Blue League—a grouping of young professionals in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)—says it will play forefront role in making sure that there is “violence-free” politicking prior to the 2019 presidential elections.
The grouping made the commitment Saturday, at Mungo Park in the capital Lilongwe, during a get together to celebrate their oneness as youths.
Before, Nyasa Times learnt, there were several youth groupings, and all claimed to support President Peter Mutharika.
But, as presidential adviser on youth affairs Songazaudzu Salijeni pointed out, the “President [Peter Mutharika] directed that there should only be one group for the youths.”
And, speaking in an interview Blue League vice chairperson, Dumisani Lindani, said Malawi should expect mature and visionary politicking from the Blue League.
“We’re professionals and successful businesspeople. Today, we came to celebrate our oneness and to strategize on how best we can help our leader and patron President Peter Mutharika,” said Lindani.
According to Lindani, there are a number of strategies they have put in place so that they remain in power during the 2019 elections.
“Our responsibility is to support structures that are already in place, and not to create new ones. We’re brainstorming as youths of this mighty party, and we will be sharing our thoughts with the party’s leadership,” he said, adding: “All interested youths in this country are welcome.”
In her remarks, First Lady Madame Gertrude Mutharika, who made a surprise appearance during the get-together, applauded Blue League for their “unity of purpose.”
Mutharika said “President Peter Mutharika was proud” of them and “will support” them in any way.
Speaking earlier DPP vice president for the centre, Hetherwick Ntaba, appealed to members of the Blue League for their support ahead of the October 17 by-elections.
Ntaba said with the Blue League in place “there is no reason to lose the elections.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :