Mpinganjira says no obvious successor to Mutharika: ‘DPP will bounce straight back’

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) newly appointed apokesperson Brown Mpinganjira has said there is no obvious successor to the party’s leader Peter Mutharika, saying there will be leadership contest and the national convention will elect democratically the successor in level playing field.

 Mutharika greets veteran politician and DPP spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira

But Mpinganjira said DPP will not be holding the convention soonest as Mutharika, the country’s immediate former president, is staying on until the party sorts the succession.

In an interview on Tiuzeni Zoona talk show on privately-owned Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) radio, Mpinganjira said DPP may be going through political turbulence  but will become more resolute and crucially much more effective at and  correcting its past mistakes.

“Let me assure you this; very soon we will be doing a post-mortem on the future of the DPP and I can assure you that the in the next election DPP will win that election,” he said.

Mpinganjira, a veteran firebrand politician,  stressed that Mutharika—who led the party back into government in May 2014 after two years in opposition following the death of its founding president Bingu wa Mutharika—remains the party’s leader is in full control  but will not be leading the party to the next general elections.

He said the party will have his successor but cannot rush the process to avoid political ambush and that the leadership contest should be open.

“We want to give a chance to those interested to do so,” said Mpinagnjira.

Mpinganjira downplayed the  DPP is facing political turmoil, arguing that differences in opinions does not mean misunderstandings per say as democracy accords chance of free speech and that majority should rule.

He insisted that DPP will  remain a force to reckon with on the political front and probably reclaim power.

Socio-political and rights activist George Phiri said DPP needs “new leadership to start afresh, leaders that can bring transformation.”

DPP lost the June 23 Fresh Presidential Election to President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) who partnered Mutharika’s then estranged Vice-President Saulos Chilima of UTM Party on the presidential ticket. The winning pair amassed 58 percent of the vote.

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mtete
mtete
10 months ago

In my view, DPP needs a complete overhaul of the party’s leadership and faces like Wa Jeffrey, Dausi, Musa, Mchacha, Muli Chaponda etc, etc just put people off and would adversely affect chances of the party bouncing back into power. There are several bright young men and women out there who would take part in rebuilding DPP. In addition, the NEC will require a balancing act and domination of the leadership by Lhomwe could also put the electorate off because it will be very difficult for people to forget the glaring nepotism and plunder the party has hitherto been associated… Read more »

Palije
Palije
10 months ago

you will come back into power in an alliance ONLY because Chakwera WILL not relinquish power to SKC ( because power corrupts absolutely). Rebrand and reorganise yourselves. Get rid of all those tainted. For the sake of progress and real development opt to partner with SKC. SKC quickly open your eyes ( mama was talking to Nankhumwa the other day). Be assured that if you don’t talk to these people earliest, they will be going into bed with your partner.

Jason Mlowoka
Jason Mlowoka
10 months ago

Resignation of some people from positions they didn’t deserve within DPP is good riddance – that is what we can call “An automatic self-cleansing” of unwanted debris. Those are the ones who messed-up all the prospects of the party’s continuity. Next time when you think of a proper reorganisation, think and look outside the box, make the party an inclusive one. Desist from taking it as a tribal entity whereby if people from other districts want to contribute/help you say “Uyu siwathu”. There are some of us who liked the party because if the good foundations late Bingu established, which… Read more »

Nepotism
10 months ago
Reply to  Jason Mlowoka

Dreamer dpp coming back to do what its impossible

Gee
Gee
10 months ago

Big crook Mpinganjira

Mike Bamusi
Mike Bamusi
10 months ago

How many times should I tell you that muthalika has never won an election in malawi.in 2014 he did not win and he knows it so stop telling people lies.

Geneva Convention
Geneva Convention
10 months ago

Give this thing to nankhumwa. Get rid of some faces. Let him work with SKC in 2025. No party going forward can win without an alliance that is why it took 9 parties to get 58%.

Or give it to Nankhumwa, let him talk to MCP to win 2025. MCP cannot win the election alone without UTM.

Now why do I say Nankhumwa? He may be the only person with a publicly acceptable face left in the DPP. The rest of you are ruined.

Bibo
Bibo
10 months ago

Why give space to idiots like Brown Mpinganjira? With all the looting and lawlessness under DPP, Mpinganjira thinks Malawians can bring back DPP into government? The fact is, DPP is a party with regionalistic policies and characters like Mpinganjira are not the remedies for Malawi’s problems. Can anyone bring out the goodies of Peter Mutharika, a former president with no fabrics of government control?

Google
Google
10 months ago
Reply to  Bibo

MCP is also a regionalistic party lest we forget. Tonse is only in power because of UTM. and Chakwera is a 1 term president. 2025 it’s SKCs turn and he will win

Chizaso
Chizaso
10 months ago

Mpinganjira could be the right guy for the party now. Honestly Peter your time is over, there no you can be dreaming of becoming President of Malawi again big No. Be sincere to yourself and your age. Its over sir raise other leaders to champion a new passion for the Party.

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