The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has said it has been energised in the northern region with the one week visit by President Peter Muthalika, saying that has boosted the party chances to to win elections with more votes from the region in elections scheduled for 2019.
Muthalika has been holding different political and development rallies in four districts in the region since Wednesday last week.
Speaking during the last rally in Chitipa, DPP regional governor for the north Keneth Sanga said the Presidential visit has helped them to lure a number of elected leaders and followers from opposition parties.
“To say the truth, your one week visit here in the north has really helped us to boost our party in the region because many elected leaders and followers from opposition parties have joined us,” said Sanga.
“Apart from that we have managed to launch and open different kind of infrastructure projects in the north that we believe that it will mostly help us during the election,” he added.
Concurring with Sanga, DPP national Secretary General Acklen Kudontoni said this is tthe party is slowly reclaiming the north as its political stronghold.
He said “no President has managed to develop or stay in the north for almost one week like Muthalika because it was regarded as dead zone.”
Kudontoni said DPP would like the “vibrancy” of the party and be fully structured across the country.
During the visit in the north about 6 councillors from Peoples Party and their followers as well as the Secretary General for the Umodzi party joined DPP.