The campaign launch which took place at Mpala School Ground saw a number of DPP top leaders such as Southern Region Vice President George Chaponda, Governor for the Southern Region Charles Mchacha, Campaign Director Jappie Mhango, Director of Women Patricia Kaliati, Secretary General Grezeldar Jeffrey and member Brown Mpinganjira taking turn in assuring the masses of the party’s commitment to bring development projects to all parts of the country and urged them to rally behind their leader His Excellency Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika and the party.
In his remarks, Jappie Mhango, who is also Minister of Public Works and Transport applauded President Mutharika for initiating development projects in all parts of Malawi including in opposition strongholds.
Mhango described leaders of some opposition political parties as liars for telling Malawians that President Mutharika favours a particular tribe and region.
He said such assertions were unfortunate and untrue as the President has appointed in his cabinet four ministers from the North and currently road construction work is underway to Chakwera’s home village.
While introducing DPP shadow councilor for the area Mike Sikenala, MP for the area Naomi Kilekwa said President Peter Mutharika has initiated a number of crucial project in Mulanje, and the best way for people in the district to say ‘thank you’ was to vote in candidates that are contesting on DPP ticket.
DPP Secretary General Grezeldar Jeffrey said Mulanje has always been a stronghold for DPP hence the need for people to make sure that they maintain such a legacy. Jeffrey urged people from the ward to vote for a DPP shadow councilor Mike Sikenala for continued development under the leadership of Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika.
“I can only advise you to keep safe their national identity cards for they will be used during voting,” said Jeffrey.
Taking his turn, Charles Mchacha assured people of the area continued development under the leadership of Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika. Mchacha then led other party gurus who graced the rally in welcoming people who have defected from other opposition parties into DPP.