Mutharika, DPP Cannot Be Defeated If We Don’t Field One Presidential Candidate As Opposition: Says Uladi Mussa
With almost two years to go for Malawians to elect another leader in 2019 elections.The opposition political parties have already started to shiver saying as things stand now, Mutharika and his rulling DPP stand a great chance of winning the elections again with a landslide.
Acting president for PP Uladi Mussa is suggesting a strong opposition party unity to field one presidential candidate in 2019 inorder to oust President Peter Mutharika from power on the ballot box in 2019 elections otherwise they forgeting of retaining power as none of the oppsotion parties has the stamina.
“We have not yet discussed this year as opposition parties but as an expert in politics who has an honarary degree, we can only oust the President from power at the ballot box only if we unite,” said Mussa in a radio program on Sunday.
Peoples Party is in political relationship with the main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party both inside and outside parliament.
Some political experts have been speculating that Peoples Party would support the presidential candidacy of Lazarus Chakwera, the Malawi Congress Party leader.
PP president and founder Joyce Banda is in self imposed exile for two years running.
Mussa said the DPP can only be kicked out if the opposition unite and field one president during the 2019 presidential elections.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) of The Economist magazine says Mutharika may have an edge over the opposition but could slip if the economy worsens.
Chakwera came a close second to Mutharika in the 2014 presidential race in which he swept the Central Region vote while it was the populous Southern Region vote that propelled the incumbent President to victory.