Malawi ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokesman and Leader of the House, Francis Kasaila has dispelled rumours that there is a rift between President Peter Mutharika and his vice president Saulos Klaus Chilima.
There has been fevered speculation that some people are trying hard to divide the two and brewing anarchy in the ruling party to advance their political interests.
Kasaila, who is also Minister of Transport, said those dreaming of presidential fissures were “wasting their time” as the DPP administration remained solid.
“The relationship between President Mutharika and his vice president Chilima is very cordial,” said Kasaila.
“Those who are dreaming of a division are wasting their time,” he added.
Kasaila stressed that “there is no room for division”.
His comments comes after influential Lomwe chief Traditional Authority Ngolongoliwa said during the late Bingu wa Mutharika memorial service that the presidency should guard against gossip mongers from splitting them.
“These people will come to you will various pieces of advice but not all will be correct,” said Ngolongoliwa.
Ngongoliwa further advised Mutharika that no advisor should separate him with his Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima.
“If you start fighting amongst yourself it’s very dangerous because what will happen is that your Vice will be going and talking ill of you somewhere and you will also be disgruntled somewhere, but always remain united for your beautiful future,” said Ngolongoliwa.
The chief said the governing party should set focus in serving the people and ensure it delivers.
During the entire speech by the chief, Mutharika fondly known as APM was seen nodding his head agreeing to Ngolongoliwa’s advice.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :