DPP leadership wrangle may weaken opposition

Political analysts have said the leadership wrangle in the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has the potential to negatively affect Malawians as the country deserves a strong opposition party.

Dust is failing to settle in DPP as on Sunday the party’s President Peter Mutharika had an audience with the party’s legislators while vice president for the southern region Kondwani Nankhumwa held a rally in Blantyre.

Political analyst Humphreys Mvula told YFM Online that should the wrangle remain unsettled, the party will not be able to provide checks and balances to the governing administration.

“I believe the opposition cannot manage to provide checks and balances to the governing party if it has not resolved its issues within,” he explained.

On his part, Chancellor College based analyst, Ernest Thindwa said there is need for Mutharika to resign as the party’s president in an effort to curb the wrangles and revamp the party.

Mutharika and other party leaders elected Francis Kasaila to replace Kondwani Nankhumwa as leader of Opposition in Parliament, a decision which has been challenged through the courts.

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