Things falling apart in DPP – Analysts

Things are falling apart in the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as the centre is no longer holding with nasty fights over succession battle which is threatening to tear the party apart, commentators have warned the party to resolve its turmoil soon as it threatens to damage its prospects in the impending parliamentary by-elections in five constituencies and even its long-term viability.

Chaponda: Mutharika’s preferred choice of leader of opposition  and successor as DPP president

Commentators were reacting to a letter from DPP leadership summoning to a disciplinary hearing vice-president responsible for the Southern Region Kondwani Nankhumwa, who is also leader of opposition in Parliament.

According to a letter signed by DPP disciplinary committee secretary Charles Chidongondo Mhango, the Mulanje Central legislator is charged with four counts of disciplinary breaches.

First, he is accused of undermining DPP president Peter Mutharika for allegedly imposing himself on the position of Leader of Opposition when Mutharika had appointed Mulanje South West legislator George Chaponda, with Nankhumwa as the party’s chief whip.

Nankhumwa’s second charge relates to alleged lies he told Mutharika that members of parliament would revolt if his position is no be reversed.

The third count, Nankhumwa is accused of failing to resolve and respond to queries about his education background while the fourth count pertains to his alleged meeting with former official hostess Mama Cecilia Tamanda Kadzamira and Malawi Congress Part (MCP) officials between August 1 and September 4.

However, commenting on the charges, governance commentator Makhumbo Munthali observed that there is lack of sincerity in the allegations.

Munthali pointed out that Nankhumwa has been serving in various ministerial positions since he left Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) to become legislator and be in front line politics.

He said DPP leadership from time of late Bingu wa Mutharika appointed him in numerous Cabinet positions and that if the party was sincere about his education qualification, he would not have been entrusted with such position including one time leader of government in Parliament.

The governance commentator said the alleged offences against Nankhumwa as raised by the party are likely being used as a scapegoat for the real issues about DPP’s succession wrangles.

First it was the purported suspension of secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey for telling the media that DPP was planning a convention to identify a replacement for Mutharika as he had done his part.

It later transpired that Mutharika did not fire Jeffrey, but that he advised that she should not attend a meeting at his retirement home in Mangochi as he felt offended.

Political scientist Happy Kayuni, from University of Malawi’s Chancellor College pointed out in press interview that Mutharika is not a leader that may assist in rebuilding the party.

“If a new leader is identified through a proper democratic process, Mutharika’s role would be to demonstrate that he fully supports the new leadership. This will provide some legitimacy and acceptability that the new leadership may need in the party’s rebuilding process,” he said.

Kayuni said the idea of worshiping leaders, as if they will continue ruling forever, must stop and that a culture of healthy competition should thrive within political parties, which ultimately reduces factionalism.

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Famous
Famous
1 month ago

paja mpaka 2084, Mayi Gilizelida ali kuti apa sakumveka mawu

Hamza
Hamza
1 month ago

Kod kumangot chapond chaponda nchalomwe okh okh chipanich kod
Tir anthu pakat kumpot komanso mitind yosiyansiyan ndiy kumangotolan alomwe nokh nokh

Chipapwiche
Chipapwiche
1 month ago

Tikufuna George Chaponda ayankhe Kaye za Malo amu Limbe omwe anali a Boma omwe panali ma ofesi oyambilira a College ya medicine pafupi ndi Limbe Police komanso a Court ya Darlton Court

Joshua
Joshua
1 month ago

Someone is playing behind APM back. It can only be George Chaponda. Dpp is going to disintegrate.

Psyuta
1 month ago

It looks DPP is still more popular than the bloody MCP and I am happy for that. Everyone is now talking of Nankhumwa and the mighty DPP the most feared party by MCP. And DPP is still strong and intact. And NOTHING has fallen apart IN DPP as this stupid analyst wants us to believe.

Last edited 1 month ago by Psyuta
Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 month ago
Reply to  Psyuta

NYEKHWE, kikikikiiiiiiii

Banda 2
Banda 2
1 month ago

If George Chaponda wished to be leader why is he not speaking up in Parliament. How not heard of any exploits or campaigning from him in years. Regardless of his abilities DPP to backing a dead horse and should be looking for a leader similar to the he one they lost in Chilima if they have any chance of re-entering Go ernment in the next 10 years.

The Knight Templar
The Knight Templar
1 month ago

I am honestly disappointed with the way Zodiak and Tonse Alliance media is covering this story. Nankhumwa all of a sudden appears to be a nice guy to them and the rest are still being demonized. This confirms the earlier revelation that Nankhumwa is SKC’s weapon. His sold DPP and betrayed both his former boss all for selfish reasons. His intellectual ability is even very questionable. We all saw it in parliament. This guy has to peacefully leave those with capacity to run as DPP leaders.

Segwe
Segwe
1 month ago

HERE IN DIASPORA WE SUPPORT NANKHUMWA OSATI NKHALAMBA ZANUZO

Muhariwa
Muhariwa
1 month ago

George Chaponda is the preferred leader of Muntharika and not enawo. Very shortly achokamo mchipanicho ayamba chake.

Chakwera
Chakwera
1 month ago

Team Nankhumba amene mukuti chaponda mwadya tima 1000 mutivute

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