The interim president of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Peter Mutharika is optimistic that DPP will bounce back to power come 2014 claiming his party has ideas and policies to help the country realise meaningful development.
He says he is set to outline those policies once he is elected at the party’s convention as its presidential candidate for 2014 general elections.
“We have good policies, we have people on the ground and will case to the nation. If you have been listening to my speeches during our political rallies, I have been outlining these policies,” Mutharika was speaking in Capital Radio’s Straight Talk programme on Thursday.
He said among other things, his party is very much concerned with a lot of people in rural areas that are still in dire poverty.
Mutharika, who declared his interest to contest on the presidency in 2014, is likely to face other presidential hopefuls including the incumbent leader Joyce Banda in the 2014 polls.
This is because the party’s National Governing council already endorsed his name as the party’s torch bearer.
Mutharika took over the leadership of the party after the death of his brother, former Malawi president Bingu wa Mutharika.