Former Malawi Congress Party ( MCP) leader John Tembo is non-committal on whether or not he will contest as Member of Parliament (MP) in his constituency, Dedza South, in the next year’s tripartite elections.
“I don’t think you should be the first to know,” he told a local radio this week.
He added: “I will address a meeting in my constituency to say whether I will contest or not.”
The oldest serving parliamentarian in the country emphasized that he has retired from MCP frontline politics.
The veteran politiciam said he does not need any position in the current MCP leadership.
“Being a former leader is a role on its own, every political party knows that.”
He also said: “But I’ve not retired as an MP. I still have to serve people in my constituency until 2014. I’m still leader of opposition.”
Tembo was unanimously rejected to be MCP’s torchbearer in the 2014 elections at the party’s convention which elected Reverend Lazarus Chakwera held recently.
The veteran politician said during Chakwera’s maiden rally in Kasungu that he would spend his post MCP life reading, writing and farming.