JB adds weight to Mpinganjira’s MP bid in Mulanje

President Joyce Banda has appealed to people of Mulanje Central Constituency to vote for veteran politician Brown James Mpinganjira (BJ) as Member of Parliament for People’s Party (PP) in the May 20 Tripartite Elections for him to bring back development in the area.

Speaking during a rally at Mulanje Mission on Saturday President Banda claimed that the constituents gambled to vote Mpinganjira out in place of former Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) journalist Kondwani Nankhumwa who is a member of Democratic Progressive Party.

She said the vice-president of People’s Party for the South was the right person for the job having reformed as a person when he became a ‘Born Again Christian’.

President Joyce Banda: Promote political co-existence

President Joyce Banda: Promote political co-existence

PP crowds at JB's Mulanje rally

PP crowds at JB’s Mulanje rally

Mpinganjira: Mulanje strongman

Mpinganjira: Mulanje strongman

“Lets us appreciate that Brown Mpinganjira has developed this area during the time he served as MP,” President Banda said.

“This is the reason why I am appealing to all of the people in Mulanje Central Constituency to vote for him and People’s Party during the May 20 Tripartite Elections.”

Mpinganjira lost to Kondwani Nankhuni the then independent in the last General Elections in 2009 after standing for UDF in the Parliamentary Elections.

President Banda reiterated that her administration had transformed the Malawi since she took over from late Bingu Wa Mutharika exactly two years ago.

Banda said she was impressed with the turn out of the people in Mulanje presumably the DDP’s homestead being the Lomwe speaking district.

“What I saw today is another testimony that Malawians are no longer accepting to be used by certain entities who are only interested in dividing this nation along tribal politics. Today our Llomwe brothers and sisters have spoken loudly and clearly that Malawi comes first, comes second and comes last to all of us and no one can divide us, no matter what!”

The President also called for a clean campaign ahead of the May 20 Tripartite Elections, calling all political leaders to encourage their supporters to desist from violence.

She said it is the duty of every party leader to ensure that their parties are promoting political co-existence.

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