Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Peter Mutharika this morning was the first aspirant to present his nomination papers to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) officials at the Comesa Hall in Malawi’s commercial hub, Blantyre.
Mutharika unveiled his running mate Airtel Malawi managing director Saulos Chilima as his running mate.
Chilima, born on February 12 1973, was appointed Airtel Malawi managing director in August 2010.
Later today independent presidential candidate Damiano Ganiza and United Independence Party (UIP) president Helen Singh will present her nomination papers. Singh is yet to unveil her running mate.
On Tuesday, it will be the turn of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera, who on Sunday announced his running mate Richard Msowoya.
The pair will be followed by independent presidential candidate Sangwani Soko and People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) president Mark Katsonga-Phiri.
United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi and his running mate Godfrey Chapola will present on Wednesday, and will be preceded by Davis Katsonga of Chipani Cha Pfuko (CCP) and Kamuzu Chibambo of Peoples Transformation Party (Petra). Katsonga and Chibambo are yet to name their running mates.
Umodzi Party (UP) president John Chisi, National Salvation Front (Nasaf) president James Nyondo and Tisintha Alliance, which is yet to identify a candidate, will present on Thursday while President Joyce Banda of People’s Party (PP) will complete the exercise on Friday.
Banda has not yet named his running mate too.