Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials on Sunday hijacked a press briefing addressed by Party President Peter Mutharika. The briefing was meant for the former Malawi leader to address Malawians on national issues, but senior party officials thought it was time to outdo each other pouring their personal frustrations on the current administration.
DPP Southern Region Governor Charles Mchacha used the briefing to attack the current administration claiming that some people within the Tonse Alliance are now declaring their allegiance to the former governing party.
Mchacha singled out embattled former youth Director for Tonse Alliance, UTM’s Bon Kalindo as one of the people that have made it clear that they regret joining UTM.
Another DPP senior official Chimwemwe Chipungu who is Party Administrative Secretary General took his time attacking the current administration claiming the Tonse Alliance is failing to initiate its own projects and is just completing development projects which the DPP already planned for.
In his address Mutharika kept on reminding Malawians that most of the development projects the current administration is implementing were initiated by him.
“The roads that the current administration is constructing were initiated by us. Talk of the security houses that the President was handing over yesterday all that was already in our plans,” said Mutharika.
Following the briefing known DPP sympathizers took to the media to express their displeasure at what they called a missed opportunity by the former Malawi leader.
“Next time Press Conference ya APM must be press conference ya APM, osati izi za gwirugwiru aliyense,” wrote a known DPP sympathizer Greyson Chapita on his Facebook page.