LILONGWE, President Peter Mutharika has said former President Dr. Joyce Banda is free to come back to Malawi anytime to help the government in developing the country.
Mutharika said this at the Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe during a Blue Night Fundraising Dinner and Dance organized by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
He said he was sad that the former president who left the country for her reason is telling the world leaders that the current president is refusing her to return to Malawi.
When I was in Brussels a few weeks ago I was approached by world leaders who asked me why I was refusing Joyce Banda from returning to Malawi. I said this one is a liar, I have never refused her from returning to Malawi, said Mutharika.
He said Banda ran away from her own shadow but she is free to be back anytime indicating he has no problem with her coming back.
On the ruling DPP as a party, Mutharika said the party will live, conquer and prosper though other parties wanted to stop them from developing this country but they are unstoppable.
Tell the people who would like to stop us from developing this country that the DPP will never be stopped by anyone in the country. With the falling of Bingu we were all fallen with him, those were sad times we were down but we will never be conquered, he said.
He said the DPP was second in opposition but it managed to bounce back into government.
When I led this party from the opposition, the situation was tough, tougher than ever but we prevailed, said Mutharika.
He explained that the National Identity Card was introduced in 2009 when he was Minister of Justice, now its enforcement has nothing to do with rigging elections; it has everything to do with identifying who real Malawians are.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK