Chibwana retain position: Zikhale, Phoya and Chupa elected

Henry Chibwana on Monday returned his post as secretary-general of the ruling People’s Party (PP).

Chibwana – a former Malawi Polytechnic Principal – retained his position with 1 200 votes, defeating another founder of the party, Paul Maulidi, who had 573 votes.

Chibwana (L) defeated Maulidi

George Zulu was elected first deputy secretary general after scooping 1 694 votes against his former Malawi Congress Party colleague Boniface Kadzamira who got 190 votes.

Founding PP member Lawrence Mpofu has won as national director of Young Patriots.  His competitors withdrew from the race while the votes were being counted.

Also sneaking into the PP executive  were some “Johnny-come-lately” members who defected from former ruling DPP.

They included lawmaker  Bauleni Manna who was elected second deputy national director of PP Young Patriots , Dr Ken Zikhale Ng’oma who went unopposed as first deputy national director of campaign

Deputy directors of Young Patriots elected at the convention were  Steve Njobvuyalema and Aaron Sisito

Minister of Lands and Leader of Government in Parliament, Henry Dama Phoya  was elected first deputy  director of legal affairs unopposed.

Former minister Peter Chupa also went in unchallenged for the position of national director of recruitment.

Frank Tumpale Mwenefumbo sailed through as second deputy secretary general with 1,360 votes against Masauko White who is aspiring to challenge DPP’s Peter Mutharika in Thyolo East constituency. White got 749 votes.

Dr Ken Janeiro was elected director of strategic planning defeating Dr Du Mhango and Dr Munthali.

Ireen Chikuni , who served as advisor to president Bakili Muluzi, assumed the position of third secretary general unopposed.

First treasurer general is Halima Daudi and second deputy treasure general Yusuf Matumula.

Malawi Electoral Commission officials who conducted the polls

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