Mutharika says voters will regret choosing ‘Nthumbidwa’ opposition: ‘Malawi needs development momentum with DPP’

President Peter Mutharika has appealed to people in the country to give him another mandate and his governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the May 21 Tripartite Election, saying they  have the experience needed to keep the development momentum the country has taken.

Mutharika emphasises a point during a campaign rally
Listening to promises of President Mutharika at Kayesa Trading Centre in Kasungu
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Mutharika, who faces strong competition from his alienated Vice-President Saulos Chilima on a UTM Party ticket, former leader of opposition in Parliament Lazarus Chakwera of MCP AND  Atupele Muluzi of UDF, held whistle-stop rallies on Tuesday  at Kasungu Boma, Traditional Authority (T/A) Njombwa and Chamama and Wimbe trading centres.

The campaign tour took Mutharika to Kalenga Trading Centre in Kasungu East constituency, Kasungu Boma within Kasungu Central Constituency, Kayesa School Ground in Kasungu West and Mziza in Kasungu South West Constituency.

Scores of cheering supporters the old, the youth and even school going children lined up the routes that President Mutharika took while multitudes thronged all the four venues to listen to Mutharika and evidently to assure the Malawi leader of total support in the elections. Speaking at the campaign meetings clad in a DPP-branded summer hat, Mutharika said he has  demonstrated experience and skill to transform Malawi unlike the opposition leaders who do not have the experience and tangible agenda for the nation.

“Do not make the mistake of voting the opposition into government because you will regret it. They do not have the experience and they do not have any vison or agenda for the people of this country. Choose experience over short sighted opposition leaders,” said Mutharika.

 

He said: “This is an election in which you should vote for experience. Iyi si game ya nthumbidwa iyayi [Elections are serious business. It is not business for small boys].”

The President who was flanked by First Lady Gertrude Mutharika and  campaigned alongside DPP secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey,  gave as example the pressure that Chakwera gave his government to sale maize to other countries at the time that the country was not sure of the harvest prospects in the next season.

Mutharika, who turns 79 on July 18, said his government has lined up many infrastructure and social development plans that will transform lives of people of Kasungu district in the next five years.

Among them are roads to from Kasungu to Chamama, Mziza to Njombwa, Kasungu to Kayesa up to Border with Zambia, upgrading of some health centres to rural hospitals, construction of seven secondary schools and community technical colleges in all the constituencies in the district.

The whistle stop rallies in Kasungu district largely believe to be opposition strongholds comes at the back of another successful tour of Mchinji on Sunday where huge crowds of people also attended the President’s rallies.

President Mutharika who is seeking a second five year mandate is largely touted for sustaining the Malawi economy and successfully achieving infrastructure development despite a donor budget support freez inherited following the infamous looting of treasury between 2013 and 2014 under the watch of former president Joyce Banda and her Peoples Party (PP).

He introduced several DPP parliamentary and ward councillor candidates during his stopovers. He urged the electorate to grant DPP candidates victory in parliamentary and ward councillorship seats in the elections.

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winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

Muthalika you are fooling yourself,95% of Malawians have madeup their mind to vote for Chilima and UTM,please shutup your stinking mouth.You have been in power for one term,what have you done to save the poor people of Malawi from their cataclysimic poverty of 55 years of nationhood? Voters will not regret choosing NTHUMBIDWA the word that patriotic Malawians are unaccustomed with.This proves that Muthalika is a toothless bull-dog waiting for his demise very soon.As a matter of fact,development-momentum cannot come from incompetent DPP that has been in power for one term.Muthalika must tell Malawians that he has betrayed their lives… Read more »

Achiswe.
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Yes, indeed Mr President, you do have lots of experience after five years in office; experience in corruption, tribalism, nepotism, injustice, neglect of natural resources, incurring huge debts for your successors to pay off, etc. We, the citizens of Malawi, want a leader who is not experienced in these aspects of governance.

che nnungu
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Nthumbidwa ndi iweyo Pitala. U dont deserve another term. We dont need you in Malawi

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

7 new secondary schools every district

Mangochi kabwafu
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Mangochi kabwafu

We’ve got well performing NTHUMBIDWAS in France (one of the world’s largest economy) and the youngest NTHUMBIDWA in Austria by the name of Sebastian Kurz who was just 31 when he took over the realms. These NTHUMBIDWAS are managing large economies unlike you NTCHONA who can not run the world’s poorest nation.

Mangochi kabwafu
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Mangochi kabwafu

Voters are already regretting have you INCOMPETENT NTCHONA at the herme.

gwenenthe mwale
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gwenenthe mwale

nkhalamba yotukwana ngati iyi ikagwere.
you are too old mr president to run this country again. we honestly dont want you to be our president for our beautiful malawi
DPP you better PACK UP!!! and GO!!!
YOU HAVE STOLEN OUR TAXES. TIME UP!!!!!

ndele
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ndele

mutithobwa mmaso inu. nthumbidwazo bola nanga inu mutitengera sogolo lale ;itilo?ndondoli zimenezi nanga pofika 5 yrs zina mukumaikidwa cokhelapo dovi pa ntima. old cow

Truth Pains
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It’s better to vote for Nthumbidwa than voting 4 pensioners .
U need to retire Mr president as we don’t want to see u falling on pulpit.

It’s very painful for a country to have someone as a president at 80yrs and this is only happening in Africa bcoz of greed.

U deserve to be looking for your daughters kids than being a president of a country as it is so demanding.

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Zokamba za munthu wokalamba izi osadzitengera