UDF rules out Atupele resigning from govt

United Democratic Front (UDF) has ruled out its president Atupele Muluzi from resigning from government where he is serving as minister of Health, saying his collection of presidential nomination form on Wednesday has nothing to do with his job.

March in yellow: Atupele with UDF supporters in Nkhotakota

UDF secretary general Kandi Padambo said Muluzi got into the government to take up the cabinet portfolio when President Peter Mutharika knew very well that he was leader of UDF.

“This is why he (Muluzi) has been marketing the UDF, he has been holding UDF political rallies because the arrangement was that he should serve in government whilst he continues to be leader of the UDF,” said Padambo.

Padambo said Muluzi is in government at the discretion of the appointing authority,  President Mutharika.

Muluzi collected presidential forms on Wednesday, a move which left tongues wagging as rumours were rife that Mutharika would take him as running mate during the highly contentious May 21 tripartite election.

Chancellor College political analyst Mustafa Hussein said the collection of the forms is a clear indication that the two parties; ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and UDF have not hammered a political deal for an electoral partnership.

“This shows that the relationship between DPP and UDF has gone sour. The collection of the forms was meant to send a message to the DPP that UDF will do it alone during the elections,” said Hussein.

DPP has relied mainly on UDF for support in the 193-strong Parliament which completes its job on March 20.

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Isaac chipatala
Isaac chipatala
1 year ago

UDF is wasting a time Malawians we lost hope in them to work with DPP is big mistake only chilima is hope

Isaac chipatala
Isaac chipatala
1 year ago

Chipani chatha ichi

Malawis 1
Malawis 1
1 year ago

Atupele , why cant you take an example of Uhuru kenyatta and William Ruto in kenya. Young guys managed to unite for the sake of their country. This generation needs fast thinking young leaders who trends with the technology . Much as we need elders but their technological understanding is low comparing to young one . If we were not selfish Atupele and SKC would be the most vibrant and best combination ever. No one could dare them. It could guarantee them 2 terms each clear koma vuto kuti wina akhale vice for 10 yrs kuona kuchedwa ngati mwamva kuti… Read more »

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
1 year ago

SOME PEOPLE WERE BORN FROM STUPID PARENTS, CONTINUE LIVING STUPID LIVES.

ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
1 year ago

Zokomera iweyo atupele ndi bambo wako — ena mbomamu anapanga ndale amachotsedwa ntchito –kukakamizidwa kuti asiye ntchito aeeeesh !!

Muswahili Mambo Sana

Bakili is more clever than AMP , Bakili will one day bounce back to power, he knows very well what he is doing.

Zainabu Yusufu
Zainabu Yusufu
1 year ago

2019 tiona zinthu inuuuuuu

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago

Who cares

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
1 year ago

Aludziwa kuti sangawine

black berry
black berry
1 year ago

ha ha ha the party has lost direction

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