DPP to undergo major shake-up, says Mutharika

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is expected to under-go a major restructuring almost five months after emerging victorious in the controversial May tripartite elections.

President Peter Mutharika disclosed on Tuesday that there will be major changes in some of the positions including the National
Governing Council (NGC).

President Mutharika and vice president Saulos Chilima: Remaking the DPP

President Mutharika and vice president Saulos Chilima: Remaking the DPP

“There will be changes very, very soon. We have to restructure the party from the district to the regional level,” said Mutharika.

He said the restructuring process would be done in order to strengthen the party in preparations to 2019 elections.

Mutharika has, however, played down suggestions that Tuesday’s by-elections were litmus test for DPP, saying “We have been in government just five months; therefore it’s too early to consider it a litmus test.”

DPP elected its NGC last year during the party’s convention in Blantyre.

Among the changes expected is the appointment of new DPP vice president to replace Dr Hetherwick Ntaba who is now a diplomat.

Ntaba is heading to London where he will be Malawi High Commissioner to UK. He was the party’s second in command.

DPP outclassed other major political parties Malawi Congress Party (MCP), United Democratic Front (UDF) and Peoples Party (PP) in the country’s first ever tripartite elections that were marred by irregularities, riots and court injunctions.

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Nobel
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Whether restructuring or not, the DPP will remain the DPP i know. Imagine, how can u post ur vice to diplomatic mission after the whole vigorous campaign trails? Is it a move distance Ntaba from contesting for presidential post in the coming elections? Atleast ministerial portifolio was neccessary for Ntaba to balance regional power in the wake of the general outcry in DPP cabinet.

nkhakamila
Guest

if kenkk was president we could have a better malawi.i suggest you are highly educated coz malawi is lacking pple of good will like you.thumbs up for ur comment.

Kenkkk
Guest

Thanks and well appreciated. Are you starting a cyber space internet campaign for me?? Ha ha ha!!

I only just try to contribute whatever comes from my head on a given issue.

wake
Guest

am very much concerned with the word the columnist used’out classed’ yet they stolen the elections even u may ask an infant, next tym guard ur mouth mr musasiye mulomo

Muyuda
Guest

its a UDF and DPP merger.

Lock and key
Guest

Ooh just like a D7 which is only ued to clear the forest to pave way for a road construction but does not itself have the luxury to use that same rosd once completed I can foresee some DPP loyalists who worked hard to ensure its victory being sidelined following this excersise. Tiyeni nazo

Yobe boo
Guest

DO ALSO THE CONTROVERSIAL CABINET RESHURF TO INCORPORATE MEMBERS FRO OTHER REGIONS. CABINET RESHURF IS THE MOST WANTED THING TO DO AS OF NOW.

wanabo
Guest

t wz polical gathering amayenera kukamba zandale.koma omwe achoka mtaba atenga ndan? pamepo pafunika kulingalipo bwino take some new bt powerful i tink.koma tamulandire bessi chibambo coz anachoka dpp kumapeto ? anatengera usecond vp ku conve,inde mwana olowerera koma apm mulandire wadutsa m’minga(2o july) mzimayi ameneyu coz of dpp.wina ndamumva akudandaula dat z adikire next cov,vp of party wil help to distrigush works govt and party,this can party set it’s strong foundation “

Amos Mwaisimba
Guest

Deal with cash gate issue first and politics later. We want to see economy stability bwana than busy restructuring you party
at heart.

LERO
Guest

Who will do the shaking? Peter? whose interest does he serve? if people grow too big inside their shoes, the result is a permanent handicap

Kenkkk
Guest
I want APM to stand firm against many of the DPP old guard who are very nepotistic and tribalistic tearing this country apart for selfish reasons. Many of them have been given top cabinet positions but their behaviours and mannerisms are those of destroying the unity of Malawi. Shame that some of them are very educated but behave like they have never been to school championing nepotism, tribalism, academic education quota system, development injustices, hate for northerners, hate for centrerers, blah blah!!! etc. APM, please aim at producing a DPP that is inclusive and promotes national unity. Please don’t listen… Read more »
KUKHALA
Guest

NO GOVERNMENT BUSINESS BUT JUST PARTY . NOTHING FOR MALAWI WITH THIS DPP IMAGE APM IS ALREADY COMPAIGNING FOR 2019 THIS RIGGER PRESIDENT LIVES IN/WITH FEAR . NOT COMFORTABLE AT ALL.

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