The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has shot down calls to have President Peter Mutharika suspended over corruption.
The development follows a suggestion by People’s Land Organization (PLO) leader Vincent Wandale to have Mutharika suspended in order to facilitate smooth investigations into corruption cases.
Wandale cited an example of Brazilian President Michel Temer who is being probed for being connected to corruption cases.
“It’s really ironic that someone who is accused of corruption should be dealing with the malpractice, it can never be in that way, if people are really serious to solve the problem, the best way is to remove the culprit to pave way for investigations otherwise this is to be another funny story,” said Wandale.
Concurring with Wandale, Human rights activist Billy Mayaya urged Public Affairs Committee (PAC) stakeholders to facilitate Mutharika’s resignation arguing he has failed to walk his talk on issues hitting the nation.
But DPP’s vice president for the central region Hetherwick Ntaba objected the calls for suspension arguing the PAC conference aims at addressing problems that have marred the country and is not a platform for “overthrowing” Mutharika.
PAC stakeholders have converged for a conference in Blantyre over resolutions made last year that government failed to implement.
PAC members have since disclosed that the forum seeks to have a dialogue on the problems that Malawi is sailing on.