Mutharika impressed with central region support

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) president Peter Mutharika on Sunday said his party has proved its critics wrong that it only commands support from the Lhomwe belt, saying crowds in the central region campaign trail this week’s shows his popularity is across the nation.

Mutharika was speaking during campaign meeting in the central region tobacco growing district of Kasungu.

He also indicated that central region was no longer an MCP strong hold as it were as DPP has big support base there.

Peter Mutharika on campaign trail in Kasungu
Peter Mutharika on campaign trail in Kasungu
Peter Mutharika
Peter Mutharika

Addressing the supporters, Mutharika said voters should consider DPP on May 20, accusing the ruling People’s Party (PP) of failing to govern in the two years they have been in power.

“Unemployment is soaring,” he said, and “acute foot shortages threaten vulnerable parts of the population with starvation.”

”Hospitals often lack the most basic medicine,” he said.

Mutharika blames PP government for failing to meet people’s expectations and regenerate the economy in a country beset by widespread poverty.

“The people of Malawi are thoroughly disgruntled with the PP government and they have May 20 ballot opportunity to be rid of [it],” he said.

“There is a silver lining around this dark cloud hovering over Malawi,” declared Mutharika. “The future of Malawi is bright with DPP.”

Mutharika also encouraged each and every one that registered in the Tripartite Elections on the 20th of May to keep their voter’s identity cards safe and not sell it at any price.

He asked the registered voters to go and vote for DPP president, Member of Parliament and councillor in their large numbers on the day “for DPP to go back into government” so that the country go back on track to prosperity.

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