Atupele confident UDF will triumph, commits K45m pay for candidates

United Democratic Front (UDF)’s presidential hopeful Atupele Muluzi on Sunday exuded confidence he would win the elections.

The 35-year-presidential candidate expressed his confidence when he presented certificates to shadow MPs and councillors from the Southern Region last Friday and Eastern Region on Sunday.

“I have confidence that UDF shall emerge victorious on May 20,” said Atupele.

UDF cadidates Fawzia Osman (R)

UDF cadidates Fawzia Osman (R)

“We trust that it will be that way, UDF is now a transformed part,” he added.

The UDF torchbearer said Malawi can repeat its failures in economic strides as has been the case in the last 50 years with same political players.

“It’s time to change; to decide. The country has got many other able individuals who can steer the national development agenda forward so much that we can’t afford to have the same people dominating our politics. They have all failed and we need to rethink our future,” he said.

Atupele, who a couple of days ago announced that his running mate is Dr Godfrey Chapola, confirmed that he will foot nomination fees for the party’s parliamentary and local council candidates. The total cost is estimated at K45 million (US$107 655).

Male parliamentary candidates are paying K200 000 (US$478), female candidates are coughing K150 000 (US$359) whereas male and female councillor candidates are parting with K20 000 and K15 000 (US$36) respectively.

UDF is represented in all the 193 constituencies as well as in all the 475 wards for Local Government Election.

Some of the UDF candidates

Some of the UDF candidates

UDF candidates

UDF candidates

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