After declaring Peter Mutharika as dully elected president just a year ago the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) led by it’s chairperson Jane Ansah today (Thursday) received nomination papers from the same Mutharika in readiness for the forthcoming presidential election.
Cladding in his sky-blue suit, Mutharika introduced Atupele Muluzi
Visibly angry Mutharika said he won the 2019 election and that result were a true reflection of the people of Malawi.
“We won that election and that was the will of the people of Malawi, we are going to win again. The people who have destroyed our country would like to lead the nation after burning our government office building. We are the only people who can govern this nation,” Mutharika said.
Facing the political reality and a need to get 50+1 of the total votes to be casted on 2nd July in the forthcoming presidential election, President Peter Mutharika has picked Atupele Muluzi president of the United Democratic Front (UDF) as his runningmate.
For the past weeks there have been a number of possible candidates such as Bright Msaka, Kondwani Nankhumwa and Ben Phiri whose names were being mentioned as possible candidates to partner Mutharika as running mates.
This has been not a surprise to many considering that in the run-up to the day, some United Democratic Front (UDF) have been enjoying a little slice of power with some of them being co-opted into cabinet as ministers in various portfolios.
United Transformation Movement (UTM) and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) alliance torch bearer, Lazarus Chakwera alongside Saulos Chilima also presented nomination papers to the Malawi Electoral Commission on Wednesday.