FDH boss clarifies on political aspirations

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The FDH Financial Holdings Group Chief Executive Officer Thom Mpinganjira has revealed that he holds no ambitions to become a politician.

His remarks which were made at a press briefing in Blantyre on Tuesday come after rumours that Mpinganjira will succeed Peter Mutharika as the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for the 2024 elections.

Speaking at a briefing aimed at alerting the public about news circulating on social media, Mpinganjira said he was shocked that some people are speculating that he intends to succeed Mutharika.

He believes that he was called to be a leader using business avenues and not politics as others say.

“I have no plans now or in the future to leave business and join politics. All those politicians who are worried that I am coming to join them should not worry anymore,” Mpinganjira explained.

He added that the rumours circulating do not only annoy him but they also put his life and that of his family members in danger because politics, he says, is a dirty game.

The FDH boss went on further to say that a lot of Malawians have been approaching him to stand as a presidential aspirant of this country, but he has been denying the suggestions insisting that he will remain known as a business person.

The rumours about Mpinganjira harboring political ambitions became tense on the trail to the May 21st tripartite polls as social media was awash with reports that DPP leader Peter Mutharika had picked Mpinganjira as a running mate.

The reports were later proved to be false as Mutharika had chosen Everton Chimulirenji to take up the position.


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