Wakuda wants no punishment from President Banda

Secretary-general of late president Bingu wa Mutharika’s DPP, Wakuda Kamanga, asked President Mrs Joyce Banda to forgive her political foes for their wrongs during the time he was being victimised from the time she was expelled from DPP.

Her Excellency Banda faced humiliation and phalanx of insults from DPP members on her stand to defend the Constitution she swore to protect when she was elected together with Mutharika to the presidency in 2004.

The party’s powerful regional governor for the south Noel Masangwi also declared that “Malawi is not ready to be ruled by a female president.”

Kamanga: Let bygones be bygones

Banda ascended to power  by Constitutional order on April 7  following the death on April 5 of 78-year-old president Bingu wa Mutharika after a heart attack.

Her People’s Party (PP) was formed when she was expelled from Mutharika’s DPP in 2009 .

In his eulogy at the funeral of Mutharika,  the DPP secretary general appealed to the President to set aside grievances and move on

“ Let us bury the hatchets  as we burry our leader  Mutharika today,” said Wakuda.

“We should focus on development,” he said.

Wakuda  said he is hopeful that President Banda will take care of the remaining people after Mutharika’s death

“Let bygones be bygones,” he stressed after apologising for all the ills they committed against Her Excellency attracting a thunderous applause from DPP cadets

Many commenting on social media hailed Wakuda’s speech for  saying there should be recrimination, but called for issues of accountability to take on.

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