President of the United Democratic Front (UDF), I would realise that I have delayed in announcing the party’s position about participating in next year’s tripartite elections.
Oh yes, I would realise that I face a race against time to convince voters that my party is serious about going it alone next year considering that other parties are way ahead.
If I were Muluzi of the ‘ung’ono ung’ono’ fame, I would accept the harsh reality that many people no longer take the UDF seriously because of my indecisiveness.
If I were Atupele, I would appreciate that it is difficult for the electorate to believe my claims that UDF will go it alone, especially when I am still part of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration, still enjoying the luxury of the posh rides associated with mipando yonona.
If indeed I were serious, then the first step would be to resign from President Peter Mutharika’s Cabinet because that is when I would make people’s heads turn and start to believe my gospel though belatedly.
I would also realise that some people within my party are still disgruntled for leading them into a marriage of ‘inconvenience’ in which I appear to be the only beneficiary.
That is if I were Atupele Muluzi of the ‘Agenda for Change’, unfortunately I am not the UDF president. n