Kaliati go unopposed at DPP convention: ‘Quota system’ on key positions

Kaliati arrives with swagga as she goes unopposed.-Photo Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

Kaliati arrives with swagga as she goes unopposed.-Photo Jeromy Kadewere/Nyasa Times

As the battle for top positions in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) National Governing Council (NGC) during the party’s first ever national indaba underway in Blantyre, legislators Patricia Kaliati (Mulanje West) and Nick Masebo (Chitipa North) are going to take their positions unopposed.

Former information minister Kaliati and former Presidential Advisor on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Bessie Chirambo have no challenger as Director of Women and National Campaign Director, respectively.

Masebo will also go unopposed for the position of Vice-President for the North.

Peter Mutharika who is tipped to be elected DPP president disclosed that the party has used “quota system” on some positions.

“For example the position of the treasurer general will go to the southern region; the position of the secretary general will go to the central region, the position of the campaign manager will go to the northern region and the position of the director of research will go to eastern region. For the four position I have said only people from those regions will compete,” he said.

Mutharika described the convention as a rite of passage, a passage of growth; an occasion of consolidating the spirit of DPP.

Earlier, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), a body which has been hired to conduct the elections threatened to pull out arguing the convention organising committee did not meet other requirements for body to facilitate conduction of the elections smoothly. After a lengthy discussion, the body agreed to conduct the elections.

Kaliati swagga

Kaliati swagga

Chimunthu Banda's arrivial....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Chimunthu Banda’s arrivial….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Peter Mutharika's arrival at the venue....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Peter Mutharika’s arrival at the venue….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Patricia Kaliati's arrival w at Comesa......Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Patricia Kaliati’s arrival w at Comesa……Photo Jeromy Kadewere

DPP women dancing

DPP women dancing

Malopa and friends at the venue....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Malopa and friends at the venue….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

In honour of the Late President Bingu wa Mutharika.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

In honour of the Late President Bingu wa Mutharika…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

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