I won’t groom or anoint my successor, says Malawi President Mutharika

President Peter Mutharika who is in his second and final constitutional five-year term of office says he will not handpick his successor, pointing out that in any case, his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) should have democratic process to elect the next leader.

President Mutharika on Al Jazeera: I won’t groom my successor

Mutharika said this in an interview monitored by Nyasa Times on Al Jazeera  TV when he was asked about his succession plan.

“There are many, many young people in the government. Half of the Cabinet are young people,” said Mutharika.

The President was asked if he was grooming a successor and he responded:”I don’t think it’s necessary to groom somebody. This is a democracy. This is not a monarchy.”

Mutharika stressed that DPP will pick the next leader through a democratic process at the national convention scheduled for 2023, one year before Malawi holds another general elections.

“I cannot anoint anybody. The people will decide at 2023 at the convention who should be their leader of the party and therefore their presidential candidate,” said Mutharika.

Reports from DPP indicate the party has now different factions of people who are positioning themselves to be Mutharika’s successor.

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Peter
Peter
1 year ago

Mwamunva mtsogoleri wa nzeru??? Osati a Malawi anthu akuda nkhope ndi mtima omwe odzikweza. Uyutu ndiye APM

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 year ago

Mwati nankhumwa? God help us.

mpilu
mpilu
1 year ago

a Nyasa inu yaikani ka clip ko anthu ave okha. . sizojudulazi .mwatani

Winston msowoya
Winston msowoya
1 year ago

By the way Mathanyula,who elected you besides TIPPEX? DO not think Malawians are fools like you.

A FEW GOOD MEN
A FEW GOOD MEN
1 year ago

Malawians are Fool, because he managed to fool them. You are the most fool of all Malawians for your information. I mean you Winston Msowoya

Lego
1 year ago
Reply to  A FEW GOOD MEN

If you are saying Winston Msowoya is a fool then you are the most stupid and fool of all the Malawians.Is APM not a tippex president?Besides,MEC did not allow and supply tippex,so why was it used?Just ask yourself you fool

Patrick
1 year ago
Reply to  Lego

You fool you’ve lost elections and you still want talk about tippex when your Dpp have gone over 120 days in power.
You’ll forever go to court after each elections,since 1994 you’ve been going to court anti you tired of not seeing yourself being on the loosing side after each election?
Join them since you can’t beat them

mpilu
mpilu
1 year ago

oh yes I have one wgo is 23 yrs old and she is here ,I brought her here with me.
meaning anapita ku UN SUMMIT.
by the way how was the fleet this time he went

pitala
pitala
1 year ago

Half of the cabinet are young men one of them is Ben Phiri the minister of what what watch out Malawi

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

How did this old clown become president? The country is lost with him in charge.

A FEW GOOD MEN
A FEW GOOD MEN
1 year ago
Reply to  BigMan

We Voted For Him. Any Question You Stupid BigMan?

Lego
1 year ago
Reply to  A FEW GOOD MEN

Only you fool who voted him because your hands are full of blood and your brain is full of corruption

Mandado@147
1 year ago
Reply to  A FEW GOOD MEN

More like he cheated his way to the temporary presidency

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
1 year ago

Ok so in Cabinet there are young people now BUT when it was Chilima he was a baby very interesting indeed.

Tiona Mall
Tiona Mall
1 year ago
Reply to  Keen Observer

Chilima was you indeed but power hungry too, unfortunately. He has ruined his political career in abyss of Chakwera

Mandado@147
1 year ago
Reply to  Tiona Mall

He wasn’t power hungry he was mistreated go back to the original story, he doest take crap so left deal with it!

mpilu
mpilu
1 year ago

kkkkkkkkkkk
30 to 40 bridges from LL to Bt mzungu was told that if this mzungu drives thru this distance he will find this.
kkk body language mpaka kukanda ndevu pa mlomo.
anyway every presdent mluzi, bingu,joice pa bbc said the same litany, ndakatulo.
nothing strange. caught pants down.kkkkk

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
1 year ago

Umhuu kulamila anthu sikikima kkk a dad kkkkakomana nazoo kkkk.

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