Peoples Party (PP) says the country is moving backwards after attaining 54 years of self rule.
Meanwhile Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and PP say they were not invited at this year’s government Independence celebration in Mzuzu.
But government spokersperson Nicholas Dausi insist the opposition was invited.
A political grouping of about 13 parties says doors are open for Vice President Saulosi Chilima to be its torchbearer.
The grouping under the name Tikhonze Dziko lathu are banking on Chilima to join them despite that he has not said the party he will represent next year general election.
Meanwhile, Chilima is reportedly to announce next week which party or grouping he will represent.