A group calling itself Malova Youth Association of Malawi (MYAM) in collaboration with Network for Youth Activists (NYA) says Malawi State President Khumbo Kachali’s recent dumping of the ruling People’s Party (PP) for opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) portrays he does not serve the interests of the people.
MYAM general secretary Patrick Banda and NYA national coordinator Tega Maruwasa said in a joint statement on Thursday that Kachali showed no allegiance to the party and has an appetite of greed and power.
The statement comes in the wake of Kachali, a former PP vice-president for the North, holding a joint rally with DPP’s presidential candidate Peter Mutharika and his running mate Saulosi Chilima at Mzimba Community Centre ground on Monday where he endorsed Mutharika as presidential candidate in the May 20 Tripartit Elections.
“We clearly point out that the appeal by Khumbo just shows how immature, selfish and pompous he is. As bonafide citizens, we do not believe in political regionalist approach which cannot bring anyimpact to Malawi,” reads the statement.
The statement further adds that Kachali’s decision to join DPP in a bid to end Quota System in the country is laughable arguing, the system was introduced while he was serving in the DPP regime three years ago.
The youth activists claimed that voting for Mutharika and his DPP will be a political mock to Malawians saying the people know how the party poorly performed economically, politically and democratically for the past eight years.
Adds the statement: “The country suffered from lack of forex, fuel and poor crop prices during DPP tenure. Politically, we can describe Mutharika as incompetent when he served and failed as Education Minister during the academic freedom saga at Chancellor College.”
In conclusion, the statement reminds Malawians about the weaknesses of the DPP regime such as the paralyzed judiciary system, the July 20 scenario and the violation of human rights, among others.