By Wonder Msiska:
Newly appointed Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokesperson, Brown Mpinganjira, has said former president Peter Mutharika will not be the party’s presidential candidate in the next election.
He said this in an interview on Times Exclusive programme.
“Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika will not contest the 2025 tripartite elections as he wants to rest now,” Mpinganjira said.
He, however, said Mutharika will remain at the helm of the former governing party for until an elective convention is held on a date yet to be set.
Mpinganjira, also quashed reports making rounds that George Chaponda has been endorsed as caretaker leader for the party prior to the convention.
There has been leadership wrangles in the DPP after losing the June 23 fresh presidential election which saw the party out of government.
Recently, DPP Regional Governor for the North, Christopher Mzomera Ngwira said party followers in the region were asking if Mutharika will continue to steer the party going forward.
The remarks were echoed by the party’s embattled Secretary General, Grezelder Jeffrey.
A section of members of the party believes that the DPP needs an early elective convention to usher in new leaders if the party is bounce back into government.
DPP was ousted from government by the Tonse Alliance of nine partners lead by MCP and UTM in the June 23 presidential election.
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