MANGOCHI-(MaraviPost)-Former Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Friday, October 23, 2020 told Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters that it would be irresponsible of him to quit as leader of the part at this point in time when the party is in disarray .
Mutharika was addressing the news conference at his base in the lakeshore district of Mangochi amid power struggle in the party.
The former Malawi leader disclosed that he will call for a party convention after that process.
Mutharika however, stressed that he will not support any aspirant for the party leadership who ‘will want to hijack the party and sell it to the highest bidder’.
The DPP leader added that he will live by the promise he made at Ndata during the funeral of his brother late Bingu wa Mutharika.
He says the party has established a functional reviewing committee which will meet and report back, then National Governing Council will convene for restructuring the party and then convention will follow.
On the arrest of DPP top officials, Mutharika says “we will pray for them until they come out. It is sad. I feel very sorry for them and their families.”
“I dont see much that has been done other than inspect my projects. But I am glad that government has decided to adopt some of my projects,” says Mutharika on how he rates the performance of the Tonse Alliance in the first 100 days.
On corruption, Mutharika says he has always stood against the cancer.
However he said it is not possible for a president to know what is happening everywhere hence the need for everyone to take part in the cause.
But Mutharika said he is glad that there is now more funding to the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) and the Financial Intelligence Unit FIU.
He therefore said he will support President Lazarus Chakwera for the country to progress.