Information reaching faceofmalawi indicates that the country’s vice President Saulos Chilima is contemplating on contesting as Member of Parliament for Ntcheu District in the forthcoming 2019 general election.

The revelations come amid divisions in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regarding the issue to do with the Presidential candidate in the 2019 polls as others are behind Chilima and the other group is behind President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika.

According to information at hand, some people believed to be Chilima’s supporters are busy doing underground campaign in Ntcheu.

It is also alleged that three boreholes have been drilled in Ntcheu District by a Chinese donor with an aim of wooing supporters to vote for Chilima.

When contacted for comment Chilima’s spokesperson Pilirani Phiri refused to comment on the matter.

On his part, Member of Parliament for Ntcheu Central Reverend Malisoni Ndau said he approached Chilima twice to find out if he is contesting as an MP in the forthcoming polls.

According to Ndau, Chilima made it clear that he is not contesting for Parliamentary seat in the district.

Meanwhile it is not clear on which Constituency is the Vice President vying for.

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