BY MARIANA NKHOMA
The marriage of convenience between the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the United Democratic Front (UDF) is heading for divorce following revelations that the octogenarian former Malawi President Peter Mutharika is plotting a comeback in the 2025 presidential elections.
DPP regional governor for the South Charles Mchacha is drumming up support for the former President to run again in the 2025 election despite him being very old and out of touch with Malawians. This revelation has not pleased the bedfellow, the UDF, which through spokesperson Yusuf Mwawa has indicated that it is not a forgone conclusion that the UDF will partner with DPP in 2025 as UDF is a separate independent entity capable of deciding its political destiny.
In a related development, heavyweights in the ruling Malawi Congress Party (MCP) have come forward endorsing President Lazarus Chakwera for the presidential seat in 2025.
Malawi will hold a tripartite presidential election in 2025 where members of Parliament, Councilor positions, and the position of the President will be up for grab.