By Nyasa Times Reporter
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has admitted that the Peoples’ Development Movement (PDM) is the single most powerful political movement in the north currently and has vowed to concoct dubious cases and rulings on its leadership saying it is the only way to contain the party, Nyasa Times can reveal.
DPP also admitted that the plan may not be feasible considering the fact that the party’s Secretary General Harry Mkandawire is surrounded by intellectuals such as Delvin Silungwe, Msenga Mulungu and John Chawinga among others.
These revelations are contained in paper, a copy Nyasa Timesobtained, that summarises the issues raised during a meeting held on the 9th and 10th August at Mzuzu State House between President Bingu wa Mutharika and DPP regional representatives including all MPs from the northern region.
During those dates Mutharika was in Mzuzu to have an eye witness account of the properties that were destroyed during the July 20 nationwide demonstrations and to host a binge party for vendors.
“Intellectuals in the north set the agenda and the masses pick it from here. A non intellectual has no basis to influence people. Those easily influenced are the loafers and the youth, pump more money here,” Catherine Hara said.
“We should try appoint someone from this group to highest government position or better still investigate what they lack and palm oil them,” MP Chimango Mughogho suggested.
On the Rumphi Central by elections scheduled for September 6th, 2011, DPP acknowledged that PDM’s candidate Peter Chihana has 65 percent popularity than any other candidate including its own Norman Nyirenda.
DPP cites a rally PDM held at Chozoli that it has sent shivers down the DPP and government saying the issues raised were real and quite damaging.”How do we repair the damage beyond the bye-election?”
“Mr. President, we must do something and the way to go is to distribute T-shirts and DPP cloth everywhere. We need to paint the constituency blue. Release the money for this because the truth is that PDM is leading,” the paper reads.
DPP then resolved to form a special group that will trail all PDM leaders in the region to ensure that some things are cooked up from their meetings for litigation.
“Pro-government officers are already in place to offer to offer them stiff bail bond conditions that will make them grounded for any further meetings,” reads the paper.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :