Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is moving to dissolve the court order retaining Kondwani Nankhumwa as Leader of Opposition in Parliament so that Francis Kasaila who was appointed by the party at Peter Mutharika’s retirement home takes the title, DPP Chief Whip in Parliament Symon Vuwa Kaunda has confirmed.
Kaunda said while they respect the court order which Nankhumwa obtained against his removal from the party and from his position as Leader of Opposition, the party is working on lifting the injunction and lawyers are working on it.
Nankhumwa, has been holding the position since Parliament started meeting after the June 23 fresh presidential election, was replaced with Kasaila by DPP leader Peter Mutharika before the arrangement was resisted by some of the party’s Members of Parliament (MPs).
He was later fired by DPP together with secretary general Grezeldar Jeffrey, treasure general Jappie Mhango and Mulanje legislator Yusuf Nthenda.
Nankhumwa and friends were granted an injunction by High Court in Lilongwe, stopping the DPP from expelling them from the party and their positions.