Former President Bingu wa Mutharika’s right hand man Dr. Ken Zikhale Ng’oma says the northern region will give Peoples Party (PP) President Dr. Joyce Banda 96 percent of the votes in the forthcoming 2014 general elections, claiming people in the region were convinced that PP should continue ruling Malawi.
The Northern Region of Malawi has a population 1,698,502 according to the2008 housing and population census and covers an area of 26,931 km². While Malawi has 3.5 million registered voters.
According to Zikhale, the survey randomly targeted 500 people of voting age per district.
Zikhale, a self acclaimed political strategist, said this during a public rally held at Kamwala, in Nkhata Bay South saying since he joined PP on August 12th 2012, he has done a basic survey in all districts in the region on the party’s prospects for 2014.
The PP’s national deputy Campaign director, said the survey, which was done from September to November 2012, even predicted that PP will get 98 percent of all the MP seats in the region.
“The message from the people in the region is very clear. There is no need to change the current administration. Indicators that the economy is going in the right direction are there,” he said.
Zikhale said late Mutharika, despite being an economist, failed to run the country with his zero deficit budget.
He also claimed that people in the region wish voting could be done today.
Speaking earlier the party’s third in command in the province Roosevelt Mayuni said the party was “happy” with former President Bingu wa Mutharika’s death claiming he was destroying Malawi.
Mayuni also claimed that even Chiefs were very happy with Bingu’s demise.