Mutharika hires consultants for DPP rebuilding as Msaka’s functional review misses deadline

Former president Peter Mutharika will hire consultants  to work with  Functional Review Committee appointed last month who will assess the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  strength nationwide before setting a date for the convention, party spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira has said.

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The review committee, headed by DPP vice-president (Eastern Region) Bright Msaka, was expected to present the report to the party’s working committee on October 30 2020 but failed to do so.

Speaking in Mangochi where DPP district governors from the Southern Region met Mutharika to pledge their allegiance, Mpinganjira said the party will have to wait a bit longer before holding its convention.

According to Mpinganjira, the consultants will from next week Wednesday go on the ground to carry out their work.

“The work begins next week Wednesday to meet all party structures and we will advertise in the newspapers so that people should follow what is happening in DPP family,” said Mpinganjira.

He said the consultants  will report  to the party leadership on structure review of the party and recommendations  which will enable DPP to call for an elective convention.

“We still have time to go before the convention takes place,” said Mpinganjira.

He said the party want to have “an excellent convention.”

Meanwhile, Mutharika with Mpinganjira and DPP organising secretary Chimwemwe Chipungu, administrative secretary Francis Mphepo, Samuel Tembenu and Joseph Mwanamvekha met the governors  to whip up support for the party.

Chiradzulu DPP district governor Mapeya Kaliwo  said the governors were behind Mutharika and their meeting was to “re-affirm our support and loyalty.”

All governors received blue envelopes containing cash handouts.

DPP is facing  a string of resignations, squabbles and convictions.

Recently, the  party’s central committee fired  its Southern Region  vice-president Kondwani Nankhumwa, secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey, treasurer general Jappie Mhango and Mulanje West legislator Yusuf Nthenda.

Nankhumwa, who was replaced as vice-president (South) by Mwanamvekha , together with Jeffrey, obtained a court injunction restraining their removal.

For the past three months, the party has lost its vice-president (Central Region) Uladi Mussa and its regional governor (North) Christopher Mzomera Ngwira, who were convicted and sent to jail for abuse of office.

The party has also lost some members of Parliament (MPs) such as Susan Dossi (Chikwawa West), who joined UTM, while Eurita Ntiza Valera (Nsanje South West), John Bande (Blantyre City East), Ken Ndovie (Karonga Nyungwe), Tony Ngalande (Balaka North) and Salim Bagus (Chikwawa Central) have all defected to Malawi Congress Party (MCP). The MPs won their seats as independents before joining the DPP.

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Phala la Mwana
Phala la Mwana
7 months ago

Kodi mwapeza kale ma consultant? tikuthandizeni kudzutsa katundu amaneyu. There is potential.

The Knight Templar
The Knight Templar
7 months ago
Reply to  Phala la Mwana

Hahahaha. With the political blunders the Tonse is committing there is indeed too much potential to bounce back. Too much

The Sniper
The Sniper
7 months ago

That will be 2084 sir

Total confusion
Total confusion
7 months ago

Msaka is an interested party how can he be in charge of the functional review??? he has his own agenda

Nyekhwe
Nyekhwe
7 months ago

Delaying tactics and lack of funding

Mdala
Mdala
7 months ago

To hire consultants serves only his privat ego to siphon the remaining money out of the party before he leaves the sinking ship called DPP!

Moqtadar al Sadir
7 months ago

Adyereni ndalama zawo inu ma consultant. Dpp damaged their reputation through tribalism, corruption, theft, quota system of education, arrogance, vote rigging, violence, foul language etc. 62% of us rejected them. How do you convince us that you have changed? Has Muthalika apologized for tribalism and corruption? He conived with Jane Ansah to use tippex. Vilekeni vindere ivi.

Time Changes, be dynamic
Time Changes, be dynamic
7 months ago

Just wasting your resources for nothing.DPP will never rule Malawi again. Reason= nepotism, tribalism, corruption, and thievery

Tan
Tan
7 months ago

we all said so about MCP in 1994. 50 plus one is anyone’s game MCP cannot get votes in the south without UTM. 2025 Tonse will no exist. So again it’s anyone’s game. All depends on strategy. Even aford can take it if they partner the right people.

wakalekale
7 months ago

wolamura dziko sadziwika. who knew kuti Bakili Muluzi can replace Kamuzu? Bakili was nowhere near the presidency until after referendum. Bingu once competed for the high office and got the least votes and we all thought he can never become president. Joyce Banda the copy typist never dreamt of ruling this country until Bingu appointed her VP. APM anatchona ku US mpaka green card and was not known here. When Chakwera was preaching at Kawale Market nobody thought one day this man would be at state house. Osamaneneratu mungadzachita manyazi ngati APM who said ,” as long as I am… Read more »

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
7 months ago

Loyalty will never be bought

Tan
Tan
7 months ago
Reply to  Keen Observer

absolutely that is why it is better for them to hire consultants to do the ground work. Just ” maybe” a better way of getting information because politics is a very dirty game and it’s anyone’s game

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