High Court in Lilongwe has ordered the main Democratic Progressive Party-DPP to hold an elective political conference within 90 days in a case related to the controversial National Governing Council meeting held at Nkopola Lodge in July this year.
During the NGC meeting which was held on 3rd July 2023, members present made resolutions which among others elected current party president Peter Mutharika as the torch bearer for the DPP party in the coming 2025 general elections.
Following the meeting, some party officials which included DPP Vice President for the South Kondwani Nankhumwa, Secretary General Grelzeder Jeffrey, Jappie Mhango and Yusuf Nthenda filed an application for order to nullify the proceedings and resolutions made at the July NGC meeting.
Meanwhile, Judge Simeon Mdeza has nullified the NGC meeting, describing it as a sham and a threat to intra-party democracy.
He has since ordered the party to hold a “properly constituted National Governing Council meeting and Elective National Political Conference” within ninety days