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APM chides Lazarus Chakwera, says “MCP is in tatters because of his leadership”

President Mutharika says MCP is in “tatters” because of Chakwera’s undemocratic tendencies

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)— The state president Peter Arthur Mutharika, on Monday accused Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Lazarus Chakwera of bringing disunity in the once mighty party with his undemocratic tendencies.

Mutharika made the remarks in Lilongwe upon arrival from the Southern region where he had different engagements, including the commemoration of his late brother, former president Bingu Wa Mutharika, at Ndata Farm in Thyolo district.

Speaking to a multitude of people, who gave him a thunderous welcome, Mutharika said he will continue with his development agenda, despite getting unjustified criticisms from Chakwera.

He said Chakwera is not the right person to be talking about the government failures, saying his party is heading towards extinction.

“They have been saying that you do not want me, but I am surprised with the welcome. I want to assure you that I will continue developing the nation.

“Forget about what the president of the crocodiles’ party is saying. He cannot lead the nation. The party was strong when great leader, Kamuzu Banda was alive, but with the coming of this man, the party is in tatters,” Mutharika said, amid ululation from the staunch Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters.

In apparent reference to Allan Ntata, who was legal advisor to the late president Bingu Wa Mutharika, the president said “someone said there is no transformation in Malawi, but surprisingly he failed to define transformation when asked on a certain television station.”

Ntata is one of the DPP critics and he censures government under the banner ‘Reform to Transform’ slogan.

On development, Mutharika said for the first time in the history of Malawi, seven big roads are under construction at the same time.

In her remarks, DPP secretary-general Grizeder Jeffrey wa Jeffrey, thanked the president for being democratic and tolerant to views from different individuals including the opponents.

She further said that the party has lined up a number of transformative plans under the transformative leadership of President Mutharika, ranging from social, economical, infrastructure among others.

“We are considering all aspects of human kind; the government is widening skill-based developments through construction of community technical colleges, constructing roads, enhancing health service delivery, talk of education, food security and most importantly it is rebuilding its economy,” she said.

Jeffrey then urged people in the country to support the government and said time to act to the contrary is far gone.

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