Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika will present his nomination papers as DPP presidential candidate on Thursday after MEC announced the presentation will start Wednesday.
Mutharika,who has vowed to win the fresh presidential poll, will also unveil his running mate, who remains unknown until now.
But on Wednesday, opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera will present his documents as Saulos Chilima will be unveiled as his running mate after forming an electoral pact with his UTM and several parties.
Chakwera will be followed by Mr. Shaibu Mustafa of the New Vision for Democracy Party. Later, at 11 o’clock it will be the turn of Peter Kuwani of Mbakuwaku Movement for Development.
Ras Chikomeni Chirwa, an independent candidate, is scheduled to present his papers at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. The first day will wind up at 3 pm with the presentation of papers from Reverend Hardwick Kaliya also Independent.
The statement from the commission further states that the presentations will proceed to Thursday the 7th of May, 2020 at 9 am with a presentation of nomination papers from Independent candidate Khwechani Wesuze Nkhoma. Then at 10 o’clock it will be the turn for independent candidate Phunziro Mvula who will be followed by another independent candidate Smart Swira at 2pm.
The presentation of will end at 3 pm on Thursday with Mutharika.