Malawi Vice President, Khumbo Kachali has hinted that ruling People’s Party (PP) has been rocked by ‘cold war’ ahead of next year’s tripartite elections.
There have been fevered speculations that there is power struggle in PP as Kachali and other are jostling for a running mate position to the presidential candidature of the PP torch bearer, President Joyce Banda.
According to insiders, the PP three vice presidents including Kachali, Cassim Chilumpha and Sidik Mia are all potential candidates to be picked by President Banda as running mate.
The situation has led to backbitting, smear campaign and formation of cliques within the ruling party.
Speaking at a political rally he held at Hewe Admarc in Rumphi on Monday, Kachali hinted that there is friction in PP.
He asked political leaders desist from politics of hatred.
Kachali also asked PP member to stop from tongue-lashing against each other, saying they must be ” united and guide this country to prosperity.”
“This is no time for campaign,” he said, adding “we all have to work together and help the current leadership in delivering its promises.”
Ironically, when he declared in Mangochi at a public rally that “politics must begin and that there will be campaign without borders” when he attacked presidential hopeful Atupele Muluzi of UDF.
At Rumphi, Kachali’s speech was shortened as the rally was disrupted by heavy rains.