Chaponda demands apology from Chakwera or face lawsuit

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader in Parliament Dr George Chaponda has threatened to sue Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Rev Dr Lazarus Chakwera if he fails to make a public apology within three days over alleged remarks that Chaponda claimed that DPP can win the elections without Northern Region vote.

Chakwera told journalists in Lilongwe on arrival from United States of America that Chaponda should withdraw the statement which some propagandists claimed he made alleging that DPP can win the polls without the people of the northern region.

The MCP president said the remarks have potential to promote nepotism and unfair distribution of resources in the country.

Chaponda: I never said DPP can win without northern vote. The north has always been DPP's political bedrock
Chaponda: I never said DPP can win without northern vote. The north has always been DPP’s political bedrock

The propagandists claims Chaponda made the remarks on MIJ FM Radio but the radio station has denied airing an interview with Chaponda making such remarks.

Chaponda has also denied that he made such statements, saying the MCP leader should make public apology or failing which Chakwera should be prepared to face him in court.

” I have never said such statement and I am asking the MCP leader to make a public apology within three days or I will consult my lawyers to take the matter to court so that they can prove it if they have evidence that I said those words,” said Chaponda.

But MCP publicity Secretary Jessie Kabwila during a press conference in Lilongwe on Friday said , the party is trying to source for the clip where Chaponda made those remarks to air it again at one of the local radio stations.

Kabwila said if Chaponda wants an apology, then let him seek the apology from the media and not the party.

The DPP Parliamentary leader said he do not understand why MCP is making such allegations saying it might be that Chakwera wanted to score the political points.

Chaponda said DPP regime had initiated different projects as one way of showing love and passion to the people of the northern region.

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