President Mutharika challenges opposition parties and optimistic of winning in 2019

Written by  Blair Albert Mhone

There was a thunderous welcome to His Excellency the President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika’s arrival in Mzuzu ahead of a number of official engagements in the Northern region.

President Mutharika arrives in Mzuzu President Mutharika arrives in Mzuzu

Speaking to multitudes that braved darkness on Thursday evening at Katoto roundabout in the City, President Professor Mutharika said the Northern region remains dear to his heart for the love of its people to the ruling DPP led administration.

The Malawi leader further urged the people to continue rendering their unwavering support to the party, saying frustrated politicians have nothing to offer towards Malawi’s social – economic development agenda.

President Mutharika, who arrived around 6 pm in Mzuzu and was welcomed by the blue sea that gathered at Katoto roundabout, said he is optimistic of winning 2019 elections due to the development agenda the DPP has.

The Malawi leader also trashed comments of Saulos Chilima that he helped DPP win elections in 2014, saying DPP won because of its good manifesto.

"Let me highlight here that telling people that DPP managed to ascend into power because of some one's influence is a total lie," said the Malawi leader.

President Mutharika then urged people from the Northern region to rally behind the DPP administration for continued development of the country.

“Much as other governments in the past neglected the region, DPP is revamping the region with so many developments," said the President.

President Mutharika said if the opposition has nothing to offer to Malawians, they should keep quiet saying DPP carries the development agenda of the nation.

President Mutharika said plans of the opposition to make a coalition to contest against DPP in 2019 are a sign that no one can beat DPP.

Before arriving in Mzuzu, President Mutharika stopped at Namwiri in Dowa, Kasungu, Jenda in Mzimba where many people also gathered to hear developmental prospects of the DPP.

In Mzuzu he was welcomed by DPP Vice President for the North Goodall Gondwe, Regional Committee of the DPP, chiefs led by Inkosi ya Makhosi Mbelwa V and the clergy.

The Malawi leader is in the Northern region for a number of official engagements among them attending the University of Livingstonia graduation ceremony on Saturday at Mzuzu Stadium.


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