President of the Republic of Malawi, I would realise that as a leader of the nation, I need to demonstrate decency and decorum by rising above petty partisan politics.
If I were APM, as the president is fondly called by his followers, I would not stoop so low by not recognising the presence of Leader of Opposition in Parliament Lazarus Chakwera during the consecration of Bishop John Ryan of Mzuzu Diocese last Saturday.
Oh yes, if I were APM, I would realise the multiparty nature of this democratic country and that acknowledging the presence of opposition leaders at such an important function would help me gain the respect as a selfless leader and statesman.
Being someone who has spent several years in developed countries, including the US, I would realise that opposition party leaders are not supposed to be my enemies just because we differ in political opinions.
If I were you, Mr. President, I would also realise that it is a matter of concern when I behave like a regional governor and not a leader of a governing party and head of State.
That is of course, if I were Peter Mutharika. Unfortunately, it is just a mere wish for I can never be him!