Malawi President and ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Wednesday stormed the eastern region district of Balaka where he addressed a rally where he pleaded with all Malawians to be united and work together to ensure there is development taking place in the country.
This was the first time for Mutharika to hold a rally in Balaka- a district where his wife hails from-since he was elected president on 20th May 2014.
Mutharika urged Malawians to forget whatever happened during the 2014 general election and forge ahead.
“Election period is over and this is time to develop Malawi” Mutharika said.
Mutharika dropped the hint that former president of New Labour Party, Friday Jumbe and former Chipani Cha Pfuko (CCP) president Davies Katsonga want to join the DPP.
“All those who want to come back [to DPP] are very welcome” said Mutharika .
During the elections Jumbe obtained an injunction restraining Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) from conducting a voter recounting process.
Months after losing miserably in the tripartite elections Jumbe stepped down as NLP leader and expressed interest to work with DPP.
Jumbe, the former finance minister who once held an acting presidency of United Democratic Front (UDF) said that he resigned from active politics to concentrate on his private life outside pressures of politics.
Former CCP president Davies Katsonga announced of the deregistering of his party saying he decided to support president Mutharika’s government which has ideologies similar to those of CCP.
He eventually joined the government side in parliament after notifying the Speaker.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :