As the ruling DPP gears to emerge winner in four ward and one parlimentary by elections this November, the party has continued with its campaign trail led by Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima.
DPP is contesting in all the five elections and four are in the central region where Chilima is chairman of the by elections campaign while one is in Zomba.
The elections are taking place in Mchinji West Constituency (parlimentary), Bunda Ward in Kasungu, Kaliyeka Ward in Lilongwe, Bembeke Ward in Dedza and Sadzi Ward in Zomba.
After returning from Mchinji on Monday, Chilima took the campaign to Kaliyeka ward in Lilongwe South East to call for support for DPP candidate Stella Nyasulu.
Speaking at Kaliyeka Primary School ground, Chilima said it was already a foregone conclusion that Nyasulu would win because the elections are as a result of the death the former DPP councillor for the area.
“We are here to present to you the candidate that you have chosen to be your next councillor. We are simply replacing our previous candidate who died in office as a councillor. This will be done and then we will continue from where our late councillor stopped,” Chilima said to hundreds of people who thronged the area.
Chilima then appealed to the people to come out in large numbers on November 1 to vote for the DPP councillor, stressing that DPP is the only development conscious political party in Malawi.
The Vice President also assured the people that the government was doing all it can to control the looming hunger and told the people that Admarc Markets will open this Monday.
“Everything about hunger is under control. We have enough food including maize to contain the situation. As we speak Admarc Deports will open on Monday. So the opposition should not come here and tell you about hunger. Tell them to tell you something else because this hunger issue is under control,” said the Vice President.
In her brief remarks, Nyasulu, the shadow councillor promised to work together with the law maker for the area to ensure smooth and coordinated development.
Nyasulu also thanked government for establishing an Admarc depot in the area as well new roads which she said have made the people believe in the vision of the ruling DPP.
Chilima is yet to visit Kasungu and Dedza where ward by elections will also take place.