BY CHRISSIE NKOLOMA
Former President Peter Mutharika, who is also the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has taken a swipe at Kondwani Nannkhumwa, who is one of the party’s presidential aspirants for using the face of late Bingu wa Mutharika on his posters.
The poster, which is in circulation on social media, is showing the faces of Nankhumwa and late Bingu Wa Mutharika with the message that “power is never given without a fight.”
In a statement, Mutharika claims the purpose of posting the photo is to give the impression that the late Bingu would have endorsed his candidacy.
“The purpose of this callous action is to give the impression that the late Bingu would have endorsed this individual’s candidacy. As president and head of the DPP I am distressed by this exploitation of our departed relative. I am therefore asking the individual concerned to withdraw this poster and to never post another one.
“On behalf of my family, I am asking this individual to respect Bingu’s soul and to let him rest in peace,” Mutharika said.
Nankhumwa has been at loggerheads with the DPP top leadership but few weeks ago Mutharika invited all presidential aspirants to his retirement home in Mangochi District to mend fences ahead of the party’s convention slated for 2023.