Chilima set to announce Running mate and submit nomination papers tomorrow

President of the United Transformation Movement (UTM) and Vice President of the Republic of Malawi, Dr Saulos Chilima is set to reveal his running mate tomorrow as he submits his nomination papers to run for President in the 21 May Tripartite Elections.

He follows Dr Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) who submitted his papers on Monday at COMESA Hall and Dr Joyce Banda of the People’s Party (PP) who submitted her papers today. Chakwera has gone for Sidik Mia as his running mate while Joyce Banda has picked Dr Jerry Jana as her running mate.

Joyce Banda’s submission came as a surprise 24 hours after pulling out of an electoral alliance with Chilima’s UTM. The fall out is said to be over disagreements on who would be the running mate on Chilima’s ticket with Banda angling for someone from within her party.

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