Chikwawa has turned to be a political battlefield ahead of the 2019 general election as the ruling party descended to the Lower Shire in full force just a week after the Malawi Congress Party went there.
Foreign Affairs minister Francis Kasaila, Information minister Nicholas Dausi and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary general Glazider Jeffrey were among top party officials who were at the rally on Saturday.
Consipicously missing was the party vice president for the south George Chaponda, the embattled former Agriculture minister who was given bail on Friday after he was arrested in corruption related charges.
Kasaila told the people that the DPP-led government is fulfilling its 2014 campaign promises and would continue to develop the country.
Dausi said the MCP would not return to power due to its tainted history of blood and darkness- apparently Dausi was long time member of MCP in one party dictatorship and rose up to the post of vice president.
The MCP held its mega rally last week in the same area where the party welcomed Sidik Mia, Ken Kandodo, Halima Daudi and Ulemu Chilapondwa among others. The MCP has on Saturday also welcomed the Mzuzu mayor into the party fold.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :