The Democratic progressive Party(DPP) Vice-president for the Southern region, who is also leader of opposition in Parliament, Kondwani Nankhumwa has asked divine interventions in the party, to deliver the party from the current political crisis.
Speaking today at Bangwe desert ground DPP mega rally in Blantyre, Nankhumwa said the same way Jacob clinged to an Angel in the Bible, is the same way the party shall be doing.
Said Nankhumwa: “Let us take an example of Genesis 32 verse 26, where Jacob did not leave the Angel of God, he still sticked to the Angel until the Angel blessed him. Therefore, we must also cling to God, to take us out the evil on our mist.
“We must not leave God, until this evil spirit is out in this party DPP so that we must all walk together until 2025.”
Nankhumwa did not hide his words to tell the people gathered at the rally that unless they unite, their dream to bounce back to power in 2025, will be a far fetched dream.
“We must all unite, I tell you all without us being together, we must forget to come back to power in 2025. The character of gossiping must go out on our mist.
“The character of telling not truth to our leaders must go. If we are not careful enough, we will not end this journey,” added Nankhumwa.
Nankhumwa further said the DPP is still strong. But there are other four people in the party, he did not mention who he claims are bringing the divisions in the party.
“There are those some two, three people, not even 10 who are bringing these divisions and telling lies to the Party president Peter Mutharika,” he said.
Nankhumwa also added that he was surprised to hear some people telling him that he is no longer the party’s Vice-president to the South.
“The people were telling me that the Southern region has a new vice president and no longer Nankhumwa. They said, three people met and resolved that Joseph Mwanamvekha is the new vice president for the South.
“I did not even understand, I asked myself am I dreaming.? Because my position is from a an elective convention. I wondered when did that convention to
take place,” wondered Nankhumwa.
He then told the gathering at the rally that he did the rally to tell them that he is still in charge as the Vice-president for the Southern region and that he will never leave DPP until his death.
However, despite Nankhumwa held the rally today, other DPP officials also held a caucus meeting in Mangochi with the Party’s president Peter Mutharika. Over 60 DPP officials reported attended the meeting.
While on the other hand, some DPP renowned Members of Parliament(MP)including Mark Bottoman, MP for Zomba Chisi, Yusuf Nthenda, MP for Mulanje West, Ralph Jooma, MP for Mangochi Monkey-bay and DPP Secretary General Grezzedder Jeffrey were some othe dignitaries at Nankhumwa’s rally today.
Reacting to the apparent political crisis in the DPP, Political scientist Enerst Thindwa said the in fighting in the party may come to an end if the party’s president Mutharika paves a way for elective convention by resigning.
“The in fighting might end in DPP, if Mutharika can only resign, to create a vacancy so that the party can go to an early convention to elect a new leader. But as of now, it will be difficult for the party to call for the convention unless Mutharika resigns,” Thindwa quoted by Zodiak radio.