Mutharika raps Chakwera: handle squabbles in your party instead of accusing me

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President Peter Mutharika has told leader of opposition in Parliament Lazarus Chakwera to end the in-house fighting in his Malawi Congress Party (MCP) instead of talking about the president’s failure to govern this country.

Mutharika said this on Tuesday during the official opening of Phalombe Teachers Training College (TTC) and laying of a foundation stone at the construction area of the Phalombe district hospital.

Peter Mutharika and Lazarus Chakwera

Mutharika (L) holds no kind words again for Chakwera (R). (File)

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader told Chakwera openly that what is important now is to rebuild MCP to make it strong so that it shall stand the heat come 2019.

“They are saying that the government has failed what is that? He is failing to run his own party, he should start reconstructing his party first,” he said.

Mutharika was referring to the current wrangles in MCP in which secretary general Gustav Kaliwo has his own faction with the support of regional and district chairpersons as they are calling for a change of leadership of the party.

However, the group’s plan of holding convention early next month hit a snag as the Chakwera led faction obtained a court injunction against the convention.

Responding to the recent calls from opposition and Civil Society Organisations that he should throw in the towel as the leader of this nation, Mutharika said the critics are ignoring the projects his government is carrying out in the country.

“Others say that there is nothing which we have done, Perhaps they are blind that they can’t see that we are doing a number of works,” he said.

He added that people who are demanding him to step down as the leader of this country are just wasting their resources since he is also ready to defeat them in the forthcoming elections.

“There are some people who want to remove this government, they are saying that I should step down before 2019 that can’t happen, ndizawanyenyanyenya (I will defeat them),” said Mutharika.

Meanwhile, the president has asked Malawians to have patience with government’s projects and has assured the public that his government will do its best.

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  1. ABWANA MULIBE NZERU INU.ZACHIPANI NDI ZADZIKO ZIKUKHUDZANA BWANJI?YOU’RE PRESIDENT OF NATION WHILE YOUR COUNTER PART IS LEADDER OF OPOSITION HIS WORK IS TO CHECK & BALANCIES SO WHERE DID HE GOT WRONG? SHAME ON YOU MR PROFESOR.2019 IS AROUND A CORNER.WE SHALL SEE.

    • David mfumu anali owopa Mulungu,koma sanali mneneri,komano iye amasamala anthu ake amene amalemekeza Mulunguyo.Chakwera will be the same,nkhosa za ambuye ndinu nomwe Chakwer adzalamula inu monga David,ndimanyadila kuti iye akumdziwa Mulungu and pazochita zake adzaopa Mulungu

  2. Mbuzi yophuzila kulankhula imatero ndithu iwe unakanika kuyendetsa unduna chanco kumangotsekedwa apanso achita kukuuzira kuti mwina college itsekulidwe kuumamutu etii kapenatu unabadwa masiku osakwana kkkkk afrobarometer inanenakale

  3. I Really Agree With U Mr President !For Dat Dese Pple Like Opposing U In All Whatever You Are Doing 2 The People Of Malawi,they Are Sure To Remain In De Opposition Party Up Until Jesus Descend.

  4. is this Arthur Petulo Mutharika really a professor? his logic on this sound like a form 2 chap. so MCP problems have become bigger and needs immediate address than issues affecting the Nation that Laz is talking about? I think we voted for a comedian on May 14. damn ndinabetsa voti yanga ndithu

  5. Mutharika’s performance since May 2014 has been dismal. There is no doubt that millions of ordinary Malawians have, since May 2014, sunk into poverty.So Chakwela as Leader of opposition is right to criticise him.

