Peter Mutharika, brother to Bingu Mutharika emerges as winner as presidential candidate at the Democratic Progressive convention on Thursday.
Young Mutharika, 73, won with a wide gap against Nkhotakota North MP, Henry Chimunthu-Banda, who announced his interest in the presidential race late March.
Chimunthu, 50, is believed to bring in new blood in the leadership of the the DPP
“It is obvious, our only way to get back into government is to rebrand the party. The party needs to present a new and confident image to the electorate. And I am that new face,” Chimunthu Banda told one of the Malawian dailies.
It was reported that Chimunthu-Banda had already began to send congratulatory messages to Peter Mutharika.