President of the former governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), I would appreciate that the ugly scenes at my party’s press conference in Lilongwe last Friday, where some senior party officials were beaten up by some members from within the party, is testimony on how the party has lost its way.
If I were APM, I would accept the harsh reality that there are serious divisions within the party and that, as its leader, I need to act urgently other than just sit phwiii and bask in the sun in the comfort of my Mangochi retirement mansion.
If only I were Adadi, would realise that when party officials turn to kunyenyananyenyana, it shows that I have lost grip as a leader and the sooner I realise and act on this mess, the better.
I would realise that as a main opposition party, Malawians expect much more from the once ‘Mighty’ DPP other than infighting.
I would strive to put the DPP house in order other than be seen to be taking sides ahead of the party’s elective convention.
I would appreciate that the scenes last week whereby senior members such as Brown Mpinganjira and Francis Mphepo were roughed up, were embarrassing and should give me food for thought on where the party is heading to.
But I am not Adadi, neither am I mwana wa Adadi. n