…APM gets serious backing on calls to resign
The Malawi leader is still receiving miscellaneous calls to step down, but the critics making these calls need to hold on as President Peter Mutharika is not stepping down, if anything that a grouping of chiefs in the North have said is worthy adopting.
Recently, there have been incessant calls for Mutharika to step down over what critics said is failure by the 67 year old to run this nation.
The critics tilted the calls to the hunger situation which they feel the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regime has failed to address.
A recent call was made by religious groupings under the umbrella body Public Affairs Committee (PAC) who resolved that it is now time for Mutharika to resign saying the current woes haunting the nation are evidence that his government has failed to lead the nation.
But this has not gone well with a grouping of chiefs in the Northern region as the local leaders, who are rallying under the banner of the Northern Region Chief’s Forum argue that there are no reasons for the Malawi leaders to call it quits.
The chiefs said that Mutharika’s resignation would cause conflicts in Malawi as other leaders may be on their best tussling or positions.
”There will just be anarchy” the chiefs as led by senior chiefs Mpherembe of Mzimba told reporters recently at Grand Palace Hotel in Mzuzu City.
While warning against the calls the chiefs say that this should have in turn be done by giving the Mutharika regime solutions and strategies to follow.
” The hunger situation is not from the government, its a result of the continued climate change. Why mst we blame the President on that. On the economic crisis, you may recall how we lost money through the Cashgate scandal, and its not this government that was in power then” said one of the chiefs who attended the presser.
The chiefs have since urged the critics for Mutharika to engage the Malawi leader in dialogue and not take to the media all time calling on him to step down as it were.
Among those present were senior chiefs Mpherembe of Mzimba, Fukamapiri and Mkumbira of Nkhata Bay, Mwahenga and Mwankhunikira from Rumphi, Kamene from Chitipa and Traditional Authorities (T/As) Kilipula and Mwang’ombe from Karonga.
The Mutharika led government has since hinted it will not give in to the calls.