The weather was do bad in Lilongwe on Sunday but as it kept raining but that was not enough reason to deter thousands of United Democratic Front (UDF) supporters from attending whistle stop rallies addressed by UDF May 20 presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi.
Accompanied by his running mate Dr Godfrey Chapala and some senior members of the party the UDF leader visited Area 36, 23 and Kumachenga School near the old airport.
He told enthusiastic crowds that cut across all ages that May 20 offers a golden opportunity for Malawians to put in place an administration that will bring economic freedom to the country.
“We cannot allow a few people continue plunder public resources while many of our people including the youth and women wallow in grinding poverty,” he lamented
He told the gathering that its high time Malawians woke up and speak through the ballot warning them not to be swayed by small gifts from politicians bought using “stolen money from the public coffers.”
He urged the electorate to take what the cashgate politicians and their bagmen have on offer but don’t tell them how you’re going to vote. Stay silent. Don’t tell.
“A party T shirt or cloth cannot change your life and it should never influence your decision on who to vote for. You need to put into power a government with clear plan to bring real transformation and change not just lip service,” said Atupele.
He said political failures rely on such cheap gifts to woo voters because they have nothing to offer.
During the rallies Chapola only greeted the people and promised to organise his own rallies where will articulate UDF policies.
He also echoed Atupele’s call to Malawians to take what corrupt politicians and greasy pole climbers have to offer before an election and then, on the day of polling cancel out cashgaters, vote freely and secretly according to your heart’s dictates. And above all don’t tell anyone how you’re going to vote.