The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and United Democratic Front (UDF) have now come out of a cocoon announcing their working relationship ahead of the forthcoming presidential fresh elections.
The DPP and UDF made the announcement today, Tuesday, at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.
The two parties said have been brought together through their shared desire to serve common Malawians.
Making the announcement, DPP General Secretary Greselder Jeffrey said the two parties have joined forces to rescue poor people suffering in rural areas.
Speaking at the ceremony President Peter Mutharika said that DPP and UDF relationship dates back during Dr. Bakili Muluzi and late Bingu wa Mutharika’s time where his party was born from UDF.
Mutharika further demonized the recent demonstrations that were being conducted in the country organised by HRDC saying were only being held to bring instability and political turmoil in the country.
On his part UDF president Atupele Muluzi said has put his ambitions of becoming a president aside instead putting Malawians ahead hence the alliance.
Muluzi also said that the two parties have agreed to form the alliance in a bid to develop Malawi and provide employment opportunities to young people in the country.
Ken Ndanga, UDFs party Publicity Secretary, has said that the alliance will benefit both parties and urged party followers to rally behind the move.
“The relationship has been there, in Parliament we were all working together and today we just reaffirmed the whole thing officially.
Ndanga could, however, not be drawn to explain details of agreements binding the two parties together.
“The actual agreements and conditions that are in this alliance will be revealed later, what is more important today is this occasion whereby we have come out joining forces of working together as political parties,” he said.