If I were, the President of the once ‘mighty’ Malawi Congress Party (MCP), I would realise that the rising number of aspirants for the party’s presidency is a clear manifestation that I have lost grip of power.
If I were baba ‘O Tembo, I certainly would realise that the writing is on the wall that it is time I bowed out from active politics. I would then head back to my home village to enjoy the cool breeze from Dedza Mountain with my lovely better-half Ruth, over a drink of thobwa, in my retirement.
I would consider spending the rest of my life having a good time with my grandchildren by, among other things, telling them folktales or indeed playing chipako.
If only I were the big shot that is JZU, I surely would appreciate the reality that at 81, I have reached the twilight of my lengthy political career; hence, the need to honourably step aside and pave the way for the likes of Lovemore Munlo SC, the Reverend Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, Chris Daza, Edwin Banda, Felix Jumbe and Jodder Kanjere.
If I were the MCP president, I would also realise that the proposal to amend the party’s constitution to allow for open terms on the party’s presidential post will be viewed as a deliberate ploy to ensure that it serves my interests.
For once, I would swallow my pride and accept that my political days are long gone and it is time to move on.
Unfortunately, I am not the man that is JZU; I am just a mere scribe that is Garry Chirwa.