Dausi demands internal democracy in DPP as Nankhumwa meets local leadership in Mwanza, Neno

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) owes its expansion and success to its strong grassroots structures whose members have remained loyal since its establishment in 2005, Vice President for Southern Region and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Kondwani Nankhumwa has said.

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Nankhumwa told reporters after separately meeting district and constituency committee members in Mwanza and Neno on Friday, October 30, 2020 that he interacted with the grassroots leadership to primarily express the party’s deepest gratitude to them for continuing to donate their time, resources and talent in ensuring that the party remains strong.

“You may recall that Malawians went to polls on June 23, 2020 to elect a President. Although our candidate, His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika lost, he amassed an enviable 1.7 million votes against 2.6 million for the Tonse Alliance candidate. Tonse Alliance was a combination of nine political parties and quick arithmetic tells us that had everyone stood alone, our candidate could have won with a landslide.

“So, my coming here was to say thank you for mobilizing the people of Mwanza and Neno to vote for Mutharika,” he told the leaders.

Nankhumwa encouraged the local party leadership that despite losing government, they ought to remain solidly behind the party and its leadership to ensure that the DPP returns to power at the next elections.

“I know that losing government is painful; most members do not believe it really happened. However, I wish to encourage all of you to come off their denial and put the June 23 defeat behind us,” said the youthful politician who is also Mulanje central parliamentarian.

Nankhumwa then arrayed social media gossip that he was contemplating quitting DPP to join either MCP or UTM or form his own political party, saying he is the son of DPP and that he shall die a DPP member.

“I was there when (late) President Bingu wa Mutharika formed the DPP in 2005. I have never for once thought of leaving this party,” he said.

He said that the gossip is a creation of a few misguided individuals within the high echelons of the party who hold leadership ambitions but fear him as a strong competitor.

Nankhumwa decried mudslinging, laying emphasis on unity of purpose among all leaders, saying there is strength in unity.

“Indeed, the party is passing through turbulence pertaining to leadership succession but that shall pass and we must not allow it to distract us from our work from spreading the gospel according to the DPP,” Nankhumwa said.

Former Homeland Security Minister and MP for Mwanza central Nicholas Harry Dausi hailed efforts by Nankhumwa to revitalize grassroots party structures in the Southern Region following the June 23 political debacle.

Dausi echoed Nankhumwa’s call for unity among DPP members. He also demanded internal democracy in the DPP, saying crucial decisions should be made by the highest decision-making structure, the national convention, and not a few individuals.

The party’s Central Committee recently removed Dausi from the position of Publicity Secretary and replaced him with Brown Mpinganjira.

While insisting to reporters that he remains the legitimate Publicist, Dausi refused to comment further on the committee’s decision, saying “time to comprehensively comment on the matter shall come”.

Nankhumwa took time off his political itinerary to briefly attended the funeral service for the late wife to Group Village Headman Zalewa.

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FORGIVE THEM
FORGIVE THEM
1 month ago

Who cares, this is what Chilima said the other day, stop being obsessed with 2025, start thinking positively about your country, how you can develop

mtete
mtete
1 month ago

I wonder how APM feels on reading all this. I am sure he knows deep down that he’s been misled by hypocrites about Nankhumwa.

Dingase
Dingase
1 month ago

A dausi nda achitsiru awa. So empty and corrupt. Good riddance from DPP.

Leader of opposition
Leader of opposition
1 month ago
Reply to  Dingase

Pomwe waika dzina la Dausi uyikepo DPP.
DPP nda achitsiru awa. So empty Good riddance from Malawi.
Nyekhwe is real

Wakuphili
Wakuphili
1 month ago

Matter of correction!!! BJ is not lomwe he can not even speak a single lomwe word.

Janebiz
Janebiz
1 month ago

There were many people that vied for the MCP PRESIDENCY after JZU wanted to retire. None of them made it until Chakwera. Dpp leader is coming and is none of the fools we know. All these stupid fools, grown men busy kneeling for fellow men. Mxii we need real leaders not bootlickers or posers. God chooses leaders not men

Nyekhwe
Nyekhwe
1 month ago

And the drama continues in DPP…..fat boy mpaka ku gwada ngati mzimayi????

Moqtadar al Sadir
1 month ago

You are just wasting your time. You are finished.

Dutch harbour
Dutch harbour
1 month ago

without UTM MCP has no chance in the south. 50 plus one is anyone’s game. That is when you will see sidik go back

Mabvuto
Mabvuto
1 month ago

Nakhumwa busy campaign, koma akuluwa u president akuwufunitsitsa kwambiri, kulakalqka Peter atamwalira ndithu ,koma baja mau amati ukachifunitsitsa umasamwa nacho

Kwa Mpusadala
Kwa Mpusadala
1 month ago

Bwana Dausi mulipo? Dzichewa dzanu ndi dzizungu dzanu dzija tadzisowa kwambiri.

Chacharito
Chacharito
1 month ago

So this born crooked and selfish boy wants people to believe him that DPP and UDF were not in alliance? How would Atupele and his father think if Nakhumwa is UDF did not contribute to the 1.7 million votes.

Leader of opposition
Leader of opposition
1 month ago
Reply to  Chacharito

Udf and achisiru atupele anamuluzitsa mavite nkhalamba wanuyo. Atupele was finished 2019. Dpp inakakwera maliro 2020 nayo basi finish. Dpp yatha vomerezani basi

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