United Democratic Front (UDF) presidential hopeful Atupele Muluzi will launch his party’s election campaign on Sunday at the famous Njamba Freedom Park in the commercial city Blantyre on Sunday.
UDF deputy spokeswoman Judith Ngwira said Atupele will also use the campaign launch to tackle specifics in the party’s electoral manifesto.
“The campaign launch for UDF will be at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre. That place is historic for UDF and its where our party uses to for a successful take off,” said Ngwira.
“This is an opportunity for Malawians to interact, share and receive the message of Atupele and what he can do for the people of this country if he wins May 20’s election.”
Atupele is the youngest candidate in the presidential race which pits President Joyce Banda, opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarous Chakwera and DPP’s Peter Mutharika. There are also other seven presidential pretenders.
In an interview with Nyasa Times, Atupele urged Malawi who, ‘share our yearning for renewal,’ to ‘jump off the fence, climb out of your false comfort zone’ and make decisions by support his presidential bid.
“I have confidence that the people of Malawi earn for change, and that they will ensure for themselves a free and fair election,” he said.
He said Malawi deserves “news leadership that can face up to the challenges facing our country.”
Atupele said UDF with its ‘agenda for change’ are in “a movement for renewal, revival” for Malawi.