A faction in the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) calling itself Concerned Members of the National Governing Council (NGC) has commended the party’s president, Peter Mutharika, for publicly announcing that the NGC will meet soon to discuss the party’s future.
Over the weekend, Mutharika who has been silent since his blue camp lost June 23 elections, told the media that the party has a committee which is reviewing the party and will submit its final report to the NGC on October 31 before embarking on restructuring process.
One of the concerned NGC members, Ken Msonda told YFM online that Mutharika’s sentiments have given hope to the future of the party.
Msonda said: “If you followed him, he elaborated very clearly that we are going to meet very soon as NGC and go back to the drawing board to find out where we went wrong, where to improve and form structures.”
However, Msonda has strongly denied reports that the concerned NGC members are pushing for an early convention.
“What we are pushing as concerned NGC members is to go for NGC meeting not a convention, unfortunately the people who don’t know the jinks of politics keep on saying that we are calling for an early convention which is not the case,” said Msonda.
He has since expressed optimism that Mutharika will live by his words.
Recently, the concerned NGC members, addressed a news conference in Lilongwe, where they asked Mutharika to convene an emergency meeting in order to address challenges the DPP is currently facing.