Atupele to declare his stand on presidency

By Judith Moyo, Nyasa Times

A bomb is yet to land on the political scene which will send shivers to political fossils who have outlived their usefulness as the youthful Machinga North East Parliamentarian Atupele Muluzi is expected to declare his stand on running for presidency in 2014.

Atupele, son to the former president, is already on a campaign advocating for change in the politics of the country which he describes as archaic and not wanted anymore.

“In any democracy, people decide who they want to lead them. I will be making a statement on my future in politics in the country,” said Atupele.

He said “people are pressuring me” to be a presidential candidate in 2014.

Atupele Muluzi; To declare his stand

“I have never said that I wanted to be president of this country, but people are pressuring me. I am seriously looking into the matter and shortly I will declare my stand,” he quoted by The Nation as saying at his first rally in Rumphi.

Atupele’s name came into the political limelight last year when he was quizzed by the local media if he was intending to join politics.

At that time he said he was yet to make a decision.

Recently, he has boldly spoken of the Middle East changes which he said are likely to move to Africa and Malawi in particular.

Atupele stands for the youth and says it is time for them to take over administration of governments in Africa. He says time for old politicians is over because they have nothing to offer.

He has recently been given an award by a pan-African organisation, Africa Heritage Society (AHS) in South Africa and an honorary membership in recognition for his interest to bring about change in Africa especially inspiring the next generation.

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