The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says it will not dignify the tantrums of Allan Ntata, the late Bingu wa Mutharika’s legal adviser, with its comments, saying the lawyer-cum-political activist is very bitter man and frustrated attention seeker .
Ntata has been using the social media to attack the DPP using his name and also using pseudo names to back his outbursts.
Government spokesman Kondwani Nankhumwa said they will not dignify Ntata’s “acts of frustration” with their comments.
Nankhumwa, who is also Minister of Information, said Ntata claims “are baseless.”
“Words of frustrated person and they don’t need to be responded to,” Nankhumwa said.
DPP spokesman Francis Kasaila said Ntata is now a biter critic of the Mutharika government because he is a frustrated man.
Ntata, according to DPP spokesman, is seeking attention to cure his frustrations.
A newspaper columnist also pointed out that Ntata’s fortunes appear to have been buried together with his boss’ casket at Ndata- late Bingu wa Mutharika – and that he is a very bitter man.
“Sadly for Ntata, there is no ‘white smoke’ from Plot No 1 to suggest that his redemption from obscurity and agony is coming any time soon” writes Jacob Jimu in the The Nation.
The columnist stated that Ntata articles are “obviously rants of a man angry at the fact that the gravy train of power zoomed past him agonisingly.”
“Peter Mutharika and his government are not exactly angels, but I don’t think they have so far sunk to the despicable depths of Bingu whose legal counsel was Ntata. If indeed Ntata believes in a democratic party and government, one would think that he had every opportunity to demonstrate this spirit when he was enjoying the comforts of power. The fact that he failed to do this for lack of courage or because the trappings of power were too comfy to abandon undermines the sincerity of his condemnation of Peter and his DPP,” writes Jimu.
Jimu stated that people like Ntata “distort the meaning and value of democracy.”
He wrote: “ To such people, a party or government is only democratic if they benefit from the trappings of power. Our society would be a much better place to live in if we had few of such characters.”
But Ntata, who is a consultant at Rak Gas and United Arab Emirates (UAE) firm which is involved in oil exploration activities in Malawian districts under Block Five, has shot down the claims of being frustrated.
Ntata is accusing President Mutharika of taking advice from assistants and individuals who not only assist with the political issues of which they know very little, but also about which they are even less competent.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :