I am not vying for DPP president position – Henry Mussa

Former cabinet minister Henry Mussa has disowned a banner making the rounds announcing that he intends to contest as president of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) at its national convention.

Mussa disowns this campaign poster

A seemingly angry Mussa told Nyasa Times in an interview in Blantyre on Saturday that at no time did he ever expressed interest to contests for the top most job in the party.

“I am being sincere; I never instructed anyone to create that banner. I am currently preoccupied with my private businesses,” said Mussa, fondly called ‘Mtengo wa Minga’ (tree of thorns) in the political circles.

Asked if he has any plans to contest for any position in the party, the former parliamentarian for Chiradzulu East said he would decide that possibility in the future.

“Let’s cross the bridge when we’re there. For now, I intend to remain a private citizen. I wish everyone that have expressed interest to succeed our President His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika all the best and good luck,” said the soft-spoken bearded politician.

So far, three prominent DPP members are known to aspire for the party president position. Former cabinet minister and incumbent Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa, former Finance Minister Joseph Mwanamveka and former Reserve Bank Governor Dalitso Kabambe have been canvassing for support across the country.

As per the party’s constitution, the next national convention is supposed to be held in 2023. However, there are growing calls to hold an nation convention so that the new President and elected executives can get down to work in preparation for the next tripartite elections to be held in 2025.

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mtete
mtete
5 months ago

Incidentally, where are we with the case involving this computers thief?

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
5 months ago
Reply to  mtete

asieni abakudzulana kukanganilana ndalama za masiye. azazindikila mocedwa

braveheart
5 months ago

There is nothing like after we cross the river. You have kept your respect by giving opportunity to fresh blood in DPP, you have done ur part and been there when the party lost last elections. If DPP want to remain in opposition the next 20 years put in front people the old DPP guards. Greed is the only thing that will kill DPP because the old guards don’t want to accept reality! Pave way for new blood Now!

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
5 months ago

Wakuba uyu asatisautse

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
5 months ago

How can a man in handcuffs over genset throw himself into the DPP leadership contest? With all the overwhelming evidence of thievery his wings to fly away from Maula State Hotel have been clipped. He won’t be brandishing placards about the Corrupt judges his hands can’t lift those filthy flyers. He now belongs to the political ages he is a political writeoff. Freedom to be angry at the journalists won’t getc him off the droning genset now it’s revving. The DPP pool has slimy waters ask BJ Mpinganjira his recent brush with the skinheads sponsored by the party terror machine… Read more »

Sikelo Gonani
Sikelo Gonani
5 months ago
Reply to  CESSPOOL

Kkkkk, komaaaaa!

Time Changes, be dynamic
Time Changes, be dynamic
5 months ago
Reply to  CESSPOOL

You must be a prophet. Mwamusambwaza kwambiri mzanu. Tapanganikoni withdraw zinazo

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