The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has downplayed fears of the impact of the party seal missing after sounded an appeal to any former member of its national executive committee (NEC) to hand over its party seal within seven days.
DPP Secretary General (SG) Jean Kalilani told Nyasa Times on Wednesday that the missing of the seal is a small thing than what other people are speculating.
“We have notified the police and the courts on the issue, if the seal is not found within the seven days then it will lead to the process of replacing it as it shall be deemed lost,” said Kalilani.
“It’s just as the same as when one has lost a cheque book or a license,” she said.
The party has been placing newspaper advert in the print media since Tuesday appealing to any person keeping the seal to take it to the party’s secretariat within seven days.
According to Kalilani, they are suspecting that the Seal might have been lost during the transition of the leadership and that if the seal is not returned within the stipulated period, the party would replace it after declaring it lost.
“We never had proper handover when some leaders were leaving the party, it might have been with the former Secretary general or other senior leaders who have left us that’s why we decided to put up the notice so that if
they have it, they should just handover failing which, we are getting the new one,” she said.
The most immediate DPP secretary general is Wakuda Kamanga who left unceremoniously and now is a presidential aide.
Besides Kamanga, former SGs of the party include current President and leader of the People’s Party (PP) Joyce Banda, Hetherwick Ntaba, Bintony Kutsaira and Henry Chimunthu Banda.