Leader of opposition in parliament Lazarus Chakwera is on a crusade to unseat President Peter Mutharika during the 2019 polls, saying problems rocking the country can come to and only if the Head of State and his Democratic Porgresive Party (DPP) is out of power.
Chakwera said this during a political rally on Sunday during a political rally he addressed at Msalura Primary School ground in Salima.
“Malawi is facing unprecedented economic, social and political problems. These problems cannot be solved by the current president, he is not capable of finding solutions to the current problems,” said Chakwera.
The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president cited a number of public thefts like maizegate, the suspicious of the procurement of maize from Zambia as an eample. “He is failing to deal with the matter decisively. He is failing to arrest Dr Chaponda (former minister of agriculture),” he said.
Chakwera said grand corruption, fraud and theft of huge sums of public money has happened under his watch and yet he has done nothing to control the situation which he said is now escalating.
“This is why Malawi is failing to develop, we have weak leadership which needs to be voted out of power in the 2019 elections,” said Chakwera.
He said once voted into government, the MCP would deal with all the problems facing Malawi including having a concrete solution to ridding the country of corruption and fraud.
“MCP is ready to rescue you from thieves and Cashgaters. In 2019, we are prepared to save you from a bunch that is wishing this nation bad.
“We are not turning back. We are determined to rescue this country from thieves who are ransacking it at the moment.”
During the rally, about 73 members from various political parties, including the People’s Party (PP) and People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) announced their defection to MCP.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :