Leadership wrangles refuse to die in DPP

Dust is refusing to settle in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on who should govern the party following its loss in the court sanctioned June 23 fresh presidential election.

The development follows another faction which has emerged in the DPP calling for immediate elective convention so that leaders should be democratically elected.

Addressing a news conference in Lilongwe, the grouping said it has penned President of the party Peter Mutharika and has since given him 14 days to respond on the demands.

In an interview, Acting Director of Political Affairs Baxter Kitta in the DPP said the party should immediately dissolve positions that were resolved by the Central Executive Committee in Mangochi saying that they are illegitimate.

“We are a bit concerned that we haven’t been communicated, we are just hearing from the media that these appointments were made,” Kitta said.

“But in a democratic party like DPP the way it supposed to communicate to the entire member of the DPP through a press release or other forms of communication.”

The grouping has since noted with concern that the legally elected National Governing Council (NGC) is being illegally constituted by the central executive committee.

According to the faction, this is illegal in nature and a serious anomaly that violates pillars of good governance and values of the party and has since blamed Mutharika for being reckless citing advent of factions in the Party.

In addition, the grouping has also demanded that all party communications should henceforth be done in a democratic way as opposed to current practice.

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