Atupele hits at ‘yes-maniac bootlickers’ in Malawi

Malawi’s opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) leader, Atupele Muluzi, who is also the party’s torchbearer in the May 20 Tripartite Elections has said the electorate should reject recycled politicians in the forthcoming polls.

During whistle stop tours in the Southern Region’s Lomwe belt of Mulanje and Phalombe, Atupele said the ‘recycled politicians’ were ‘habitual yes-maniac bootlickers’ to presidents in the country

“Most of the times we may only blame the presidents but to a greater extent it is also these yes-maniac bootlickers who have been recycled from one ruling party to another. They are specialised bootlickers who wrongly advise the leaders so that they personally benefit from the President at the expense of the Malawian populace who suffer by way of the same advices,” said Atupele.

Arupele addressing a meeting in Phalombe
Arupele addressing a meeting in Phalombe

Atupele said UDF came up with the Agenda for Change to “change the way this country is run and ensure that the bulk of the youthful citizenry and indeed all Malawians are not taken for granted.”

He said Malawi needs to make meaningful change on May 20 and move towards posterity.

“We need economic change. The new UDF is the change you can trust,” he said.

“Malawi must create its wealth while protecting its poor. To do this, we must manage our public resources better and ensure that poor people including the youth have a say over how the country is run.

“Creating wealth for all Malawians rest on our ability to provide an enabling environment for this to happen. This means generating confidence of the private sector to invest in small, medium and large scale initiative, providing the appropriate skills to all, especially our young men and women to get decent jobs,” he said.

Atupele said his government will bring back the governance mechanism into its proper direction.

“We will ensure that no one abuses the laws with an aim of having governance bodies, such as the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), the Malawi Police, Parliament, and many others choked,” he said.

He added: “After looking at the wrong and worse direction our country was heading to; where we were almost grounded, I felt it was time to come out and fight for the people. We in the UDF have indeed, using our agenda, been fighting to spell out the ills of this regime, while revamping our party towards a changed Malawi, where Malawians will breathe a sigh of relief by way of both development and economic well-being.”

UDF supporters listening to Atupele in Phalombe
UDF supporters listening to Atupele in Phalombe

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