Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) current chairman, Sheikh Yusuf Kanyamula who was also eyeing for another five years term yesterday shocked Malawian Muslims when he declared himself that he will no longer compete in the upcoming elections.
Sheikh Kanyamula revealed this when Malawimuslim.com tried to ask him what new things should Malawian Muslims expect from him if he is given another term.
“Asking me about what? I am not competing in the [MAM] leadership. Who has told you that I am one of the contesters? They are liars,” he said.
Sheikh Kanyamula did not give any reasons of his withdraw but according to some other reports, say that people have been pressurizing him to step down because of his age and he should allow new young blood to come in.
Elections organizing committee chairman, brother Amani Kunje confirmed on the withdraw but did not give any information as the candidate has not yet communicated to the electoral commission.
“Of course there are speculations that he has withdrawn from the race but he has not yet communicated to us officially and we have also not yet asked him,” said brother Kunje.
When asked about elections’ date, brother Kunje simply said, “there is no set date of the elections because as of now there are other things we are finalizing. When we will be through, then we will be able to announce the exact date of the elections.”