Nankhumwa defends Mutharika over DPP leadership

Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice president Kondwani Nankhumwa has swiftly leaped to the defence of party president Peter Mutharika who is facing calls for his resignation following his dismal performance in the presidential poll.

Mutharika talks to Nankhumwa in this file photo

Mutharika is facing pressure to resign following revelations of K1.3 trillion economic plunder and corruption in the country during his administration, dismal performance in the June 23 court sanctioned presidential election and old age.

The former president is 80.

But Nankhumwa, speaking in a program on Zodiak on Sunday afternoon, said the DPP constitution provides that a party leader should serve a five-year- term of office.

“He has just served one year. Let him serve the rest of the term. He can only leave office after five years at a convention,” said Nankhumwa.

He parried away criticisms that the former is too old to steer DPP to new political heights, saying Mutharika is strong enough to lead the party despite his age.

But a political commentator Wonderful Khutche said Mutharika should step down and a new leader must be elected if the party is to bounce back in government in 2025.

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Anakumwanso tulo mudzagawana zidatu mukamaputsa.At 80 yrs akhalebe leader Munthalika? Kutsogolera chiyani abale, achinyamata a DPP tulo too much.Munthu wakulu abale tamachangamukani,musiye munthu apume bwino.Dpp bwenzi yikulamulabe Koma chifukwa cha Khalidwe lonyasa lomachemerera anthu woti adutsa zaka70 Kut adzilamulirabe,look now DPP is outside.Udf is also outside.Shame.Masomphenya anthu inu amakuvutani.Do not take your supporters like ana anu.Pakamatha 5yrs ngati DPP ingadzakhale strong enough to come back to power you are really strong.All the best DPP youths kkkkkkkkk,but you want to lead the party, but keeping old leaders on top, so that you don’t lead the party at all kkkkkkkkk.

Vitz
1 year ago

The old man needs to go and all those around him.the party needs new face and that means new faces.i oldman is the reason the party is in opposition today.as a leader he is very weak and easily manipulated. He also shows traits of cowardice.

ERUTU
ERUTU
1 year ago

“Kwanga kwatha mnyamata tembunuza gareta poti ndaphyedwedwa” 🇲🇼

Mwini muzi
1 year ago

His leadership led to DPPs downfall. If you are thinking of reviving DPP, then all nkholokolo MUST go starting with him. I can give you names that helped him to his downfall: Chaponda, Mchacha, Mussa change goal, Mphepo, Dausi, Jeffrey, Chimulirenji, Daza, Kamuyambeni, Musowa and many more.Do it now and rebuild with new brains failing to do so will take you 15 years to come back.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 year ago

ndipashyeni mazyi ndisakomoke

Mbuzinkhola
Mbuzinkhola
1 year ago

Nankhumwa you too, just like Atupele, are being used by these savages. Remember how you got into that position. The World knows you were not first choice.

Kelvin
Kelvin
1 year ago

Wonderful Khutche!!! LOL .. Nakhumwa knows the truth, APM is old, you really want to be led by a 90 year old person?? Please DPP be realistic for once..

Sikelo Gonani
Sikelo Gonani
1 year ago

Bouncing back in 2025? I don’t think so. Corruption and impunity were too much to be forgotten so soon!

Nocha Novona Makuli
1 year ago

Most people dont know the DPP vice president for the South! Outside people might look at him as supporting the aging president, but underground he is decampaigning him. Remember how he has been sidelined by the same mapwiya to extend of going to pick chicrycry. Lero mdizo nkhalamba ichoke atero eni chipani! Cementgate king

H E Nyaphapi One
1 year ago

No need for Mr Arthur Peter Mutharika to step down. If the State moves quickly, he will be at Chichiri maximum security prison before hitting 81!

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