Alliance for Democracy (Aford) National Chairperson Enock Chihana has asked President Bingu wa Mutharika to resign immediately saying he has failed to provide a rescue plan for Malawi.
“Where is this country going with this person ? We know where we are coming from but Mutharika is leading this country into highway to hell,” Chihana said.
Chihana made the scathing call during a public rally he addressed at the Katoto Freedom Park in Mzuzu on Friday.
Thousands of people descended at the venue of the rally, a telltale sign Aford is making a come back.
But presidential spokesperson Heatherwick Ntaba said Mutharika is the best President in Africa and cannot stand-down.
“Why should he resign? The problems Malawi is facing are globally,” Ntaba claimed.
Chihana said Mutharika must publicly take responsibility of the problems Malawi is facing and provide a timetable of how he intends to solve these problems.
“If he fails to do this he must call for a Government of National Unity or resign. It’s simple. He should not take Malawi as his personal farm or estate. Malawi belongs to all of us. We only employed him,” Chihana said.
He said Mutharika has created enmity with Malawi’s neighbours because he is a person who could not be advised.
“Look at Zambia, Mozambique and even Tanzania. We cannot afford to live in isolation because we are a landlocked country,” he said.
Chihana, son to fallen pro-democrcay activist Chakufwa Chihana, said Malawi will economically slide into another Zimbabwe if Mutharika does not step down.
“The problems we have here mirror those of Zimbabwe. I am reliably informed that government has printed a MK1000 note and that the IMF has demanded that our currency be devalued by 40 percent. These are sad developments,” Chihana said.
National Unity Party (NUP) President Harry Chiume did not mince words saying Mutharika is incapacitated therefore unfit to govern Malawi.
Chiume, a long time ally of the late Chakufwa, who is making a come back to Aford said constitutionally a president must cede power if he resigns, dies or is incapacitated.
“The evidence for Bingu’s incapacitation is there for all to see. One, he has no negotiation skills. Two, he is plundering the country’s resources without concern and has failed to heed Civil society’s demands,” Chiume said.
Chiume claimed Aford is the only party that can solve the country’s myrid problems but did not elaborate how the party could do that.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :