Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has refused to comment on the Hurricane Callista that has hit the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) under President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika.

Two camps have emerge in the ruling DPP following remarks made by former first lady Callista Mutharika endorsing the country’s Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima as the best candidate for the party in the forthcoming 2019 polls.

Some are supporting Chilima’s candidature while others especially top officials led by Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi have opted for the aging Mutharika who will 80 by 2019.

Writing on his official facebook page MCP Deputy Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka said the party will not be forced to comment on the squabbles.

“Last week I was asked by a journalist to comment on the pandemonium in DPP. I refused! You don’t shine brighter as a candle by putting off another candle!,” wrote Mkaka.

Mkaka’s statement has attracted mixed reactions with many applauding the party stand on the matter.

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