Chilima says DPP heading for victory

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential running mate Saulos Chilima said on Sunday that he was confident the party’s torch bearer Peter Mutharika will win the May 20 elections.

Chilima addressing a mass campaign rally at Makheta school ground in Blantyre City East constituency, said come next month the country will be run by DPP.

“We are heading for victory and I want to thank all of you for continuing to support this party,” Chilima told cheering supporters.

Chilima: Victory is our in DPP
Chilima: Victory is our in DPP
Crowds of DPP supporters at Makheta during Chilima's rally
Crowds of DPP supporters at Makheta during Chilima’s rally

“I am simply forthright. DPP is definitely headed for victory,” he added.

Chilima articulated the policies of DPP according to its electoral blue print, promising of reviving the economy using a people-centred system and to institute a universal farm input subsidy programme.

He said DPP would combine an effective agricultural and mining sector to achieve a growth rate of seven percent, reduce poverty further from the 42 percent to 27 percent.

Chilima said DPP would continue to emphasise agriculture as the backbone of the economy alongside mining which had brought the country economic growth.

Speaking at the same rally, DPP’s outspoken director of women, Patricia Kaliati and parliamentary aspirant Noel Masangwi said voter expect to see genuine results after May 20 polling and not the false ones.

“There should be no electoral fraud,” said Kaliati.

And Masangwi said “let the will of the people prevail.”

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