BLANTYRE--Sam Mpasu, one of the founders of the former ruling UDF which has been split into two camps, has attacked former president Bakili Muluzi, popularly known as 'Atcheya', for his continued meddling in the party even after he quit active politics in 2009.
Mpasu, reacting to a newspaper statement by the UDF which states that it will hold its convention at the end of the month and was seeking candidates to contest in various positions including that of president, said Muluzi was no longer a leader of UDF and he should stop collecting funds on behalf of the party.
He said Muluzi was destroying the party for "personal interest", adding that it’s only the president, referring to Friday Jumbe, who has powers to call for a convention and not a secretary general Kennedy Makwangwala.
He said the UDF will not remain a "personal property of Muluzi" because he handed over the leadership to Jumbe in 2009.
Mpasu also attacked Makwangwala for "taking instructions from BCA," the home of Muluzi in up-market Limbe.
He said Muluzi was organisng people for the convention "so that they choose his son Atupele as the presidential candidate for 2014."
The Jumbe camp has said it will not attend the convention, which is expected to be bankrolled by Muluzi, who still wields a lot of power in the UDF which didn’t feature a presidential candidate in 2009 but made a loose alliance with its former enemy the MCP.
In 2009, UDF dishearted supporters were forced to vote for MCP's John Tembo.--Maravipost
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