Chaponda refuses to step down for Nankhumwa to take over as leader of parliament
Suspended minister, George Chaponda has said he will not step down as leader of the house in parliament despite the DPP national executive committee appointing, Kondwani Nankhumwa to temporary replace the Agriculture minister as leader of parliament.
In a meeting chaired by the President of the country, Peter Mutharika the DPP agreed and appointed Kondwani Nankhumwa to temporary replace George Chaponda as leader of the house.
Reports have revealed that Chaponda has told his fellow DPP top officals and the President that he cannot pave way for Nankhumwa to replace him because he has done nothing wrong.
Among the notable few, Henry Mussa, Grace Chiumie, Jean Kalirani and Kondwani Nankhumwa attended the meeting.
Recently, the High Court in Mzuzu sustained a court order restraining suspended Agriculture minister, George Chaponda from executing his ministerial duties.
According to Justice Chirwa Chaponda remains suspended until the commission of inquiry that was appointed by the President releases results of its findings.
Justice Chirwa said that the matter would go back to court when the results of the inquiry commission are released.