DPP changes tune over convention

Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says it will not hold an elective meeting anytime soon.

Mutharika with Goodall Gondwe and Samuel Tembenu: To remain in control of DPP for now

DPP spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira’s comments come as two party presidential candidates; Joseph Mwanamvekha and Dalitso Kabambe are crisscrossing the country meeting district and regional committee members who will be eligible to vote during the convention.

But Mpinganjira said the convention cannot be held in view of spiking cases of Covid-19.

“After all, the DPP convention says a convention can only be held after five years so we are not breaking any law,” he said.

This means former president Peter Mutharika who recently announced his decision to retire as party president following the June 21 presidential election embarrassing defeat remains at the helm of the party.

However, some party followers say the DPP might not have the money to hold the elective meeting following the freezing of bank accounts of Mutharika by the ACB.

Others claim Mutharika wants to give chance to his hand-picked candidate, the former Reserve Bank of Malawi governor, Kabambe to campaign adequately.

Kabambe faces tough competition for the party presidential race from Mwanamvekha and DPP vice president for the south, Kondwani Nankhumwa.

 

 

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Time Changes, be dynamic
Time Changes, be dynamic
5 months ago

DPP is repeating the same mistakes that it’s mother party, UDF, committed when it opted for Bingu. It is going to disintegrate if Dalitso takes over. There will be another political grouping formed by pro-Dalitso zealots. DPP may not however go for Nankhumwa due to his deficiencies in caliber, integrity, maturity, prowess, experience and leadership. Further, Peter ought to shift from the practice of dynasty way of choosing successors because Dalitso is his relation…a nephew for that matter. DPP can not also go for Mwanamvekha as doing so would undoubtedly mean that Malawians should brace for another period of lomwelised… Read more »

heston
heston
5 months ago

Clearly you are clueless. Dalitso is not a nephew. There is actually no relationship at all. People use the phrase instead of maybe ” blue eyed boy” however, mwazitengera

Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri

point of correction Mr. reporter, DPP was not embarrasingly defeated, it was forcefully pushed out of the way by the Tonse alliance and judiciary shenanigans. Up to now I fail to understand why the voters roll was not tampered with which was very right in legal sense while the candidates were allowed to change their running mates and join forces, in my opinion everything was supposed to be unchanged because it was a rerun just to get rid of irregularities, and how did 50+1 creep in? it leaves me with more questions than answers, I am not a DPP supporter… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri
Time Changes, be dynamic
Time Changes, be dynamic
5 months ago

Even if what you think was correct, the voting out of lomwe govt was long overdue. Where on planet earth have you seen or heard of one tribe government???? Whether DDP was forcefully removed or not, the good thing is that Malawians became emancipated from the pangs of tribalism, corruption, nepotism, segregation, mediocrity, stupidity, dunder headedness, and myopic leadership.

Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri

That is the problem we have, we always want change for the sake of change, nothing more, nothing less, no vision, no right direction, just change, that is why we will forever lag behind as a nation

Chonzi Norman Gondwe
Chonzi Norman Gondwe
5 months ago

Walora chikwezamwana wa mlohwe

Chonzi Norman Gondwe
Chonzi Norman Gondwe
5 months ago

Walira chokweza mwana wa mlhomwe

Anyabanda
Anyabanda
5 months ago

You are missing the point, the courts did there job very well. This country since multiparty elections have been stollen eh time of Gwanda and 2014. The courts were there and did nothing but now it was by God’s grace that the elections were nullified. We thank God for that

Form Form BBME
5 months ago

Zawo izo ife dpp tidathana nayo basi. No matter what they do they will never come back. Thieves and tribalists.

Liars exposed
5 months ago
Reply to  Form Form BBME

You can’t predict what will happen in 2025. In 1993 most of us in the North and the South said never will MCP come back to power because of the many atrocities it committed, tribalism and regionalism. MCP used to employ only Chewas in strategic positions. Look at state house and cabinet it’s full of Chewas. Its these type of things that cause resentment.

Last edited 5 months ago by Liars exposed
Form Form BBME
5 months ago
Reply to  Liars exposed

DPP and UDF brought tribal politics in Malawi. Development slowed down under the two thieving parties. Government offices looked like buildings in war torn countries. Roads were full of potholes. Big companies collapsed and a number of PTC shops closed. DPP will never come back and mark my words. It will never come back. You depend on Muthalika who is more than 80 years old.

Hope
Hope
5 months ago

Kaya. There’s covid. Let’s just focus on staying alive for now. The way things are, 2025 is a long long time.

Mr Truth Pains
5 months ago

Even if u keep Muntharika at the helm or with your new catch Kabande still nothing will change in DPP coz u will remain on opposition. U have abused Malawians with their own resources too much and now Malawians have come to realise that DPP is evil party and thanx to HRDC for opening Malawians eyes. U just need to disband this DPP party and come up with new name may be am saying may be Malawians will forget your atrocities you committed very shortly by stealing Covid 19 money on day light, stealing Mk145million by Muntharika himself, stealing Mk2.7Billion… Read more »

Neno
Neno
5 months ago

Thom and Jerry

Okwenda
Okwenda
5 months ago

Ok.

Moya
Moya
5 months ago

I hope the candidates contesting are not as confused as the rest of the DPP members are. Covid is a good reason for now but that doesn’t stop the party from giving a clear direction when the convention will take place. It helps the contestants to plan and resource mobilization. Dementia leadership will fast track the disappearance of this party.

Che Pichesi
Che Pichesi
5 months ago

Mulupare to continue being President of the mighty Dpp. Ndamva kukoma bwanji. Ufumu umatenga mwini wache ali moyo? Ukhaula uona.

Last edited 5 months ago by Che Pichesi
Chindunguza Nyekhwe
Chindunguza Nyekhwe
5 months ago

Nyekhwe is real. Where are party colours?

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