The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) President Peter Mutharika’s has denied ever having a love relationship with the party’s former Campaign Director Bessie Chirambo.
Mutharika through his Special Aide Ben Pire told Nyasa Times that he had only a “working relationship” with Chirambo but did not result in an affair.
Phiri said there was never a time when Chirambo, a former special assistant to president Bingu wa Mutharika, met Peter Mutharika face to face or privately.
“The claim that she has had any affair with the president is just a blue lie. Everyone in the party know who Chirambo is and what she has been doing and we don’t want to go public with all that,” said Phiri.
Mutharika’s aide insisted that any love link between Chirambo and the DPP leader were “utter rubbish.”
Phiri nonetheless said Chirambo has a right to freedom of association but warned her against making “mischievous” claims about the DPP.
“When you are leaving a party, it’s not good to go about with lies, there have been a lot of people who were doing the same in the past and history has been a better judge. We respect her decision to quit DPP and we are not crying as she was a failure. However, she should not try to provoke us,” said Phiri
On the claims that she will spill the beans on the party affairs, Phiri said: “We are ready for that time. We all have to hear what she have in mind.”
But Chirambo said she cannot be gagged by DPP.
She also warned Mutharika to shut up or face her rap.