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Sigh of relief for DPP as High Court Lifts Nankhumwa’s Parliament Injunction

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Nankhumwa emphasized that in his tenure, such as his previous role as Leader of the Opposition, succession occurs through voluntary resignation rather than forced dismissal, as attempted on him by Peter Mutharika. His voluntary resignation from the opposition leadership signals the final phase of the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) transition to replace him, not through dismissal, but due to his decision to fully devote himself to the newly formed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Consequently, following Nankhumwa’s directive to his legal team to withdraw all litigation against the DPP, the High Court in Lilongwe has naturally vacated his injunction preventing his removal from the Leader of Opposition in Parliament role. Initially, Nankhumwa, formerly Malawi’s Minister of Local Government, had sought the injunction to forestall his former party, the Democratic Progressive Party, from ousting him as the Leader of the Opposition.

Charles Mhango, representing the DPP, verified the injunction’s dissolution when speaking to the local media yesterday.

In response to these developments, Nankhumwa convened a press briefing in Blantyre, expressing his intention to shift his focus to his party, instructing his legal team to withdraw all court proceedings pertaining to his parliamentary position.

 

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