Mutharika confirms he will contest in 2025

By Chisomo Phiri

Former President and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader, Peter Mutharika mantains that he will contest in the 2025 presidential elections and win to rescue people from what he describes as Tonse Alliance economic mess.

He was speaking this on Monday when donating food hampers to 300 Muslim households at Chisigele Village, Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi.


“We are taking this country back from this administration and we will make it a country for all Malawians as we have always been doing.

“Iam with you and I will not abandon my people as long as I am alive. You have seen that I am the only one who is a friend to you my Muslim friends because I have a Muslim background,” said Mutharika.

The former president said Malawians have now realized that they made a mistake opting for the Malawi Congress Party-led-Tonse Alliance goverment which is now ill treating them.

He then assured Malawians thatĀ  the problems which Malawians are facing will be a thing of the past once he gets back into power.

“DPP is the only party which knows how to run this government. We are coming back and MCP should start packing their items and good because we are bringing a better malawi for everyone,” he said

In his remarks, DPP Eastern region governor Emran Mtenje said Malawians are suffering due to high cost of living.

“President Chakwera is busy traveling while Malawians are facing hunger. We are living in this country with any direction because the President has no direction,” he Mtenje.

He accused the current leadership of beingĀ  clueless on governance issues.

Mutharika and his DPP got booted out of government in a court sanctioned presidential poll in June 2020.