If I were Peter Mutharika

President of the Republic of Malawi, I would learn to distinguish between a government and party function by not turning State functions such as the opening of Malawi International Trade Fair into a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rally.

If I were APM, I would not sink so low to allow a regional governor to speak at such an important event because it portrays a picture of a President who has lost the plot and failed to keep the promise to separate party business from State affairs.

Oh yes, Your Excellency, I would realise that investors, diplomats and business captains graced the event specifically to hear trade-related issues, not the achoke! and ayimanso! chants from the so-called DPP youth cadets.

How I wish I were my the President that is ‘Apita’ because I would appreciate that delegates wanted to hear more about trade and economic policies, not petty partisan politics from a governing party haunted by infighting.

That is if I were the President of the Republic of Malawi. Unfortunately, I remain a scribe that is Garry! n

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