UDF nods alliance, guides Atupele on ‘what’s good for Malawi’

The United Democrat Front (UDF)  held its National Executive Committee (NEC) extraordinary meeting on Sunday, February 16 2020 in Blantyre where it endorsed plans to enter into an electoral alliance for the forthcoming fresh presidential elections.

Atupele Muluzi: To be kingmaker in fresh elections 

According to UDF spokesperson Ken Ndanga, the meeting discussed the constitutional court judgement and its implications on the politics of the country.

Ndanga said in a statement made available to Nyasa Times that NEC also discussed a report from the party president Atupele Muluzi on his meetings with leaders of major political parties in the country and potential electoral alliances/coalitions.

“NEC unanimously resolved to work with other political parties and gave guidance to the party and the president of the UDF on how to proceed with an electoral alliance that is in the best interest of Malawians,” Ndanga said in a statement.

“NEC agreed that any electoral alliance should not compromise the values and principles of which the UDF party stands for including respect for the rule of law.

“This means that the UDF party will respect the constitutional court ruling and implement its directions especially on the issues which will have to be implemented in the National Assembly where UDF is represented,” the statement added.

Ndanga said UDF party NEC agreed that the alliance should should be designed in such away that it brings about much needed stability and unity in the country which is in line with the ‘Agenda for Change.’

He said NEC noted that the country is in a serious political crisis which needs decisive political interventions.

Ndanga said NEC resolved that the UDF leadership should immediately engage its grassroots and other stakeholders on the how the party will approach the 2020 elections fresh presidential elections.

Commenting on the statement, governance expert Makhumbo Munthali said UDF is only trying to be cautious in communicating it’s preference alliance choice for fear of being duped.

“While it is apparently clear that UDF would prefer partnering with DPP to MCP or UTM, they seem to be treading with caution in fully committing to this for fear of a repeat of events that happened prior to 2019 elections where after all the hope that Atupele would be running mate to Mutharika they were duped at last minute,” said Munthali.

“So all they are trying to do now is to put pressure on DPP to be proactive in making such a commitment while at the very same time not closing doors to any possible alliance with MCP or UTM.”

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Pachalo
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Pachalo

Alliance of a Muluzi and Mutharika! These two families have ruled Malawi since 1994! Mwatopetsa…basi mukapume! Atupele..who told you that you cannot live without a government salary? You either want to be a minister or an MP! No wonder your constituents voted you out..anatopa ndi dynasty politics!

Kayaman
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Kayaman

Some ppl r I’ll minded becoz they kno thy will neva rule Malawi. Muzingo uzidwa ngati ma condom muziwanso. Maka maka aku kaya uku. Hahaha. UTM and MCP will only make merry with u for votes. Vote AFORD and u shall atlst be proud u have a belonging. Komanso Atati aliyese apite ku mudzi kwawo u can claim the presidency. Meanwhile, keep being used as cheap whores hahaha

Nyenkhwe
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The UDF and DPP are family parties whose core value of theft.Between 1994-2003-the UDF sold a number of companies in Malawi.The law at the time provided that an audit of the privatization proceeds be done and published.This audit during the UDF was done but because of the rot that was done, half of the Cabinet had their hand in the kitty.A decision was made not to publish the report todate.As for the DPP, theft and nepotism has been their mantra.Let them join hands in theft and I am sure any sane Malawians will not vote for them.

ZIPANI ZAKUBA IZI.

Rahim
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Rahim

Sizakampenitu apa sanasegulile mumangidwatu

Lego
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I wonder people are following this party with no direction.It is just fooling their supporters

masoambeta
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masoambeta

Bakili Muluzi family are very selfish people. Why would this young man not strengthen his own political party instead he is joining DPP kuti adye nawo. UDF chips I cha a yawo. Less educated people. Machende anu Atupele munthu wa dyera iwe.

Razor chakwera
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Sorry baba

achalumee
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achalumee

That being un Malawian, what has he done to you or what did the yao people do to warrant such. Yes you seem to hold yourself education, but does your conduct reflect the same. Please avoid comment that can not build this nation, yao or no yao if this boat sink all of us shall perish.

achalumee
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achalumee

Thats being un Malawian, what has he done to you or what did the yao people do to warrant such. Yes, you seem to hold yourself educated, but the your conduct reflects not the same. Educated but not learned. Please avoid comments that can not build this nation, Yao or no Yao if this boat sinks all of us shall perish. So its high time you start giving constructive suggestion given what you feel would be right for a common Malawi irrespective of political, social, religious or tribal inclination.

Rahim
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Rahim

why would you kutukwana it not gud in fact you will not vote. is it just because lucky of social media knowledge ovota alikumuzi pheee

oga
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oga

Wakwiya ndi mfiti

Joovido
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Joovido

This game of urs wl only b achieved by passing the 50+1 bill otherwise if not ul just be used as a condom tn b thrown away into the trash

Ben Maliseche Phiri
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Ben Maliseche Phiri

Kodi atupele ali ndi masapotabe?

Razor chakwera
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Ten mps it’s enough

3February
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3February

Confused soul

A Dzonzi
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A Dzonzi

Atupele reminds me of the Prodigal son, the lost soul in the bible. I think that is the best way I can describe him

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