Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mulli says will support any DPP candidate

Mulli says that he ready to support any candidate that will come after State President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika. Pic by Malawi Digest.

By Frank Malemia

Mulli, was speaking in the week in an exclusive interview with one of Malawi’s private radio stations, Capital Radio.

Speaking in the interview, Mulli, who runs a number of businesses under the umbrella, Mulli Brothers Limited said that it was wrong to associate him with any potential presidential candidates for the 2014 presidential elections.

He was responding to a question from Capital Radio suggesting he was sponsoring Malawi’s Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika to run for the high office for the 2014 elections.

Professor Mutharika is a younger brother to the incumbent Malawi President Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika.

In his response to these suggestions, Mulli said that these reports are false as he is preoccupied with the affairs of his business.

“Those reports are false. I am not a politician,” he said.

He said he was ready to support any presidential candidates elected by the party democratically.

“In the party, there are procedures to be followed and we are ready to support any candidate who has been elected by the party,” he said.

Mulli said that as a businessman, he was not concerned with the presidential candidature in the ruling party.

“It is the policy of the Mulli Brothers to support the government of the day and for now it is time for the DPP,” he said.

Mulli gave a historical background of his business association with ruling parties.

“Our company supports the government of the day, we did it during the UDF time and we are also doing it now under DPP,” he said.

Leston Mulli disclosed that although not directly involved as a politician, they normally come in to help whenever requested to do so.

Among many other businesses, Mulli Brothers Limited have interests in transport business, tea plantation and production, stationary, accommodation and general farming among many other businesses-Malawi Digest.

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