United Democratic Front (UDF) presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi has said that politics is a service to the people politicians serve.
Speaking at a whistle-stop campaign tour at Nkhata-bay boma , Atupele said others do not understand the what politics is, they only see the bad not the good.
“When another party is in government it doesn’t mean that our job should be criticising and destroying always because those who suffer are innocent Malawians,” said the UDF presidential candidate.
Atupele, 40, added that UDF and Alliance for Democracy (Aford) showed Malawians that two parties can work together and deliver.
“That’s why in the northern region we have various developments like Mzuzu High Court, Auction Floors, Mzuzu University, Mzuzu central hospital because of UDF working relationship with Aford,” added Muluzi.
The youthful presidential candidate further said that the Aford/UDF alliance showed Malawians that they could differ in political ideology, religion, and tribe but they could work together to build Malawi because they are doing a service its citizen.
“We showed that differing in parties does not mean pulling each other down,” he said.
Atupele further said for all those who fought for Malawi freedom their wish was for the country to develop and not castigating each other.
“Our aim should be building one Malawi for all with no discrimination,” added Atupele.
Atupele, son to Bakili Muluzi, Malawi’s first post-one-party State president, also assured the people of Nkhata-bay that he is going to abolish the quota system of university selection once voted as the country’s president next week Tuesday, May 21.
In his remarks, UDF presidential running mate Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo – who is an Aford member – urged the electorate to vote for Atupele so that Malawi can develop.
“We should start a fresh don’t accept to be treated as second class citizens because Nkhata-bay people are important in the history of Malawi,” said Mwenifumbo.
Mwenifumbo highlighted the UDF manifesto which is focusing on inclusive growth and economic freedom.
Highlights of UDF’s manifesto include a pledge to introduce social protection policies which will see people without sources of income getting paid by the government and introduction of universal fertiliser subsidy instead of the coupon system in the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (Fisp).Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :