As Malawians continue to question the logic behind the DPP-UDF alliance, the yellow camp has been divided over the coalition as the majority of UDF members condemn the alliance while a few have chosen to remain under Atupele’s influence.
In response to Juma’s views, who earlier attacked Lucius Banda for standing against the controversial alliance, Akefe Kufa Mvisa Said that Juma’s remarks do not reflect the party’s democratic ideologies.
“Neither Juma nor chiefs have the power to dictate to the people on who they should follow.
“People are not happy with the alliance because they believe it is suicidal to UDF’s future,” said Mvisa.
He added that Juma’s remarks are baseless and a non-starter because they are against democratic principles on which UDF as a party was founded upon.
“We in UDF maintain and promote the unity, dignity, liberty and welfare of the people of the Republic of Malawi, as is in UDF Constitution Article 5(d),” he said, adding:
“As real members of UDF we seek unity between our leaders, Atupele Muluzi and Lucious Banda.
“We therefore call all UDF members, supporters and followers to preach unity within the party.”
Mvisa further called upon Atupele Muluzi to respect UDF’s constitution.
“As of the DPP/UDF relationship, we ask the UDF president to tell Malawians what really it is UDF is and will benefit from the alliance.
“He must respect the UDF constitution where it stipulates the duties of the President on Article 13, b (ii) as such and i quote, Represent the party and make pronouncements for and on behalf of the NEC, outlining and explaining the policy or attitude of the party on any question.
“And it is in this regard that we seek explanation from our leader regarding the relationship,” he said.