DPP’s powerful members; Grace Chiumie and Jappie Mhango have become enermies after disagreeing on how much money they were supposed to give Mzuzu couccillors in a quest of trying to make them vote for a DPP mayor.
Reports from Mzuzu have revealed that President Mutharika gave Chiume and Mhango some money to bribe some councillors.
“The money was for bribes because the DPP wants the Mzuzu mayorship badly after losing Lilongwe,” said one of Mhango’ aides on anonymity, adding:
“The two failed to agree on how much they were supposed to give the councillors and because Mhango kept a large chunk of the money to himself Chiume got angry.”
He added that the fight started yesterday when the two paid the councillors a visit in their respective homes.
“Jappi and Obama had a personal physical fight yesterday over money they got from Peter to buy the mayorship votes from councillors.
“They did not find many of the councillors in their houses yesterday but still Mhango gave little money to the ones they found which Chiume believed could not lure the councillors to their side and as a result they fought,” he said.
Jappi,Obama, Nakhumwa and other notable cabinet minister including chiefs are busy buying votes from councillors to make sure DPP wins the remaining cities.