United Transformation Movement (UTM) leader Dr. Saulos Chilima on Sunday condemned the remarks made by one of the Party Members George Saonda attacking Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and his Vice Muhammad Sidik Mia.

Saonda in his speech at the UTM rally at Nchalo Trading Centre in Chikwawa on Sunday is on record to have attacked Chakwera and his runningmate Mia saying a “pastor” and a “sheikh” have teamed up but their political relationship won’t last long as they will “bite” each other.

“Asiyeni adyana okhaokha pompano,” said Saonda while attracting ululation from the people gathered at the rally.

Taking his turn, Chilima condemned the remarks and also apologized for the statement.

“I am sorry if what was said on this podium has offended anyone, this is not the aim of this rally. The aim of this rally is to present policies. I am hopeful that in future my fellow senior members will choose their words carefully,” he said.

Chilima said he will make sure that all the rallies the party organized as violent free.

Meanwhile, political analyst, George Phiri, has commended the UTM leader for being exemplary in promoting issue-based politics.

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