Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has refused to apologize for its critical comments on President Peter Mutharika on his UN trip.
Party publicist Jessie Kabwira said they have nothing to apologize for and will never apologize for telling the truth.
Kabwira has since urged Mutharika to work on challenges Malawians are facing rather than boosting of his wealth by telling the nation he is not poor and that he already made money during his stay in America.
Mutharika told a news conference that MCP spokesperson should apologise to him for criticising the President for hiring the jet on his New York trip.
But speaking to reporters in Lilongwe on Saturday, Kabwila said Mutharika’s apology demand is wishful thinking.
“We will never apologise to the President in fact the President is the one who should apologise for the pain inflicted on Malawians by spending millions of Kwachas for this year UN meeting and yet hospitals have no scanners,” Kabwiila said
Kabwira said it is unfortunate that Mutharika decided to hire expensive jet at the expense of ordinary Malawians who are suffering with growing poverty.
The MCP publicist also accused President Mutharika for shouting to the media.
“It is unfortunate that Mutharika singled out one radio station, this is very bad, media is the fourth estate we need to respect the media,” she said.
Kabwira also took a swipe at the Malawi President for his remarks that he is already a millionaire and that he funded the campaign from his personal pocket.
MCP has since given a five day ultimatum to Malawi government to release the list of the people who went to United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the list of people who funded them.
The party has also made a fresh call to Mutharika to step down asked by revealing that the country is broke.
Mutharika, 75, has already declared that he will not resign and will be seeking re-election in 2019 polls.
Meanwhile, Malawi News on Saturday in its editorial comment criticised the Mutharika government of “utter senselessness whose only objective is to murder poor Malawians.”
The paper also hit at Mutharika for going “berserk” in justifying why he needs to travel in opulence and said the citizens of Malawi also “expect their welfare to be taken care of.”
Reads the editorial: “The DPP should remember that it is the same citizens that pay tax to fund the President’s comfort abroad who are crying for fair treatment.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :