Malawi Congress Party President, Lazarus Chakwera, has come out in the open by declaring Sidik Mia as his 2019 presidential running mate.
Chakwera, who becomes the first candidate to declare his running mate, said his decision is inline with calls from his supporters who voted for Mia as a deputy president.
Chakwera made his decision known in an interview with reporters when he presided over a political rally held at Mtakataka Primary School Ground at Monkey Bay in Mangochi.
“I am humbled and I thank President Chakwera for settling down for me. I am excited” reacted Mia to the announcement,
Chakwera said his decision does not rule out a possible electoral alliance with other political parties. However, he said leaders of other parties will now be aware that the running mate position is off the table.