John Ungapake Tembo

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-John Ungapake Tembo, who is now a retired politician has stressed that the country is not on the right political path following the May 21 tripartite elections.

Speaking in an interview with ZBS , Tembo, who is popularly known as JZU in the political circles, has retaliated that the allegations that 2019 polls were marred with irregularities, are a replica of what used to happen during the time he was the President of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and also a leader of opposition.

JZU emphasised that the post election demonstrations that people have been conducting in the country are justified and reasonable since they are not satisfied with the results of the polls.

He also indicated that if he were Dr. Jane Ansah, the Chairperson of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) , he would succumb to the demands of Malawians who are saying she should resign from her position for the sake of peace and national progress.

According to Tembo, this would be the only way for Dr. Ansah to prove her professionalism.

On the presidential election case, Tembo has also asked all those people who are waiting for the judgment of the same to accept it whether or not it will go to their side; for the sake of the national peace.

On rampant corruption that has rocked the nation, Tembo says he is very ashamed of the disturbing levels of corruption, saying during his productive days, there virtually no corruption in the country. He cited was very

Besides corruption, the most popular leader of opposition of his time, said nepotism and cronyism are other alarming vices which are now pushing the nation into a dungeon.

Tembo said when he was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi, he worked with everyone irrespective of which region of the country one came from or political party they supported.

But the case quite different from the present day when political leadership is favours a particular region or or ethnic group.

Tembo who is currently battling with old age has urged all the leaders at all levels to prioritise the development of the country by working hard and selflessly.

Until his retirement from front line politics in 2013, Tembo was the President of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and a leader of opposition in the General Assembly.

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