By Lusekero Mhango
KARONGA-(MaraviPost)-UTM Party Parliamentary candidate in the forthcoming by-elections in Karonga Central Constituency Frank Mwenefumbo has urged people in the area to maintain peace and order before, during and after the November 10, 2020 race.
The Veteran Politician made the call on Saturday at Lupembe Primary School Ground where the UTM held a mega rally to close their campaign ahead of the highly anticipated Tuesday’s polls.
Speaking in an interview following the rally which was characterized by pomp, fan and grammar the UTM Party torch-bearer while expressing confidence of winning the election, said an election is an important event in a democratic dispensation hence urged the people in the constituency to continue keeping peace and law and order.
“unity is the only way meaningful development can be achieved in a nation hence my appeal for peace and co-existence among the different political parties who are contesting in the by-elections,” he preached.
Mwenefumbo, therefore extended an olive branch to his competitors saying unity of purpose and co-existence among them was more important as they are one despite their differences in ideologies.
In his remarks UTM Regional Governor for the north Moses Mlenga, said as the party they were ready and excited for the by-election race on Tuesday.
“We have had a long but a successful campaign where we have managed to reach out to all areas of the constituency with development based messages of our torch-bearer hence we are sure of carrying the day in the polls,” roared Mlenga.
Meanwhile National Initiative for Civic Education Trust (NICE) Civic Education Officer for Karonga Christabel Munthali, hailed the aspiring candidates for maintaining peace and sticking to issue based campaigns throughout most of the campaign period.
She said as a result of the issue based campaigns the electorates are now better placed to make an informed choice on whom they want to represent them as their parliamentarian.
Traditional dancing, drama and music spiced up the rally and notable figures who attended the rally included former first lady Calista Muntharika, Norman Nyirenda and Kenith Ndovi Parliamentarian for Karonga Nyngwe Constituency among others.