Nankhumwa says DPP faces an existential crisis, calls on leaders to reawaken party in Lower Shire:

Main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president (South) Kondwani Nankhumwa on Sunday October 11, 2020 met Chikwawa urban and rural district, all seven constituency committee members and ward councillors, conveying a message from the party leadership for their hard work, dedication and loyalty to DPP and its leadership as the party starts  to put itself back on track after June 23 presidential election defeat.

Nankhumwa in Lower Shire during ‘thank-you’ tour
Nankhumwa telling DPP. members some home truths
Nankhumwa’s first meeting was with DPP leaders
Nankhumwa: DPP can no longer afford the luxury of fighting itself and must focus on the real enemy
DPP official speaking at the meeting
Nankhumwa at Ngabu had an interface with Chikwawa South and Nkombezi constituency committee members and ward councillors.

The first meeting was with DPP leaders drawn from Chikwawa rural district and Chikwawa West constituency in Chapananga. He then met leaders from Chikwawa urban and Chikwawa East, North and Central constituencies before wrapping up the tour at Ngabu where he had an interface with Chikwawa South and Nkombezi constituency committee members and ward councillors.

Nankhumwa, who also serves as Leader of Opposition in Parliament, was accompanied by some members of the DPP regional committee.

He conveyed a message of appreciation to the leaders and the people of Shire Valley for giving the DPP presidential candidate in the June 23 fresh presidential election, Peter Mutharika, an overwhelming number of votes.

“I wish to extend a message of gratitude to you on behalf of APM (Mutharika) and the party for your unwavering support. My appeal to you is not to relent but work extremely hard to retain the goodwill that the people of Lower Shire have for the DPP and its leadership.

“We lost the fresh presidential election but it is only logical and humane to thank the people that voted for our candidate, APM. I say thank you,” said Nankhumwa.

However, he expressed concern that despite the fact that Lower Shire has been predominantly DPP, especially at the presidential level, the party only has one Member of Parliament in Owen Chomanika of Chikwawa North. He said he would be specially engaging the leaders to “reawaken the DPP”.

Nankhumwa admitted that the party is faced with a leadership succession crisis but he assured the leaders that the matter has not reached a crisis level and that he is optimistic the issues would be resolved amicably.

He said he was elected VP for the party responsible for the southern region and that he remains as such until the next elective national convention is held.

“There have been attempts by a few people to expel me and a few others from the party on unspecified grounds. We sought courts’ intervention and we’re still the rightful holders of our positions.

“It is heinous and despicable for two or three people to just wake up one morning and expel elected members of the DPP without regard to our party constitution. That’s dictatorship and an insult to the intelligence of the members who voted for me and colleagues,” said Nankhumwa, calling on the alleged plotters to respect the party’s constitution before making serious decisions that may affect the stability of the party.

He said DPP can no longer afford the luxury of fighting itself, and must focus on the real political competitor.

Nankhumwa expressed optimism that with unity of purpose present in the party, the DPP would return to power at the next elections.

He reiterated that Malawians feel deceived by the Tonse Alliance partners who promised them “the moon” during the campaign ahead of the fresh presidential polls.

“Malawians are putting the Tonse Alliance under close scrutiny as far as fulfilling their campaign pledges is concerned and they will give their verdict in 2025 when they will vote again for a new government.

“Tonse Alliance promised us a lot of issues but 100 days plus down the road, they have nothing to show in terms of achievements. They promised Malawians three meals a day; 1 million jobs; free electricity and water connection; 14,000 Kwacha passport; and cheap universal fertilizer, among others, but nothing has materialized” observed Nankhumwa, saying Malawians have now realized that they were better off under  DPP.

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Wakuphili
Wakuphili
8 months ago

Point of correction MCP is not a ruling party but rather a member of nine political parties which have formed Government. Palibe shasha apa.

Winstonmsowoya
Winstonmsowoya
8 months ago

App is a rotes rat they will never wake up . The leader himself has fallen apart

Bra wa Jefu
Bra wa Jefu
8 months ago

But u have been protected by the same Tonse Alliance in parliament …they can arrange your exit as well pano mwayamba kuwatukwana

Bauleni12
Bauleni12
8 months ago

Dpp will come back. Soon rather than later. Guaranteed

Ife tonse
Ife tonse
8 months ago

Better being taken for a ride than kutibera

nachisale
nachisale
8 months ago

Nankhumwa, dont waste your time castigating tonse gvt which has been in ruling only for 100 days—uchedwatu. sort out your dirty linen. And do not manipulate people, tell them the truth about how you are being harrased in DDP.

