Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Uladi Mussa on Saturday took a swipe on opposition DPP and UDF while describing President Joyce Banda as a “God-given” leader.
Mussa speaking during a launch of public works programme Bangwe Township, Blantyre adding that the President was chosen by God to guide Malawi into prosperity.
“President Joyce Banda is chosen by God, he is God-given,” said Uladi, amid ululation from the People’s Party supporters.
He said the Banda family is the only eligible one to rule the country and that there was no need for the two former ruling parties to bounce back into power since all the projects they initiated are continued by People’s Party (PP) government.
“Don’t buy what these people are saying. PP has its agendas just like the other political parties, so leave us alone. President Joyce Banda is God-given leader and I can tell you, the family of retired chief justice Richard Banda and President Mrs. Joyce Banda is the only one eligible of all the families to rule this country,” Mussa said.
The outspoken politician popularly known as ‘Change golo’ said there was no need for UDF or DPP to rule Malawi again because all the good initiatives they initiated are currently being run by PP.
Mussa mentioned free primary education started by UDF in 1994 and fertilizer subsidy initiated by DPP regime.
“They started subsidy and President Joyce Banda is doing a commendable job to continue with the project and this year its successful than ever. Same with free primary education UDF stared in 1994, we did not stop it. We can’t abandon good projects. If they started good programmes we will continue. So there is no need for UDF and DPP to come back into power because we are already continuing such projects.
“President Joyce Banda just six months in power has done very well. Now fuel is available, fertilizer subsidy is progressing successfully and free primary education is still in place, why looking for another leader, Chochosela mai Joyce Banda ndi chani? Ndikulakwa kukhala mzimai? (Why not voting for Joyce Banda, is it a crime to be a woman?). Are they saying their families (MuLuzi and Mutharika) are heavenly sent, if yes, let them produce the evidence?” he said.
He then challenged that Banda will get enormous votes come 2014, saying in southern region she will amass 1.8 million votes, 1.1 million votes in central region and in the northern region she will get 750 votes while the other presidential contestants will share the remaining votes.
Mussa’s sentiments on subsidy and fuel come at a time when the country is experiencing erratic supplies of fuel with some areas running without a supply and the time when this year’s fertilizer subsidy has been hit by irregularities, ranging from delay in coupon distribution, supply of sand mixed fertilizer, distribution of fake coupons as well as theft of the subsidized fertilizer.
Speaking during the event, President Joyce Banda defended her continuous traveling and food distribution across the country, arguing its part of her duties.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :