Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has ruled out possibility of the party holding a convention anytime soon, saying doing so will be catastrophic to the party.

DPP Acting Spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira said this in Tiuzeni Zoona programmed aired on Sunday on Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS).

According to Mpinganjira, former President Peter Mutharika is in control of the Party until the party call for convention in 2024.

“If we are to choose the candidate now for 2025, the MCP and UTM will finish our candidate before the end of the year. They will have finished the candidate and found reasons to dent his image and reputation.

“And on our side by the end of the year we’d be asking ourselves why we rushed. And why the rush when some people are yet to declare their interests and are busy serving the party now? If we take the decision to choose the candidate now, the ones who have not shown interest will be shut off. We want to give a chance to those interested to do so” said Mpinganjira.

Mpinganjira hinted that Mutharika will not represent DPP in the forthcoming 2025 General Election.

Last week, Mutharika called for an emergency meeting at his retiring home in Mangochi following remarks made by its former Secretary General Grezeldar Jeffrey that the party will soon call for convention to elect new leaders.

Jeffrey hinted that Mutharika has done his part there is need for the party to replace him.

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