Former Chief Justice Lovemore Munlo has joined the race for the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidency after presenting his nomination papers on Monday.
Nyasa Times reported last week that Munlo had gone on early retirement as head of the Judiciary.
According to acting registrar of Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal and High Court of Malawi, Mike Tembo, the former Chief Justice already got 50 percent of his gratuity and was supposed to retire next year in May but decided to leave for retirement early.
He has been linked to MCP presidential race all along and this was confirmed on Monday when his agent presented nomination papers to the party’s secretariat.
MCP administrative secretary Potiphar Chidaya confirmed Munlo is the new entrant to the party presidential contest.
“I can confirm Mr Lovemore Munlo has submitted his nomination papers,” said Chidaya.
He also disclosed that the party’s former director of political affairs Eston Kakhome also submitted his papers to run for presidency.
Munlo also said “we have to give people choices, we have to give hope to the people that everything is not lost and they are people who are ready to serve.”
This comes after former top official and Cabinet minister during the Kamuzu Banda regime, Jodder Kanjere also presented his nomination papers after another aspirant, Malawi Assemblies of God president the Reverend Dr Lazarus Chakwera, also presented his.
Other probable candidates during the party’s convention to be held on April 27 include the current party president John Tembo, secretary general Chris Daza and Nkhotakota Central Member of Parliament (MP) Edwin Banda. These three are, however, yet to present their nomination papers.
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