DPP responds to Msusa-Ndikunyenyani not meant to be violence

Secretary General for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Greselder Jeffrey says President Arthur Peter Mutharika does not use the term ‘Ndikunyenyani’ to instigate violence but to paint a picture of how he is going to defeat his political rivals at the ballot.

Jeffrey was responding to the Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of the Catholic Church, who on Friday, during the 85th graduation ceremony for Form 4 students at Providence Girls Secondary School in Mulanje, asked Malawians to vote for leaders who are calm, patient and development conscious.

The Archbishop was quoted having said: “Leaders should not threaten people. We don’t want to hear words like ndikunyenyanyenyani, I will crush you.”

Secretary General for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Greselder Jeffrey says President Arthur Peter Mutharika does not use the term ‘Ndikunyenyani’ to instigate violence but to paint a picture of how he is going to defeat his political rivals at the ballot.

But speaking when President Mutharika presided over the launch of construction work of Ntcheu-Tsangano-Neno-Mwanza Road in Ntcheu on Sunday, Jeffrey said the term ‘Ndikunyenyanyenyani’ is all about votes not violence.

“Church should be a uniting, not a divisive factor. To some extent we feel some churches are overstepping their mark. They should just join frontline politics so that we fight them on an equal footing. Otherwise they should not be using the church to advance their hidden agenda. They are aware that Ndikunyenyanyenyani is all about votes yet they choose to deliberately twist that just to push for their hidden agenda,” said the DPP Secretary General.

Further reporting by MBC.