IF I WERE Peter Mutharika


President of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), I would appreciate that the ugly scenes within and outside Parliament where I delivered a State-of-the-Nation Address on Friday, coupled with a leaked audio capturing a sensitive conversation between my party gurus,  exposed how I have lost control of the party.

If I were APM, I would realise that the divisions have exposed my glaring shortcomings as a leader and the party appears to be operating like a ship without a captain.

Oh yes, if I were APM who also happens to be the State President of the Republic of Malawi, I would accept the harsh reality that my party has lost its way terribly and the sooner I wake up from my deep slumber and sort out the mess in my party, the better, otherwise, time is of essence and it appears not to be on my party’s side in the countdown to next year’s tripartite elections.

If I were the DPP leader, I would appreciate that when my party secretary general and treasurer have fallen out then I have every reason to get worried.

I would also realise that I take time to act on serious issues and that does not augur well with someone who is a State President as well as the governing party leader.

That is if I were the good professor, but I remain the scribe that is Garry. n


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