Norman Chisale
8 months ago

Even if we can go for Vote today Dpp can not win the elections…Never in my life.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
8 months ago

It’s up to DPP to sort out their house. 1994 people swore that they will never let MCP come close to government again, here we are now MCP is in government. The only thing MCP did well was to be focused regardless of the setbacks they encountered on the way. Do the onus is on DPP to suffer extinction or to come back to life BUT if Mutharika clings to power like the way he is doing then I can forsee a big problem.

Neno
Neno
8 months ago

Nankhumwa even if we can not eat 3 times a day but we can not vote for dpp.

Otayo
Otayo
8 months ago
Reply to  Neno

Very unfortunate to see that you are now admitting that Tonse Alliance cheated Malawians with empty promises. List of your confessions : 1. We are not eating 3 times 2. Passport fee has not gone down even by one tambala 3. Fertilizer prices have not gone down. If fertilizer price is reduced, you will only be allowed to purchase 2 bags at a lower price. The third bag you will have to pay market price. Those cheap bags if it happen there is a cap of only 3 million people. This is a retreat from Tonse Alliance Promise. 4.Creation of… Read more »

The Sniper.
The Sniper.
8 months ago
Reply to  Otayo

Bodzatu ili Tonse yakhala zaka zingati m, Boma? Kukonda kutoleza basi, mupenga simunati. Mpaka 2085 wooooo! Mudya ulesi wanu womwewu basi, zopeleka pa manja chifukwa choti mwapha ma albinos zinatha pa 23 June. Tazikalimani Nandolo kwanu uko! Kikkkkkk!

Mr Truth Pains
8 months ago
Reply to  Otayo

Better off with Tonse Alliance than DPP which used to kill people with Albinism , ana aDad driving without licences or number plates and committing crimes, Ministers and president stealing billions of money belonging to Malawians for Coviid 19, Getting Mk145million as a bribe handshake .

Mathanyula
8 months ago
Reply to  Otayo

zonse sizingatheke within a short period of time in gaffment. dikirani muone president wakutha ntchito

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
8 months ago
Reply to  Otayo

Nanunso akazi adzakunamilirani mimba kupusa kwanuko. Pa 3 months munthu ungapange chani? Olo pa office in fact you are still on probation

mbumba
8 months ago
Reply to  Otayo

Kumva kupweteka miyezi itatu yokha akulamulira ,budget siinadutse ndiye mumati akwaniritse malonjezo ake ati .Mudya katatu bwanji musanalime? Poyamba akupatseni zipangizo zaulimi mulime mukolore mudya katatu .Tonse Alliance ikwanitsa zonse phuma bwanji bola mukanamanena kuti atha chaka koma zoona miyezi itatu .DPP zaka 14 mukafanizire miyezi itatu muziwauza omwe ku Malawi kuno kunalibe oti sakudziwa kanthu.Asiyeni anthu agwire ntchito modekha nthawi yanu inapita

Chilungamo chafika
Chilungamo chafika
8 months ago
Reply to  Otayo

A Malawi osaganiza ngati owe sindinaone.Chakwera has scored mainy points that myopic people like you cannot see.1.Peace and tranquility.2.Mending relationship with neighbours.3. Consolidating the the then rotten governance system.4.When the rotten systems which evil DPP build are corrected and starts working.DPP will never come back.In every success you start with putting a better system then the promises you are talking about will automatically be achieved.Tonse is there for coming over 20 yrs.

Dean
Dean
8 months ago

He’s talking those words as an individual not a member of Dpp coz he was fired from Party

And next time when you’ll be writing about this George Malemia, please Know that the Vice president for south is Hon. Joseph Mwanamveka Mp.

Banda
Banda
8 months ago
Reply to  Dean

Injunction was obtained, Ultimately Vice President will be changed once the Dpp hold a convention.

Dean
Dean
8 months ago
Reply to  Banda

Unfortunately they sued a wrong entity there is no trustees in Dpp

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