MCP can’t win, DPP to reclaim victory –Mutharika

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Peter Mutharika has said his party has more statistical chances of forming government than Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

Mutharika speaking in Ntchisi on Friday during a whistle-stop campaign tour, said central region which had traditionally been regarded as MCP stronghold will guarantee DPP considerable votes and that MCP president Lazarus Chakwera does not have a grip of the region as it were with his predecessor John Tembo.

The DPP leader said he had a more statistical advantage to win the May 20 presidential race than Chakwera.

Mutharika: DPP to reclaim victory
Mutharika: DPP to reclaim victory
Mutharika on campaign trail in Ntchisi
Mutharika on campaign trail in Ntchisi

“DPP can easily get the numbers needed to win the elections this month,” he said.

He said Malawians should not try to vote a political novice to power because they would regret experimenting.

The DPP president said Malawians want to go back to DPP, saying his party was still popular in most regions of the country citing Central, Northern and Southern region.

Mutharika said DPP, which lost power to the reigning People’s Party of the country’s Head of State Joyce Banda who took over after the death of Bingu wa Mutharika in April 2012, will  implement people-cantered development approaches, long term infrastructure developments and people-driven economic paradigms.

The DPP presidential candidate went on to claim that during the era when DPP formed government, Malawi effectively emerged from food begging to food self-sufficiency and the country had better roads, better schools and better hospitals.

Mutharika also said Malawi successfully implemented policy reforms in the public and private sectors, and some of the reforms led to the cancellation of Malawi’s external debts.

He also hailed the party’s manifesto which promises food security for every Malawian and farm subsidies for every maize and tobacco farmer.

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