The split is getting wider within the ranks and files of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) with more party officials coming out to endorse the country’s Vice President Saulosi Chilima to be the party’s torch bearer during the next year’s elections.
This comes days after former first lady Callista Mutharika declared that the DPP cannot win next year’s polls under the leadership of President Peter Mutharika.
Calista indicated that the only hope for the party is the youthful Chilima.
The party’s director of youth Louis Ngalande also insists that with the majority of potential voters being the youth, it would be unreasonable to endorse someone with over 80 years to represent the party during the polls.
In all this, Chilima has not come out in the open to declare his position.
And the latest to call for youthful leadership for the party’s presidency is the Mulanje South legislator Bon Kalindo who insists that Chilima is the right person for the party.
He says the party should put into consideration Calista’s remarks because it is a true representation of what the public want.
“Research and you will believe that people in the party want Chilima to lead this country,” Kalindo added.
He insists that Calista is not an ordinary person hence don’t underrate her.