Former Speaker of parliament and at some point political giant Chimunthu Banda has retired from retirement to rejoin the ruling Democraric Progressive Party (DPP).
Chimunthu Banda was a close friend of Bingu and rose in political circles after the formation of DPP. He was a very important figure to late Bingu Mutharika but fell out of favour when he challenged Peter Mutharika for DPP leadership during 2014 primaries.
He later took a long break from politics to concentrate on his farming business. He was unveiled recently at a DPP rally after resurrecting politically.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that he is being considered for running mate opportunity in the coming elections since the Vice President left DPP tp form his own party.