UDF rejects ‘propaganda’ on AA Muluzi over runningmate issue

United Democrtaic Front (UDF) has rubbished as “fake news”  that Atupele Austin (AA) Muluzi may not necessarily stand as a candidate for State President on his party’s ticket in the forthcoming Tripartite Elections slated for May 21 this year despite collecting nomination papers from the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

Atupele Muluzi: UDF leader

There has been  fevered speculation on social media platforms indicating that Atupele is going to pair with President Peter Mutharika in the presidential race as his runningmate.

An audio clip has also been circulating of a telephone conversation between former president Bakili  Muluzi with an aspiring UDF candidate from Nkhotakota in which the senior Muluzi is heard advising the caller to work hard because Atupele has been informed of the aspiring MP’s candidature. This in the propanganda has been tweaked to indicate Atupele has been informed is a runningmate.

UDF spokesman Ken Ndanga said former president Muluzi  did  not say anything  about  the issues of UDF  president   Atupele  Muluzi being  appointed  runningmate to anybody in any telephone  conversation.

“In recorded  telephone  conversation  which has gone viral,  he simply  says  ‘Atupele  has been informed’  about  a potential  UDF  candidate  in Zomba  which  is normal,” said Ndanga.

He added: “This was a normal  telephone  conversation  which was simply  encouraging  a potential UDF  candidate  to stand  on a UDF  ticket.”

Said Ndanga: “In the conversation  the retired  president  is not  even  making  any decision  and  it’s very  clear  that  the  process  of identifying  candidates  is, being  handled   by Honourable Clement  Stambuli  who is the Director of Elections in the UDF  party.

“Any information  to the contrary  is utterly fake  news  and  must be  treated with the contempt  it deserves.”

The telephone conversation also involves a talk about Zomba Central constituency aspirant Yunus Mussa who has just lost primary elections in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Bakili spites Mussa saying he approached him after losing primary elections asking if it was possible for him to represent UDF in the same constituency.

“Not Yunus Mussa no. He is not stable. Remember the way he left UDF and followed Bingu, I cannot allow him to be our candidate” Muluzi says.

Between February 4-8 Malawians will know who will actually stand as a presidential candidate after submitting nomination papers-and being approved by  the electoral body.

Commentators say Atupele could be a king maker and might as well be a spoil sport for DPP if the ruling party does not get him on board in some capacity, especially the running mate spot to President Mutharika.

Atupele-who is currently Health Minister in the Mutharika administration-  argued that he accepted to serve the DPP-led government to serve Malawians as he  discovered a lot of synergies between DPP and UDF.

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Vinjenje
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Vinjenje

Atupele has placed himself between a rock and a hard pan.Stupid !

Chete Nkufuna
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Chete Nkufuna

Whatever Ken is trying to say it make sense to himself, njoka saweta Mr.Mathunyula can just pick Geleza Geleza basi. Anzeru ndi iwo okha? Chebakili ndi Chemathunyula? Amalawi tisafike pomvetsa chisoni nkupusa, kudachela 1964 zoona?? Izi nde nyasi zeni zeni we need change of leadership we will not loose anything than kudya masanzi a DPP or UDF.

Kuumva umphawi kukoma eti? Tiwaleke awa otibera taona umboni ngosafunsa.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

UDF and DPP are like Esau and Jacob: they are brothers.

RESEARCH
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RESEARCH

hahaha…Oppositions are scared to death on the choice of Atupele, they are busy advising government on the implications, stay calm or join us…we are mature enough in politics. The oppositions have tried enough to tarnish the image of dpp to the extend of organizing attacks to themselves so that people should think its DPP…Matomato sauce akazatha kaya muzazithira chani kaya

Dzunje
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Dzunje

Paja Bakili anati chubu chopopa yekha sichingamuvute kuphwetsa may be this is the planned time. Let’s wait and see things unfolding.

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

It’s very clear Atupele is not his own man at all. He first lived at the mercy of his father (creating a political space for him) now he is on stand by again waiting for APM to give him the presidency on the silver plate through VP.
He is no doubt a weak person politically. Would he make a good president? I doubt. Kudikira mphanje agwire wina, ndiye mavuto tikuwona pano. Without the brother it’s doubtful zikanatheka.
Obviously no political mantle, a dog that barks but does nothing……

POOR MAN FEEL IT
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OSALOLA ATUPELE KU MALAWI SIKUKHALA VP PANGA ZAKO BASI

Mlomwe wokonda Chigololo
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Mlomwe wokonda Chigololo

My advice to Diphiphi, Peter Mathanyula cannot complete the next 5 years as President of this Nation, akula akalamba akuluwa, once u take Atupele as running mate and maybe u win, just know in second term Atupele will be President of this country as APM will be lying in state ku Ndata uko. Take or leave my free advise.

Hinya
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Hinya

So what is your problem if Atu becomes president? Osapanga zanu bwanji nanji pano mwalimbikitsa zozimenya nokha nkumati DPP ndi imene ikukutibulani/!

Thoko
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Thoko

I wonder why Ken Ndanga is not telling us the truth. The audio was very clear and there is no way the same audio part of it could be truth while the other part kuhala zabonza.
Lets wait and see kuti zikhala bwanji. But personally I would support the partnership rather than selection a wolf from within the DPP to be a running mate .

Truth Pains
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Hahah mwana uyu told multitudes of people that he has a Joker Card on his Chest meaning he will use it against DPP the same way Bingu played his Joker Card. So my advice to DPP, u give him ( Atupele) vice president position just know that your party is gone and finished more especially as this will be Arthur Peter Muntharika last term to compete. Njoka saweta, hope u were warned already by Chilima So try your lucky to run and play around with the grown up Snake and see how it bit back. Joker is waiting the last… Read more »

POOR MAN FEEL IT
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ATUPELE BODZA ASAKUNAMIZE WAONA WEKHA MOMWE AMAVUTIKILA MA VP AKU MALAWI PANGA ZAKO CHONDE IFE TIKUVOTELA BASI ZIMENEZO AYIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

SengaBay
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SengaBay

Koma opposition this APM Atu duo sakugona nayo tulo eti?

Oliya
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Oliya

Don’t panic. We in DPP and UDF are one and the same. Moreover we are cousins.