President of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), I would take to task my party leaders following their barbaric acts at State functions as was the case at the launch of Nkhata Bay District Hospital last week where some of my party cadres barred People’s Party (PP) parliamentarian Ralph Mhone from passing through the gates of the new facility.
If I were the DPP leader, I would urge my party members to distinguish between party and State functions.
How I wish I were APM as I would realise that while my DPP is the governing party, it does not own State resources such as the new hospital in Nkhata Bay and, therefore, barring the sitting MP for the area from attending the function was a big shame which I should be embarrassed about.
Oh yes, if I were the DPP president, I would realise that the picture being portrayed is that the people who barred Mhone from attending the function were sent by my leadership.
If only I were Peter, I would swallow my pride and make an effort to apologise to Mhone through my party secretary general Eclain Kudontoni.
Unfortunately, I am not the DPP president. n