War within: Shake ups in UDF

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In a year that the opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) joined Malawi’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) at its benches in the National Assembly, things are reportedly getting chaotic within the structures of the party.

Reports Malawi24 is following indicate that the UDF has axed its Vice President, Iqbar Omar on what has been dubbed as ‘his tendency not to respect the party’s decisions and ideas’.

An inside source told a Malawi24 reporter in Blantyre over the weekend that this was reached at by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) which met in a closed meeting on Friday.

Iqbar Omar

Omar: Axed.

”The veep is said to have been opting for decisions against what the party condones and agree. He was said to have been behind some faction that have parallel structures with the current leadership.” said the source.

The meeting which was attended by President Atupele Muluzi was also told that Omar has been snubbing to be available before the NEC disciplinary committee for him to clear his face over the incessant complaints the other party officials have been making.

” But today he (Omar) was present at the meeting where he met his ruling”.

The NEC has also chopped Director of Women Zaituna Yusufu and Acting Regional Governor for Bua Region, Mr Moyenda.

On the other side, the NEC has also booted out Central Region Governor Deputy Governor Mr Magombo.

Analysts have lately hinted that the switch by UDF to government benches will irk conflicts within the party whose leader has been close to government.

It is since asserted that Omar had been against the decision,something which the UDF is yet to clear up.

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  1. Oyes ur talking mr kalambo shado prsdnt,tibwela kumalawiko ndi moto asati masewela UDF,DDP ndimbolakale,kalambo if pple have pointed fingers on u to b shado prsdnt accept,vomelani kkkkkkkkkk,paja amalawi akomendwa ndi anthu ochoka kunja sukuziwa zimenezi,wachiwiliwako ndine undisankhilethu konkuno!

  2. until when will Malawians believe that UDF and DPP are not political parties but family groupings.Atupele Muluzi succeded his father who originate from Machinga while APM succeded his brother who comes from Thyolo .These are bunches of crooks masquerading as leaders.MCP’s founders ,the likes of Aleke Banda came from Nkhatabay.later the presidency moved to Kasungu where Kamuzu originated.later Gwanda Chakuamba of Nsanje took over the presidency till he was succeded by JZU Tembo who hails from Dedza and now it has migrated to Lilongwe where Dr.Chakwera comes from.zinazi si za dziko koma za banja

  3. Which UDF are u talking abt,why nt mentioned de names of pple who has joined DPP? Inu spair part yakale singayendeso,paja DPP nayo yiliku musium kale eti?

  4. Chipani cha UDF chizatha ngati makatani mwiniwache Bakili akuwona,zikamatele zilibwino,nyamatayu mukuti tupeleee ndiofoila eetiii!

  5. Pipo know in malawi suffer becoz UDF and Muluzi sold all govnt companies during their reigns and they r destroying another dead party and peter there4, the crisis will be going deeper and deeper.

  6. Mavuto aMALAWI ndikuyiwala.Ndani angamayende muntchire msewu ukuwona. Big ups UDF anthu sazadya ndale.Posachedwapa anthu amamunyoza PETER pano akumuthokoza kamba ka ulendo wake .Gwiranani manja MALAWI azapita chitsogolo.Zolozana chala sizikuthandizani.kaya zanu izo ine ndili pheee pa OCEAN.

  7. Olo atachita kundizungulira ndi umfuti chipani ichi ine ayi ndati toto ndakana mavuto ose tili nawo panopawa kamba kamuluzi ndi udf posankha bingu.

  8. Tiyeni tilakhule chowona amuna inu abale.kuchoka muwulamulo wachipani chimozi MCP panabwela UDF Ndipo munaphuka mwana wamzelu Dpp sono mukawona paliubale wawukulu ndithu pakati pa UDF+DPP.Sono palibe cholakwika potengela ulamulilo wabwino ngati uwu,tosefe ndife Amalawi zikoli ndilathu ndale zolimbana zinatha anthu panopa akuyang’ana chitukuko osati kusemphana ngati kujaku! Ayi.And kukumana kwao zipani zimene kulimbikisa mgwilizano pandale komaso pachitukuko basi

  9. Mmmmmm! UDF ngakhale ikanapanda kupinda kumbali ya boma inali yopanda ntchito kale basi. Kumeneko azikangana olo asakangane UDF ndiyokomoka basi.
    DPP can survive without any other party joining it. Zipani zadyera ndi choncho kusafuna kukhala mbali yotsutsa. Sangatengere chitsanzo chipani cha MCP chakhala chiri number 2 since the coming of multi-party democracy. Sichigwedezeka ayi.
    UDF inamwalira basi.

  10. no leadership in udf ,i will rather opt for banda [lucius] for he is a true malawian politician come 2019 keep de fire burning

  11. That’s wy muluzi destroyed our country since 1994. How can opposition parties join government’s benches? Which means thy are not do what pipo asked them to . thy just want money to be millionaires .they don’t mind about poor pipo in their areas where thy voted. Idiot’s . then busy insulting government. Why don’t you support government to donate your poor Malawi’s? Shameless leaders .