Katsonga partners Prof Mbunge, says PPM 20-point plan to transform Malawi

People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) president Mark Katsonga Phiri has picked educationist professor Jacob Mbunge as his running mate, saying the country is facing various challenges and that it is only PPM that has solutions.

Katsonga presented his presidential nomination papers Tuesday afternoon at the Comesa Hall in the commercial capital of Blantyre.

“I have picked Professor Jacob Mbunge as my running mate because he is PPM vice president. He understands our blue print which contains a 20-poinyt plan,” said Katsonga Phiri.

Mark Katsonga:  PPM torchbearer
Mark Katsonga: PPM torchbearer

He said Mbunge has taught in various higher learning institutions including University of Botswana.

Katsonga said Malawi was facing a lot of challenged and that citizens need to elect a government that inspires progress.

He cited food insecurity, devaluation of the kwacha, rising fuel prices as some of the challenges facing the country.

“Malawians should change the course by allowing PPM to rule the country,” he said.

He also said his 20-point plan would transform the country and make Malawians independent and also end the ‘cashgate’ culture.

Katsonga also said he will be ready to accept the results if he is unsuccessful, encouraging all parties to accept the results and to use the appropriate legal processes to resolve any electoral disputes.

Meanwhile, MEC has announced that two independent presidential candidates, Damiano Ganiza and Sangwani Soko, are not presenting nomination papers, effectively ruling them out of the presidential race.

MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa said both candidates on Friday indicated they would not file nomination papers.

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