Lilongwe Msozi South MP Vitus Dzoole Mwale told Parliament that president of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Lazarus Chakwera,has rapidly gained ground in the country, steadily eating into President Peter Mutharika’s grip and that Malawians should not despair of the plethora of crises “because in 18 months’ time, the MCP will reverse this trend once it goes into government.”
Making his contribution on President Peter Mutharika’s opening address to the 47th session of Parliament delivered on November 10, Dzoole Mwale, said Mutharika is losing popularity among Malawians and that his political opponent Chakwera is gaining the confidence of the citizenry.
He said “everywhere, particularly in shops, hotels, public transport such as buses, people are just saying; Chakwera! Chakwera! Chakwera! Malawi Congress Party, 2019, Boma.”
Dzoole said Chakwera is the only hope for Malawi because he has got “good qualities of leadership” which will liberate economic hardships that Malawians are facing.
He also said the leader of opposition will eradicate corruption which is deeply rooted in the Malawian society when he takes over power “since he is a God fearing leader.”
Dzoole Mwale said the recent by-elections results have revealed that people are no longer interested in voting in one’s favour after getting free cash and other hand-outs.
“ People want to be dignified by getting good government services ranging from good health, good education, good roads network services in cities and rural areas, good environmental services, good salaries and wages that will make their ends meet,” he said.
He said MCP “flexed its political muscles” in all the constituencies and wards where the by-elections were conducted.
“During the by-elections, our motto was kutchaya, kugwetsa and the true picture on the ground was as follows: in the Southern Region, Nsanje Lalanje Constituency, the MCP won the parliamentary seat, kutchaya, kugwetsa
“And in Ndirande Malabada Ward, MCP won the seat, kutchaya, kugwetsa! Similarly, in the Central Region, in Lilongwe Msozi North and Lilongwe City South East constituencies, the MCP won the parliamentary seats, kutchaya, kugwetsa!”
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