Friday, March 1, 2024

Parley Showdown: 30 DPP MPs Seek Independence to Propel Age Limit Bill Against Mutharika


The forthcoming parliamentary session promises to be the battleground for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), as Peter Mutharika is poised to be given a taste of his own political medicine.

In a noteworthy turn of events, nearly 30 DPP Members of Parliament have submitted a request to the Speaker’s office, expressing their desire to migrate to independent benches within the 193-member House.

Shire Times has learnt  that these legislators are gearing up to table a motion in the National Assembly, advocating for the imposition of an age limit on presidential candidates, capping eligibility at 80 years. This proposed limitation, if enacted, would significantly impact Peter Mutharika, given his advanced age.

The repercussions of Mutharika’s decision to expel certain DPP MPs and other senior figures from the party are beginning to reverberate, potentially casting a shadow over his political longevity.

The success of the bill hinges on garnering support from 128 Members of Parliament, and with the majority already aligning with the MCP, the outcome appears inevitable. The dynamics within the parliamentary arena hint at a decisive blow to Mutharika’s political fortunes.







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