People’s Party acting president Uladi Mussa has challenged the party’s former north regional governor Rev Christopher Mzomera Ngwira to shut up, saying he is politically too junior.
In Tiuzeni Zoona programme on Zodiak Radio, Mussa chronicled how he has been steadily ascending in politics from a regional governor in the United Democratic Front (UDF) in the 1990s to senior cabinet portfolios in Bakili Muluzi, Bingu wa Mutharika and Joyce Banda administrations.
“I call him mlamu (brother in law) because I am married to a lady from Mzimba,” said Mussa in reference to Mzomera Ngwira, the PP former regional governor for the north who is challenging Mussa’s eligibility for the acting presidency job.
“I am politically mature and experienced than him. The top most position he has ever served as a politician is regional governor. I served on this position 15 years ago,” he said.
Ngwira wants his political god-father Khumbo Kachali to replace Joyce Banda who is on self imposed exile.
Mussa said Banda appointed him acting president in line with party constitution which allows the vice president to take over the reigns of the party when the president is not available or incapacitated.
He said it would have been illegal if Banda appointed Kachali for the position.
Mussa said Kachali was offered a vice presidency position but he turned it down. This was after Harry Mkandawire resigned from his position, he said.
Kamlepo Kalua, Rumphi east MP has since been appointed for that position.
Mussa said leaders of the country love him because of his talent of his good public orator talent.
He said Muluzi noticed when he was president and has propelled the Salima central legislator into what he called new political heights.
Mussa said he has no problem with Ngwira but his anti-democratic practises.
“Ine ndilibe problem with Mzomera Ngwira . The problem with me is that I speak the truth,” he asserted.
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