MCHINJI-(MaraviPost)-The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Central region vice president Uladi Mussa on Saturday downplayed fears toward newly formed electoral alliance led by Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima ahead of May 21 polls.
Mussa assurance comes a few days after four political parties namely UTM Party, Peoples Party, Alliance for Democracy (Aford) and Tikonze Progressive Party formed a block to tussle against seating President Peter Mutharika.
The alliance is expected to name its torch bearer on Monday in Lilongwe.
But DPP Central region VP Mussa popularly known as “chenji golo” said the alliance is non-starter arguing that it lacks integrity to win Malawians hearts.
Mussa was addressing the political rally at Kapiri Trading Centre, Mchinji North East constituency a long side Binton Kutsaira DPP Regional governor and other party officials.
He observed that formation of the alliance it’s a sign that DPP was a party to reckon with.
“DPP can’t be intimidated or threatened with Chilima electoral alliance. This just confirms how strong DPP is to Malawians.
“Based on developmental projects DPP led government has done, no party will dislodge us. We are pinnacle of development to Malawians”, assures Mussa.
A joint statement issued by the parties dated 31st January 2019 comes barely 24 hours after Vice President and UTM Party President Saulos Chilima announced at a news conference in Lilongwe on Wednesday that his party was in talks with other opposition parties for a possible electoral alliance.
“WE, the members of UTM, People’s Party (‘PP’), Alliance for Democracy (‘AFORD’) and Tikonze Progressive Movement (‘TPM’), (hereinafter ‘the Parties’) acting through our duly elected leaders; Hereby announce the formation of an electoral alliance between the Parties for the purposes of contesting in the May 2019 Tripartite Elections,” reads the statement in part.
“The Parties have agreed to support one presidential candidate who shall be announced on Monday, 4thFebruary, 2019 at Bingu International Conference Centre at 9:30am,” adds the statement signed by UTM President Saulos Chilima, Peoples party President Joyce Banda, Aford President Enock Chihana and Tikonze progressive movement Interim Vice President Mark Katsonga Phiri.