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DPP plans to clandestinely oust Nankhumwa as Leader of Opposition

Jun 26, 2022

By Staff Writer

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has hatched a clandestine plan to oust Kondwani Nankhumwa as Leader of Opposition in Parliament.

The party has organised a meeting at Former President Peter Mutharika PAGE House residence in Mangochi where among several issues they would want to organise a vote which would eventually see Nankhumwa replaced.

Mutharika, who is also president for the DPP, is the one who has called for the meeting, however, Nankhumwa and party Secretary General Greseder Jeffrey have not been invited.

Mutharika’s spokesperson Shadrick Namalomba has confirmed that the meeting will take place this afternoon.

He , however refused to disclose the agenda of the meeting.

Some members of parliament we have talked to however said the meeting has been called to elect the new Leader of Opposition to replace Nankhumwa.

The source said all pro-Nankhumwa legislators have not been invited.

Sources close to the party leadership say five individuals have been earmarked to to take up the position and replace Dr Nankhumwa namely; Shadreck Namalomba, Bright Msaka, Dr. George Chaponda, Victor Musowa and Owen Chomanika.

But politicians from the Nankhumwa camp said they would mount a legal challenge if the meeting goes ahead, saying DPP secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey, who is mandated to call for such a meeting, was not consulted.

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