Lower Shire political strongman, Transport Minister Sidik Mia, has said the ruling DPP should be assured of massive support and votes from the region for its presidential candidate Arthur-Peter Mutharika in 2014.
Speaking on Saturday after the opening of 46 kilometre Nsanje-Bangula road named Khuluvi Highway which has been constructed at the tune of the K9 billion, Mia said Lower Shire residents will reject power hungry opposition leaders. He said the opposition presidential candidates will be sent into political extinction after polls defeat in 2014.
Mia said the electorate will favour DPP presidential candidate, President Bingu wa Mutharika’s brother, Peter, to continue the development agenda.
He said the people of the area are now appreciating the developments President Mutharika and his governing DPP has scored in the region and across the country.
Mia said the fragmented opposition has no message of development for the country.
He said life is about to change in the Lower Shire with the launch of the road, soon to be operational Shire-Zambezi Waterway. In his speech, President Mutharika promised that very soon the barge will be docking at Nsanje port.
Mia had led a delegation sent by President Mutharika to Mozambique to discuss with that country on the stand-off over navigating in Shire-Zambezi.
President Mutharika also promised the Science University in Nsanje will be launched soon.
Mia advised Malawians to remain in the DPP a party he says is for all Malawians and means well.
Thousands attended the rally.