Dear judge Mbadwa,
I hear a week in politics, honourable judge, is as long as a year and things change easily.
In politics, especially that of Nyasaland, my lord, you learn never to take the outburst from political leaders hook, line and sinker as some gospel that can bring salvation to the citizens.
Take for instance the statements the Yellow Party of chairman, which is being led by Given, made following the Constitutional Court ruling.
A party that previously has been in the forefront of Nyasaland’s frontline politics had allowed itself to be in the armpits of the People’s Demagogic Party (PDP), consequently handing over its political capital to its benefactor.
By the end of the tripartite elections lessons, the president of the Yellow Party could not even manage to win a seat in his home base. His erstwhile stronghold was donated to PDP as it was reduced to the proverbial briefcase entity that was hidden in a house with torn curtains.
It was like a case of a chief surrendering the chieftaincy, including wives and concubines, to a settler he was in cahoots with.
My Lord, Given’s party had been used, abused and thrown away like a banana skin.
Yet, your Constitutional Court ruling, my lord, woke up this party from its self-inflicted slumber.
All of a sudden, the muffled voices found right expressions once again, crying wolf at the injustice that the John Answer led Nyasaland Electoral Commission perpetrated on the party and the country in general.
Here was the party saying that reading your ruling, “It was crystal clear that the whole electoral process was fraudulent…the Nyasaland Electoral Commission was sleeping on the job and the Chief Elections Officers usurped its powers.”
My Lord, the party called for immediate dissolution of the commission because it had lost its moral authority to manage credible elections. The perpetrators of electoral fraud, the Yellow Party argued, had to be investigated and prosecuted.
Alas three, underline, three inconsequential ministerial positions later! Given and company have seen the light that the commission is the best thing that has ever happened to Nyasaland and should not be dissolved, really?
My Lord, I know selective amnesia is a pandemic in politics but you have to admire the courage of an abused wife who buys the sweet-nothings of reform from a serial liar who says he will never beat you up, yet he just wants you to bear him another child.
Doesn’t your court offer mandatory counselling to the abused to let them know that once an abuser always an abuser? Sometimes abuse has the tendency of psychologically affecting the mental well-being of the victim so much that they are used to bondage; hence, they struggle to remain in a free world.
I think Yellow Party is so used to being in the armpits of PDP as long as they receive a few sprays of financial deodorant. It explains why it is not ready to keep a social distance to PDP even in times of virulent lies it is spewing.
My Lord, what do they stand for? Well I know your courts are in a lockdown, hence, I will not sue them for peddling lies but I thought you should know politicians of this type.
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