Mutharika to partner Msaka as running mate

President Peter Mutharika has settled to pick Education Minister Bright Msaka as his running mate in the 2019 elections, Nyasa Times  can exclusively reveal.

Mutharika have a talk with DPP vice president eastern region Bright Msaka

Insiders confided with Nyasa Times that Mutharika has settled for Msaka after being advised by his close confidants including wife, First Lady Getrude Mutharika.

“It is now clear that the President will not run either with Vice President Saulos Chilima or Atupele Muluzi (Minister of Health and UDF President) as many people were assuming. He has told us to start preparing for his ticket and Msaka,” said a source privy to the deal.

The source said many people are not comfortable of the President running with Chilima again as ‘Chilima has shown that he cannot be trusted’.

“In fact at first the Bwana wanted Atupele  to be the running mate when he was being changed to be minister of Health but some advisers  were not happy hence the decision to drop him,” said the source.

Nyasa Times  impeccable source also revealed that Msaka was seen as the only influential figure who can run with Mutharika considering that ‘they suffered together when they were arrested during Joyce Banda reign for treason’.

Msaka served as Chief Secretary to the Government during the late Bingu Mutharika reign and was maintained on the same position during the early days of President Joyce Banda until his arrest.

He comes from Yao land Liwonde in Machinga and is a Mang’anja by tribe.

Before joining politics, Msaka served in the diplomatic missions in Canada and United Kingdom during the Bakili Muluzi reign. He is a lawyer by training.

Nyasa Times corroborated this information with one of the influential ministers who also confirmed that indeed Msaka will run with Mutharika ‘although there are some people who are trying to force their way through’.

In the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Msaka is Vice-President for Eastern Region.

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santana
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santana

Mr Maunits, are you not ashamed of mentioning God in the MCP politics? Is it the same God who has punished your party by roasting it in the opposition bench for 23 years? Is it not the same God who is making Chakwera mentally disturbed so that he does not see that his actions are making the party dividing itself? The Weekend Nation with its 3 columnists who were all along biasly reporting for MCP are now disappointed with what is happening in this party. JZU said it recently that there is childish leadership in the party. How can you… Read more »

Kanthu Nkako
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Kanthu Nkako

Chakwera/Mia. Chakwera will amass central region votes whilst Mia will assist to amass votes from lower Shire and Yao region. To counter act against MCP strategy DPP needs to partner with Atupele or Msaka from Eastern region.

Safari
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Safari

Ayao ake ati ? Kodi Mia ndi m’yao ? Sitilola zimenedzo, especially that MIA wakoyo has decided to partner with a PENTECOSTAL yaos will not support this trash

Finye
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Finye

Kodi midyomba/Yaos do you still have a voice? Mesa munakwatiwa kwa alomwe aku Thyolo inu kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Kikkkkkk hahahahahahahaaha!! though its too late to comment but i have something to say, i said it one of my comment last week about Mr Chilima. If what am reading here is true, i want to remind Mr Chilima that please make your second choice because this team is not good for you Big! Look what is happening now men?????????? they used you! i said you need to be with the team that can recognize and appreciate you bwana, you see????? i was in Venda by Thavhani Mall last week end, i saw a woman in a Ngwazi Dress, i… Read more »

Mathanyula
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Mathanyula

Komanso O Chilima, ku DPP kwadzadza nkhalamba zokhazokha zogwa nkumina, Mathanyula, Dausi, Chaponda, Lipenga, Mpinganjira…..inu ndonyamata chokaniko pitani ku MCP kwa onyamata onzanu

John
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John

THIS IS A WAKE UP CALL FOR ATUPELE MULUZI. IF HE THINKS HE WILL PARTNER WITH MUTHARIKA DURING 2019 ELECTIONS, HE IS IN FOR A SURPRISE.

UDF”S CAN CONTINUE WITH THEIR MARRIAGE WITH DPP AT THEIR OWN PERIL

citizen
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citizen

The opposition fear APM/Chilima partnership

Yachimwa
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Thats bad mungasiye mwans wa Bakili basi Mia akupanani heavy mwapoloza

Nambewe
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Nambewe

Whats wrong with Saulos? he is the best for this job!!! in fact is it wise to leave Saulos lose on his own? Msaka has not got he business acumen of Saulos!

santana
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santana

Mr Vison, I would like you to give me a list of names of these 21 people and what they were doing in earning a living. Tell me the specific place they died in Mzuzu. And tell me the route which the demos took place. What will God punish me for? Is it not you and your Chakwera who are punished by God for not giving you a chance to rule this country? Are you not the people who mocked Bingu’s death saying it was the plan of God to rescue Malawians from DPP’s atrocities? Is it not a punishment… Read more »

Maunits
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Maunits

Santana useless which Malawians are remembering for what and you guys are useless cant advise your president correctly. Msaka cant stand with Mia wachepa mwanaaaa ameneyo lol! That is power of GOD blind them so that they are well defeated 2019 lol! God you are fighting this war.

Awize
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Awize

Atleast Atuprere failure which that is planning for a total downfall. Msaka is very new in political battle field. Chakwera and Mia not a simple match ladies and gentlemen. Pick people with influence on the political arena

Mega
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Mega

True, Nkhalamba iyi mumati Pitala with fellow azigogoz should be sent packing next year. Cabinet azigogo okhaokha nyansi ndithu zonse zoyendera ndodo misana idawerama kalekale

Likhora
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Likhora

DPP is not like mcp kuti any romour imakhala true ,you lied in 2009 that late Bingu will pick goodwal Gondwe or Chimunthu .Late Bingu surprised the whole country by picking unknown JB.In 2014 you lied again that APM will pick Goodwal,but come the day of presenting nomination papers ,every one was surprised when he introduced SKC .Today you are at it again ,zabodaza akutumani kuti mubwelese chisokoneze.

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