Former First Lady Callista Mutharika has become the latest prominent figure to campaign for the UTM Party candidate for the November 10 by-election in Karonga Central Constituency Frank Mwenefumbo.
Mutharika was at Lupembe ground where she said the August House requires a person such as Mwenefumbo who is well acquainted with its proceedings.
“Mwenifumbo has served you before as a Member of Parliament. Mwenifumbo has served you before as a cabinet minister. Therefore, he knows the doors to knock for development. That is why we are urging you to vote for him on November 10 so that he continues from where he stopped,” Mutharika said.
On his part, the party’s regional governor Moses Mlenga touted Mwenifumbo as an experienced and seasoned politician who has the passion of Karonga people at heart.
Taking her turn, UTM Party executive member Chinthu Phiri said Mwenifumbo's strength lies in his ability to articulate issues that are beneficial to the electorate.
She said: “Mwenifumbo’s passion for his people cannot be over emphasised. He has the people at his heart owing to his strong stand against the Katili refugees’ camp. He vehemently said no to that. That is why we are imploring on you to vote for him.”
Mwenifumbo described his candidature as a calling to serve his people through various developments to change the socio-economic face of Karonga Central and the district, saying he has always committed his resources to developing the area even before becoming a Parliamentarian.
At the event, Mutharika who strongly spoke against use of money to induce voters donated K200,000 to group village headman Kayuni for what she said was for development.