By Lusekero Mhango
United Democratic Front (UDF) running mate Frank Mwenefumbo has challenged people from the north to take control of the country’s destiny by voting in Atupele Muluzi into power in the 21st of May polls.
Mwenefumbo said his pair with Muluzi is the only unifying candidate that Malawi needs.
Speaking during a meeting in karonga to outline UDF’s vision with members and supporters from the Alliance For Democracy (AFORD) and the UDF Mwenefumbo, said Muluzi is the only leader that can unify the country as evidenced with picking him as an outsider for a running mate.
“As seen Atupele doesn’t practice tribalism or regionalism he sees us all equal and Malawians hence he is the only presidential candidate who can transform our country and our people because he has the welfare of all to heart,” he said.
According to Mwenefumbo, for so long the north has been taken for granted on its importance during general elections hence it was time to rally behind Atupele and himself to show that the region still remains relevant in elections.
“We have been underestimated and ignored in the significance of our votes on the outcome of the general election results but the region matters and this is a litmus test for us to prove it therefore lets vote for Atupele, a youthful energetic leader,” Mwenefumbo appealed.
Turning to the economy Mwenefumbo, said the Muluzi led administration recognises that the economy favours the rich hence have put policies in place to address this gap.
He said, among others when ushered into power they will make sure that no tax should be charged for those business people who order goods in our neighboring countries which is less than MK100,000.
Among others during the attendance of the meeting, it included veteran Aford member Dan msowoya and secretary general Christopher Ritchie.