As we, at Shire Times, recently asserted, characterizing the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as a party marked by disorder and confusion, our position has now been validated. The latest development reveals that the faction led by Peter Mutharika has distanced itself from the statements made by its Secretary General, who had called for a National Governing Council meeting on December 5 to address convention-related issues.
Addressing the media in Lilongwe, Bright Msaka, the DPP Vice President for the Eastern Region, expressed the party’s disappointment with reports that Secretary General Grezelder Jeffrey unilaterally declared the National Governing Council meeting, citing her authority derived from her office.
Various speakers at the meeting asserted that the Secretary General lacks the authority to independently convene an NGC meeting, emphasizing that the party’s constitution explicitly requires consultation with the party president before such a decision. Charles Mhango, the party’s Director of Legal Affairs, informed the gathering that Jeffrey’s actions did not adhere to proper guidelines, deeming them illegal.