Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa Sunday gave President Lazarus Chakwera 14 days to find solutions to economic challenges besetting Malawians.
Addressing a political rally at Mgona in Lilongwe, Nankhumwa said time had come for Chakwera to stop “wasting time” on crop inspections and concentrate on real issues.
The opposition leader could, however, not indicate what he would do if Chakwera failed to solve the economic challenges within the stipulated period.
Nankhumwa said Malawians elected Chakwera to find solutions to their problems.
Nankhumwa also blamed fellow Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential hopefuls for lying to the party’s leader Peter Mutharika about him.
He said the hopefuls thought the best way to defeat him was to bring his name into disrepute, including claiming that he wants to start a new party.
According to Nankhumwa, he harbours no plans to start a new party.
“I will compete with whoever will show up at the DPP convention and I am confident I will not only compete but I will win with over 95 percent,” Nankhumwa said.
At the meeting, Chitipa South lawmaker Werani Chilenga, asked Nankhumwa to hold rallies in the Northern Region.
Chilenga also asked DPP members not to hide their support for Nankhumwa for fear of reprisals.
At the meeting, Nankhumwa paraded a number of DPP lawmakers who, he claimed, were behind his cause.
DPP secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey said DPP supporters were ready to vote for a candidate who related well with people.
Nankhumwa announced that, in the next two weeks, he would hold a meeting in Mzuzu, followed by others at Njamba in Blantyre City and Mangochi District.