The governing People’s Party (PP) of President Mrs. Joyce Banda has warned opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) against practicing what the PP described as “primitive politics” of insults.
PP Provincial Governor for Eastern Region, Samson Msosa, told a public rally addressed by President Banda at Pirimiti in T/A Mwambo’s area in Zomba on Sunday that the PP had learnt with shock that DPP supporters were publicly hurling insults at the Head of State on Sunday on their way to a public rally addressed by the DPP acting leader, Professor Peter Mutharika at Njamba Park in Blantyre.
DPP cadres clad in their official blue attire and driven in DPP pick-up trucks went round the City of Blantyre on Sunday singing songs of insults against the Head of State and calling her unpalatable names.
“I must warn the DPP that we will not sit back and tolerate insults and abuses being hurled at our President, the President of the Republic of Malawi. We’ve the potential to fight back and we need not to consult the President on that.
“However, we don’t subscribe to primitive politics; we are a peace-loving party. But if you push us into the corner, we will retaliate,” said Msosa, attracting a standing ovation.
He said the party has the capacity to “match the DPP” in practicing brutal and primitive politics but that in cognizance of the multiparty dispensation in the country, they expected each party to thrive on propagating real issues and policies affecting the poor masses rather than concentrating on character assassination of individuals as the DPP members were doing.
Speaking at the same function, Home Affairs Minister Uladi Mussa described the people of Zomba as “lucky” for producing a “daughter who is now Head of State. President Banda hails from Domasi, in T/A Malemia’s area in the district.
“We in the central region, from Salima to Mchinji, are unanimous in accepting President Banda as Head of State. The people of the northern region have also endorsed her as Head of State for the next 12 years. It is incumbent upon you, the people of Zomba, to support your daughter as well. Come 2014 when the elections are due, President Banda should sail through with much ease,” Mussa said.
He observed that the population of women in the country is larger than that of men and that makes the job to elect President Banda into office again in 2014 “much, much, much easier”.
“Support your fellow woman; men have failed us before as leaders and it’s high time we support a woman in line with gender equality,” he said.
During the function, President Banda donated 1,000 bags of flour to hunger stricken families in the area. She pledged to look after all households in the area and other parts of the country which face the threat of hunger until they harvested maize and other food crops at the end of the growing season.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :