UDF justifies move to ‘enhance working relationship’ with DPP

The opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) has justified its move to seek relocation to government benches in Parliament, saying it is meant to cement the governing pact with Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Ndanga:  UDF wants to enhnce working relationship with DPP

Ndanga: UDF wants to enhnce working relationship with DPP

UDF secretary general Kandi Padambo wrote Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya, asking him to move its legislators to the government side in the House.

The Speaker is yet to made a decision as he is consulting on legal implications.

It is reported that “Indecision, uncertainty, division and fear have gripped” UDF over the matter.

The Nation, a local daily, claimed in its report on Friday that it carried a survey among UDF’s 13 MPs on their position, disclosing that two said they have no problems moving, one gave an outright ‘No’, three were undecided and five said they would follow the party’s position.

The paper quoted the MPs anonymously.

UDF spokesperson Ken Ndanga said the decision to relocate party MPs was done to enhance the working relationship with Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Ndanga said no UDF MP has complained or objected to the move through party secretariat or parliamentary leadership of the party.

UDF leader in parliament Lucius Banda and chief whip Lilian Patel said the party move has the blessing of the parliamentary membership.

Ndanga said UDF has been consulting members on their moves but pointed out that: “It is not feasible and practical to consult each and every party member because they are many.”

An associate professor of political science at the University of Malawi’s Chancellor College in Zomba, Blessings Chinsinga, observed that when political parties decide on something without consultation, “it shows that democracy is lacking within the party.”

He said such a trend “needs to be checked.”

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Geo
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Mutarika has just annointed Atupele his successor and next president of Malawi !

Richard jafali lion
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This is a big plan for borth two parties UDF and DPP,one day I will see Atupele to rule a country

Matchona wapa Joni
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This is the end of UDF. Bye bye Achakulungwa

EYE WITNESSES
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Hahahahahah what am seeing here is not a working relationship with DPP but a pardon relationship. Young Muluzi is in to protect his aging father from persistent court appearance which disturb the old man’s peace. The only way out is for him to stick with DPP and maintain the ministerial positions since he will be in attendance of almost all the meetings that government will be passing big decision let all the prosecution of his father. This will really play a sympathy magic on the minister of Justice to fast track a case of the father of the fellow minister… Read more »
zandile
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MPs have crossed the floor.

bbaa
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Udf is nt thinking

Samuel
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The Yawo leadership is devastating to this country. Look at how Bakili Muluzi devastated this country in his reign. Look at how Joyce Banda devastated it again in just 2 yrs. If this is a gymic to pick Atupele Muluzi because he is from southern region, then DPP will “rise in state”. Thank you!

sautso Mkhalazulu
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That’s Great

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
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PAULENDO PAULENDO—– UDF IZATHA NGATI MAKATANI IWO. KOMA NGATI MUTI MUFUNA KUCHITA ZIMENE ANACHITA MALEMU BINGU MWATAYA MUMAZI INU A UDF, ANATENGA MALEMU UDF KUIKA M CHIPATALA NDI KUYAMBISA CHAKE CHIPANI. KOMA UDF ZIWANI KUTI MULI CHILIMA MU DPP INGAKHALE MUTHALIKA APITE KU HOLIDAY CHILIMA NDI AZAKE A ZALAMULILA DPP BASI OSATI ATUPERE AI, IWALANI IZO UDF.
+ THINK TWICE +

mike
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Welcome UDF fill @ Home

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