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Mutharika rumored to appoint Atupele as Malawi’s Second Vice President

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-It has been rumored that  President Peter Mutharika plans to appoint Atupele Muluzi as Malawi’s Second Vice President ahead of the forthcoming 2019 tripartite election.

This is according information reached The Maravi Post has learnt this week that team of experts within the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been appointed to look on the matter.

But DPP Spokesperson Nicholas Dausi who is also Minister of Information and Communications Technology expressed ignorance on the matter when contacted for comment by Zodaik Broadcasting Station (ZBS).

Dausi therefore  asked for more time since he is outside the country.

Muluzi who is also Minister of Health and Population also expressed ignorance on the matter, saying nothing of that nature has ever happened.

The young Muluzi is also United Democratic Front (UDF) president for years now.

Recently rumours were all over the social media that Mutharika promised Muluzi a runningmate post ahead of the 2019 polls.

But United Democratic Front (UDF) spokesperson Ken Ndanga trashed the claims, saying there is nothing going between the two camps.

The Malawi constitution allows the president to appoint the second in command. But the decision is likely to face the public’s rough due to economic tabulation the country is currently going through.

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