribalism,Muluzi performed patriotically well in the sense that,he was the first President to appoint a Northerner as Vice-President(Chakufwa Chihana) and appointed a line of Cabinet Ministers from the North and former exiles were appointed to run significant positions in the Government.As soon as king of corruption,Bingu Wamuthalika was catapulted into power with majority especially from the North where he garnered majority of voters only to turn viciously against the very same voters who voted for him in majority.In his first term,Bakili was sailing in clean waters in the sense that,nepotism was not prevalent as the DPP administration to-day worse still,Bingu ordered the killings of the demonstrators in Mzuzu which was peaceful and orderly.In the aftermath,18 innocent people were brutally murdered by the corrupt and tribalistically motivated regime.Even if the two Parties unite,the chances to remain in power in 2019,are very remote.As AFORD is gaining momentum,it is politically wise to unite with AFFORD and PP but,PP must elect a new leader in the sense that the woman leader has lost steam.In UDF too,a new leader is required for people are tired of kingdoms’ political Parties.

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  3. Mayilosi says:

    njoka saweta ,DPP yapita kwawo komwe yinachokera, palibe kusiyana UDF, DPPand PP all have the characteristics but if you a changed party then MCP is the answer

  4. Jereto says:

    DPP is a python swallowing UDFslowly but surely . UDF will disappear like AFORD. The purpose of this mariage is very clear to every mature citizen of this country. Marriage of convence to save one man in UDF and prop numbers in parliament for DPP. UDF will come out losrrs big time come 2019.

    Remember PPM tried to work with DPP but Bingu after noting that he was going to win with landslide uunceremoniously dumped katsonga saying ‘sin dikufuna kapamba ine’…

    CHIDISO MUMTOLO!!!!!!

  5. Thyolo Thava says:

    “Kwao”, ndiwe mulomwe watsankho. Cadet …..wadya zambiri zaPitala

    Mr Omar is Malawian….iwe ‘Kwao” sunachokela ku Mozambique

  6. Quabaniso says:

    K1.7 bn theft shielded coz of this unofficial collision UDF-DPP very pathetic , real undemocractic practices.

  7. gwenyethe says:

    UDF is a nonsense that I don’t want to waste my time on. Kutha ngati makatani.

  8. Oman says:

    ANTHU OSOKONEZA INU MUKAWONA KUTI SIMUKUPINDURA INU BASI MWATI MGWIRIZANO SUKUYENDA BWINO,MESA MUDACHOTSEDWA MCHIPANI INU ANTHU OSOKONEZA NDALAMA MULI NAZO YAMBITSANI CHANU CHIPANI CHA AMWENYE…..KOMASO CHINA CHOTI MUDZIWE UDF-DPP ALLIANCE IKHALAPOBE MPAKANA 2019 ELECTIONS AMENE SAKUFUNA ALOWE M’BOTTLE APHULIKE

  9. lyton says:

    yes

  10. DPP, UDF marriage is Muluzi’s tactic to escape his corruption case. Nothing else.

  11. Malawian says:

    Anthu a UDF..Omar is speaking sense…y shud u partner with DPP..all the corruption.. Mismanagement.. Lack of a clue. .failure..just to mention a few will also reflect on u…its only Atupele who is benefiting from this union…not Malawian s

  12. mtete says:

    I view with suspicion any party or individual associating with DPP. It can only mean they condone thievery, brutal murders, corruption and inefficiency characterized by DPP.

    The desire to form a partnership is not strange considering most of DPP is composed of former UDF members. I wonder whether the Union would have been even suggested if the likes of Dumbo Lemani (MHSRIP), who viewed the formation of DPP soon after 2004 elections as a stab in the back, were around.

    The thing is that the curry UDF leadership see the future of the party as so bleak and, having been used to ‘reaping where they did not sow’ see joining DPP, masters in everything that is the opposite of good governance, as the only hope to amass wealth.

  13. pixy says:

    WAKUTSINA KHUTU NDI M’NANSI .Watch OUT UDF!!!!!!!! Mungayambe kutha ngati makatani.

  14. mbava says:

    what kind of relationship is this with on Bakuli and mwana wake benefiting haaaaa kupusa eti . Lucius mwatenga basi

  15. Mopiya Mulupare says:

    Accommodate his views. He is making alot of sense and he is not the only one calling for divorce of UDF from DPP. The reason UDF joined DPP was to save Muluzi Sr from harrassment over K1.7b fraud case. That was achieved so why continue staying in collision? Many young men and and women had hope in Muluzi but his joining DPP scared and pushed them away. The political mistake that UDF made by working with DPP will cost the former popularity and chances of getting back into government. History will laugh at party leaders that decided to be carried by DPP.

  16. Anzijo says:

    A IQs Omar kuteloku mukufuna potchukila kkkk.. kumvesa chisoni. Or mutapanga bwanji inu ku UDF simuzabwelanso kwasala ndikumangidwa basi mmalipila misonkho inu?

  17. Kwao says:

    Let him go back to North Africa or middle East!!!!

    1. youna says:

      Iwe pita kwanu ku Mozambique

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