Atupele on walk-about campaign in Lilongwe for Malawi Presidency

Business came to a stand-still on Saturday in Lilongwe city market area when UDF presidential candidate, Atupele Muluzi jumped from his vehicle and walked for a distances on his way to TA Mazengera headquarters for a public rally.

Thousands of supporters lined up buy the road side waiting to catch a glimpse of the youngest presidential candidate in the May 20 tripartite election.

He was only arriving at Traditional Mazengera headquarters at around late in the afternoon at 4pm.

Atupele on walk about campaign

Atupele on walk about campaign

Atupele was welcomed by the Chewa traditional dance of gule wa mkulu that included njobvu (elephant) a symbol of great honour in the Chewa culture.

He told the mammoth crowd that defied a heavy down pour in the afternoon that they should not be forced to vote for wrong leaders because of hand outs that only come when there is an election.

“Don’t make yourselves slaves to hand outs. Vote for a government that will give you opportunities to economically independent and not waiting for a politician to give you hand-outs,” he said.

Atupele was accompanied by his running mate Dr. Godfrey Chapola and party’s first vice president Iqbar Omar and a hoard of other party functionaries.

It's a long walk to presidency: Atupele with supporters

It’s a long walk to presidency: Atupele with supporters

Atupele in Lilongwe walking to a camapign venue

Atupele in Lilongwe walking to a camapign venue

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