DPP convention underway amid rigging claims: Going unopposed include Mutharika, Msaka, Goodall, Mhango

The  ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) elective convention gets underway at Comesa Hall in Blantyre  Monday  expected to endorse  President Peter Mutharika as the torch bearer for  2019 elections as he has no challenger as well as vice president (north) Goodall Gondwe and treasurer general post for Jappie Mhango will go unopposed.

Dausi: Chairperson of DPP convention 

Mutharika is opening the conference Monday morning.

However, as delegetates started arriving on Sunday, there were fevered speculation that a member of the team, called DPP Team A, that has been campaigning together is reported to have been planning to rig the elections.

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) officials will conduct the elections which will be highly contested especially on vice-presidents for Southern Region and Central regions.

The circulating Whatsapp message claims money has exchanged hands to MEC officials referred to as ‘Rud King’ to ensure the poll fraud in favour of  some Team A members.

There are four heavyweights each running for the positions.

But DPP delegates were sharing a Whatsapp message  that implicated director of operations Ben Phirito have  made plans to rig the elections by printing  other ballot papers at his Beata printing company and rig for his close ally Minister of Justice Samuel Tembenu to be central region vice president.

The position of central region veep is being contested by the incumbent Hetherwick Ntaba,  Uladi Mussa, Zeria Chakale and Tembenu.

Phiri is said to win easily at director of elections.

While , Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development  Joseph Mwanamvekha and his Trade and Industry counterpart Henry Mussa are vying for the party vice-presidency for the South and will face Team A’s  Local Government and Rural Development Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa.

The three ministers want to challenge the incumbent George Chaponda.

Minister of Education, Science and Technology Bright Msaka  is set to retain the post for vice-president for Eastern region unopposed .

Minister of Transport and Public Works  Jappie Mhango is set to take the position of treasurer genera; reserved for the northern region as he has no challenger.

Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi, who is also convention chairperson, is contesting for the party publicty spokesman post currently held by Minister of Labour, Youth and Sport Francis Kasaila. Another aspirant for the post is Kenneth Msonda.

DPP secretary general Greselder Jeffrey is facing a challenge from Clement Mwale .

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All African politicians ndimbava. Africans have in essence not used their voting rights correctly and yet they complain when the very leaders they have voted for don’t live to their expectations. Surprisingly, they keep voting them back again and again even earn they come back under a new political party. There is a huge problem with Africans. Maybe we are not yet ready for democracy. It probably is the reason why we ended up being colonised. We seem to lack critical thinking skills with no cognitive abilities. The West sells armaments and our leaders happily buy them to slaughter their… Read more »

DPP and UDF Shitholes
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The age of Muthalika remains a mystery. Goodall said they were together at Dedza Secondary School in 1958. Goodall claims to have been born in 1936. These must be agemates and we have a very old man who will rule and steal till 2084. Shitholes kumalimbana with Chilima wa magazi othamanga.

mtete
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MEC is DPP tool. They were conveniently absent during MCP convention despite being requested. Here they are being rightly or wrongly accused of rigging at the DPP function

Albert
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Albert

I do not think you have your facts right. Sometimes it is better to have a hurt for people with reason. Check with MCP before you make stupid comments. Even the guys accusing Rudi as being bought are just jealousy. Rudi they are talking about lefti Malawi some three weeks back and has never been part of the elections.

kanchenga
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kanchenga

But MEC was at MCP. Please lying is sin before the LORD.

Malume
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Malume

Hahahaha DPP chilichonse chakuba tamachitani manyazi zinazi ndi kuba inu ndi convention yanu yomwe kkkkkk

lindaa
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Mbala zifuna kusankha mtsogoleri wawo, chipani chochitsa manyazi ichi. I’m sure the chief thief will retain the top position –shame to mutharika

Kibaki
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Kibaki

So these guys all they think is rigging, rigging and rigging.

Telon
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Kenneth Msonda should just withdraw from the race. He is new in DPP despite talking a lot of nonsense on his Facebook. He was asking MCP kuti mmaka, mlimba today it’s MCP’s turn to ask him kuti Msonda umaka?, ulimba Ku convention ya gulukunyinda?

Cognitive DIssonance Theory
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Cognitive DIssonance Theory

If they can rig convention what more with the real election?

Panganani
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Nanga ndalama za RATIONGATE ZIKUKOMA BWANJI KUMENEKO?CHIPANI CHA MBAVA ICHI-DPP-WORSE THAN CASHGATE

GIRIMOTI
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GIRIMOTI

MBAVA NDI MBAVADI BASI kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!

Wiseman
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Wiseman

Kodi inu tazivomelani kulephera, kodi simukudziwa kuti a ZBS anali ndi atolankhani pa polling station iliyonse mMalawi muno ndipo amkalengeza zotsatila pompopompo, monga pa Namalimwe Primary school, BSS, pa Msika wa Ndix, Makata primary, mpakana madela onse a dziko lino, ndiye anabela a ZBS omwe anali mu ma polling station asanalwngeze? Tiuzeni mwina nafenso tingadziwe

DPP and UDF Shitholes
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Goodall Gondwe kapumeni to save your reputation. At your age what exactly do you want? State funeral?

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