Democratic Progress Party (DPP) presidential candidate Professor Peter Mutharika says next Tuesday’s election is a golden chance for Malawians to save the country from the verge of collapsing.
Speaking when he welcomed back the country’s vice president Khumbo Kachali into the fold of the blue political house, Mutharika said the country needs strong leadership that would alleviate current social and economic challenges facing the nation.
“The country is on the verge of collapse, government departments and institutions are collapsing, time has come that you should elect presidents that have capacity to govern this nation, there is no time for someone on the job training to run this country”, said Mutharika to the mammoth gathering.
Kachali has officially joined DPP with a strong voice urging people from the Northern region to vote DPP’s Mutharika in power come May 20 Elections.
This comes days after resigning from the governing People’s Party which he co-founded with President Joyce Banda.
Kachali previously served as transport minister during the late Bingu wa Mutharika led government and he was booted out of the party side Joyce Banda on accusations that they were erecting parallel structures.
Kachali fell out of grace with President Banda after she sidelined him for PP running mate position. Banda opted for youthful Central Region politician Sosten Gwengwe.
Kachali told the rally held in his constituency that he resigned from PP due to lack of sound leadership and has since urged to trust their vote to the DPP
He also urged the people to forget the past and forge ahead for an enviable future of the nation.
He then told Mutharika that the only condition the people from the region have tied to their votes is that the DPP should abolish the quota system
Mutharika promised to introduce the cement and iron sheets subsidized program once voted in power.
A recent opinion poll by one of Africa’s most respected researchers Afromarometer shows that Mutharika is likely to win the next Tuesday’s elections, followed by Malawi Congress Party of Lazarus Chakwera and incumbent Joyce Banda coming at a distant third