Accompanied by Party supporters and Parliamentarian for Ndirande Malabada constituency Aaron Sangala, Lita was confirmed by MEC Returning Officer, Charles Chaima as suitable candidate for the October 17th by-elections.
“I hereby declare Thom Lita as a rightful DPP candidate having successfully provided us with the necessary documents,” Chaima said and the news was greeted with cheers from DPP supporters.
Speaking later in an interview, Lita said he was happy to have passed the test as that symbolized his real candidature for the upcoming elections.
“The battle has started, from today onwards there is no time to rest,” he said.
Asked why he decided to contest in the elections and what he would do to people of the area, Lita said his main focus would be to speak for the youth and ensure that they take part in developing this nation.
“I am a young man and I would like to use my position as councilor to engage the youth in all activities that are of beneficial to this area and in particular this country,” Lita explained.
He further said he would like to help the government of Prof. Peter Mutharika in uplifting people’s standard of living in the country.
“DPP is a development driven government and I would like to be part of this development conscious party,” he said in brief.
Thom Lita is 38 years and has three children.