President of the Republic of Malawi, I would stop commenting on the issue surrounding my health having spent quite a good time making clarifications on the same during a press conference I addressed a week after my return from the US.
If I were the President, I would turn my attention to more important things such as hunger, drug shortage in hospitals and persistent power outages other than continue raising the same issue over and over again.
Oh yes, if I were APM, I would appreciate that when I went to Mchinji to address a campaign rally, people expected me to dwell on campaign issues and not my health because I already told the nation that I am now “80 percent” fit.
Similarly, I would realise that when I presided over Mulhako wa Alhomwe 2016 Cultural Festival at Chonde in Mulanje, the focus should have been on the theme of the event other than dismissing rumours about my health.
How I wish I were His Excellency, because I would appreciate that according to my own confession—that I underwent a surgery to treat nyamakazi—I was bound to receive letters from all over the world on reports that I was ill because it is true.
That is if I were the President of the Republic of Malawi, the man with nine lives. Unfortunately, it is a mere wish for I can never be him. n