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Peter Mutharika

President of the Republic of Malawi and also the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), I would realise that the hype that charecterised main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) rally in Ngabu, Chikwawa on Saturday, should give me plenty of food for thought in the countdown to the 2019 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.

If I were APM, I would face the harsh reality that my rival and MCP president Lazarus Chakwera wayiponya game patali, especially with Lower Shire Valley political giant Muhammad Sidik Mia on his side.

Oh yes, bwana President, with another opposition political party—People’s Party (PP)—declaring its stand to work with the MCP outside Parliament, it is clear that the quest to seek re-election come 2019, will be a tall order.

How I wish I were the DPP leader, because I would realise that coming at a time when the Afrobarometer survey has just tipped the scales in Chakwera’s favour, I have every reason to worry.

If I were APM, I would appreciate that there is need to go back to the drawing board, otherwise ndizalira chokweza. Unfortunately, I am not the DPP president, but a mere scribe that is Garry Chirwa.

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