DPP, UDF in Soul Searching

The former governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its sister party United Democratic Front (UDF) says they will soon conduct a post-mortem of the last week’s fresh presidential elections.

We will rise again- Nankhumwa

DPP and UDF alliance which was being led by the former President Peter Mutharika and his runningmate Atupele Muluzi lost the court ordered Fresh Presidential elections to Tonse Alliance candidate Dr. Lazarus Chakwera.

Speaking in Parliament leader of opposition and DPP’s Vice President for Southern Region, Kondwani Nankhumwa assured Malawians that DPP will rise again in the near future.

“ The most critical thing to do now is to draw back and do an audit of where we may have gone wrong and start all over again.

In John Chapter 12 Verse 24 in the Holy Bible, our Lord Jesus said “Truly, truly, I tell you, unless a seed of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a seed, but if it dies, it bears much fruits.”

Yes, the DPP may look like it has died today like a seed, but I can assure you that DPP shall re-germinate with vigour and bear more fruits,” said Nankhumwa

In a separate interview with Zodiak Radio on Thursday, UDF’s Secretary General Kandi Padambo said the party will soon meet and map the way forward.

Padambo further said that UDF’s National Governing Body will also decide on the future of DPP-UDF working alliance.

Malawi conducted the fresh presidential elections following the nullification of May 2019 presidential elections by the court.

2 Responses to "DPP, UDF in Soul Searching"

  1. Marcus Garvey   July 2, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    In any competition there is always one winner and unfortunately that victor wasn’t DPP. That being said, it shouldn’t be a thing to have sleepless nights over, but rather an issue to kickstart a totally new strategy taking onboard the current and modern way of doing politics. I once said that it pays to have strategists who will think and plan ahead in the manner to outsmart the other camp. Embracing participation of all members is crucial, DPP is not only for one tribe, if that is the case then forget getting back into government. Others of goodwill tried to help but unfortunately there were too many greedy individuals who felt uncomfortable with the presence of some of us who are not Lomwe. The good thing is that the current parties in power today are basically following the same route. Possibly that is an embedded mentality in the people of Malawi. But if that is how things will be run then expect short-lived existence in all you do. Excitement and being myopic is very dangerous. The best person to revive DPP is none other than Nankhumwa with the help of Msaka. Forget fortune seekers like the Ben Phiris/Chipungus etc. MCP/UTM is just like ‘A dead man walking’ – literally with no tangible, practical, workable ideas other than sheer hallucinations. Shortly their fantasies will implode big time.

  2. Bongoloro   July 3, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Well said Mr. M. Garvey. We love the party, let them hear.


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