UDF dismisses ‘anonymous’ petition as works of detractors

United Democratic Front (UDF) has trashed accusations over its governing pact with ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Ndanga: Ghost members not UDF Nec
Ndanga: Ghost members not UDF Nec

Social media has been awash with a petition purportedly from anonymous National Executive Council (NEC) members to the party’s leader Atupele Muluzi over his support for President Peter Mutharika and DPP.

The petition calls the governing pact as fruitless, saying at this time when the DPP is facing all economic and governance challenges, the UDF does not want to be part of the rot through a shambolic alliance.

“The UDF should also take an opportunity to make a statement over the current tough economic times. The president must de-link himself from the party in power and President Mutharika and show direction to the party,” reads the anonymous petition.

But UDF spokesman Ken Ndanga said the party does not stifle debate on any matter and expects its NEC members to raise concerns openly and not through “dark corners.”

“It is not wrong to express issues but UDF cannot deal with anonymous petition,” said Ndanga.

“We do have members who provide robust debate on matters that concern our party but we cannot entertain issues from ghost members,” he added.

“Much as issues are talking about our party but the people that are promoting the petition are not the UDF people but belong to another party,” said Ndanga without mentioning the party.

Recently University of Malawi political analyst Dr Henry Chingaipe alleged the affair as an arrangement between the elected political elites of the parties.

“As such, I find it difficult to call it a coalition as not all members are involved nor were all concerned consulted; hence making it a secret ‘coalition’,” said Chingaipe.

Chingaipe said it was expected that UDF would be in a closer relationship with DPP after UDF President Atupele Muluzi was appointed into Cabinet.

But he said if the current arrangement fell apart, the government would still function as if nothing ever happened.

“With coalitions, the scenarios would be very different. The UDF/DPP arrangement is simply some kind of a ‘a political pact’ that began with agreements at personal level and over time, following the drift of patrimonial politics that characterise our political leaders, extended to their political parties,” said Chingaipe.

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cocobe
cocobe
5 years ago

Atupele,to win election,its not about money koma umuthu.ulinao umuthu?UDF kuzikonda,ndakhalamo ayi naneso ndazituluka.tidali ndima MP ochuluka,pano number ikungo sika nasika.nde kaya umazifusa?khala naka kachipani kakooo kanyumba

jack mamedi
jack mamedi
5 years ago

u hav failed mr hon.Atupele oooooooo no no no no.zikavuta timangovomereza.sungakhaleko ngati Hon chiwaya?satengeka komaso amaganizila athu amene akungwira nawo nchinto.apa nde chipani chatha chatha.kanyuka nduuyo mwanchosayo,chifukwa amafufa kuti zikuyenda bwanji.lero mwanchosa.paja mumafuna ma yes bwana.nkozomba angakuuze chani sibolani zake zikuyenda.pano nde ndakwereretu ya chakwera.

paul mwanaveee
paul mwanaveee
5 years ago

inu abale kodi muthu ngati uyu angati thandize?kodimoti akamakhala amaonangati angazawine?akunamatu ameneyu.afuse ose amene akhala akungawa chifukwa samava ngati iwe.tuluka paja ufuse fuse kuti athu kujaku akuti chani?olo bwana Peter muthalika atati akupase u president sungawine.olo atati uyimile DPP mapeto ake ma MP ukhoza kupeza 5 komaso iwe kuluza.

zebede
zebede
5 years ago

tiyeni azanga a UDF tinene chilungamo.Atupele wationjeza,atupele satha kuganiza payekha.ukafuse nkozomba,Ajera akangoti ayi ndi ayi muthu akangoti wadana ndi ajera ndekuti zako zada.kaya zinali zakunchito aaaaa,nanji zachipani ndenanji Ajesoo the great.chilichose ndi kozomba & ajeso the great,gati ajeso anathamangisisa P.A. wa Atupele ameneso anali bale wake[Imran] cholinga Nkozomba aziyendesa bwino zimidala za ajeso.koma eeeeee chaka chake nchino.Imran analakwa chani.nkozomba wapanga zingati kuba ndalama zambiri koma alikuti?chifukwa sucheza ndiazako vuto ndilimenero koma amwenye oooooooooooooooo,yaumeya inkhoza kukukhaladi.Nowel chalamanda amapanga zaku office ndizaku office. Hon.Minister chalamanda muphuziseko nchito mwanayuuuu.pliz,pliz’pliz

Imraan Sadick
5 years ago

This petition cannot be taken seriously,he/she should have criticized under one’s noise not while wearing balaclava ,without a shadow of a doubt this is a brainchild of PP,it sounds more more like them UDF believe in unity-we have to unite if really our country is to develop`UDF is very conscious of the development` it’s basic truth people rejoice when other people are fighting and vice Versa-mukunva phain And for the record Munthalika administration is not to blame for the economic crisis Malawi is going through,the blame should be directed to Joyce Banda and her accomplices Munva mmimba simunati Atupele Woyeeeeee… Read more »

Mchawa
Mchawa
5 years ago

Ken Ndanga is a puppet, pompano amalira kuti palibe chomwe akupezapo anavutika zedi nthawi ya campaign, lost energy, samadya mokwanila koma palibe compensation ina ili yonse. Anthu a UDF ndi zitsilu amakanika kupanga criticise Atupele for fear of being removed from the party. Problem UDF is financed by Atupele and his father that’s why the members does not have a say. UDF is a family party and does not belong to the people. It’s high time the UDF leadership strategized to get other means of funding or else mukhalira kulila ndi kukukuta mano. Atupele akuzunguzani mutu nonse mukhala ngati opanda… Read more »

Chejumo
Chejumo
5 years ago

Atupele is clever and for choosing to work with government that’s being patriotic. Leaders are there to serve the people. Him as President should serve the interests of all Malawians not just UDF party. Unakhonza Atupele. I am just worried that you are becoming a recycled politician. Jumping from one ship to another. PP unali mommo wadyako, yabwela DPP uli komko. Not sure if you could be able to criticize recycled politicians come 2019.
I salute Chiwaya samatengeka.

Wapa Monkey Bay
Wapa Monkey Bay
5 years ago

LUCIAS BANDA has a guilty shocked with Atupele of his acceptance to be one Cabinet Minister without proper causatations to the members of UDF thats why Hounorable Lucias keeps quiet of not commenting issues related to DPP. He is not happy at all.

Uthmaan Abdullah
5 years ago

AT LEAST MR AAM, BRIEF MALAWIANS ABOUT THIS PARTINERSHIP.

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
5 years ago

BE CAREFUL UDF, THE PART WILL PERISH OR END UP LIKE AFORD.

CHISOMBA CHIMENE CHINAMEZA NOAH, CHIMEZA UDF, KOMA OSATULUKANSO

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