Dausi, Msonda, Kasaila battle for DPP publicist post

Three marverick politicians in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  are battling for the position of publicity secretary at the elective convention  scheduled for this week.

Msonda, Dausi and Kasaila: Battle it out for publicist post

The post is currently held by Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Culture, Francis Kasaila who wants to maintain his position.

He is facing challenge from Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi  and new comer  Kenneth Msonda who is also vying for the position.

Dausi is  campaigning on the platform of a team, called Team A, that would help President Peter Mutharika run the party through to 2024.

Team A comprises Minister of Transport and Public Works  Jappie Mhango, Minister of Education, Science and Technology Bright Msaka, Dausi and DPP secretary general Greselder Jeffrey.

Other senior members in the team are Local Government and Rural Development Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa, Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Cecilia Chazama, DPP director of operations Ben Phiri, Chimwemwe Chipungu, James Chuma, Mary Navitcha and Khwauli Msiska.

Mhango is vying for the position of treasurer general, Msaka wants to maintain his position as vice-president for Eastern Region, Dausi wants to get back his position as spokesperson for the party while Jeffrey wants a fresh mandate as secretary general.

On the other hand, Nankhumwa is campaigning to become vice-president for the South while Phiri wants to become director of elections.

The three contenders of the publicist post have all expressed confidence that party delegates will elect them.

“I am confident that the convention will retain me as publicity secretary. I was elected spokesman of DPP at the last convention and will win back my seat,” said  Dausi who is also Convention chairperson.

Msonda said he has met delegates and is conviced they are keen to vote for him.

“In any competition it is not easy but I am hopeful I will be elected,” he said.

Kasaila also expressed optimism of getting a fresh mandate.

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5 years ago

The composition of DPP gurus vying for positions in 2019 elections unlike 2014 is a potential recipe for disaster. It is an assembly of opportunists, selfish, clueless politicians (most of them in twi-lights of political careers) desperately wanting to have a retirement package. Therefore, getting an influential position in the party is like having a ‘Gold Mine’. They will fight to the end, even at the cost of their own lives, like an ageing lion fighting for his ‘pride’. Forget claims of LOVE for APM/ DPP as a party, they have no political agenda or affiliation at all. It’s all… Read more »

5 years ago

It shud either b Kasaila or Msonda. Dausi these days says “I ve no answer or ndilibe chonena” when asked by reporters

5 years ago
Reply to  Guanta

Beside that he also need to retire

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