Political science lecturer at the Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi Dr Mustafa Hussein has faulted President Peter Mutharika for publicly declaring that he will stand again and represent his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in May 2019 general elections.
Mutharika made the revelation when he conducted a rally in Thyolo district on Monday and predicted landslide victory in the elections
President Mutharika claimed that some opposition leaders are “very bitter” that they lost elections and that they will continue with their grumpy faces in a decade as he is set to be in power up to 2021.
“Did you see them on TV, their grumpy faces and in 2019 they will be more than bitter than now because I will defeat them again thoroughly in the election,” said Mutharika at Thyolo Community Ground which is his home district where he addressed a political rally which was beamed on tax-funded MBC television.
He urged DPP followers to strengthen their party so that “for the next 30 to 40 years the DPP should rule this country.”
.Commenting on the President’s remarks, Hussein described Mutharika’s sentiments as “undemocratic”.
But Mutharika said DPP is the only party while others are briefcase parties.
“The t leaders have nothing to offer and you have seen some people are deserting their parties in opposition, so they will remain in opposition forever unless they join us to fight for the future of this country”, said Mutharika.
He then claimed that his government is delivering promises made during last campaign prior to elections.