Atupele tells large crowds in Lilongwe: ‘Vote for experienced Mutharika not leaner’

Atupele Muluzi, who is President Peter Mutharika’s running mate in the forthcoming fresh presidential elections, on Sunday drew large crowds during a whistle stop rally at Biwi Triangle in Lilongwe, urging people to vote for Mutharika as the only experienced political leader to rule the country.

DPP-UDF alliance presidential runningmate Atupele Muluzi storms Lilongwe with a message of unity among Malawians regardless of party affiliations-pic by Lisa Kadango
Atupele draws large crowds in Lilongwe

Atupele, the United Democratic Front (UDF) leader, who is son of former president Bakili Muluzi, said he was pleased to note that thousands upon thousands of people had gathered at the Biwi.

“This is home ground. I stay in Lilongwe; my children go to school in Lilongwe. My mother [Annie] is from Lilongwe where I have my own field there and am a son of the soil in Lilongwe,” said the 41-year-old Minister of Energy.

He is running mate to Mutharika on Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ticket. DPP and UDF have formed an electoral alliance.

Atupele said Mutharika is the person Malawi needs to develop.

“Malawi still needs President Peter Mutharika to continue with the development drive for the country.

“He is the only experienced leader among all the presidential candidates,” he said.

“If you want your car to live longer, you don’t give it to a learner or else he will smash it,” he said.

He said the electorate should on July 2 not give “learner” the leadership of the country.

“We don’t give leadership to learners, APM is the only experienced leader Malawi wants,” he said.

Atupele said Mutharika deserves the votes for a second term because he has demonstrated that he is “the most patient person” he had ever seen in the past 10 years.

He said despite others promoting lawlessness and anarchy and even provocation, Mutharika remained calm.

Atupele said it was sad that some politicians have resorted to violence as a way of trying to take power by force and urged the youths never allow to be used by such greedy politicians as they will be left all alone once they are caught.

He also took time to urge Malawians not to allow to be divided by politics, religion and regions, saying Malawi is one regardless of political affiliation.

Citing his own example, Atupele said his mother is from Lilongwe central region while his father is from Machinga in eastern region but he married in southern region but his family settled in Lilongwe.

Malawi goes to polls on 2 July for fresh presidential elections following the ruling of the Supreme Court that upheld the decision of the Constitutional Court to nullify the May 21, 2019 presidential elections.

President Mutharika faces the highly competitive election ever as his serious competitor Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has nine political parties backing him whose leaders include former president Joyce Banda, vice president Saulos Chilima and former vice president Khumbo Kachali.

But Atupele said President Mutharika is set for another victory.

He said over the past 10 months, Mutharika has shown that he is a patient leader.

Atupele called on people to vote for their alliance because they are the only democratic parties in Malawi.

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Yusuf
Yusuf
9 months ago

What is this bigoted son of a tyrant saying? Atupele, let me tell you, in case you don’t know. Your father Bakili Muluzi, did not even have an MSCE certificate when he became President of the Republic of Malawi, not even project management experience. Which is why he destroyed and wrecked Malawi to shreds, as he was severely incompetent. The Doctorate was sympathetically given to him by well wishers. Another thing is that you should not be deceived by the crown, especially in Lilongwe or anywhere in Central region. I for one, was there at your rally, wearing my late… Read more »

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
9 months ago

Do not be deceived with the crowd patronising these rallies, in case you are wondering where all these people are doing at this rally…..well this is pure testimony on high unemployment rate in Malawi…..these people just want to pass the time here…

Benito
9 months ago
Reply to  Mbonga Matoga

Ndipo Malawians know what to do nowadays

Chriss
Chriss
9 months ago

Baby trying so hard to take back the sit to UDF. Ben Phiri, Nankhumwa, Chaponda know this and are drafting their strategy. Onse madeya that they could not be picked as running mate

Patriot
Patriot
9 months ago

A learner in the name of President Chakwera is much better than a so called experienced driver who is a disgrace to the nation. A blind,clueless and retarded driver who has had several road accidents while driving the affairs of the country. How did the so called experienced driver performed during: Academic Freedom saga, Maize gate, tractor gate,Foreign affairs cash gate, Ministries financial mismanagement, covid-19 Ministers Allowance gate, Beamtrust-Nac gate,Judge Bribing scandal etc. Once beaten twice shy. Your experienced driver will rest or for in jail.

GOLOGOLO
GOLOGOLO
9 months ago

Anthu akutibera ndalama iye ali patient………akuba chimanga ali patient….. akuba ka 145 ali patient…………………..

Bandawe
9 months ago

Tonse Alliance of 100 parties yagwa nayo – parties include: MCP, UTM, UP, CFT, HRDC, ConCourt, Supreme Court, Umodzi etc

Cosy Chisale
Cosy Chisale
9 months ago
Reply to  Bandawe

Parapain is the dosage

Wawa aNgoni
Wawa aNgoni
9 months ago

Peter Mutharika was not born a President. In fact, he has made more blunders in that high seat of the land, than any other President in Malawi. If you say, the experience of rigging, then that is true.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

take your fat ass man back to your home.
your campaigning for your old toothless dozzing cow and your old tricky dad k1.7 billion.mxiii

Malawi belong to the citizens

No vote for DPP and UDF alliance,anthu atopa ndiboza and umphawi, Munthalika is president now while malawians are suffering, ndevote ina yachiani? Malawians will change things on July 2 believe that.

Juma
9 months ago

MCP ruled for more than 30 years and left us in dire poverty.NOT AGAIN.

Nzika
Nzika
9 months ago

Ife tikayivotekatu dpp udf

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago

Oh yes atupele, we know what pitala and bakili’s experiences are, THEFT. Paja bambo ako ku MCP anabakonso. Yes malawians, vote for these THIEVES on July the 2nd and watch them run this country to the ground.

Nalingula
Nalingula
9 months ago

What we Need to Hear is from All Candidates …How are they going to deal with Corruption ,Nepotism,Create Employment …How are they going to be accountable to the Electorate….Independent ACB ,Independent Electoral Commission,Professional Police,Access to Information kapena it will be Game as Usual ….And of course Political Violence ….Atupele and the other candidates address these Issues Anthu atopatu atofuna Moyo wawo Usinthe ..

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