UDF suspends party official Nkhana over leaked conversation with DPP’s Mpinganjira

Opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) has suspended it’s Deputy Organising Secretary Andrew Nkhana over leaked conversation, which among others, claims that the party will merge with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Nkhana (L) suspended 
In the leaked audio, DPP Publicity Secretary, Brown Mpinganjira reveals the planned merger whose leader will be former President Peter Mutharika and deputized Atupele Muluzi until a convention is held.
But this did not go down well with UDF National Executive Committee (NEC), which at its extra ordinary meeting held  20th September; 2020, resolved to suspended him with immediate effect.
UDF Acting Publicity Secretary, Yusuf Mwawa, who Confirmed the development, distanced the party from Nkhana’s remarks, saying they don’t represent the position of the party.
Mwawa said Nkhana will appear before the disciplinary hearing committee over the matter.
“The meeting heard and considered the report of misconduct by it’s Deputy Organising Secretary Hon Andrew Nkana who has  been suspended both from his position and as a Member of UDF with immediate effect,” said Mwawa.
He also said it was resolved that all UDF structures including NEC members should seek a fresh mandate after the finalization of the party’s strategic plan.
“The National conference has appointed a committee to develop its Strategic Plan to look into the road map and plan for the Extra Ordinary National Conference.
“The strategic plan must be completed within 9 months” said Mwawa.
He further observed that UDF officials, who have been calling for an early elective convention, are not in the wrong, saying they were exercising their right.
And writing on his official Facebook page, UDF President Atupele Muluzi said extra-ordinary meeting to discuss a range of issues regarding the critical work of the party and it’s performance during recent fresh elections.
“The entire UDF leadership realizes that our supporters are massively disappointed with our recent performances and are wanting to put things right – to get on with rebuilding to fight again.
“The party believes that the work begins now and that the National Executive Committee (NEC) and all party structures must seek a fresh mandate in preparation for the next elections,” said Muluzi, who was presidential running mate to Mutharika.
Muluzi stressed UDF will be  reorganizing itself by holding elections starting from the Constituency, District, Region and finally the NEC, soon after the finalization of its strategic plan as well as review of its performance after the recent elections.
“The review process will be extremely important in order to get to the bottom of the questions being asked by many of our supporters as to what has gone wrong and why it has gone wrong.
“These are important questions that need to be answered so that the party can do better in future. It is therefore encouraging that all the leaders embrace the review process and are open to feedback as well as constructive criticism,” said Muluzi.
According to him, the strategic plan will allow them to strength their overall objectives and on how to effectively achieve those objectives on behalf of supporters.

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Dan
Dan
1 month ago

Not sure why Atupele should be asking all the questions he has asked. Why can he realise that it is all about him. He knows how he has been tossing his party right left and centre and yet he thinks that was not even enough to dissapoint his funs. Is he really going to bebtrusted for the hot seat again now?

Neno
Neno
1 month ago

As long as Muluzi and Munthalika’s names are on top of this merge that you are talking about, This parties will never rule this country again.

Mkanda Gudu
Mkanda Gudu
1 month ago

Wow, outright expulsion from the party. This is a sign that most Malawians want to be part of breaking news. They don’t understand “Redacted” material as is a practice in most parts of the world. I hope he has his eyes on another off-shot of UDF, which PP.

Che Mbwiye
Che Mbwiye
1 month ago

If these 2 parties are to have a chance to survive until the next election, a merger is the only solution. Eventually Atupele will be the torch bearer come the next election. It was a move calculated well before 2019 elections.
When others said APM plans to hand over the party back to Bakili this is the fill meaning merger and bow out of politics.
Unfortunately APM will go down in history as a failure president both for his party n government. Wish you luck

Kwacha
Kwacha
1 month ago
Reply to  Che Mbwiye

The Lowes will not allow Atupele to take over the mantle as a result leadership wrangles will be the leading cause of the demise of both parties

ERUTU
ERUTU
1 month ago

Nothing new 🇲🇼

Gee
Gee
1 month ago

Chipani cha DZIKWANJE sitinakuyiwaleni nthawi ya Sayimanso, now u r just dreaming, Boma linakupulumukani inu

Tsogolo langa
Tsogolo langa
1 month ago

Ayayayayaya between DPP and UDF we are really being entertained

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