Atupele deplores politics of foul-mouthing

Atupele Muluzi, United Democratic Front (UDF)  presidential candidate for May, 20 elections has warned party members against politics of castigation, saying any member who dares going against that policy will be expelled from the party which is advancing an agenda for change.

Muluzi told thousands of UDF supporters at Mabvere in Mchinji district that he believes in issue-based campaign and that he will not allow anybody to dent the image of the party by sticking to old type of politics of foul-mouthing.

He said political leaders who thrive on politics of castigation has no place in Malawi now and should be declared redundant.

“If you have nothing to offer in politics may you please consider farming,” said Atupele.

Atupele with his running mate Chapola (right) in Lilongwe
Atupele with his running mate Chapola (right) in Lilongwe

He went further; “It doesn’t matter what position you hold in the party as long as you go against this policy you will not be part of us”.

Atupele condemned the recent Thyolo political violence saying that incident could have been avoided if political leaders stick to issues when campaigning.

He said Malawi is a multi-party democracy and as such political leaders must learn to coexist.

The 35 year old leader, the youngest in the race said the loss of lives in the Thyolo incident is a dent on Malawi democracy and must not be allowed to continue.

He said Malawians are known to be peaceful people and leaders should safeguard that good reputation.

Although the Democratic Progressive Party and the Peoples Party are busy pointing fingers at each on the Thyolo violence the UDF leader did not blame either of the two or any individual.

A policeman and a civilian were killed in a political violence at Goliati Trading centre during a rally addressed by President Joyce Banda.

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