LILONGWE (Malawian Watchdog)—President Mutharika’s former right hand man, Ben Phiri, has announced that he is back in full force in front line politics.
He said this in a press conference he conducted in Lilongwe to announce the comeback.
Inside sources say Phiri is positioning himself to lead DPP in 2019. They say Phiri takes himself as the right person to lead the party as he knows the DPP local politics in and out.
“Being the puppet master, he is well placed to manipulate President Mutharika to bless him for the big position.
“The project has already rolled out. Phiri is buys crisscrossing the nation conducting DPP rallies in preparation for a possible takeover,” said the source adding that “Chilima cannot be given the chance as he is seen not to be loyal to the party.”
Former First Lady Callista Mutharika has told the nation that President Mutharika cannot win 2019 elections against the rejuvenated, revamped and reformed opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) led by Reverend Dr Lazarus Chakwera.