Atupele ‘confident’ of Mutharika re-election as Malawi president

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-United Democratic Front (UDF) alliance running mate Atupele Muluzi has said he was “very confident” that President Peter Mutharika is heading for re-election in next Tuesday’s fresh elections.

Atupele: DPP-UDF have the momentum to win
Atupele had earlier addressed monitors in Zomba

Mutharika’s running mate in the election said in Zomba on Tuesday during awhistle stop campaign meetings that Malawi Congress Party (MCP) will continue its losing streak in elections since the country adopted multiparty democracy.

“Let the opposition now take care, the will of the people will prevail in the ballot and Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika is winning again,” said Atupele.

He said since campaign started, he has been through out engaging the electorate and it is clear the support on the ground for DPP-UDF has been energised to vote for Mutharika and seal electoral victory.

“We are indeed a fired up, fuelled and fast-moving train. DPP-UDF are in for electoral victory,” he said.

It was a massive atmosphere as thousands lined up along the roads in Zomba at areas of  Chinsewu, Namadidi and Ntonya to listen to Atupele.

His  first stop at Chinsewu trading centre in Zomba Lisanjala constituency , was attended by Minister of Education Dr Susuwele Banda the MP for the area and he assured that the whole area has agreed to vote for Mutharika.

In his address,   UDF leader, who is son to former president Bakili Muluzi,  urged the people  to vote for Mutharika, saying he is the person Malawi needs to develop.

He  also said Mutharika deserves the votes because he is “the most patient person” he had ever seen in the past 10 years when the country faced post-election protests, some of which turned ugly orchestrated by opposition parties.

DPP and UDF formed an electoral alliance to in a bid to garner votes following Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal’s interpretation of majority as 50-percent-plus-one vote in the presidential election.

Malawians are set to elect a President on June 23 following decisions by the High Court of Malawi sitting as the Constitutional Court and the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal which upheld the lower court judgement that nullified the May 21 2019 presidential election over alleged irregularities, especially in the results management system.

The judgement followed a petition filed by the country’s estranged Vice-President Saulos Chilima—who contested in the race as UTM Party torchbearer—and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera.

Chakwera and Chilima have since partnered in a nine-party Tonse Alliance as presidential candidate and running mate, respectively.

In the nullified presidential election, Atupele finished fourth with 235 164 votes or 4.67 percent while Mutharika polled 1 940 709 votes (38.57 percent). On the other hand, Chakwera had 1 781 740 votes (35.41 percent) and Chilima—making his debut on the presidential ballot—finished third with 1 018 369 votes or 20.24 percent.

The third candidate in the fresh poll, Peter Kuwani of Mbakuwaku Movement for Development was fifth with 20 369 votes, representing 0.40 percent.

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nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
8 months ago

kodi awa angoti miseu miseu. izi mpaka litilo. wa tsangano mpana lelo 5 kilometre yokha ena akudikila dollar yaku abudabi thats lilangwe zimba road.

kodi nsika ndi depot ku mangochi simuona ndi wa nyasi????????
than kumanga stadium!!!! UVE

Shatta
Shatta
8 months ago

Dream on Atupele.

Nicholous
Nicholous
8 months ago

No way APM can win elections. But will go to jail

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
8 months ago

Judging by patronage, APM is surely heading for re-election.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago

In his dreams. Agogo has now woken up, sensing danger though TOO TOO LATE.

Martin
Martin
8 months ago

Kuwina kweni kweni Muntharika ndiye nzosatheka, mwina atati aberanso ulendo uno. Amalawi sangamakhalire kupusitsidwa ndi mabanja awiriwa ngati kuti ndiumfumu, bolaninso akanakhala kuti akupanga zokomera tonse.

dogs🐕 🐕
dogs🐕 🐕
8 months ago

This young atupele is not ashamed of himself by saying that Malawi is going to vote for the two families of his and Mutharika. He is an idiot 😠😠 the devil’s to destroy our beautiful nation Malawi

Y R U sostupid!
8 months ago

Atupele on his ‘fired up, fuelled and fast moving train’ towards the Valley of Dry Bones.

Sarah sarah
Sarah sarah
8 months ago

If Atupele was ever to be seen outside of Bakili Muluzi lens. You would see what an great politician he is, great ideological vision, intelligent, youth, non populist and most importantly not a neoliberal capitalist. Someone Malawi needs for developmental progress. The late Thandika Mkandawire had so much hope in you and that speaks volume

Wisdom
Wisdom
8 months ago
Reply to  Sarah sarah

A leader and visionary who runs away when he is needed most. He always hides at a time when his country needs him most only to resurface when the coast is clear. He is no more than a spoilt boy who has dad’s contacts and stolen resources to usher him along. HE IS NO GOOD FOR OUR COUNTRY.

Sarah sarah
Sarah sarah
8 months ago
Reply to  Wisdom

Read my first sentence again then try to reply again. And running away from what and where? Since he entered parliament he has been a constant features on our political scene. He went to teach in China after loosing and conceding defeat. To him there was nothing to fight for. What did you want him to do, Do a Chilima by first conceding then join Chakwera like a man who just goes where the populist wind blows. That’s not what Atupele is. Malawi we are just no ready to accept nerd policy wonks politicians like him that’s where we arent… Read more »

Jemusi
Jemusi
8 months ago
Reply to  Sarah sarah

Sarah Sarah…..teach? Kodi mumayesa kuti atupele ngophunzila? Analephera xul ameneyo. Ask him of his qualification.

Sarah sarah
Sarah sarah
8 months ago
Reply to  Jemusi

No need to ask for qualifications when info is freely available at his alumni university (Leicester). He has a 2:1 in Economics and Law. I guess we really are in post truth society when one spread false information as a way of discrediting others. Ideological position is important especially on economics. The view of market and state determines what kind of development ones country attains. Currently Chilima is pro market and this is dangerous for a country on a developmental state like ours. If these guys gets into power they will be following Washington-consensus, they will go on trade liberation… Read more »

Maliki
Maliki
8 months ago

Atupele munachita kutumidwa kuzaononga malawi..koma Mulungu weniweni akutsuseni ulendo uno mwaonjeza kwambiri mukufuna malawi akhale chigwa eti..chonde chonde tapota nanu ngati tinawalakwila okutumaniwo mukatiuzire kuti atikhululukire sitizayambiraso.

Ida
Ida
8 months ago
Reply to  Maliki

Will of which people Atupele? Mukawina inuyo zikhala zobera. The majority of Malawians don’t support this regime. Zina kumavomerezako.

namula
namula
8 months ago
Reply to  Ida

Atupele next week you will be a nobody

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago
Reply to  Maliki

True

Wakuphili
Wakuphili
8 months ago

Don’t think for Malawians. You will be shocked.

Wisdom
Wisdom
8 months ago
Reply to  Wakuphili

With Kuba.

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