Malawi President Mutharika has asked Leader of Opposition Lazarus Chakwera to join the ruling party to help find solutions to the current economic crisis.
Chakwera had asked Mutharika to resign, saying the President was visionless and a “problem to Malawi”. He accused Mutharika of delivering a “zero-plan speech” when the president presided over opening of the 46th Session of the National Assembly.
“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!” Chakwera had said last week in his speech as Leader of Opposition in Parliament.
Chakwera had also warned Mutharika that opposition parliamentarians will take things in their own hands by making laws that will not pass through the executive should the Mutharika administration continue dallying in taking bills to Parliament for deliberation.
In response, a visibly agitated Mutharika asked Chakwera to join the ruling party. During a rally held in Mangoch over the weekend, the President also banished calls for his resignation.