Atupele says 2014 election is about changing Malawi: Barnstorms north

UDF 2014 presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi, 35, has warned Malawians against putting the country in the hands of what he described as greedy politicians who have no vision for the country after the 2014 tripartite elections

The UDF leader said this during his while stop tour covering Nkhotakota boma, Dwangwa and Chinthechi on Sunday on his way to the northern region.

Atupele said the 2014 tripartite elections provides an opportunity for Malawians to reflect on the challenges the country has experienced in the last 50 years since independence and make proper choices.

“The elections we are having in May 2014 are crucial. It is about changing Malawi,” he said.

Atupele addressing crowds at Dwangwa on his way to the north

Atupele who said he want to win election based on “battle of ideas”, against foul-mouthing and smear campaign, blamed poor politics as the main source of problems that Malawians are facing.

He said Malawians themselves can avoid these problems by voting for a leader with a clear vision and policies that can transform the country.

“We cannot continue with the way we are when our neighbours are prospering. This is why some of us are advocating change,” said the presidential hopeful.

He said however that some politicians are not happy to hear anything to do with change because they are benefitting from the current chaos.

Atupele told crowds that he is not only interested  to win the presidential election for UDF but “to win it for Malawi” that can start prospering.

He said new way of doing politics to serve the people can make a difference from the current politics of greed practised by many.

Power to people

He promised a new administration that will give real power to the people by ensuring that decentralisation effectively works for the betterment of ordinary Malawians.

The UDF torch bearer said there attempts by some political leaders to usurp power from ordinary by killing decentralisation.

He asked the jubilant supporters to support him in ensuring that Malawians enjoy the fruits of economic growth and not s few elite sharing the cake.

North tour

Atupele is on a tour of the northern region. However , according to UDF spokesman Ken Ndanga, some of meetings will have to be scheduled especially in Mzimba because President Joyce Banda has lined up her meetings at the same venues.

During the Sunday tour business came to a stand still as scores of party supporters lined up along the road waving anything yellow in the the air.
On Monday, Atupele is scheduled to conduct a whistle stop tour of Rumphi boma, Bolero and Zolozoro in Mzuzu city.

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