DPP convention faces hurdles with Ben Phiri set to oust ‘bulldozer’ Chaponda as party veep

It’s battle of the ‘beasts of prey’ as a senior Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) official says President Peter Mutharika is working behind the scenes to request the DPP director of operations Ben Phiri to withdraw  his party vice presidency candidature as this threatens the position of top financier and groomed successor George Chaponda.

Jefferey and Ben Phiri : Seeeking top positions at DPP convention but being asked to withdraw candidature

The source said the youthful Phiri is making intensive and gallant political manroevers to wrestle the vice presidency from Chaponda.

“This is a cause of great worry to the president, he does not want Chaponda to lose his position. Even Charles Mchacha (Southern Region Governor) hinted on this indirectly at one of the political rallies,” said our source.

Cash-rich former minister Chaponda  has reportedly given the party K100 million for campaign.

While Phiri, who is now one of the top richest Malawian, has contributed a fortune to the party including buying vehicles for campaign.

The source said the party is equally concerned that the secretary general position might slip to a wrong position.

DPP  administratrive secretary Francis Mphepo has also asked) Secretary General, Grezelder Jeffrey wa Jeffrey  to step aside to allow former DPP secretary general and Speaker of National Assembly, Chimunthu Banda win the post.

However, Jeffrey  said she is ready to compete on the position in order to continue serving the party ahead of May 2019 Tripartite elections.

“I am going to contest on my position as secretary general , its within my rights,” she said.

Mphepo has also reportedly told former DPP administrative secretary, Clement Mwale, to pave way for Chimunthu Banda.

DPP deputy secretary general Zeria Chakale dismissed the reports, saying the date and venue for the DPP indaba would be fixed once the convention committee has been appointed.

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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godfrey
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godfrey

osaipitsilana mbili osakamba zakale pokopa Anthu, kuitanila momveka anthu asakhe mwakufuna kwawo.chonde musalonjeze zomwe simukwanisa izi musaiwale.

Salim
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Salim

Battle of thieves!!!ambuye asalazeni anthu akubawa.

Gulukunyinda
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Gulukunyinda

We indeed need to drain this swamp

Mtika Collings
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Mtika Collings

God save our land.

Ecclessia
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Ecclessia

Point of correction: There were no conflicts at MCP convention. Thank you. You can try another lie.

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Battle of the giant thieving little monkeys! Scum of the land! Vile vermin!

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Ndodya zathu ndi zitatu: Tsankho,Kubar ndi Kupha.Nepotism,Corruption ,Violence.Achimunthu Paja akamchacha ndi Munthu wamkulu ankati ndi a kumpoto kungogwiritsidwa ntchito ngati Chilima kenako kudzatayidwa akawoloka akawalala amenewa.

dodo
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dodo

Ben Phiri richest man on the land kikikikiki

Bonz
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Bonz

I am still laughing too. Rich pipo have visible businesses or properties. How much taxes is he paying. How many pipo are employed by this thief.

Nox Nthambi
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Nox Nthambi

So Ben Phiri is one of the richest people in Malawi. What business is he into? Not long a go he was like any average Malawian living by the survival of God. This is interesting

Dan Gote
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Dan Gote

It took Dangote 30 years to get where he is, but only 2 years for Ben Nkasala.

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