The main opposition Malawi Congress Party(MCP) on Wednesday accused Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government and President Peter Mutharika of not recognising its president Lazarus Chakwera during the Independence Celebrations which took place in Blantyre.
Chakwera was among the invited guests who included President of Zambia , Edgar Lungu, Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya, Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda Mayor for Blantyre City Assembly Noel Chalamanda, parliamentarians, business community, members of clergy, members of the ruling party and ordinary Malawians .
Mutharika failed to recognise Chakwera’s presence at the function when he could not even bother to mention him in his salutations.
Speaking at the news conference in Lilongwe, MCP spokeswoman Jessie Kabwira said Chakwera attended the function but government including the President did not recognise him.
“It is unfortunate that DPP government chose to ignore Chakwera during the function. It is unfortunate that Malawians voted for people who chose to lie in public than to insinuate that Chakwera was not at the function. Let me warn this government that we are now becoming tired of these propaganda,” said Kabwira.
“Remember this is the government that did not win an election, they have stolen the Malawi Savings Bank,” said Kabwila.
Mutharika was declared victor of May, 2014 elections which was marred with legal battles.
MCP still claims Mutharika is ruling on stolen votes and has been discrediting his mandate to govern.