Democratic Progressive Party’s deputy director of operations, Joe Nyirongo says he has been observing with concern the way campaign for leadership positions are currently being undertaken by aspirants.
Speaking at a press conference he held today in Mzuzu, Nyirongo said these presidential aspirants are busy engaging people believed to be delegates to the party convention slated for next year but the list is yet to be released by the National Governing Council.
“May the party Secretary General publish in the News Papers names of all committee members at Area, District and Regional committees.
“This will help all aspiring leaders (candidates) to meet the right delegates to next year’s national party convention, unlike the way the current situation is, where by some people meeting the candidates are not genuine delegates.
“DPP as a democratic institution, we must continue abiding to the constitutional order for a smooth and transparent electoral process in the run up to the 2023 national convention,” said Nyirongo.
Nyirongo also pointed fingers at DPP President Arthur Peter Mutharika for bringing divisions into the party through his remarks at Mulhakho wa Alhomwe festival yesterday at Chonde in Mulanje.
“People from all walks of life joined the Lomwe in celebrating their culture, but President Mutharika spoiled the whole purpose of having that traditional festival.
“Instead of encouraging the Lomwe on how best they can contribute to the country’s Socioeconomic development, Mutharika took that opportunity for his own personal gains,” said Nyirongo.
During his speech at the festival, Mutharika had warned anyone who is in a rush to take over the presidency to either leave the DPP or form their own political party.
In attendance were DPP Presidential aspirants Kondwani Nakhumwa, Bright Msaka, Joseph Mwanamveka and Dalitso Kabambe.