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Muslim women endorse APM

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At least 1,130 women from various Islamic organizations in districts surrounding Blantyre converged at the Robins Park where they endorsed the candidature of President Professor Arthur Mutharika of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Cross-section of Muslim women at the meeting Cross-section of Muslim women at the meeting

The women, meeting under the banner of the Islamic Commission for Justice and Freedom pledged their unwavering support towards the Mutharika administration saying under the incumbent President Malawi has seen a lot of transformative projects taking place.

In their communique read at the end of their day long seminar, the women said that they were concerned that some of the opposition leaders that are parading themselves as angels today ahead of the elections have so many skeletons  in their cupboard such that they cannot be trusted.

The women warned that such kind of politicians should not use the Islamic women’s name to advance their political agenda.

The women therefore confirmed a statement by the ICJF in endorsing President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika as the only one capable to lead Malawi amongst all the aspiring Presidential candidates taking part in the May polls.

Meanwhile, during the same gathering the Islamic women have given former President Joyce Banda and her alliance partner the opposition MCP leader Lazarous Chakwera a 7-day ultimatum to explain to Malawians on what happened to the Presidential Jet that Joyce Banda sold in 2013 otherwise they will take some unspecified action on the two leaders.

In his remarks, ICJF Chief Commissioner Shaibu Abdulrahaman Ajasie appreciated the women for coming in such large numbers to express their solidarity with the country’s President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and his DPP led Administration.

Ajasie further said the women’s endorsement of President Mutharika was not coming from a vacuum as the DPP torch-bearer has so far proved his unequaled resolve to develop Malawi.

“President Mutharika has so far proved his resolve to leave Malawi far much better than he found it. In five years, he has initiated developmental activities that are slowly but surely changing the face of Malawi. In five years, he has responded to both well meant and ill-intentioned criticism with civility and calmness, and exercised unequaled restraint when pushed to the extreme. Seriously, if it’s a question of leadership what the next month’s elections are trying to answer, then we already have an answer in President Mutharika,” said Ajasie.

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