The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has accused the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) officials to be the authors of the letter which purported that the state vice president, Everton Chimlirenji is no longer member of the DPP.
A press release signed by the DPP Secretary General Grezelda Jeffrey expressed more aggression than responding to the issue it intended to address.
DPP says it has the capacity to hit back at MCP and its allies where it pains most considering what it is alleged to be difficult financial times the opposition party is going through.
“It has come to the attention of DPP secretariat that one of the youths of the Malawi Congress Party is behind the letter that is in circulation purporting that my office issued a press release announcing that the state vice President, Everton Chimulirenji has been expelled as an official member of the DPP,
“Let me inform you that we have the capacity to hit back at MCP where it pains most, we have our trusted agent in every corner of your party and we shouldn’t stand on the podium tell how broke the MCP is at the moment,” reads part of the release.
The release also alleges that the United Transformation Movement (UTM) is considering dissolving the party so as to merge with the Malawi Congress Party.
The MCP is yet to respond to the press release which some political observers have already described as hostile and aimed at promoting hate speech.
On arrival from the Africa UK-Summit on Sunday, President Peter Mutharika accused some DPP officials for the creation of divisions in the party as they fight for leadership, a clear indication of divisions that have emerged in the party.
The letter in question which has gone viral on various social media platform also alleges that all official duties seeking the attention of the state vice president should be addressed to the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Irrigation and Water Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa.