Chilima wows support for DPP candidates in Lilongwe, Mchinji by-elections

Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima said on Saturday it is high time people in the central region started voting for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidates as that is the only way their areas could realize meaningful development.

Vice President Saulos Chilima (left) officially welcoming former MCP councilor for Ngala Ward, Misheck Khomba to the DPP. Picture by Pauline Kaude, MANA

Vice President Saulos Chilima (left) officially welcoming former MCP councilor for Ngala Ward, Misheck Khomba to the DPP. Picture by Pauline Kaude, MANA

DPP Regional Director of Women Marriam Chimbalanga speaking during a whistle stop tour conducted by Vice President Saulos Chilima on Saturday. Picture by Pauline Kaude, MANA

DPP Regional Director of Women Marriam Chimbalanga speaking during a whistle stop tour conducted by Vice President Saulos Chilima on Saturday. Picture by Pauline Kaude, MANA

Chilima introducing Tsele to the people pic Sarah Munthali

Chilima introducing Tsele to the people pic Sarah Munthali

Women line up along the road at Chioko, Mchinji pic Sarah Munthali.

Women line up along the road at Chioko, Mchinji pic Sarah Munthali.

Speaking when he conducted a whistle stop tour ahead of the December 22 by-election for Ngala Ward in Lilongwe district at Kachitsa, Chadza and Chilanga Schools in TA Chadza’s area, Chilima said it was only the DPP which is popular and can develop the area.

“Gone are the days when the central region was regarded as a Malawi Congress Party stronghold, it is only the ruling DPP which can transform this area by bringing various development projects,” he said.

He urged the people to vote for Regina Sululu, a DPP aspiring councillor for the area if they were to see change as all the previous people from the opposition have not done anything in as far as development is concerned.

He further appealed to the people to vote for Sululu, a woman, as one way of increasing the number of women in decision making positions in the country.

Ngala Ward became vacant after the resignation on September 8 this year of the then councillor for the area Misheck Khomba who had won the seat on an MCP ticket during the May 2014 Tripartite Elections.

Khomba has since declared his allegiance to the ruling DPP and was officially welcomed to the party by Chilima during the whistle stop tour.

He told the people that DPP is the only party which practices politics of tolerance.

And on Friday , Chilima bbraced heavy rains and conducted a whistle stop tour in Mtope Ward, Mchinji West to campaign for DPP candidate Benedicto Tsele for the December 22, by-election.

Speaking at Katchuka, Chioko, Chioshya and Mphanga in Traditional Authority Simphasi, Chilima called on the people to vote for the DPP candidate to foster development in the area.

“Time for politicking is gone, this is time for development, vote for the DPP candidate who will be able to easily link with the government and address your needs,” he said.

“We had general elections in 2014 where people elected DPP as government, now it is time for you to vote for someone who will help you develop this area, not someone who is going to oppose good government programmes,” he added

Chilima said voting Tsele as ward councillor would mean implementing the DPP manifesto which has programmes to help the poor such as the Decent and Affordable Housing, improving food security and infrastructure.

The Vice President reiterated the need for people in the country to support the President in his quest to improving the welfare of people in the country.

Mtope Mard fell vacant after the councillor of the area John Msumatiza died in July this year.

Two candidates Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Aueriano Kalemba and Benedicto Tsele are contesting in the December 22 by election.

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9 thoughts on “Chilima wows support for DPP candidates in Lilongwe, Mchinji by-elections”

  1. Zagwa says:

    Koma zoona Angoni mukupitiliza kudzipaka ujeni chotele? Zidzavuta kuchokamotu izi!!! Nde poti mumakonda kumvera za aTumbuka…mwina muli ndi pulani. Koma takudandaulani.

  2. Kudambwe says:

    Saulosi upepela nadzo Izi.

  3. Chingolopiyo says:

    Nyasatimes, i think MCP is also campaigning in these by elections. Why bringing election news but for only one party? Have Nyasat-imes become another MBC?

  4. Cholapitsa says:

    It has being said over and over again, but fact is MCP never shaken in central and no party can do that now. The time has gone for MCP to be mulled on Central hahahaha maybe in south.

  5. Rodriguas says:

    Kumtope ward, Mchinji Tsele sangawine bi. Too much croockedness.

  6. Chief Cadet says:

    Mr Chilima muyaluka nacho chipani choyipa ichi,ku Ntcheu kwanu kuli chiyani choti nkuloza pitani ku Thyolo ndi Mulanje misewu yatala mpaka kumunda in NU only M1 Kamuzu road, what are you campaigning for? More people in Thyolo to be Millionaires azibabe?

  7. TSAMBALIKWA says:

    Mr VP don’t waster your time,money and Energy to thinking that Central region will vote for Dpp just because of a little boy in Malawis politics like you, No loop holes in Central region for Dpp to go through, You will never ever be President of Malawi from the DPP, There is already George Chaponda, Henry Mussa and Bright Msaka to take over from Pitala, Just continue to be used with the Lomwes like a Condom and keep quite, Central region its for the MCP till the judgement day, Go and ask Bakili Muluzi, Mwana osapola pamchombo wachepa iwe undikhalire uli Chete

  8. Viva democracy viva wowina kale !!
    Kodi kani mabvutowa ndi umphawi ndi chitukuko in vp, beinoto pskamwa ponya zamchere !

  9. Mawa says:

    The same old politics embraced by the so called new blood Dr Chilima. Saying DPP will bring development. Where is the money at the moment? That’s why we need federal govt. People like you as educated as you are still practicing old-time polics are.making Malawi poorer than it was in 1958. We need bold people, objective and visionary…..not you.

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