Chilumpha, Uladi scorn Atupele, Mutharika: ‘They are not fit for Malawi State House’

Malawi’s governing Peoples Party (PP) top brass, Cassim Chilumpha and Uladi Mussa on Sunday said at a political rally commemorating the party’s one year rule that opposition leader Atupele Muluzi and Peter Mutharika are “not fit” for State House.

Malawi goes to general elections in May next year.

Atupele Muluzi will represent United Democratic Front (UDF) while Mutharika, who is acting president of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is expected to be endorsed as the party’s torch bearer.

Speaking at Masintha Ground in the capital, Lilongwe at the rally which was addressed by President Joyce Banda, the former vice president Chilumpha and Mussa said Malawi needs President Banda beyond 2014, saying the opposition candidates have “nothing special” to deliver.

Chilummpha with PP supporters at Masintha ground
Chilummpha with PP supporters at Masintha ground

Chilumpha, who was arrested by late Bingu wa Mutharika’s government for allegedly trying to assassinate the President, said Peter Mutharika was  a “shameless man” to be aspiring to run the country, when he was the architect of his elder brother eccentric dictatorship.

He said Mutharika  is endowed with an acute intellectual bankruptcy that deprives him of the fundamental ability to view issues beyond his nose.

In his address, Mussa who is also Home Affairs Minister, said former ruling parties UDF, DPP and Malawi Congress Party (MCP), should forget of bouncing back to power.

He said “former ruling parties will never bounce back again” adding “maliro akatuluka nyumba basitu wautali kumanda….samalowanso mnyumba [when a dead body is taken out of  the house for burial, we don’t return them back in the house no matter what].”

Credited for being one of the country’s best political orators, Mussa also mocked Atupele and Mutharika said the former is “immature” while the latter is “very old” to run a country.

“Malawi needs mature people with a vast experience to run the affairs of a government. You don’t claim youthfulness to be a credential for presidency,” he said in apparent reference to Atupele who turns 35 years in August.

Mussa said Atupele is of weak emotional dispossession that he cannot resist political pressure.

He also poked fun at Mutharika, saying he has “personality crisis” which he need to sort out before running for presidency, saying “I don’t think people of this country can vote for that bachelor, people want a leader with family values.”

Mussa said Malawi would not vote for a leader that can be an instrument of moral decadence.

Mussa  vowed PP could never lose the 2014 elections because “it has all the resources for campaigning”.

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