Some Youth Want Retired Muluzi Back
A Mzuzu University-based political analyst says recent activities by some young people branding themselves as Friends of Atupele can be a way of testing the political ground for a comeback into the country's politics after announcing his retirement in May this year.
Dr. Chrispin Mphande holds the view that Atupele Muluzi's bouncing back into politics may be determined by how the public's response to recent activities by the youthful grouping.
``This is a strategy for this group of young people for Atupele to come back to politics despite that he resigned from active politics,” said Dr. Mphande.
There have been some activities by Friends of Atupele. Some two weeks ago they had a press conference in Lilongwe to announce their existence and last weekend they were in Mzuzu where they had a parade in the city streets, cheered some patients at the Mzuzu Central Hospital, and later interacted with the young people at Chibavi ground in the city.
Director of Friends of Atupele, Daniel Ernest Chirambo says they would like to ask young Muluzi to stand as president come 2025.
Explained Chirambo: ``We are sure that, if we ask him to stand in the next election, he will not say no.”
Most members of the grouping dress themselves red and white T-shirts written Atupele Muluzi 2025 Boma.
The young Muluzi, had been a member of the United Democratic Front (UDF) for 18 years and also saved as president of the opposition party but hanged his political gloves for business development in the country.