Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and United Democratic Front (UDF) Alliance running mate in the forthcoming presidential election Atupele Muluzi has said the country has seen tremendous development in the past 26 years of the two parties’ leadership.
Muluzi said this when he addressed thousands of people who gathered at St Augustine III ground in Mangochi District.
“It is in the past 26 years of the DPP-UDF administration that the country has seen significant development. Now that the two parties have formed an alliance, the opposition knows that they cannot win this election,” Muluzi said.
He said the DPP-UDF alliance is coming up with a K15 billion loan scheme targeting the youths and women and several other initiatives to uplift lives of Malawians.
Muluzi then said through his tour across the country in the run-up to the election, he has seen for himself that the UDF-DPP alliance will win the fresh presidential election with an absolute majority.
“President Peter Mutharika asked me to visit people across the country from Nsanje to Chitipa and what I have gathered is that Professor Peter Mutharika will win the election. With me as his running mate, the opposition has no chance at all,” he said.
In her remarks, UDF vice-president for the Eastern Region, who is also Minister of Labour, Lilian Patel, asked the people of Mangochi to rally behind the UDF-DPP alliance in the fresh election.
Patel said Mangochi has seen significant transformation in the 26 years of the UDF and DPP administration.
“For us, we will not go into politics of castigation. We will always respect people who fought for this country. We have seen meaningful development under the UDF and DPP administrations and this must continue beyond June 23,” she said.
Member of Parliament for the area Victoria Kingston (DPP) hailed Mutharika for picking Muluzi as his running mate in the fresh election