Written by YAMIKANI SIMUTOWE
BLANTYRE—Some disgruntled members of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have accused the party’s top brass of imposing Peter Mutharika as presidential candidate for 2014 elections.
The members, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the party's convention, which is scheduled for April this year, is the only forum that can endorse the party’s candidate.
As such, they argue that the party should instead level the playing field than just dictating a candidate on delegates.
This follows speculation that some DPP legislators are pleading with Henry Chimunthu Banda, who is the Speaker of Parliament, to challenge Mutharika at the forthcoming convention.
Some party officials, according to The Daily Times, have been conducting regional meetings to market Mutharika as presidential candidate for the party.
But Nicolas Dausi, DPP publicity secretary said any member of the party is free to challenge Peter Mutharika.
Dausi disclosed that eight top seats will be up for grabs at the convention.
(c) The Maravi Post 2013