The whirlwind of only one person benefiting from the alliance between ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the United Democratic Front (UDF) which has been centre of conflicts in the party continues, and Atupele Muluzi has yet again gotten the chip in President Mutharika’s revised cabinet list.
There have been internal rows within UDF as some members have been claiming that the alliance with DPP has only benefited the young Muluzi who serves as the party’s leaders.
And in the freshly revised cabinet list, Muluzi survives again at the Ministry Lands, Housing and Urban Development.
Earlier this year, there had been unrests in UDF as Vice President for the party, Iqbar Omar dragged Muluzi to court for him to prove claims that Omar was forming parallel structures.
Omar was axed from his post over what the party dubbed as ‘his tendency not to respect the party’s decisions and ideas’.
But inside sources have told Malawi24 that the issue of other members not being happy with Muluzi’s closeness to the DPP government had also been part of the issues and that Omar shared a similar ideology only to be told to step down.
The UDF has also been haunted down within the party with a section led by legislator Lucius Banda standing against the move by the party to switch to government benches in the August house.
Some critics said this could see the party dying, but the party maintains it is still strong and will contest in the next elections.