If I were Peter Mutharika

Head of State and government , I would walk the talk by extending an olive branch to opposition leaders to calm flaring tension that has engulfed the nation after the May 21 Tripartite Elections.

If I were the re-elected President of the Republic Malawi, I would not be doing the opposite of the appeal I made to my political opponents during the swearing-in ceremony for all of us to move on peacefully after the gruelling elections which were too close to call.

President Peter Mutharika

If I were APM, I would not allow the ballot box, that symbol of any functioning democracy, to plunge the nation into prolonged tensions that do not make me look smarter.

Instead, I would not provoke my political opponents with hate speech as I did during my rally in Mangochi on Sunday by insinuating that the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) will never rule this country until 2084.

Oh yes, I would recall that while I have been preaching unity, I am not walking the talk.

If I were the President, I would realise that I have a duty to unify a nation divided along political lines and the way I conduct myself has the potential to calm or worsen the situation.

That is if I were APM, unfortunately, it is a mere wish.

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