President Peter Muthalika, who is also the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has on Friday told Malawians that his party would win 2019 election and rule Malawi for another term five years term.
Muthalika made the remarks in the Eastern City of Zomba during a political rally he held on Friday.
“Despite you didn’t gave me more Members of Parliament during the 2014 elections, I know that 2019 my party will take all the ten seats here in Zomba,” said Muthalika‚ to the applause of the assembled supporters.
He said 2019 elections will be a “landslide victory for the DPP.”
Said Mutharika: “Remember that DPP won with a landslide in 2009 and I am assuring you that this will happen again in 2019 whether someone want or not.”
Minister of Local government Kondwani Nankhumwa also dismissed crticis for accusing the President for kickstarting campaign of the 2019 general elections.
Nankhumwa said Mutharika is not addressing political campaign rallies but development rallies.
During the rally Muthalika assured the Zomba residents that his government will bring different developmental projects such as a Shopping Mall.
He said it is DPP which changed the old capital Zomba into a city after it was declared municipal by the Malawi Congress Party (MCP).
DPP edge against opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is attributed mainly to the demographic advantage that the Southern Region – the base of DPP and its alliance partner UDF – has over other regions.
Parties in powr always have significant election advantages due top State resources but in politics things can change so quickly.
MCP spokesperson Jessie Kabwila said there is low public confidence in the Mutharika-led government due to the economy and that the ruling party was increasingly becoming clueless on how to govern.
“These (DPP) are inept and callous. They don’t care about Malawians. They are just deepening the politicisation of State resources at the expense of national development and unity,” said Kabwila.
She said DPP should not be having the fantasy of 2019 poll victory , saying the opposition has also be strategising on winning the Southern Region vote.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :