BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Njamba Freedom Park was today May 25 filled to the capacity for the Tonse Alliance’s rally where thousands of people across the Blantyre city and its hinterlands gathered to hear what the alliance, which is led by the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera, will do for the country if voted into power on June 23.
The park was jam-packed with thousands of UTM and MCP supporters decked out in red hats and apparel.
Some seemed to be disappointed that they could not see the speakers but that did not take away their celebratory mood at the rally where almost every speaker sparked the well decorated stage with messages of hope for the impoverished Malawi.
In his remarks MCP president and Tonse Alliance candidate Lazarus Chakwera said the alliance seeks to promote servant leadership and would work tirelessly to improve the fortunes of the local economy.
His running mate Saulos Chilima, while hinting on becoming the country’s finance minister once Tonse Alliance takes over the reins of power, said they will work diligently to improve the life of Malawians especially those living in rural areas.
“Some have been asking where will we get the money for different projects we are promising. I want to tell you that there is money in government but it is being misused by the corrupt politicians. This will not happen under the leadership of Lazarus Chakwera.
“As a matter of fact, I will be the finance minister as per our agreement. My office will be different from the previous ones as I will work hand in hand with Chakwera,” he said.
Chilima further said though others are trying hard to sow division within the alliance, they will not succeed in their plan, stressing that the alliance is impenetrable.
Earlier, MCP Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka denounced acts by some politicians who he claimed are trying to use the religion card to divide the country.
He further dismissed assertions by opponents that MCP has a dark past, arguing that those who were holding influential positions in the party that time and could have been masterminds, are in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), in an apparent reference to Nicholas Dausi and Heatherwick Ntaba.
Taking his turn, Citizens for Transformation (CFT) leader Timothy Mtambo urged the citizenry to verify their voter registration details so that come Election Day, they can choose the leaders of their choice.
He added that it is only the Chakwera-Chilima ticket that understands the struggles that people go through when accessing medical service in public hospitals and other challenges.
He further implored Malawians, especially the youth, to vote for the Chakwera-Chilima partnership on polling day, saying the two have what it takes to create jobs for the youth and bring about tangible development.
Malawians will vote in a fresh presidential poll on June 23 after the Supreme Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Constitutional Court to nullify the May 21 2019 presidential election due to massive irregularities.