By Alick Namoyo
Disgruntled Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadet and former Presidential Press Officer, Sylvester Namiwa, has advised kinsmen in Thyolo and Mulanje not to vote for the party at the next presidential election for betraying them on land issues.
According to a statement circulating on the social media, Namiwa alleges that DPP leadership failed to address land wrangles in the two districts; hence, should not be given another go at the State House.
He made the advice in his capacity as the founder and executive director for the DPP-backed Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI).
Namiwa said he is angry with the way DPP ill-treated the Lhomwes during its administration, saying the party did not have the interest of the people at heart.
“We expected the DPP administration to help the people of Thyolo and Mulanje to reclaim their land. But this did not happen under APM’s watch. That’s why, as CDEDI, we are calling upon all Malawians from the two districts not to vote for the party again because it betrayed us,” reads part of the statement purported to be signed by Namiwa.
Namiwa adds that they were further disheartened by the decision by the DPP government to arrest and imprison Vincent Wandale who was advancing the freedom of the people from Thyolo and Mulanje.
“What was more disturbing is that the DPP creating mental sickness for Wandale when he was actually fighting for the good of the people of the two districts. I therefore declare this party as an enemy of Thyolo and Mulanje,” fumed Namiwa.