Throughout history, it has been observed that the Southern region of the country has shown a preference for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the United Democratic Front (UDF).
This voting pattern has remained consistent since 1994, including elections in 1999, 2004, 2004, 2009, 2014, 2019, and 2020.
Even during political rallies organized by the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), attendance has been relatively low. When the party introduced Gwanda Chakuamba from the South, there was still minimal progress.
However, upon further reflection, the South has become fond of Dr. Lazarus Chakwera. Wherever the President goes, large crowds gather, and MCP rallies also witness significant attendance, indicating that people trust Chakwera.
Ken Zikhale Ng’oma, the Director of Strategy in the party, has witnessed the huge crowds at various locations, including Naotcha Ground in Chilobwe, Bangwe Desert Ground, the renowned Nyabwadwe Ground, Mulanje, Thyolo, Phalombe, and Nsanje.
All these rallies have registered significant turnouts.
The Director of Youth, Richard Chimwendo Banda, has witnessed the same situation in Zomba and Blantyre.
Recently, Ng’oma expressed satisfaction with the growing support for the party in the Southern region. He emphasized that Chakwera is a responsible and stable leader who can develop the country, urging people to vote for him in the 2025 general elections.
Ng’oma highlighted Chakwera’s efforts to unify the country for the benefit of its citizens in terms of development. He pointed out that the president is diligently working to improve the country’s situation, which was in a dire state during the previous regime.
The strategist expressed optimism that Chakwera will secure a 71% victory in the 2025 general elections. He believes that positive changes are occurring, instilling confidence in Chakwera’s ability to deliver on his promises and improve the country’s economy.
Ng’oma concluded by urging people in the Southern region to continue supporting Chakwera for ongoing development.