Mutharika makes final push in re-election bid with stronghold campaign

In the final stages of a long campaign, Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Friday was in his Democrtaic Progressive Party (DPP) territory on to deliver his message of development to the electorate so that he can be given a fresh mandate during Tuesday watershed elections.

Mutharika in DPP political base
Mutharika inspired by own achievements in first term of office
Mutharika in DPP territory of Southern Region
Mutharika introducing Sammer Suleman

Mutharika was on a whistl-stop campaign to Blantyre, Thyolo and Mulanje urging people to come out in large numbers and vote on 21 May 2019.

The DPP torchbearer  told the people that bad governments are elected by non voters  as such it is the responsibility of every Malawi to go and vote .

“Go and vote in large numbers. Don’t listen to people that have been spreading rumours about the election. All they are trying to do is discourage you from voting,” Mutharika said.

President Mutharika had his first stop in Blantyre Chigumula where he introduced the area’s DPP parliamentary candidate Sammie Suleman  – a former president of Football  Association of Malawi – where he was welcomed by thousands of people.

Later President Mutharika visited Chasunga Tea Estate of the Thyolo West off road.  Here the President was welcomed by thousands of people around   the community who are mostly tea growers .

At Chifunga the President assured the people the he would not be distracted but will continue developing Malawi.

 

Mutharika said he was equally dumbfounded by the infrastructural developments achieved over the past years, compelling him to seek re-election to accomplish more.

“I am determined to do even more should you entrust me with the government leadership again on May 21,” Mutharika said.

Mutharika, therefore, challenged that he would carry the day in next week’s elections because he has managed to deliver what was promised when he entered in government in 2014, saying the DPP has always stood for three principles of development, justice and security.

“We will continue with the projects in the southern region and the whole country to develop,” he said. “I would like to change the face of Malawi to match that of big economies like South Africa and Singapore.”

To this effect, Mutharika observed that most countries that have developed invested in road infrastructure and technical and vocational skills for the youth to be empowered to take part in the growth of the economy, hence the introduction of community technical colleges.

He accused the opposition political parties of conniving to frustrate his plans without offering any options for developing the country. “Make no mistake – vote for the DPP to empower it continue with development programs already taking place,” he appealed.

“If you vote for the opposition everything that we have started will come to a halt; the choice is yours to take the country forward or backwards through your ballot,” he appealed.

Mutharika, therefore, asked people in the area and the country as a whole to vote for the DPP president, parliamentary and local government representatives.

Speaking earlier, DPP Vice President for the Southern Region, Kondwani Nankhumwa described Mutharika as an action man owing to the developments spearheaded in the last four years which were evident for all to see.

“Little wonder then that you have a number of titles due to your charisma and leadership; one such name includes Professor Delivery,” said Nankhumwa.

In his remarks, Senior Chief Kapeni thanked government for the numerous infrastructural development spread across Blantyre, citing the construction of community technical colleges, roads and bridges, among others.

The DPP has three main rivals in this election—Malawi Congress Party (MCP), which is in alliance with former president Joyce Banda’s People’s Party (PP) and Freedom Party (PP), Vice-President Saulos Chilima’s UTM and the United Democratic Front which has Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi as its torchbearer.

In 2014, DPP made a 36.4 percent surprise presidential votes win from the opposition, beating incumbent president Joyce Banda whose People’s Party (PP) came third. MCP came second, with a difference of about 400 000 votes.

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tobia
tobia
1 year ago

Ask achina malema wa ku john zomwe waziwona

Joovido
Joovido
1 year ago

I wish wer government could have introduced a law that a sitting president should not campaign because he is already on spotlight in the past 5 years. The whole two years he has been wasting tax money n not working rather just going around laying foundation stones and campaining.

Tamvaniko
Tamvaniko
1 year ago

INU A DPP MULIBE MANYAZI ETI, MWAMUWONA MWANA SAULOS CHILIMA MUMENE WAPHIKILA CHIPANI CHA UTM MU TEN MONTHS YOKHA PANO UTM YIKUPOSA UDF YA 1994, AFORD YA 1994, PP YA 2012. MUKUMAYIWONA COMPOSURE YA CHILIMA KOMA A KAMAYANKHULA MUMA RALLY NDIMUMENE AKUMATHABWANYILA WANUYO? PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WOTI ANGAYENDESE BWINO NDALAMA ZAMISONKHO YATHU NDI UYU SAULOSI CHILIMA OSATI AZIYANDESA KUMBALI, KUSELI A CHINA NGOLONGOWINDO TOTO, ACHINA BEN PHIRI TOTO, ACHINA TADIKILA CHIFUKWA KUTI PETER WAKULA TOTO. KOMANSO INU A DPP MANYAZI MULIBEDI, ZOWONA NDI UDF IMENE KUKUPOSANI PA NKHANI YA QUALITY YA RUNNING MATE, FRANK MWENEFUMBE AKUWONEKAKO KUTI MUMUTU MULIKO BWINO KUPOSA… Read more »

Favour of Yahweh
1 year ago
Reply to  Tamvaniko

Inu composure take it, nkhani izikhala zosiilana, manifesto, zosiirana. Utm cannot survive, just wait and see muchita manyazi simple ai. Even the executive is trash, mphwepwa zokhazokha.

Uyo
Uyo
1 year ago

Sammy nchito ku nyenga akazi anzanu kwambiri. Mukazapambana u MP azimayi mulipamabvuto oopsya.

GRM
GRM
1 year ago

Paulendo Paulendo!!!!!

Ajofia
Ajofia
1 year ago

Whatever the case, I do not think DPP will win the election. The competition is just too stiff. We have MCP and UTM whose strengh can not be underestimated. Let us wait and see.

Favour of Yahweh
1 year ago
Reply to  Ajofia

Utm and MCP competing for leader of opposition, not government.

Mbuye
Mbuye
1 year ago

So the outgoing President made rigging remarks in Ntchisi to discourage voters since its not his stronghold. Dziko laona

Jamax
Jamax
1 year ago

IT”S A WIN FOR APM & DPP – CHAKWERA & CHILIMA you may try in 2024

Mwananyanian
Mwananyanian
1 year ago

Here thinks oChakwera’s chances of winning the Presidency declined, significantly, after MCP paired up with Joisi Banda’s PP. Before that, oChakwera’s chances were about 50 – 50. And, after next week, he should be forced out of MCP, for failing twice, and go back to the pulpit.

Favour of Yahweh
1 year ago

APM, mtunda wa chitukuko, the unstoppable man to development. Unstoppable in developing the country, unblock able, he changes the face of the nation with development. Another five more years will be great . Economy you have stabilised it, infrastructure, you have done it, rural electrification, nothing has never seen before, good houses booming, the cement and Malata subsidy, oh , you have even gone for cash transfer to the need, what a man you are that the sufferings of the local citizens are at your heart. No man has ever done so. God bless you Sir. Viva APM! Viva DPP!,!

Chifundo
Chifundo
1 year ago

Yes. Direct cash transfer to his account.
Yes. Developing us to the point of no electricity.
Yes. Changing the face of development by building roads in last six months but unable to finish chileka for years. Blank face.
Yes. Economy stabilised to flatline status.
Fool kkkkkk

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