Friday, July 12, 2024

DPP Showdown Looms As Court Summons Peter Mutharika To Defend DPP Presidency

Former President Peter Mutharika

Billy Malata, Ken Msonda, and Thomas Nyirongo have taken Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) President Peter Mutharika to court, seeking a declaration that he is unfit to hold the position of the party’s president. They are urging the court to halt Mutharika from carrying out presidential duties and to assert that he is ineligible to run as the DPP’s Presidential candidate according to the party’s constitution. Additionally, they are requesting the appointment of an interim president while the party awaits a convention.

While the trio aimed to secure an injunction on these matters, the court has mandated Mutharika to appear on November 1, 2023, to present his defense before reaching a verdict on the issue. This development indicates a potential breakdown within the DPP, reminiscent of the challenges faced by the UDF before it, primarily due to Mutharika’s insistence on controlling the party.


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