Chakwera, JB Caught Pants Down

By Norah Hanke

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials have faulted the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Lazarus Chakwera and People’s Party leader Joyce Banda for instigating violence in the country pertaining to the outcome of the May 21 Tripartite Elections.

The DPP officials were speaking on Sunday during a victory rally at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre.

Taking his turn, DPP Regional Governor for the southern region Charles Mchacha said a good leader cannot perpetrate war and violence in a country.

“The violence that we have witnessed recently is a clear indication that MCP cannot lead the country; given the conduct it has displayed.

“We believe Chakwera was sent by God to do pastoral work and not politics. Let him to go back to church,” Mchacha said.

He further said amidst castigation which the party is passing through, DPP will not pay back evil.

“We are all Malawians and we fear God. As such, the DPP has no room for revenge. Let peace prevail,” Mchacha said.

On his part, DPP National Publicity Secretary Nicholas Dausi said in every election there can only be one winner and losers. He appealed to opposition parties to “humbly accept defeat.”

“MCP will not change; since 1994, each and every election it claims that its votes were stolen,” Dausi said.

He said the party should learn to accept defeat.

Dausi, however, hailed DPP President Arthur Peter Mutharika (APM) for being patient and humble amidst several castigations in the thick of the post-election events.

“APM is a good leader. He is patient and humble…That’s how a leader should be. I thank God for taking the DPP back into power,” Dausi said.-MANA