The United Democratic Front (UDF) has expelled it’s 1st Vice president of the party Iqbar Omar for gross misconduct contrary to the ideals and vision the party, Nyasa Times understands.
The decision was made at a National Executive Committee meeting of the party held Friday at Golden Peackok Hotel.
According to UDF, Omar has been creating parallel structures without the knowledge of the party and its leadership in selected districts of the central region.
The is issue was brought to light when some party officials complained to the party through the office of the Secretary General, Kandi Padambo.
The party Disciplinary Committee chaired by second Vice President Charles Chikuwo is said to have told the meeting that despite several attempts to hear his side of the story Omar has been defiant and shown unwillingness to appear before the committee.
At the meeting several members attested to the fact that Omar has his own Central Region committee and created district committees that report to him.
UDF spokesman Ken Ndanga confirmed to Nyasa Times about the decision and said the party has also expelled Zaituna Yusufu and Mr.Moyenda who until the decision was made were serving as Deputy Director of Women and Acting Regional Governor for Bua Region.
The party has also expelled a Mr. Magombo…. as deputy Governor for Central Region who for a long time was used as Regional Governor by Omar.
The meeting was chaired by UDF president, Atupele Muluzi and attended by several UDF senior members including Dr. Godfrey Chapola, the party’s running mate for 2014 elections.
Omar also attended the meeting. He could however not immediately comment.