Chilima says no go zones for parties in Malawi

Opposition nine-member Tonse Alliance led by its running-mate in the forthcoming fresh presidential polls, Saulos Chilima on Sunday proceeded to hold a rally in Mangochi despite the threats some Democratic Progressive Party-United Democratic Front (DPP-UDF) zealots staged on Saturday, prior to the rally.

Chilima kneels  hoisting the national flag as a symbol of unity

The rally, which had almost all the Alliance’s nine political party gurus present except People’s Party leader Joyce Banda and their torch-bearer in the polls, Lazarus Chakwera, who is Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president drew a mammoth crowd of people, contrary to people’s expectation looking at the threats and by the mere fact that the district is regarded as UDF’s hot-bet.

Speaking at the rally held at St. Augustine 3 Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mponda in the district, Chilima who the country’s Vice-President commended people in Mangochi for paying deaf ears to thuggery plans the zealots had arranged.

“I would like to thank you people of Mangochi for welcoming us and patronising our function in large numbers. You have shamed the devil of stone pelting some people were fashioning for us thinking that this area belongs to them,” he pointed out.

He said the people’s stance showed that they are tired of poverty and false promises and that they now want change from visionary leaders in the name of Tonse Alliance.

“I am extremely happy to what has happened. Let it be a habit. Desist violence and accommodate political parties coming in this district,” said Chilima, adding that Malawi chose democracy to allow political parties space to sell their manifestos to the electorate.

“We should not allow leaders to use us as agents of destruction,” he added.

The Tonse Alliance running-mate further advised people to disallow leaders to divide them because of religion or tribe, saying to be different from the two is not a passport of rivalry.

“Let people pray according to their devotion. We should not align politics with religion. Likewise,we should not marry tribe with politics,” said Chilima while tutoring that this is old-fashioned politics.

To this effect, he asked Tonse Alliance supporters to avoid retaliating when provoked but rather develop an anger of dislodging the present leadership from government.

“Don’t hit back. Instead wait for the voting day to show your angry,” said Chilima while renewing their promises of turning Mangochi into an enviable international city, offer jobs to Malawians, cheap fertilizer, making factories for fish, among others.

Speaking earlier, PP general secretary, Ibrahim Matola urged people in the district to rally behind Tonse Alliance and vote for it so that development can mushroom in the district.

UTM secretary general, Patricia Kaliati said the Alliance is destined to change country, hence, asked people not to allow leaders to mislead them.

“All what we should do is just to unite and vote for Tonse Alliance because Tonse means all of us,” she said.

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Lungwedwe
Lungwedwe
3 months ago

Bibida koma muchepetse

Frustrated voter
Frustrated voter
3 months ago

WHY WOULD ANY ONE VOTE for the President? He is holding up in luxury at State House.
President is NOT Compaigning HE has NO decency HE is Arrogant NOT to even ask for your VOTE only expecting it.

YOU ARE THE VOTER it is YOU WHO EXPECTS MORE from the President.

Why listen to DPP Ministers like Minister of Energy Atupele spreading lies what DPP will do. Year ago was campaigning against the President NOW he FEARS losing a Job. Says Lies
VOTE NEW ERA of Government… VOTE CHANGE

mofolo
mofolo
3 months ago

Chilima Mobile Drama Group inali ku Mangochi dzulo. Ukafuna mavote mpaka kuwawonetsa anthu ka drama free entertainment for Malawians who are starved of public events entertainment. You are in Mangochi campaigning today, you can go anywhere in Malawi to campaign dont talk BS. Go everywhere and campaign Malawi is a peaceful country under the DPP leadership.

kavibangwa
kavibangwa
3 months ago
Reply to  mofolo

am actually amazed at how envious people are when it comes to SKC. we want prosperity in Malawi and don’t hide behind the veil of peace, peace does not bring you economic liberation but polices and good leadership does.

wakikiki
wakikiki
3 months ago
Reply to  kavibangwa

i wonder why some people still think dpp is a party to vote for with all bad things happening in malawi . Economy is poor , things not right at all, poverty is growing day by day . If dpp is voted back then i will know how stupid we malawians are

Irresponsible opposition

After perpetrating violence for a whole year. Today you are angels because you need the votes of the people munkanyoza?

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
3 months ago

Etidi

Irresponsible opposition

Joyce Banda adaonetsedwa Nyekhwe ndi Apm mpaka wasiya kupita kumsonkhano. Rumour has it Richard Banda ndiwokwita kwambiri. Kumva Mkazi wake amafuna malemu a Bingu.

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
3 months ago

Zamanyi zokha zokha

Mazgu
Mazgu
3 months ago

Last year the vice president knelt before people of likuni during his final rally, come polling day the people of likuni voted overwhelmingly for chakwera. In Malawi campaign is useless

Ben Phiri Jerusalem University
Ben Phiri Jerusalem University
3 months ago
Reply to  Mazgu

Times have changed 9 parties are working together to improve the lives of all Malawians. One for ALL ALL for ONE. By working together each of us doing alittle bit we CAN MAKE a DIFFERENCE

Mtonga Mwana
Mtonga Mwana
3 months ago
Reply to  Mazgu

Now he is with Chakwera in case you have forgotten or you don’t know

Wakuphili
Wakuphili
3 months ago
Reply to  Mtonga Mwana

Kongolesi inawadyetsa azigogo a anthu a Ku Mangochi NKHIMBA so there is no way they can vote for this alliance. Mark my words.

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