By Banford Tambulasi, MANA
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Vice President for the Eastern Region, Bright Msaka has described the alliance between the DPP and the United Democratic Front (UDF) as a formidable force set to crash the opposition.
He made the remarks on Sunday at Chimbende Village in Senior Chief Chowe in Mangochi where he held a rally together with Minister of Transport and Public Infrastructure, Ralph Jooma and Minister of Labour, Skills and Innovations, Lillian Patel.
Msaka described the choice of Atupele as of great value to the campaign and re-election of Professor Peter Mutharika, saying they are both calm and well collected leaders.
“As you know, DPP and UDF are not strange to each other. We have a common vision, a common philosophy of preserving democracy,” said Msaka who is also Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and Member of Parliament for Machinga Likwenu.
“Therefore, the unity of DPP and UDF promises an avalanche of votes for Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and his alliance partner, Atupele Muluzi,” Msaka added.
Msaka, however, noted that traditional leaders and all the people in the region were now happy that the two parties, which used to divide them, were now working together for the common good of all Malawians.
A large number of former supporters of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and United Transformation Movement (UTM) were welcomed into the blue/yellow camp after defecting from their parties.
Earlier in the day, Msaka met key political players from both parties and traditional leaders at a joint planning meeting in the district ahead of the fresh presidential election slated for July 2.