PP says ‘life presidency’ row exposes DPP leadership bankruptcy

The opposition  People’s Party (PP) through its spokesperson Ken Msonda has faulted Sports and Culture Minister and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Parliamenterian Grace Chiumia for labelling President Arthur Peter Mutharika as ‘Life President’.

Msonda: DPP leadership bankruptcy exposed

Msonda: DPP leadership bankruptcy exposed

Chiumia made the reamarks at a gathering at a Muhlakho Wa Alomwe fundraising event which took place at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) last Friday.

Reacting to the development, Msonda told Nyasa Times that PP as a party never took the remarks seriously.

But the PP Publicist asked the minister not to claim the remarks came as a result of the slipperly of the tongue.

“The honorable minister was simply telling the gathering that she doesnt see anyone in DPP taking over the party leadership after APM’s term of office as DPP President. Our understanding as PP was that the Honourable Minister is telling the nation that DPP has leadership Bankrupcy” said Msonda.

However, Msonda described Chiumia’s comments as careless and senseless.

“Let us not waste time commenting on careless and senseless remarks coming from politicians trying to buy favours from the head of state. No person with the right frame of mind in a multiparty dispensation can change the republican constitution and bring in the so called life presidency. Whatever reason behind such undemocratic line of thinking is not possible,” said Msonda.

He addedd; “We (PP) didn’t want to labour ourselves commenting on Grace Chiumia’s undemocratic line of thinking because PP viewed it as an internal party crisis.”


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Isi tasachedwepo apa ndi a Musonda olandidwa chiboda chili kukamwa kuluza uli mmboma was a grave mistake by PP ndiye amati mtembo suphwisa same a Musonda. asaa tizavoterabe Peturo yemweyo. Coze munthu wina aliyense salephera zofooka. koma zina zinyanya lesser evil is Peter M.


Make him life president bin your party not government. Inform Chaponda your thief that he is wasting his time his time waiting to become president of DPP because Mathanyula is life president of Diesel Petrol Palibe party.


It is PP that is experiencing leadership vacuum and bankruptcy. You mean azibambo akululu akulu a imvi mu kabudula ngati Msonda ndi anzake kumangokhala kukanika kutenga mpando wa President yet JB left the country many rains ago. Kupusa tindevu ngati tonde koma kumangolankhula zopanda nzeru


Why PP is jelousy of DPP? Is it because that we share two PP in our political party names? I mean neighbours are always enemies. The same Tumbuka made Kamuzu as life president and it materialised, for sure again this time it will materialize. In multiparty or not Chiumia, a Tumbuka by tribe is telling the truth, APM is life president.


The issue at hand is not about tumbuka`s but it is about DPP using a tonga to achieve their wrong objective in a multiparty setting

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