Malawi’s 79 years-old President Mutharika says he’s ‘a youth’: Very fit to continue ruling

President Peter Mutharika  has said he was not stepping down and that there was no one with his political stature who could immediately take over from him within the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and that he will run in the 2019 elections for his final five-years term.

President Mutharika: Very firm and very strong

Mutharika , now at 79 years and will be octogenarian at 81  during the 2019 polls, said he was very firm and strong to continue being at the helm of the country.

“These days, people want to be youthful. Some peope, who are 50, 60 and 70, call themselves, youths. So I am also a youth,” said Mutharika on Saturday evening at Katoto Roundabout on his arrival in the region where he is expected to carry out a number of official duties.

“Remember I am a European Union Champion for the youth; so I am a youth,” he added.

Afrobarometer, an African led, non-partisan research network in a nationwide survey conducted by the Centre for Social Research at Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima), which indicates that 80 percent of Malawians do not want  presidential  candidates who are 70 years old and above.

However, DPP spokesperson Francis Kasaila, struck a defiant tone saying President Mutharika is likely to win the 2019 presidential elections.

Apart from Katoto Roundabout in Mzuzu, President Mutharika also spoke to people who gathered at Mponela in Dowa and at Jenda in Mzimba.

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Thitherward
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Dear Mr President All your life, there has been an old man sitting quietly in the corner, or standing patiently in the crowd, always in the background, and always watching you out of the corner of his eye. He has observed the triumphs and disappointments of your youth. He has watched you consolidate your career, and raise a family to be proud of. He is watching now as you refuse to recognize the the limitations imposed by advancing years. He is the Arthur Peter Mutharika who has grown old with dignity, and he is waiting to be acknowledged – finally… Read more »
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Munthu ukamakalamba maso amakunamiza munthu,,,umadziona ngati mwana kikikikiki koma kuti uyende kumaluzanso balance….mwanawake odabwitsatu kikikiki

akuka
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How old is this chakwela guy,

Fred MWATHENGERE
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If indeed there is nobody in DPP to take over from the current President, then Malawians should immediately start looking somewhere else for a president. Malawians cannot continue to endure these hardships. Stay blessed!!

ichocho
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youthful just like mugabe kkkkkkk

dagobert
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With all respect your Excellency, you behave older than you are and through your increasing dementia our country with 53 looks after your 3 years rule already like one of your classmates! Pretty out of shape!
So, please Mr President, spare us from another 5 years!

Mario pei
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A pathological liar indeed ,when are you going to USA for a follow up on your operation.You are out of date ,expired product ,fosteki!

Murupale pa Thyolo
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Stealing or no stealing or kupopa magazi, DPP will not win come 2019. You guys have bling eyes and you fear the President. Nduna za pa Malawi tell your president point blank kuti under you dziko lavunda/laola ili. Who can vote for you. Chamba chiani? Peter ukiti-ukiti hehehehe kkkkkkkk. Koma yes pano ndi pa Flames.

Murupale pa Thyolo
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Ku Mpoto mwapeza ka Baby kkkkkkk. All those who follow this stupidness go to hell.

2019
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Koma …kuvimeleza [email protected] this age akufunika care in a nursing home.. Osati kulamula dziko..retire and enjoy ur pension …coz 2019 we want change

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