DPP MPs threaten Mutharika on Chaponda as Nankhumwa is maintained opposition leader

Angry opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers threatened their president Peter Mutharika with resignations to be independent MPs if he goes ahead with plans to replace youthful Kondwani Nankhumwa with George Chaponda as leader of opposition in Parliament.

Nankhumwa( L) favourite of DPP MPs such as Victor Musowa (c) and Vuwa Kaunda (R).-Photo by Lisa Kadango

Nyasa Times can reveal that when Mutharika heard about the threat, he quickly rescinded his earlier decision to remove Nankhumwa and replace him with his close friend and contemporary Chaponda.

“The MPs were serious with their threat and Mutharika had no option but to rescind the decision,” said a source close to the DPP hierarchy.

DPP has become the main opposition party folloing  the change of government from the as Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera was elected President. He heads  the  Tonse Alliance comprising MCP, UTM Party and seven other tiny parties.

Nankhumwa was leader of the House when DPP was the ruling party until Tuesday’s elections and new Leader of the House Richard Chimwendo Banda of MCP while Nankhumwa has now become Leader of Opposition.

Many DPP supporters feel Nankhumwa is the politician who can sanitize the party following its ouster from government during the June 23 fresh presidential elections.

Other supporters are worried that Chaponda’s appointment as Leader of Opposition will further divide the party.

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Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Mudzazindikira bwino patsogolo Nankhumwa the traitor akamupatsa uminister

nyekwe 32
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nyekwe 32

Problem is APM has always been a very bad leader – he does not think logically does things like a mad man and this is how he has been making decisions for the party and government. A reason we made zero progress during 6 years of his tenure. Good riddance no regrets !

Pachalo
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Pachalo

Adadi amudziwa lero mwana wompeza!! Eish..all this time you said ndinu ana a Adadi just because the old man was ruling? Now that Tonse alliance has detoothed him even ana ma MP dont want to be dictated by him?….mumudziwe Yesu ma MP a DPP. Respect elders!!kikikiki

Mtsogoleri opanda mano
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Mtsogoleri opanda mano

Ana awukila Adadi awo kkkkkk. Kutereku kunali kufuna kuwadyera pomadzipaka paint kumanama kuti muli nganganga pambuyo pa Adadi? One week Adadi ayipa kale? Mumudziwe Yesu inu a DPP!

nafundo zalo
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nafundo zalo

DPP abweze ndalama anapatsa ma SA judges zija. nchito yao sitinaione

chilmbirajembe
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The issue of replacement of Nankhumwa has no basis. I was shocked to hear even from Zodiac who also claimed kuti pali kusamvana. Yet ZBS did not elaborate as to whom and who were disagreeing, claiming that nawonso a ZBS angomvetsedwa. Can a reputable organization report something which is a rumor? Why not balance the story first before broadcasting it. There is no disagreement in DPP. Hon Kondwani Nankhumwa is the leader of opposition leader, he is also vice president for the south. Should we go to the convention now, likely Nankhumwa will come out victorious as leader of the… Read more »

Nsanje A. Malawi
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Nsanje A. Malawi

UWONA NYEKHWE

Nkuzilire
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Nkuzilire

mmmm muzakhala ndi presient wa certificate yakuba?

OBAMA
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OBAMA

tell us what you know sir

Namulika
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Namulika

Infact EX president cannot tell us what to do and after all he is not part of us. Our new president of the party is Kondwani and him has many things to do and see no reason he continues eyeing our party. We have agreed to even change the name so that it is not called Democratic Progressive Party due to many issues caused under his leadership and we as a party do not associate with them if at all they can ask ex acting Police chief and peter himself about them.We however,have given him few hours to change his… Read more »

Nsanje A. Malawi
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Nsanje A. Malawi

KKKKKKKKKKKK

Fake Petros
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Fake Petros

Mau a Adad akalankhula zinthu zimachitika, kkkkk

Jamax
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Jamax

Good move by Dpp legislators time to be bulldozed is now over infact in my opinion – Nankhumwa should be elected as the incubent Leader/President of the Mighty Dpp becauase he has the massive support from various ppeople across the country. APM must retire but should only remain as an advisor to the party.

Peter Jere
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Peter Jere

Atupele should also be ousted from UDF for failing the party. Lucius Banda had insight.

Monica
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Monica

What will APM be advising? He was best before 2014.

Nsanje A. Malawi
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Nsanje A. Malawi

NYEKHWE IYOOOO

Che Wanimiliyoni
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Che Wanimiliyoni

Pali mwambi mwana akakamira by nyanga yamtsatsi msemere imufotere yekha. Atupele anakamira UDF pano ili kuti. The problem in this country is that former party leaders impose successors in their parties. In MCP Kamuzu imposed Chakuamba and Tembo imposed Chakwera. As for UDF and AFORD you know the story, from father to son’s. MCP is lucky to have remained a big party because with the first past the post system the Chewas accounting for 35% of national population were able to propel their party to power (hence came 2nd in every multiparty election) but with the current 50%+1 not anymore.… Read more »

Ndaziona
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Ndaziona

Its not true that Tembo imposed Chakwera. Chakwera was duly elected at a convention and he competed against Tembo who you allege imposed him.

Maxon Phiri
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Maxon Phiri

Inuso ndi a bodza bwanji. John Tembo never imposed Chakwera on MCP Presidency. Chakwera won the MCP presidency at convention. He defeated Lovemore Munlo fair and square. Osanamiza anthu pano

Nsanje A. Malawi
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Nsanje A. Malawi

VERY TRUE

Diaspora citizeni
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Diaspora citizeni

Akulu Akulu Mcp sizawina chisankho chilichonse until and unless Peter dies that is a fact Tonse mgwirizano yes zipani ten against dpp/udf and difference nkukhala 20 percent nde kuti Dpp sizibwana ai

Nsanje A. Malawi
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Nsanje A. Malawi

MUKASOWA NKHANI OSAMALUBWALUBWA

Monosile
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Monosile

The fact is MCP is in government but still have DPP as their main threat hence trying to bring propaganda to disunite DPP..Am one of DPP MPs but there has no issue of replacing Nankhumwa with Chaponda. DPP UDF are united and will remain as such

NTCHANA
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NTCHANA

you are very useless, you think you can hoodwink us? fotsek.

Nsanje A. Malawi
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Nsanje A. Malawi

UKUNAMIZA NDANI, ARE YOU AN MP? WHICH CONSTITUENCIES?

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