Chilima Movement official says DPP convention illegal

Mulanje south legislator  Bon Kalindo has trashed the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) call for a convention in June, saying the secretary general’s mandate expired in March 2018.

Kalindo: The convention is being organised undemocratically

“The convention is illegal because Grazider Jeffrey wa Jeffrey does not hold any position in the party because her mandate expired in March,” he said.

He said the best way to resolve the matter was to call for a party he National Governing Council (NGC)meeting to make a waiver inorder to allow the officials whose positions expired to make a call for a convention.

DPP’s NGC has not met for the last four years, party officials confirmed,

Political scientist Mustafa Hussein of University of Malawi said the only future for the party lies in the convention.

“It would have been better if both parties accepted the convention despite the flaws,” he said.

Jeffrey said the yet to be named chairman of the convention would announce the exact date for the convention.

She said she does not know the Chilima Movement.

The convention announcement also comes amid divisions in the governing party as some have openly opposed the candidature of incumbent President  Peter Mutharika at the convention and opted for the automatic takeover of vice president Saulos Chilima as the party’s torch bearer in next year’s elections while another section wants Mutharika to continue at the helm.

The later camp has through the media threatened to block the Chilima camp from attending the convention.

Article 8, point 4 of the DPP Constitution National stipulates that a National Political Conference shall consist of all members of the NGC, Regional Committee Members, District Committee Members and nine dully accredited delegates from each constituency drawn from the main committee, the Women’s Committee and the Youth Committee.

“Among the responsibilities, the conference shall review reports from the NGC and such other bodies as may be required on the progress and functions of the party. It shall also review and approve the policies and operations of the party and elect office holders to various positions in the party,” it reads.

The set convention will be the third this year after that of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and the Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) which were marred by conflicts. The United Democratic Party (UDF) and the People’s Party (PP) are yet to announce dates for their conventions.

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Mulopwana
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Mulopwana

Misala ya Che Winiko. Onani tsistsi ayamba kuika dye. Mmesa mumati mufuna convention kuti a torch bearer anu akapikitsane ndi APM . Tsono mwayamba kale kubwebweta. Tadikirani Convention mumubweretse uyo kumupeperetsayo akachite manyazi kugulu. Mudyeretu tima allowance ta u MP wo chifukwa na che winiko muiwale zoti mukabweleranso ku Parliament. Inu yanu ndi Drama basi osati ndale mwachepa nazo.

Mwine
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Mwine

Do not underrate the Chilima Camp. You will be shocked at how APM would be trounced. APM sleeps on the job and cannot move this country forward. He is so docile that those around him take advantage and are running the country and are plundering public resources. Let Chilima takeover. After all its Chilima that worked so hard to put APM in state house.

BANDA
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BANDA

Misala ya Winiko ndiyomvesa chisoni.

Napoleone
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Napoleone

Kalindo , learn to what happened to Kaliwo, MCP went ahead with convention. You ‘re wasting your time and money.

Tiyeseni Phiri
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Tiyeseni Phiri

Trying desperately to delay your downfall?

Zam'tonda
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Zam'tonda

Indeed how does the Chilima handle the oncoming conference? It is inadequate to hide from the participation in the DPP convention by triggering the legal jargon? You’re not serious Kaliwo of the MCP with his crew clung to the legal ambiguity your crew is kissing bye bye to political relevance join the contest not the backdoor tactics of “winning” headlines in the press. None will take you seriously yet the world pays attention to actors/ comedians because each time they open their mouths there is a lesson for the society you’ve lost the bearing. Look at Chimunthu he’s inched rather… Read more »

Che Chirima
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Those that have grown up together with Bon Kalindo, or those that have raised him up are not surprised with all the fuss he is speaking. Bon Kalindo has been sick from birth. He suffers from epilepsy (Matenda a kugwa KHUNYU). Those of us that have grown together with him and went to Primary school together were used to his cerebral palsy. Our teacher were instructing us to always avoid him when he used to attack us. To you who are knew to him, will always take him as a serious person in his talkings but no he is just… Read more »

Kwacha
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Illegal what you fool?? Politics is not acting in a drama. You will match naked for your sisters to see your short private parts.

TRapenceMayayaMtamboKajoloweka
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TRapenceMayayaMtamboKajoloweka

Winiko. You are my fellow Lomwe and I respect you but dont start to become so stupid like Gustave Kaliwo. What exactly do you want. You have said all along that Chilima has overwhelming support within the file and ranks of DPP why then must you be afraid of the convention? Go with your team,campaign and let DPP vote for Chilima or APM. Thats the only opportunity for you to show your seriousness. Why all along were you quite about Geffrey’s expired tenure. Umudziwe yesu

pedegu
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pedegu

Mwagwa nayo ana osakhwima pamchombo ndale, mwayamba liti awiniko osamangopanga drama bwanji? Ma baby inu izi mzakulu

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