Two horse race at UDF convention: Lucius Banda set to challenge Atupele Muluzi for presidency

United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi is set to face stiff competition from within the party as executive member and singer Lucius Banda says he will challenge the party president at the ekective national convention slated for August 1 2018 in Blantyre.

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Banda is upbeat he would unseat Muluzi at the party convention and chart in what he said a right direction for the party.

“There are many things which need to be done to chart the right direction for the party so that we win the 2019 general election,” said Banda.

The veteran musician said he would win the 2019 presidential election if voted at the UDF convention.

“People know me very well, I was born, brought up and lived in Malawi. I have never gone to live abroad,” said Banda.

Banda is a fierce critic of the UDF president following his decision to drag the party into the working relationship with the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Muluzi is the lone UDF minister in the 20 member Mutharika cabinet.

Banda said once voted into power, he would not allow his cabinet ministers to go for treatment at expensive private hospitals, saying all of them will be mandated to go for treatment at public hospitals just like any other Malawians.

He also said he would not allow the cabinet ministers and his key advisors to send their children or wards to private schools, saying they will all go to public schools.

Banda – we’ll known as soldier of the poor – said his son goes to a public school although he has money, as a
member of parliament, to send his children to private but expensive schools.

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Kunena Mosapsyatila
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Kunena Mosapsyatila

Sorry for the mistake of the year. The year I visited visited Karibu was 2008 and am sure of what I saw. For the sake of privacy I cannot mention the names of the members of staffs that I went with in visiting the hostel areas of boys, but am sure of what am saying because I was told by very members of staffs about the identity of their students.

Kunena Mosapsyatila
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Kunena Mosapsyatila

I respect Lucius but about school he should not deceive the nation. I remember in 2010 when I was visiting a teacher friend of mine in Blantyre at Karibu Academy, Johnny his son was learning right there. There were some other sons and daughters of prominent politicians, business men and govt officials at Karibu that time. So Lucius should not seek cheap sympathy from the public. If you go in the database of Karibu Academy for 2010 surely Lucius’s son is gonna appear.

oMachemba
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oMachemba

Ndiye kuti Lucius akunama eti?
Anayamba kale kunama uyu: monga za MCSE zija, yobela olo yonamiza ija. Nkhani sinamuchochetsa u MP ulendo woyamba uja?

JOSEPH CHAGOMELANA
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ZOWONADI NDINE WAKUBALAKA, KOMA NANGA MPAKA NDIKAFIKE POVOTELA NABANDA, AYI NDITHU ZAMANYAZI. NDIYE TAMUMVANI MFUNDO ZAKESO ZOPEPELA ZOKHAZOKHA,KODI WOBANDA ONGAKWANITSE KUYENDETSA DZIKO? MMMMMMM NDAKAYIKA!!!

mavuto
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mavuto

Zinazi kusekesa, tiyambe kulimbana ndi anthu zamaphunxiro kenaka tikambe zinazo kklkkk nthawi koma

blessing malili
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blessing malili

anabanda pezani zina zichita osat upulesident

santana
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santana

Lucius should know that he already booted himself from the party after walking alone from his fellow UDF members. Why were you removed as UDF whip or is it Leader of UDF in the House? It is because of ”mwano” that he wants to compete but he knows he will fail completely. Unadzisasa wekha. Kodi madala Lucius bwanji simunakayimbe ku Malindi pa campaign ya MCP?

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Firstly its questionable and strategically a mistake for any political party worth its salt to hold its elective conference close to the general elections. There’s just little time to campaign on the back of signed off party resolutions and policies. Holding elective conference close to general election is in itself a sign that the party is unable to govern itself and therefore is too dysfunctional to lead a country effectively. In any case UDF is a dying party. It started its death journey the moment the owner “left”. Wishing you all the bst Mr Banda and Mr Atupele….may the best… Read more »

Optomus
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Optomus

And so is DPP in complete tatters, no date yet for the convention has been fixed. At least UDF has fixed a date. AFORD too has done so. MCP should have by now held a convention were it not for the external hand of DPP & APM influencing the judiciary to hold on to the judgement to vacate the inherent injunction. Justice delayed is justice denied. Surely you will not fool all the people all the time!!!!!!

Takwalakwa
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Takwalakwa

Lucius Banda, please be serious, you mean you are not sending your kids to good schools because you want to win presidency? This is their future you are playing with and it is nothing to do with politics. Come up with another strategy but this one, I can assure you will not work.

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Lucius is the Man.He has never abandoned the ship.Has stood the course.Koma vuto ndiloto surname yake si Muluzi.Zipani zina makolo amasiyira ana kapena amphwawo.Amatitenga ngati ndife a ntchito ao pa estate ndizingosatira basi.

TRUMP
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TRUMP

COMBINATION

1 BUSHIRI

2 LUCIUS BANDA

3 BWANA USI

MALAWI MOTO MOTO !

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