President Peter Mutharika’s step-son Tadikira Mafubza hit the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) May election campaign trail on Sunday urging youth to vote for his step-father.
Mabfuza campaigned for Mutharika at a DPP Youth Inter-Colleges Festival which took place at Chancellor College Sports Complex in Zomba on Sunday where he urged youth to vote his father.
The festival attracted DPP members from Nasawa Technical College, Domasi College of Education, Mangochi Technical College, Machinga Teachers Training College, Andiamo Technical College and the host, Chancellor College.
Speaking at the event, DPP College-Youth Interface Chairperson, Tadikira Mafubza, said Mutharika sent him to tell the youth that the president has their welfare at heart that’s why he ensured the establishment of more technical colleges to cater for the youth when he became president in 2014 and that most development programs are centred on the youth.
“The youth should be encouraged to take part in everything that can shape their destiny and this includes electoral activities,” added Mafubza.
Deputy National Youth Director, Connex Muhuwa concurred with Mafubza on the need for the youth to take part in elections and politics, in general.
“Those who thought politics is not for the youth should think again, the president wants the youth to be involved in politics in a civilized manner,” said Muhuwa.
Commenting on the forthcoming tripartite elections, Muhuwa said DPP is not under pressure it is at a good place and ready to win.
One of the students from Nasawa Technical College who attended the festival, Phaless Nyirenda, said the youth festival was a success because members from different DPP wings interacted and shared knowledge on a number of things.
When asked if participating in politics cannot affect one’s studies, Nyirenda said politics cannot affect a student’s performance if the student is good at time management.
Activities at the festival included sports as well as music performances by Dan Lu and Macelba.