Spokesperson for the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and former President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika (APM), Shadric Namalomba, has warned member of Parliament for Machinga Likwenu, Bright Msaka, that he will face humiliation if he dares to contest against Mutharika at the convention.
Confirmed reports indicate that Msaka is gearing to challenge AMP at the elective conference tentatively scheduled for July 2, 2023.
This was APM, who all along has been supporting Msaka to take over leadership from him, reported sponsored the old guard of the party to start preparing the way for his reelection in 2025.
Inside sources say the Machinga Likwenu lawmaker is disappointed with APM’s decision to seek reelection and that he has since made his decision to challenge Mutharika at the convention.
Reacting to the reports, Namalomba warned Msaka to brace for humiliation if he goes ahead with his intention to challenge the candidature of Mutharika who, until recently, had declared that he would not be seeking reelection after losing to President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera.
Some of the MPs who are protesting against Mutharika’s comeback include Werani Chilenba, Nicholas Dausi, Joyce Chitsulo and Ralph Jooma, among others. They blame APM for the poor showing of the party at the Fresh Presidential Election.