    • Mikangano mu mchipani cha Mcp ikubwela chifukwa cha kupatsidwa tindalama kwa anthu ena ndi a Dpp ndicholinga chakuti asokoneze Mcp koma enanu zimenezo simuli kuzidziwa Chakwela is my number 1 osati wakubayu wasaukitsa dziko lino kwambiri kotero kuti chomwe chapweteketsa amalawi ndikutengela kuti amachoka chigawo cha kwathu osati ubwino wa munthu ndiye wanzelu akuona kuti sizili bwino pamene chitsilu chikuti pamenepa ndie zikuenda mogwilizana ndi utsilu wakewo coz wopusa samazindikila ubwino wamunthu amangosekelera ndikuombela m’manja zili zonse

  6. Ngati kuli ntchito ya bwino kugwira ndie kutumikira mulungu koma ngati munthu analephera kutumikira mulungu ameneyo ndiolephera and his is not a good leader komanso kuwaika mboma ndie kuononga DPP 2019 m,bomaaaa

    • Kusiyana ndi kuba ndalama za amalawi monga momwe akubela peter wakoyi kwainetu ameneyu ndiye bolaso Galu mkuti amakuwa panyumba pakafika chinthu chosakhala bwino ndie popeza mbava zimadziwana kakavoteranani momwe mukubela koma kwaine ndikuti ndibwino kuonapo nzelu za munthu wina osati nyasi izi

  7. just count ma comments omwe ali pa nkhani imeneyi then mwina ma cadets ena atha kudziwa now kuti mukuti president wanuyo is loosing popularity..

    • A Kondwani, inu mpaka lero simunadziwebe kuti mavoti owinira Chisankho ndi mamiliyoni a kumidzi osati ma handerede a pa fb kapena m’mizinda mogawana zidutswa ngati nsima ya m’tauni. Anthu kumudzi akukhuta nkumataya nsima akusimba lokoma ndipo kuti mkwiyo wanuwu musiyane nawo mukadangolimba mtima, chotsani ulesiwo nkubwerera kumudzi kokalima. Kodi ntafunsa, muli ndi Chipani, nanga kumeneko amakutchulani a Youth League kapena ndani?.

    • kkkkkkkkk,koma survey yoti dpp idzawina ndi landslide ndye mumapangira pa fb etii? kkkkkkk,man forget about zoti kumidzi people r blind,especially with this gvt of thieves eeish forget my bro coz nanenso ndimakhala ukuti kumidziko..ine ndiribe chipani hence siine shadow president,ali ndi chipani,ndi enoch chihana,john chisi,mukuti mutharikayo,mark katsonga & many moo,what makes u think kuti ndikalime by the way?sorry bro,i do work kwambirinso ndipo ndimalimanso…kusiyana ndiwe ukati wadya ndyekuti ulimaliseche wadzipenta ndikukavina pamisonkhano…

  8. The problems are being handled not in the manner APM wanted. He wanted firings so that the party divides but Laz has handled the party differences professionally and it is intact shame on you

  9. APM is dome he was thinking to be a President is just as the same as being a father with one kid in a house where you face no criticism, mind you Malawi is a nation.

  10. That’s insane mr president.. Chakwera is doing his job as the opposition leader of the house. Also you have ur own arguments to your party but when it comes to the development of country chakwera has all rights to criticize you on how you govern the country co both you stand for malawian people and not dpp or mcp. The duty of opposition leader is to criticize the ruling government on any unacceptable behaviour that can distract the development of the country. Mr president you better stop bringingng your political parties arguments into the gggovernment..

  11. Senseless from him, Chakwera is a leader of the party while Muthalika is president of this country, I don’t see any problem Chakwera not to critises him, just shut your toothless mouth

  12. Mr Peter Prof Arthur Muthalika I think you didn’t listen to that song of Lucius Banda-Life right? to step down it doesn’t mean that you are going to lose your properties to step down means to leave that chair or the position to others also to sit or to take over the position….

    thank you..
    ndine wanu wanu nzika yeni yeni ya Malawi

  13. Kikkkkkkki ndizawanyenyanyenya kikkkkki mwina akuopa kuzanyenyedwa dats why akuti Proffesor atule,they must build there party than to concentrate on DPP zanyumba mwa ena

    • Kwaine ndikuona kuti palibe chili choonse chanzelu chomwe Peter mthalika akuchitapo kwake ndikugawana ndalama za boma ndicholinga chodzapangila campaign 2019 komwe kuli kulakwitsa kwambiri ndie popeza ku Dpp kuli zitsilu zokha zokha basi akhale ndi utsilu wao popeza utsilutu sagawana