Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential aspirant Joseph Mwanamvekha on Monday wound up his hectic party campaign in Lilongwe with a tribute to former president Peter Mutharika, describing him as a politician extraordinaire.
Mwanamvekha said in Lilongwe rural and urban that the fact that Mutharika managed to bring the DPP out of opposition benches back into the ruling seat in 2014, means Mutharika was not just an ordinary politician.
“He has outstanding political leadership skills which have created a conducive environment for inclusive politics” said Mwanamvekha.
Mwanamvekha said once voted as DPP president, he too would bring back the party from the opposition into government.
He described Mutharika as a leader with impeccable credentials.
“APM (Mutharika) managed to lead the party back to the government after the sudden death of our political legend who is also a founder of DPP Professor Bingu wa Mutharika. As such APM is regarded as a political giant of our time,” said Mwanamvekha.
Mwanamvekha said as a party in opposition, the DPP is optimistic of reclaiming the ruling status after the next general elections.
“We are currently capitalizing on the political wisdom of our leader APM to help steer the party to the government again,” he said.
Mwanamvekha is likely to battle it out with Daliso Kabambe and Kondwani Nankhumwa among others for the DPP top job.