He was speaking in Mangochi on Saturday when he addressed a development rally where Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and United Democratic Front ( UDF) mingled peacefully while clad in their party colours.
This setting was one of the very rare moments in the country’s political landscape which has in the past drew confrontation when two separate political groupings come face to face.
“Other politicians are busy castigating me and my government instead of forging ahead with peace and development.
It is high time we stopped this castigation and focus on serving our people,” said Mutharika in reference to recent developments whereby other opposition parties besides UDF have been showering him with insults for no good reason.
He added: "Let me warn Chakwera and Uladi that I’m not stupid, I’m quite yes but don't mistake that for stupidity.
I have been fighting the rest of my life ask PP it had all the machinery but I booted them out of government," added Mutharika amid jubilation and ululation from both DPP and UDF supporters that gathered.
On development, the President disclosed that funds have been sourced to turn Mangochi into a resort city which will have world-class facilities such as hotels, good road networks, institutions of higher learning and other social facilities among others.
He also highlighted some key projects that will soon be opened or initiated in the Eastern region. These include electrification projects under the Malawi Rural Electrification Program and several road upgrades.
Also in attendance at the rally was UDF leader, Atupele Muluzi, who assured President Mutharika of his party’s continued support both in and outside Parliament for the betterment of Malawians.
Muluzi was accompanied to the rally by almost all national executive committee members from across the country.