It is now about to get real as, akin to Newton’s second law of motion, an equal but opposite force is about to be felt by the DPP old guards who unceremoniously expelled Kondwani Nankhumwa and other senior officials.
Nankhumwa on Sunday addressed people in Ndirande Malabada where he assured them that he would be addressing the nation this week where he will make his own stand known on his political future.
“The country will be shaken once I address it this week. My dismissal from the DPP stemmed from my audacity to vie for the party presidency against its established hierarchy and eventually as President in 2025. However, I would like to assure you that the dream for me to contest for the Malawi Presidency in 2025 has not died. Come what may, I will be on the ballot in 2025,” said Nankhumwa.
In Blantyre, numerous women declared their departure from the Democratic Progressive Party, pledging allegiance to follow wherever Kondwani Nankhumwa, the former vice-president for the south, will go. Nankhumwa dismissed rumours that he will join MCP or UTM arguing that he will make his position known in due course signalling that he is likely to form his own political party.