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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winston msowoya
winston msowoya
4 years ago

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… Read more »

CHIMVQ
CHIMVQ
4 years ago

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Mayilosi
Mayilosi
4 years ago

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

Jereto
Jereto
4 years ago

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!!!!!!

Thyolo Thava
Thyolo Thava
4 years ago

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

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

Quabaniso
4 years ago

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

gwenyethe
gwenyethe
4 years ago

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

Oman
4 years ago

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

lyton
lyton
4 years ago

yes

Chapondamchimanga
4 years ago

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

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