Another shake-up in DPP politburo: Vuwa, Masebo replaced by Goodall, Jappie

Hardly four months after the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) removed some top office-bearers including the Secretary General and Publicity Secretary, another ‘shake-up’ has taken place.

Goodall Gondwe: Now DPP vice president

Goodall Gondwe: Now DPP vice president

The ‘shake-up’ follows a DPP politburo meeting held on Monday, February 9, 2015, at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre.

Finance and Economic Development Minister Goodall Gondwe has been appointed DPP Vice President responsible for the North, replacing former legislator Nick Masebo.

The ‘shake-up’ has also seen the departure of Vuwa Kaunda as the DPP National Campaign Director. The new Campaign Director is Deputy Defence Minister, Jappie Mhango, according to DPP’s publicist, Francis Kasaila.

Kasaila has said the reasons for replacing Masebo and Kaunda is that the two are “presidential advisors” and that therefore they dedicate little time to party matters.

“It is a question of separation of powers. Doubling as party office-bearers and advisors to the President may bring conflict of interest,” claimed Kasaila in an interview with Nyasa Times on Monday.

Political scientist, Augustine Titani Magolowondo has quashed the reasons for the changes, saying there are others serving in government positions but also hold DPP positions, particularly ministers.

Commenting on the ‘shake-up’, Magolowondo said ministers are also “essentially advisors to the President” and that therefore Kasaila’s claim about the two advisors “does not hold water”.

He cited the case of DPP Director of Women , Patricia Kaliati, Treasurer General, Henry Mussa, Dr. George Chaponda, the new appointees, Gondwe and Mhango, as being cabinet ministers who double as party office-bearers.

He, nonetheless, applauded the governing DPP “for attempting to draw a line between party politics and government”.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From the World

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
mulungu akuona
Guest

madala cru

mulungu akuona
Guest

madala team

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
Guest

VUWA THAT IS THE START, WAIT YOU WILL SEE THE NEXT STEP, FOR YOU CHITIPA MAN TAKE CARE FIRE IS STILL COMMING. THAT IS DPP SOUTH BASE.

MORE ON THE WAY TO COME.

joe
Guest

Wait and see kumapeto kwa ndale zimenezi

Omex70
Guest

There is nothing new that Goodall can bring either to the party or to the nation at large. He is a spent force.

chakhalira
Guest

It is very, very unfortunate for A Gogo Goodall Gondwe. What is new here A Gogo? You were once the DPP Vice President and Bingu through you away and picked his young brother on Presidency. Mukuwona? You were side lined. Lero you accept the same lies just to use you in the north. Koma, uwu ndiwo wu stooge wotha ntchito. Muyambeso za Quarter System imene mumayimvetsetsa inu nokha!

I do not understand what this old man wants in DPP.

aurora
Guest

its nice to have the geniuses take charge,goodwall ndiwanzeru like APM and CHILIMA…all the best…me is behind DPP 24/7,365

TAWONA BEWULA
Guest

Nzeru zake ziti

George Kungwalu
Guest

There must be some disagrement in the party hence the changes this is just the begining espect alot in days to come

TAWONA BEWULA
Guest

Kasaila is another perfect dunderhead. I know him from Poly and aliku World Vision. Useless creature

TAWONA BEWULA
Guest

A Gondwe akalandila ndalama mutu wawo sugwila ntchito

wpDiscuz

More From Nyasatimes