Between the two competing political alliances, DPP-UDF and opposition Tonse alliances, in the forthcoming fresh presidential election, the former is a dominant force whose candidate incumbent President Peter Mutharika will emerge victorious, DPP Vice President for the South, Kondwani Nankhumwa has said.
Nankhumwa made the observation on Friday, June 19, 2020 when he undertook a campaign whistle stop tour in Blantyre Rural West and East.
“DPP and UDF alliance presidential candidate Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and his running mate Atupele Muluzi will win when we vote on Tuesday next week in the court sanctioned fresh presidential election. But in order to actualize this victory, we all ought to come out in large numbers and vote,” he said.
Nankhumwa, who was accompanied by Lancy Mbewe, UDF VP South, and other senior DPP and UDF alliance officials, said APM victory shall come based on his impeccable governance and economic record, saying Malawi has experienced tremendous strides in social and economic progress since APM and his administration came to power five years ago.
“Those with eyes are able to see what APM has achieved in improving people’s livelihoods. It is against this background that I urge you to retain APM, DPP and UDF so that we continue to enjoy the fruits of his favourable social and economic development policies,” said Nankhumwa, who also serves as Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation minister as well as Leader of Government Business in Parliament.
The DPP VP said with the UDF in alliance with DPP, it is a foregone conclusion that the presidential candidate will amass massive votes to remain in power until 2024.
“UDF and DPP are cousins. We come from one political family, historically. This is why we were immensely excited in the DPP when His Excellency President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika chose Atupele Muluzi, UDF President, as his running mate in the coming elections.
“This election is not about changing the Head of State but the Vice President. Come 23 June, Atupele will be the new State Vice President,” said Nankhumwa, attracting deafening applause from enthusiastic UDF and DPP supporters.
On Saturday, Nankhumwa storms Nsanje South.