Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima said on Saturday it is high time people in the central region started voting for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidates as that is the only way their areas could realize meaningful development.
Speaking when he conducted a whistle stop tour ahead of the December 22 by-election for Ngala Ward in Lilongwe district at Kachitsa, Chadza and Chilanga Schools in TA Chadza’s area, Chilima said it was only the DPP which is popular and can develop the area.
“Gone are the days when the central region was regarded as a Malawi Congress Party stronghold, it is only the ruling DPP which can transform this area by bringing various development projects,” he said.
He urged the people to vote for Regina Sululu, a DPP aspiring councillor for the area if they were to see change as all the previous people from the opposition have not done anything in as far as development is concerned.
He further appealed to the people to vote for Sululu, a woman, as one way of increasing the number of women in decision making positions in the country.
Ngala Ward became vacant after the resignation on September 8 this year of the then councillor for the area Misheck Khomba who had won the seat on an MCP ticket during the May 2014 Tripartite Elections.
Khomba has since declared his allegiance to the ruling DPP and was officially welcomed to the party by Chilima during the whistle stop tour.
He told the people that DPP is the only party which practices politics of tolerance.
And on Friday , Chilima bbraced heavy rains and conducted a whistle stop tour in Mtope Ward, Mchinji West to campaign for DPP candidate Benedicto Tsele for the December 22, by-election.
Speaking at Katchuka, Chioko, Chioshya and Mphanga in Traditional Authority Simphasi, Chilima called on the people to vote for the DPP candidate to foster development in the area.
“Time for politicking is gone, this is time for development, vote for the DPP candidate who will be able to easily link with the government and address your needs,” he said.
“We had general elections in 2014 where people elected DPP as government, now it is time for you to vote for someone who will help you develop this area, not someone who is going to oppose good government programmes,” he added
Chilima said voting Tsele as ward councillor would mean implementing the DPP manifesto which has programmes to help the poor such as the Decent and Affordable Housing, improving food security and infrastructure.
The Vice President reiterated the need for people in the country to support the President in his quest to improving the welfare of people in the country.
Mtope Mard fell vacant after the councillor of the area John Msumatiza died in July this year.
Two candidates Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Aueriano Kalemba and Benedicto Tsele are contesting in the December 22 by election.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :