Mutharika, Muluzi say DPP-UDF alliance to turn into coalition: ‘To have Malawi that everyone is  proud of’

President Peter Mutharika of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and president of United Democratic Front (UDF) Atupele Muluzi on Tuesday jointly announced that they have formed a political alliance which Mutharka said will evolve into a coalition.

President Peter Mutharika and UDF President Atupele Muluzi, have exchanged party regalia with supporters chanting in the background
Celebrations at Kamuzu Palace after UDF-DPP alliance is sealed

The alliance was unveiled at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe when the two parties signed a pact which entail the two political entities to work together.

Both Mutharika and Muluzi disclosed that both parties are  also working a possibility of forming a coalition.

Reading a statement at a press briefing at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, DPP secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey says the decision follows the will of followers from both parties.

UDF spokesperson Ken Ndanga says the alliance reflects the will of DPP and UDF followers.

He said: “UDF and DPP are ready to move together as one family, to move Malawi from poverty to prosperity.”

Reads a communiqué signed by the two parties.“The alliance comes at the time when some politicians are threatening the peace and stability which this country has enjoyed for many years. Both DPP and UDF share a common belief that peace, stability and unity are  a prerequisite for Malawi’s development. We do not believe in violence.”

The communiqué says the  political union symbolizes that both of DPP and UDF believe in reaching out to one another and dialoguing.

Read the communiqué: “We cannot claim to be working in the interest of the people of Malawi if we cannot dialogue, unite and agree on matters of national interests.

“Our political union is born out of a spirit of unity and our caring to unite on matters that affect Malawians. Malawi cannot develop if we do not exercise this spirit of unity.”

The DPP and the UDF have a history of unity and working together and come from the same background.

“This alliance is the will of our people and this is what our members, supporters and most Malawians have always wanted. We are now committed to the will of the people.

“The DPP and the UDF share common values which many Malawians aspire for. This Alliance is founded on our shared values. We are both peace-loving parties in search of  a developed, democratic, progressive, a united Malawi,” reads the communiqué.

“We share a common progressive vision that pays attention to aspirations of the youth, women, and various  vulnerable groups. Our goals include creating youth that are responsible, knowledgeable, skilled and self-dependent.

“We say no reducing the Youth of Malawi into agents  of violence. We say no to teaching our youth lawlessness and chaos. Instead of manipulating the youth into violence, lawlessness and national destruction; we pledge to empower the youth with skills, financial capital and a sense of responsibility for them to become a dependable generation that creates its own jobs, businesses and new wealth.”

The DPP and UDF reaffirm and resolve to restore a sense of national pride to  have a Malawi that everyone is  proud of.

The parties have committed to create “new wealth for all” as a means to reducing poverty.

They will also create jobs for the youth, especially by empowering Malawians to create new jobs and businesses.

“These are some of the aspirations and goals that we share as political parties. Together, we pursue a common vision and political system that is characterized by the spirit of patriotism, integrity and hardwork,” reads the communiqué.

 

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Mmm ndinu amodzi ndikale kuyambila nthawi ya Bingu ngati Kuti Ku UDF kunalibeko anthu anzeru. DPP ndiye UDF yo . Kungoti DPP ndi Mutu UDF muchila wake

Central
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Central

Mau aaakulu amakoma akagoneladi zooooooona!! Wina wanzeru mbuyomu (1975) once said and I quote: “Only in Africa will thieves be regrouping to loot again from government and the youths whose future is being stolen will blindly be celebrating it…………………… 1975 Nobel Prize Winner Professor Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka”!!

Malawi ali m’mavuto heavyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!! Ndipo bvuto lalikulu lomwe Malawi ali nalo ndiye its these two families!!

Manyangalabwidi
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Manyangalabwidi

This is a COVID-19 alliance

Renaissance Man
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Renaissance Man

With Atcheya campaigning, I see landslide for DPP-UDF alliance.

Thats Me
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Thats Me

An alliance made in Jahena,,,,,

Building the nation
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Building the nation

When you walk like a duck and you quack like a duck you are a duck….., …..patseni madzi ndikomoke ine!!!

Yausilu
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Yausilu

This coalition reminds of the game ping pong kikikikikikikiki kapena hide and seek

Malawi belong to the citizens
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Mugwirizano wa DPP and UDF ndiwofuna Kut amalawi atitimire
Muumphawi ndithu.Kudzangovotere awa, amalawi tidzakhala pamoto.Away with regional politics.Regional politics must fall . DPP and UDF mbava inu,APA ndiye kudzakhala mabedwetu .

A Tembo
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A Tembo

I laugh when you say you are ready to move Malawi from poverty to prosperity. Who messed up the country in the first place? It is you 2 and your relatives. You were given more than 15 years to take this country to prosperity, what did you do? Nothing. Only a mad person will belive your nonsense and vote for you.

Mr Truth Pains
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Atupele sees the chance of getting power back to UDF bcoz he knows Peter won’t finish the next 5years if by chance might happen that they won election .

Being vice president it means automatically u can succeed as a president but to say the truth no chance of DPP and UDF in the next election.

Wait for UTM & MCP Earthquake that will shape the future of this country and not DPP & UDF.