Mutharika says DPP-UDF ‘undefeatable’:  Pledges to transform Malawi into middle-income country

Campaigning for Malawi’s upcoming historic fresh presidential elections reached a climax Saturday with mass rallies by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its alliance partner United Democratic Front (UDF) party torchbearer.

President Mutharika: Final campaign rallin Rumphi
Mutharika wrap of pre-election rallies
Crowds in Rumphi at Mutharika’s final rally

President Peter Mutharika urging people in Rumphi to vote him back in power to allow him continue with his development projects and eradicate poverty.

Mutharika, who has made few appearances in the campaign, finished his campaign in Rumphi, after addressing meetings in Kasungu, Mzimba and Mzuzu on Friday.

Addressing a rally in Rumphi, Mutharika in a final push for votes asked the  crowd of several hundred if they  were ‘pumped up’ to re-elect him and give their votes to DPP-UDF alliance – to which they shouted ‘yes’.

Mutharika reiterated his earlier allegations that the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court of Appeal erred when they nullified his victory in the controversial 2019 presidential election despite not finding evidence that electoral irregularities influenced the outcome of the poll.

He vowed that in his second five-years term, he  will reduce poverty in the country, saying the national budget presented in Parliament this month have the MEDF loans, reduced fertiliser prices and the increased scope of coverage in the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (Fisp) will create opportunities for the poor and vulnerable to empower themselves.

Mutharika said he wants all rural areas to have access to electricity and piped water as well as ensure that all districts have health centres, technical colleges and secondary schools to reduce the distances they have to travel to access health care and attend classes.

The President said he will transform Malawi into a middle-income country in five years if he is re-elected.

Mutharika earlier said he would develop Malawi “to the level of Europe”.

Ironically, Malawi is still ranked as one of the poorest countries in the world, with 80 percent of the population depending on subsistence agriculture.

DPP-UDF alliance has, among other issues, promised to continue with youth empowerment programmes through provision of technical skills and loans, creation of jobs for the youth programme, empowering women in various sectors and ensuring peaceful co-existence and justice.

Other promises are introduction of electronic coupon system for the Fisp to make it more efficient and distribution of free internet bundles to promote the use of technology.

The official campaign period ends Sunday at 6am.

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Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
2 years ago

How I wish this thing call APM was history

2 years ago

Kapumeni a Mutharika, soon you will be 90 years old. What do you want to do in the presidents office at your age?

2 years ago

Unless you just like him as a kinsman, a political benefactor or for no reason at all, Mutharika has no endearing quality for the highest office on the land! His political suave (sophistication), reasoning and education are all extremely questionable!!!

Mchewa tulo
2 years ago

APM is the winner. Tonse alliance is under tumbuka capture. Mrs Chakwera mtumbuka, Mrs chilima mtumbuka, Mr Richard Banda mtumbuka, Petra Chibambo mtumbuka, khumbo kachali mtumbuka, chisi umodzi mtumbuka, Timothy mtambo mtumbuka, ana a chisiza awa akumawawonetsa pa rally wa atumbuka, etc etc. Iwe mchewa chako palibe and dziwa kuti siukondedwa ndi mtumbuka. That’s why tumbukas don’t congregate ndi mchewa so much so that Livingstonia CCAP synod has tumbuka churches all over Lilongwe and central region. Tumbukas can not associate with chewas in good faith. Musovenge achewa. Please wake up and see realities Inu apedegu. Achewa mwabetsa mcp kwa the… Read more »

2 years ago
Reply to  Mchewa tulo

Aford Chihana mtumbuka too. Speaker Gottani hara mtumbuka too. Kikki you are right, UTMCP is for northerners . No wonder tumbuka judges support it too in their regime change agenda. Kamchewa kali mtulo sikakuwona zomwe zikuchitika.

2 years ago

That’s what happens when you drink too much vinyo

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
2 years ago

You can tell from the look of APMs face 5hat 5his a defeated man……nkhope yotupikana ndi ndalama za cashgate ija kuondelatu…..

Nyenkhwethe, pa 23 pano, ndepoti nyumba anamanga kale ndi cement ya K3.2 billion , ndizosadandaulitsa.

Mwini muzi.
2 years ago

DPP has created a solid foundation for further development in the rural areas. We have access to electricity a development that by far couldn’t have been imagined in 31 years of MCP reign. Living in the rural areas as long as the roads are greaded, there is electricity and running water is far much better than living in a filthy crowded city of Lilongwe. You have my vote APM!

2 years ago

Dreaming, particularly in colour, is permissible.

Malawi belong to the citizens

Munthalika has been already defeated.This time no tippex to help him to rig presidential election results.

2 years ago

Mbava (DPP/UDF) alliance is arguing that after MCP introduced the quota system in 1987, MCP continued to keep it in place for another 26 years after it was booted out of power in 1994!

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