Mutharika predicts big win in Malawi 2019 watershed elections: ‘It’s operation landslide victory’

President Peter Mutharika,  who is seeking re-election, was on Monday in campaign mood in Zomba when he told the opposition that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) would crash them and he is confident  to win another five-year term in next year’s watershed Tripartite elections.

President Peter Mutharika at Pirimiti Boys Primary School ground in Zomba .-Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana

DPP supporters at the rally in Zomba.-Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana

Chanco students at President Peter Mutharika rally in Zomba.-Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana

DPP supporters at the rally in Zomba.-Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana

Mutharika, who is shepherding Malawi  through economic growth from the the time he inherited emptry coffers after donor freeze and Cashgate scandal,  told a rally at   Pirimiti Boys Primary School ground, Jali in  Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba that the DPP is set for a landslide victory and the opposition should count them losers for the much contested 2019 general election.

“We will crash them to pieces, we will stamp our feet on them,” said Mutharika who aid the 2019 DPP campaign would be dubbed ‘Operation landslide.’

However, Mutharika did not comment on the DPP  secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey who intimidated some civil servants whom she said would be dealt with in 2019 after the election for allegedly sabotaging Mutharika’s development agenda.

She also warned some journalists whom she said write negatives about Mutharika and the DPP.

Mutharika, who described the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  as Malawi Propaganda Party, said the DPP did not fear the Lazarus Chakwera led party, saying they are set to lose the 2019 polls.

The 2019 presidential polls is highly contested between Mutharika and Chakwera, who is also leader of opposition and the outcome is unpredictable just a year before the election as both Mutharika’s DPP and Chakwera’s MCP are geared in electioneering and the political atmosphere remains tense.

Mutharika said the DPP has managed to achieve most of its campaign promises of 2014 which include the reduction of the inflation, the stability of the kwacha and said the government has achieved the economic fundamentals.

He also assured the people that as long as he is alive and leader of the nation, no one will die of hunger, saying the government has enough maize stocks in its grain reserves.

“No one will die of hunger. Government has reserved enough maize from last year’s harvest to cushion people from such uncertainties during lean period,” Mutharika said.

Over 240, 000 metric tonnes of maize is readily available in grain reserves of the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) and the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc), according to Mutharika.
The President took time to name each development program achievement one by one and what his government intends to do after winning the 2019 elections.

“We have lined up a number of development activities in the transport, education and health sectors as well as other social protection programmes,” Mutharika said.

The President also highlighted the achievements made in the energy sector through the Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (MAREP) Phase 8.

Over 336 centres have already been connected under this phase and the initiative is expected to spread to all 193 constituencies in the country, the president said.

“We want all strategic trading centres to get connected to electricity towards sustained socio-economic growth of this country,” he added.

Other projects underway and to begin soon are mainly in the road infrastructure development. They include the Liwonde – Mangochi Road, the Chingale – Lirangwe Road, the Zomba – Jali – Phalombe Road and the Tsangano – Neno Road.

“All these efforts are meant to connect places and ease people’s mobility to social amenities,” Mutharika said.

Member of Parliament for Zomba Likangala Peter Byalani speaking earlier  commended the country leadership for their area and Zomba district in general.

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zikomo
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tiona ngati muzawine ndi ma black out wa….mutagula magenerator a second hand

Khwelero
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Kugula??? Muziti obwereka moti tikulipira rent o Malawi

Ndendeuli
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Ine olo atandithira Doom mkamwa sindingavotere MCP!

nkonsimphile gumede
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bwampini tsopano??

Big Man Wamkulu
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Awo pa chithunzipo ndi anadi aku Chanco????? If they are really then they are the ones who are there after amasing 30 points or above on their MSCE. They are supporting DPP because there are at Chanco not on merit because my younger brother somewhere failed to be at Chanco because of nepotic qouta system yet he/she has 10 or 15 points, otherwise mtsikana ali mu trouser ya pinkyo amadula CHIBUKU pa bar ya Namadzi, I know her and I doubt mwana wa pa Chanco can support DPP although he or she comes from Goliati or Mloza

Chappe
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APM has a very selective memory. He forgets the power outages that have been in existence since at least 2011. They have become longer and more frequent. What has he done about them during his four years in office? The kwacha has sunk in value against the dollar and the pound while he has been in office. The lives of the villagers in the countryside have hardly changed for the better since multi-party democracy came into play; certainly the lives of the mass of people in the country have not yet entered the 21st century. The Bible says, ‘By their… Read more »
peter georgce
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Peter Mutharika akhuta sukali, palibe akuwafuna.

Old Thief from Thyolo
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APM did you know that Winnie Mandela is dead? Are you not in the same bracket? At you age you were supposed to make Malawi a better place but you and your old pal Goodall Gondwe are stealing and causing havoc to Malawians. Old people are supposed to help young generations but the youth of Malawi have no future and most of them are trekking to South Africa to work in shops owned by Ethiopians and Somalians. Malawi is not a better place. Kamuzu and your brother tried to change the face of Malawi. Are providing jobs to Malawians? Are… Read more »
JOSEPH CHAGOMELANA
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KAYA WINA AFUNE KAYA ASAFUNE KOMA DPP 2019 BOOOMMMMAAAA!!! MUKAFUNA KUDZIWA ZAMBILI MUFUSENI CHAKWELA NDIPO AKUTSIMIKIZILANI. NANGA KODI ADAKALIPOBE MASIKU ANO,AMENE ANGAKHALENSO BIZE NDI KOKOLIKO? AYI NDITHU ZAMANYAZI.

Chilungamo
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The president is spot on. Clearly this is DPP main & ONLY AGENDA, win elections at any cost. PERIOD!!! FORGET about boza la development! The over-drive was triggered by the embarrassing 5-1 by-elections LOSS. The strategy is obvious. Buy as many opposition leaders as possible, especially those with apparent influence in the community. Look at the list so far Musonda, Msowoya, Uladi, etc. In fact the K4 billion scam has not only EXPOSED DPP’s ambitious& selfish over-drive but it is also JUST a tip of the ICEBERG of the GRAND PLAN to LOOT for elections. They are prepared to kill… Read more »
Binnwell Kachikopa
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DPP WILL NEVER WIN ANY ELECTION FROM NOW, BLACKOUTS, HIGH ELECTRICITY TARRIFS, HIGH SCHOOL FEES WITH DWINDLING EDUCATION STANDARDS, CASHGATES INCLUDING 4 BILLION, GRANNIES OF 80+ YEARS WHO ARE LIERS, ZAMBIA MAIZE SAGA, A BOMB UNEXPLODEDED OF CHAPONDA, CHILIMA, ATUPELE, NANKHUMWA, VERY ILLOGICAL SECRETARY GENERAL, NOT TRUSTED GOVENORS IN THE NAME OF MCHACHA AND KUTSAIRA, HIGH TAX RATES ON SALARIES, ETC, MARK MY WORDS EVEN THE WIND WILL HELP TO SWEEP DPP OUT. CHAKWERA WILL VERY SOON BE OUR TRUSTED LEADER NOT MBAVA ZA DPP, ANTHU AKUBA OSAWOPA MULUNGU. YOUR TIME IS UP, START PARKING UP!

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