VP Kachali says DPP will never rule Malawi again

Malawi Vice President Khumbo Kachali has said the former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lost direction and should forget governing the country again.

Kachali  alleged the DPP was an undemocratic because its former leader late Bingu wa Mutharika and his associates were busy dealing with dissenters.

However, the VP noted the DPP steered the country during its first five-year term but messed things during the second term when its former leader started positioning his brother Peter to succeed him.

“DPP performed well in its first term. However, it lost a sense of direction during the second term when the late President began imposing his young brother Peter on the party,” Kachali told a rally at Lobi Community Ground in Dedza on Saturday.

VP Kachali addressing rally
VP Kachali addressing rally

The vice president said harmonization was also destroyed in the party as some people felt short-changed a development that knocked the economy.

Kachali said the country’s economy took a battering turn because Mutharika and his cronies were focused on dealing with dissenters.

He however noted the economy was now getting back on track due to some courageous measures President Joyce Banda took soon after taking over power.

“The economy needed somebody bold enough to take tough measures. President Joyce Banda did that and things have now started improving,” he said.

He then urged Malawians to vote for People’s Party next year claiming it was the only party with a farsighted leader.

The vice president also acknowledged the looming hunger in some parts of the country but assured the people government will stock all ADMARC depots with maize.

Kachali and Banda (who was then vice president) were expelled from the DPP for allegedly dividing the party by forming parallel structures after they were against Mutharika’s succession plan.

And soon after their expulsion they formed People’s Party (PP) which took over power when and Banda succeeded Mutharika in April, 2012 after his sudden died in office due to cardiac arrest.

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