…says Mutharika is a problem to Malawi
Malawi Congress Party leader Lazarus Chakwera who is also Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly says he is puzzled that President Peter Mutharika is clinging on to power despite being a failure and a “problem to the country”.
“If you are admitting that our problems are too complicated for you to solve, then why are you clinging to the office you hold? We simply cannot afford to let the ship we are sailing on to sink in these troubled economic waters simply because the captain does not know the way to our destiny or how to navigate troubled waters!” said Chakwera in his response to the speech Mutharika delivered during the opening of the 46th session of Parliament.
The MCP leader who also accused Mutharika of forging propaganda against the opposition with the intention of diverting public attention from his failures which the MCP president said could see a rise in calls for Mutharika to step down.
“President Peter Mutharika has failed to set the record straight about the poor performance of the country and his leadership. Because his government has no plan by which to call Malawians to actions that will get us out of this mess, we must all put our heads together here to offer him ideas” said Chakwera who came second in the highly disputed May 20 presidential elections.
With this, the MCP leader urged Malawians to take action because President Peter Mutharika is a problem to the country.
“We cannot afford to let the Executive, with its 20 strong cabinet plus a congregation of 20 plus so-called advisors, leave our children at the mercy of its endless comedy of errors. It is unfortunate that the people have no means to fire the whole administration, and indeed a wonder that the whole lot has not resigned. Not only are they failing to solve our problems, but they themselves have become a problem!”
Chakwera added that if elections were to be held, the ruling DPP and President Mutharika would be booted out because Malawians are tired of the administration.
“I can confidently say that if Malawians went to the polls today, this President and his cronies would be voted out of office. What I cannot confidently say is that their votes would be counted, if the recent history of ballot boxes being burned under state guard is anything to go by, a crime for which this government is yet to bring anyone to book. Everyone is aware that the controversial 2014 tripartite elections nearly brought this peaceful nation to the brink of anarchy”
Chakwera warned Mutharika that should he continue in his path, Malawians will take things in their own hands and make laws that will now pass through the executive.