Atupele gets UDF ‘vote of confidence’, Mangochi governor says
United Democratic Front (UDF) District Governor for Mangochi Urban Abubakar Foster says that the current party leader, Atupele Muluzi will be voted again as leader of the party at a national convention to be held next year.
Foster said UDF leaders in the district already made the resolution and that they are only waiting for a convention to make it official.
The District Governor said this at public rally addressed by the UDF president himself at St. Augustine 3 primary School in Mangochi Central constituency . The Second Deputy Speaker Clement Chiwaya is the legislature for the area.
Foster said party members and officials in Mangochi are impressed with Atupele Muluzi’s track record especially on how he has performed as a Cabinet minister in the President Peter Mutharika led administration .
He described the UDF leader as a man if integrity and a well-focused politicians which he said are qualities of a good leader.
“Mr. President some of us are able to see the meaning of Agenda for Change through the way you are performing as a Cabinet minister. We are not surprised that the State President Professor Mutharika has confidence in you and please tell him that we are very thankful to him ,” said Foster.
He said the UDF party leader has been able to draw a line between partisan politics and government work which is very rare not only in Malawi but beyond the borders.
On his part, Muluzi asked party leaders in the district to remain loyal to the party, saying the UDF belongs to them and not any other leader in the party including himself.
He told the gathering that as leader he has embarked on a country wide tour to interact with party members and supporters alike as one way of, strengthening the party.
However he advised the party to be on the lookout for what he called enemies of the UDF who are spreading all sorts of lies about the party.
He said some of them pretending to be party members when they have ” a leg somewhere else”.
” Our enemies are spending sleepless nights spreading all sorts of lies against me and the party , please ignore them “, said Atupele.
The UDF leader announced that he will be addressing another public rally in Blantyre on 13th August, 2017.