BY DRAXON MALOYA
As country runs towards the FRESH ELECTIONS,two parties have agreed to work together;namely the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the United Democratic Front (UDF) have announced their alliance.
Reading the memorandum of understanding in Lilongwe on Tuesday, DPP Secretary General Grezelda Jeffrey says the alliance is focusing on elections beyond 2020 fresh elections.
Signing the memorandum of understanding on behalf of the two parties were UDF’s vice president Lillian Patel and Grezelda Jeffrey for DPP.
“This alliance has been formulated because we want to defend the country’s Democratic dispensation, we believe in contact and dialogue which is the basis for meaningful development. Malawians are also aware of the fact that DPP came from UDF,
“We respect the wishes of Malawians and that is why we have come up with this alliance, we believe that the youths, women and the vulnerables are the engine for the country’s development so a number of economic activities have been linked up for them,” Jeffrey said.
And in his response, the UDF Secretary General Ken Ndanga concurred with Jeffrey saying that the two parties have formed an alliance when the country’s democracy is being threatened.
“Our political norms respect contact and dialogue, the DPP and UDF have done what is the will of the people, as the two parties share common goals, we share the common vision hence saying no to teaching the malawian youth the knowledge of lawlessness”.
He went further to say,
“UDF and DPP will go together in developing this country in the interest of common Malawians”.
In his speech, UDF president Atupele Muluzi said since the 2019 elections the country has struggled in any development effort hence a need for Malawians to embark on meaningful political journey.
“All Malawians with a positive choice in an as far as governance is concerned, we need total commitment in the way we prioritize our ambitions if the country is to develop,” Muluzi said
In his speech President Peter Mutharika took no time as he only asked God to bless the alliance and the country.
“This is it and this is the best gift that we can all give to Malawi,Malawians have waited for this union for long time,here it is and May God bless us all,” Mutharika said.