The United Democratic Front (UDF) has warned that Mzuzu residents will continue suffering from social economic developments if they fail to register and vote for Atupere Muluzi on the presidential race and Robert Banda in the Mzuzu city parliamentary 2014 elections.
UDF’s Mzuzu City constituency Governor Hassan Musa made the warning in an interview on Wednesday when he confirmed that the city so far has only one candidate for Mzuzu in the name of Banda.
He said late Chenda Mkandawire under UDF former leader Bakili Muluzi initiated and implemented several developments that included Mzuzu University, Mzuzu Central Hospital, Auction holdings, Southern Bottlers, High court, cell-phones, televisions, prado vehicles and mansions and nothing this time an MP can show he has put on ground.
Musa said currently Mzuzu roads are pathetic, water and food expensive, few health centers, money is scarce and should UDF reclaim government, Mzuzu will get back its smiles because Atupele is development conscious just like his father.
Banda, 32, a youth activist and member of the Young politicians Union, in an interview confirmed he is contesting to serve Mzuzu city despite that people over look at him.
By quoting 1 Samuel 16vs 7 and Isaiah 6 vs 8 on who the Lord should send to lead his people, Banda emphasized the Lord opted for David in the house of Jessie, a young man who was overlooked in the eyes of the right thinking people was made king .
He said like wise with him he may shock the world come 2014.
Banda said his weak financial base should not judge him but his personality could make him rule Mzuzu.
He has to beat the current MP Professor Peter Mwanza and prove he is better than Peoples Party Leonard Njikho, or Benex Mwamlimaor former MP Good Kaira, Rodger Nkhwazi among others.
Mean-while, the governor said Ruth Salanya will contest as councilor for Mchengautuba East.–MEC Stringer