A group of Democratic Progressive Party supporters are planning to seek legal redress to invalidate the resolutions of Monday national governing council meeting held in Mangochi.
Among the key outcomes of the meeting was an endorsement of party leader, Peter Mutharika, as the party’s torch bearer for 2025 Presidential elections.
However, one NGC member, Billy Malata, says he will get a court order to nullify the meeting because it included participants who are not part of the NGC.
Last week, Malata also took a court injunction to stop the meeting from taking place. The stay order, however, only lasted few days as the DPP also went to court to vacate it, thereby facilitating yesterday’s meeting.
There are expectations that the former ruling party will be in and out of court because calls against Mutharika standing again are growing louder than before.
The endorsement means all the other aspirants have their chances trimmed as it is expected that the elective conference slated for next year will simply rubberstamp what was agreed yesterday.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, Mutharika said he was flattered that people still hold him in high regards but was quick to say that he will think about the proposal and inform the nation at his opportune time about his decision.
Inside sources say it is not a matter of if but when for Mutharika to announce his bod officially.