DPP back in power 2014 –MP Ngwira

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor for the north Rev Dr  Christopher Mzomera Ngwira has said his party will bounce back in 2014 with Peter Mutharika as president of Malawi.

Ngwira said this on Friday when he convened a meeting for constituency committee members drawn from Mzimba Hora, Mzimba south and Mzimba south west constituencies.

The meeting took place at Tovwirane hall in Mzimba and unusually started at 21:00hrs and ended at around 23:10hrs.

During the meeting which Nyasa Timesattended, Ngwira said DPP will rule this country once more come 2014 despite the fact that most of its MPs and supporters have defected to People’s Party of President Joyce Banda.

Ngwira: DPP will win in 2014 elections

He said the ruling People’s Party (PP) do not have genuine supporters as most of them are defectors and mere opportunists.

”And besides, Malawi politics is about numbers. PP’s president comes from the south and so is DPP’s torch bearer Professor Peter Mutharika. In the eastern region, it’s a Muslim populated which, I believe cannot vote for a woman,” said Ngwira.

The regional governor further said the coming in of muslim politicians Atupele Muluzi, Ibrahim Matola, Cassim Chilumpha and Uladi Mussa to work in Banda’s government will weaken the PP and pave way for DPP victory.

Ngwira, who spent considerable time castigating People’s Party and state vice president Khumbo Kachali said PP was using Kachali in order to win support in the northern region.

He said with Malawi politics divided along regional and tribal lines, he doubted if people in the south and central regions will allow to have Khumbo Kachali as president Joyce Banda’s running mate during the 2014 parliamentary and presidential elections.

”PP is just using the north as a political testing ground, that’s why they deliberately appointed Kachali as state vice president,” he said.

During the meeting, Ngwira donated DPP clothing and K500 each to about 50 party supporters that were in attendance.

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