UDF to contest 2019 elections, set for convention

The United Democratic Front (UDF)  has announced plans to hold a national convention to prepare for the next year’s Tripartite Elections, saying its parliamentary alliance will the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will not affect it.

Ndanga: To seek views from its party members

UDF spokesman Ken Ndanga said the party remains intact and will go ahead with plans to contest next year’s elections.

He said the one-time governing party is planning to hold a convention the first quarter of this year.

“It is a constitutional mandate for us to hold a convention,” he said.

Ndanga said the party is yet to select a committee that will manage their indaba.

“The committee that will be set up will be responsible for, among other things, setting up dates for the convention, place as well as organising nomination papers,” said Ndanga.

Asked to explain the future of his party’s working relationship with the governing DPP, Ndanga said the party’s convention could decide the direction.

UDF’s leader Atupele Muluzi is part of the DPP government, as he is serving as Minister of Health and Population Services in President Peter Mutharika’s Cabinet.

UDF and DPP became political bedfellows soon after the May 20 2014 Tripartite Elections after Mutharika drafted Muluzi into his first Cabinet. Muluzi has been maintained since then.

Muluzi has disputed suggestions that by entering into a working relationship with the DPP, he sold the party; arguing he accepted to help run the country because he wanted unity and development.

The youthful Muluzi, whose father Bakili Muluzi, ruled the country between 1994 and 2004, said UDF was strong and he could not sell it any at cost.

Prior to the May 20 2014 Tripartite Elections, Muluzi had also taken UDF into a working relationship with People’s Party (PP) after then president Joyce Banda appointed him and several UDF legislators into Cabinet in 2012.

Muluzi quit Banda’s Cabinet close to the election and launched what he called an ‘Agenda for Change’ that sought to transform the country. However, he finished a distant fourth in the presidential race.

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Woyee
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MCP idiots think u can ever rule Malawi?

pida
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chiyambi chopenga ndi chimenechi.nanga MCP yalakwa chiyani.Anthu ayamba kale kunjenjemera..

LIPHAVA NAMANDWA NGONGOLIWA
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LIPHAVA NAMANDWA NGONGOLIWA
The party of grave mistakes. Took a lomwe Bingu as it’s successor after Muluzi. Lomwes have never looked back since then. The UDF party will remain haunted to its end time as Lomwe grow nepostic by day at the expense of other tribes. It’s an Eastern region party and will be so forever. Chipani cha UDF chinatha ngati mmene chinathela cha Aford-kutha ngati makatani. Tribalism parties are assured of temporal glory but their end is as well assured after they leave government through some calamities. How do such nepostic parties leave government? Kkkk. Through death of their cornerstone leader or… Read more »
Mwinithengo Azidya Papakulu
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Mwinithengo Azidya Papakulu

Hahahahaha koma Uuu Diii Eeefu njoseketsa convention yachani?.Akutumani kuti muzagawe ma vote eti?.Tikuponderani limodzi mukuyesa ndala za pa chiyawo zilipobe eti?.

Am from Balaka north UDF inatha kalekale soja wathuwathu akuyesera kukukonza zinthu komabe chipanichi ndi malemu basi

pitala
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Mwana wachepa nazo

Omex70
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It a waste of time and resource for UDF to hold a convention. A convention for what? Ha ha ha haha You think we can take UDF seriously. I am from Machinga but I can not waste my vote by voting UDF. MCP must rule this country. This is the party that has stood firm during its trying moment in opposition. Osati zipani zadyera ngati UDF,PP,DPP ndi zina zotere.

DR MANGA
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KODI UDF ILIPOBE ???????????????

santana
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MCP members please try to comment something which can help your Chakwera to win in 2019. It only shows that your brains are full of mucous. Are you telling me that you don’t have anything to share with your fellow MCP members on political matters especially on what you are doing to win the next elections? Share with the readers on why you failed in 2014. Share with readers on the corrections you have made so that you will not fail again in 2019. Share with us on why you are still a divided party just a few weeks before… Read more »
Chacha
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Cadet wachabe chabe iwe. Ukulimbana ndi MCP? Can Dphiphi be compared with mighty MCP?

5 -1 yomwe ija?

zagwa
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Usaname cadet okuba iwe. You rigged the 2014 ballot and you know its impossible to rig the 2019 vote. Your tribalistic, thieving and nepotistic asses are back to the tea-plucking and gondolosi chewing antics that you are so good at in 2019, alliances or not

che nnungu
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Chipani chinatha ngati makatani, muzikayima chisankho kutiko

chepitalawadzinolimodzinyansizadpp
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chepitalawadzinolimodzinyansizadpp

Kkkkkkkkkkkk UDF with its jokes!!! Mesa president wanu anakwatiwa ku Thyolo ndiye mufuna mutinyanse apa

Prof. Mathanyula
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No more zopusa from Malawians in 2019. Zipani zapabanja zationongera dziko. The only party that can steer this country to prosperity is MCP under Dr. Laz. Chakwera. The party that belongs to no family or tribe but belongs to all Malawians. Chikanakhala chipani cha pa banja or mtundu MCP muja inatulukira mbomamu ikanakhala itatha kale. A chair komanso the big kahuna anapanga chotheka china chirichonse kuti MCP ithe koma analephera. Muone momwe dpp idzathere ikadzatuluka mboma. Ndendende ngat uff kutha ngati makatani.

pida
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MCP 2019 boma!!!!!!!

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