Former vice president Khumbo Kachali has called for tolerance between the government and opposition, saying the current political tension is unnecessary.
In a recent radio interview, Kachali said the government and the opposition can reach a gentleman’s agreement to avert a looming political crisis.
Government and opposition members are in political showdown heightened by the arrest of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) members Jessie Kabwila, Ulemu Msungama and Peter Chakwantha following calls for President Peter Mutharika to resign.
Kachali dismissed allegations that he was behind problems and divisions in Peoples Party (PP) and that he was fighting a proxy war with PP acting president Uladi Mussa.
Former PP northern region governor Christopher Mzomera Ngwira has been vocal to force the party appoint Kachali as its leader following the continued absence of Joyce Banda, the party founder who is in self imposed exile since losing in the 2014 elections to President Mutharika.
Kachali said the best for PP is to rebuild the party and not to fight for positions.
“We need to support one another, whether it is Khumbo Kachali or Uladi Mussa” he said.
Kachali said he recognises Mussa as the interim PP leader and that he supports his legitimate acting leadership.
“I respect Uladi Mussa as a leader and I respect any member in PP who is a leader even my district governor,” he said.
He vehemently denied that he is using his political errand boy Mzomera Ngwira to cause havoc in PP.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :