Saturday, July 13, 2024
HomeMalawiDPP in love with PP; President Mutharika seek extra power to defeat...

DPP in love with PP; President Mutharika seek extra power to defeat MCP in 2019

President Peter Mutharika on Sunday night had a meeting with Peoples Party (PP) legislatures asking them to form an alliance with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Maravi Post can reveal.

The decision is to strengthen DPP power in Parliament as well as the coming 2019 by-elections in order to defeat the main opposition, Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

People’s Party (PP) secretary general Ibrahim Matola while confirming the development denied the report that he is the one leading the talks for working relations with governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), saying President Peter Mutharika met the party’s legislators including its president’s son, Roy Kachale at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

Matola said the meeting with President Mutharika had followed another discussions held at Parliament Building with government delegation led by Leader of the House, Kondwani Nankhumwa.

Nankhumwa, who attended the meeting at Kamuzu Palace, said he could not comment but hinted there is “remarkable progress.”

The DPP is courting PP to have a working relationship in parliament to strengthen its voting powers.

Already MPs from DPP and its alliance partner United Democratic Front (UDF) are receiving K20 000 extra allowance from State House to motivate them to tow the government line in the House.

PP legislators will also be included in the package.

However, Matola said any arrangement Mutharika and DPP would want to have with PP, the party which formed government between 2012 and 2014 will need to have National Executive Committee (NEC) endorsement.

“Whatever negotiations are happening are for legislators themselves but the party will have to take its stand,” Matola said.

He said DPP is not proposing an electoral alliance but a loose working relationship for parliamentary issues.

Matola said Joyce Banda would have to be involved in anything being discussed, and that there should be immunity for her that she should not be arrested if she returns home.

But DPP sources said Banda is already involved and her sister Cecilia Kumpukwe is representing her in negotiations.

Among the PP MPs who attended the meeting with President Mutharika included former president Joyce Banda’s son Roy Kachale (Zomba Malosa), Kamlepo Kalua (Rumphi East), party spokesman Noah Chimpeni (Nkhata Basy South East.), Maquenda Chunga (Mzimba South), Ralph Jooma (Mangochi Monkey Bay) and Beatrice Mwale (Kasungu North),
Others who attended were Welani Chilenga (Chitipa North), Rev Malani Mtonga (Karonga south), Wallace Chawawa (Zomba Chingale) and Patricia Kayinga Nangozo (Zomba central).

However, three of PP lawmakers were excluded for their working relationship with Malawi Congress Party (MCP), they include Harry Mkandawire (Mzimba West), Racheal Mazombwe Zulu (Mchinji North) and Elias Wakuda Kamanga (Kasungu North East).

RELATED ARTICLES
- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Sylvester Movette zunda on Mali wedding attack kills 21
James Hastings Chidule on Malawi’ fistula recovery at 86%
WELLINGTON WITMAN MOSELIJAH LUNDUKA on The history of Ngoni Maseko in Malawi
Lisa Frank on Home
azw3 on Home
Define Regtech on Home
Tobias Kunkumbira on Malawi to roll out Typhoid vaccine
arena plus nba standings 2022 to 2023 ph on Home
David on Home
마산출장 on Home
Cristina Thomas on Home
Alicia Alvarado on Home
The History of online Casinos – Agora Poker – hao029 on The History of online Casinos
Five factors that will determine #NigeriaDecides2023 - NEWSCABAL on Leadership Is Difficult Because Governance Is Very Stubborn, By Owei Lakemfa
Asal Usul Texas Holdem Poker – Agora Poker – hao029 on The Origins of Texas Holdem Poker
Malawi has asked Mike Tyson to be its cannabis ambassador - Techio on Malawi lawmaker Chomanika against Mike Tyson’s appointment as Cannabis Brand Ambassador over sex offence
Finley Mbella on Brand Chakwera leaks Part 1
Maria Eduarda Bernardo on The 2021 Guide to Trading Forex Online
Atsogo Kemso, Political Foot Soldier on Why MCP and UTM Alliance Will Fail
Em. Prof. Willem Van Cotthem - Ghent University, Belgium on Malawi army, National bank cover Chilumba barrack with trees
Christopher Murdock on Why dating older woman is dangerous?
Samantha The Hammer on Why dating older woman is dangerous?