UDF cautions against calls for Malawi President to resign

United Democratic Front (UDF) has cautioned against civil society for agitating for the forced resignation of President Peter Mutharika, saying this is not a solution to the economic woes in Malawi.

Ndanga: Calls for Prtesident to resign are unfortunate
Ndanga: Calls for Prtesident to resign are unfortunate

Ken Ndanga, UDF pubicist says the resignation of the President would simply create unnecessary anxiety.

“The civil society must avoid giving ultimatum which may give pressure to themselves in the end,” says Ndanga.

Civil society groups are up in arms against the President, asking him to step down because of what they claim poor governance and poor economic performance among others.

Ndanga says governments should engage the civil society when there is need and not to fight, saying they must been seen to be partners in development and not adversaries.

The UDF spokesman says as much as it is appreciated that a vibrant civil society is a backbone of any democracy, CSO leaders have no monopoly of wisdom and must not think all what they say is the right thing to do.

“It an open secret that Malawi is sailing through troubled waters. Public service delivery is in disarray and we all know the reasons. The IMF program is off track and it is not good news to our economy because it erodes the confidence of development partners as well as that of potential investors,” says Ndanga.

He says this is a time every Malawian must play a role in rescuing the economy.

“To suggest that the State President must resign is surely an emotional statement which is far from being a solution to our problems,” he says.

The CSOs have planned a peaceful demonstration to put pressure on Mutharika to quit his job.

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Flywell
Flywell
5 years ago

There is nothing to worry anything coming from Ndanga. His is a DPP puppet. where is atupele muluzi? They have joined hands in plundering resources meant for poor Malawians. Time is ticking. Thats why whatever the CSOs are suggestings are always wrong coz Ndanga wants to protect his interest in expence of ordinary malawians

felix ma boy
felix ma boy
5 years ago

Following with interest

losco
losco
5 years ago

Chakwera if u r really geared for presidency come 2019,u must be on the for front to condemn the dirty acts as planned by the so called SSO to avoid u falling the same.Free advice.

koma kumaneko
koma kumaneko
5 years ago

Kodi UDF ilipobe? We have three parties in Malawi, MCP, PP, and DPP.
Register general should deregister all other parties please we dont need them. Atupele akumusokoneza bambo ake and sadzakhalapo president mdziko muno mwana wachita tsoka uyu.

Mwako
Mwako
5 years ago

CSO, using cashgate money to pressure the President. Ntchito za JB

chichitike
chichitike
5 years ago

null and void for cso’s

Geoffrey
Geoffrey
5 years ago

I just hope the stance by UDF is driven patriotism. Resigning of the the current President is tantamount to his demise and we know what happened the President’s brother died. I may stand to be corrected if the CSO’s have a candidate to take over from him in case he “Resigns”. for me, I think these calls are a last resort and if they use it and it fails to achieve then the next call for such will be regarded just as childish as this one. Guys from the UDF, it’s not bad for you to express your thoughts in… Read more »

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
5 years ago

Iwe Gonthi (Number 56) machende amako, mutu waukuluwo unavutitsa amayi ako pobadwa, pa mtumbo pako pochucha ndelepo.Nyani, galu, gologolo, mphaka, mbuzi,namzikambe, Bwanji ukunyoza mtundu wa mzako? A real educated person can not be a tribalist. Pa mkongo pa mako.Pomaliza mbolo ya bambo ako.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
5 years ago

If Malawi is facing problems now its because of politicians and these CSOs leaders.

Balamanthu
5 years ago

MUMADYERA LIMODZI-YOU ARE A PARTY THAT INTRODUCED THIEVING STANDARDS IN MALAWI BY ELECTING A CONVICT INTO STATE HOUSE.WHAT ELSE CAN ONE EXPECT FROM THIEVES.

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