The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has hailed communities in Nkhata Bay for shunning the nationwide demonstrations to force Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah to resign.
The party’s senior officials from the Northern Region said this on Sunday at a rally in Chintheche.
Speaking to the gathering, Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Symon Vuwa Kaunda said the Republican Constitution does not allow violent demonstrations.
“So, refrain from them. Our memories are still fresh of the 1959 demonstrations against the British colonial administration where many people from Nkhata Bay were killed,” he said.
On his part, Minister of Health and Population Services Jappie Mhango asked the people to continue their support for DPP under President Peter Mutharika.
“We thank you for the support you gave the party in the past elections. Do not follow the opposition parties. They will not help you as they are busy holding demonstrations,” he said.
Taking his turn, DPP regional governor (North) Kenneth Sanga said there is only one winner in elections; therefore, they should not be cheated that the elections were rigged.
“Please, concentrate on your work. The demonstrations will not help you. You will just waste your time,” he said.
Sanga also said the President will soon visit people in the North contrary to the views that he cannot visit the region.