President of Malawi’s main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Arthur Peter Mutharika, presided over the national governing council session at Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi. This gathering, endorsed during last week’s central executive meeting, focused on planning the party’s convention within the constraints of a 90-day court directive.
The party was attended by notable figures such as Bright Msaka, DPP’s Vice President for the Eastern Region, newly appointed Vice President for the Southern Region George Chaponda, Dalitso Kabambe, and Dr. Clement Mwale, who recently assumed the position of the party’s Secretary General, replacing Grezelder Jeffrey. Notable attendees also include Ken Nsonda, Jean Kalirani, and others.
During his opening address, a visibly irked Mutharika directed his frustration at Msonda, who accused him of lacking genuine allegiance to the DPP. Mutharika cited Msonda’s public criticisms during press conferences, acknowledging his own restraint but warning that continued opposition would force them to terminate Msonda’s affiliation.