Chakwera casts his vote: I want to serve Malawi with integrity

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Dr Lazarus Chakwera the torchbearer for the grand opposition Tonse alliance woke up early to join thousands that got the Malawi fresh presidential election going at his home village Malembo in Lilongwe rural on Tuesday morning.

Chakwera  at Malembo Primary School in Kasiya  during voting day-pic by Lisa Kadango
MCP’s Chakwera checks his ballot paper  -pic by Lisa Kadango
Chakwera make a mark on his ballot paper-pic by Lisa Kadango
Chakwera: Date with destiny-pic by Lisa Kadango
Chakwera casts vote

After casting his vote, Chakwera, a pastor turned politician, with his running-mate, Vice-president Saulos Chilima of UTM Party said it is a great feeling to vote and hope it will be free, fair and credible elections.

“I want to serve Malawi with integrity. I want to be able to make Malawi united and be able to respect the rule of law,” said Chakwera to a mob of reporters.

“I believe this is our date with destiny and this is the time for the begging of a new Malawi,” he said.

Chakwera and Chilima support bases are complementary, according to Boniface Dulani, a political scientist at the University of Malawi, Chancellor College.

The MCP is strong in rural areas, especially in the central region the country; UTM does best among young urbanites.

One of the key promises for the Tonse Alliance in the current campaign is universal reduction of the price of fertiliser from the current K23 000 to K4 495 per 50-kilogramme bag. Other promises are provision of descent houses, creation of one million jobs and introduction of a monthly financial support of K15 000 to the elderly.

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hardy
hardy
8 months ago

Unfortunately whoever wins has such a daunting task ahead and the reality is soon all Malawians will be up against him. Once the election fever dies down covid will start it’s afflictions and no government will be able to save the people. At the moment Malawians will not accept quarantine because they have been taught not to. May God help us all.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago

Start sorting the country as from tomorrow.

The Deffender
The Deffender
8 months ago

Ndipo sizochedwazo, koma mmene ndikumudziwila Chakwera, adikila mpaka those 8 days amalize zonse bwino bwino a MEC ntchito yawo.

Nyirenda Tobious
Nyirenda Tobious
8 months ago

Zabwino zonse abwana, its been high time Malawi has been looking for change(a better change)… God is watching and hopefully is rescuing us from today onwards

Guest
Guest
8 months ago

Chakwera, the only hope for New Malawi, the country needs a transformed leader in order to transform Malawi as the best place of value!

Christian
Christian
8 months ago

Because of the complimetary political bases between MCP and UTM, DPP will not stand this time around.By mid night today, Chakwera will be the next 6th President of Malawi.

Phwisa
Phwisa
8 months ago

But why is MEC commissioners at College of Medicine and not in polling centres. Have they DELIGATED? Remember what the court said on delegation. Court liime. Kkkkkkk

Mangalore 2929
Mangalore 2929
8 months ago

I doubt you will unite Malawi, already dpp monitors are being beaten and chased from your stronghold. This is just the beginning of another long struggle to unseat mcp. One day when we achieve our goal, will not repeat the same mistake of putting you back in. Enafe talowa kale underground. Adios amigos!

Mphatso M
Mphatso M
8 months ago

My President. Dr. Chakwera, I would like to send you my congratulatory message in advance.

You have fought a formidable battle against the ‘Pharaohs’, and it is your deserving time to receive the reward.
The presidency of the Republic of Malawi is coming like a golden crown on your head tomorrow.

Congratulations once again our new President, and may God continue blessing you, and the land of Malawi.

Phwisa
Phwisa
8 months ago

Some people are failing to vote because they do not see Tonse Alliance symbol on the ballot. They can not vote for Tambala instead.

Ernest
Ernest
8 months ago

Boma iloo wina afune asafune

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