DPP Governor fears for the party being deregistered

By Vincent Gunde

A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Youth governor for Lilongwe Urban, has expressed fears that the party is at the verge of being deregistered as chances for the two camps (Mutharika and Nankhumwa) to meet to make one unity of purpose, is almost zero.

The Governor said it is very sad that the DPP instead of being driven by its leaders including Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, is being driven by the court as evidenced with the cancellation of the much-anticipated elective conference which was set to be held from 26th to 27th December, 2023.


He said as the writings are on the wall, there is no way the two camps can come together at a round table discussions either at Page House in Mangochi or a neutral venue for them to agree on fielding one presidential candidate claiming that all the presidential aspirants want Mutharika not to stand.

Speaking on a strict condition of anonymity, the DPP Governor said Mutharika is the choice not only by the DPP members but all Malawians that have been comparing the past and present that Mutharika was better than President Chakwera in terms of leadership.

He said the court is likely to give direction to the DPP to reach an agreement and come up with a date for an elective conference expressing fears that he don’t see any side bowing down to the demands of the other on the choice of the presidential candidate.

The Governor has made it clear that out of all presidential aspirants wanting to become the DPP torchbearer for 2025 elections, none can stand with President Chakwera and as a result, the only candidate to make Chakwera not bouncing back into government is Mutharika.

He said Nankhumwa has already been proved that he is the worse Leader of Opposition in Parliament the country has ever seen in the democratic era since 1994 and today, he wants to run for DPP Presidency wondering where will his votes come from.

The Governor has alleged that Nankhumwa was elected Leader of Opposition in Parliament by Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani-Hara and not the DPP observing that Nankhumwa has been on the side of Government ever since 2020 hence no vote from DPP supporters to him.

“Nankhumwa is MCP and is doing everything possible to deregister the DPP so that it goes to the 2025 elections without a presidential candidate,” said the Governor.
The Governor has appealed to patriotic citizens to demand elections to be held on 21st May, 2024 in line with the Republican Constitution and if the MCP led government insists that the elections be held in September, 2025 then from May, 2024 there should be no Parliament.

He said from May, 2024 all Members of Parliament will be holding their positions illegally hence no need to use taxpayers’ money to pay ordinary people salaries and allowances claiming that all MPs will cease to be MPs from May, 2024.


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