Kaliati sails unopposed in DPP primaries

As the opposition Democratic Progress Party (DPP) continues conducting its primaries in various parts of the country, the party’s  parliamentarian Patricia Kaliati on Monday went unopposed during Mulanje west constituency elections aimed to select a parliamentary candidate to represent the party during 2014 tripartite elections.

Asked why there was no competitor, Kaliati proudly said: “I have mutual love with my constituents.”

She added: “My door is open to every Jim and Jack. I make sure the Local Development Fund is utilized fully and sometimes I sacrifice my own personal things for my constituents.”

In her acceptance speech, Kaliati promised the constituents various developmental projects in the area including roads, bridges, a secondary school, clean water supply and clinics.

Kaliati: DPP promoting women

Kaliati: DPP promoting women

The former information minister in the DPP led government, thanked her constituents for the support rendered to her and the trust they have on her.

Regional Governor for South, Noel Masangwi who is the elections officer for party’s primary elections said he was not surprised to see no one wanting to contest against Kaliati describing her as one of the party’s strongest candidates.

Other contestants who have won DDP primaries in the district include comedian Bon Kalindo (in the constituency currently held by Ritchie Muheya) and Kondwani Nankhumwa for Mulanje central.

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