DPP north demands Mutharika appoints running mate from the region

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials from the north are demanding that President Peter Mutharika should appoint a running mate from the region during the Constitutional Court sanctioned fresh election in five months time.

DPP regional governor Kenneth Sanga,  north vice president Goodall Gondwe and other officials

Sources said the regional committee met on Sunday at Mzuzu civic offices where they discussed the issue and other matters.

The meeting was also attended by 55 members of the party and graced by the regional vice president Goodall Gondwe, party treasurer general Jappie Mhango, governing council member Grace Chiumia, among others.

The meeting was mainly called to discuss the recent Constitutional Court ruling which annulled the May 21, 2019 presidential election and its impact on the DPP.

The regional members said although they did not welcome the ruling, there was need to start preparations for the court sanctioned fresh elections in five months time.

They asked the DPP led government to resume the stalled development projects in the north such as the construction of Mombera University.

In an interview with Nyasa Times later, DPP regional governor for the north Kenneth Sanga confirmed the meeting did take place but the issue of running mate was not on the agenda.

“The appointment of the running mate is the prerogative of the president. No one can influence the president in the appointment of the running mate,” said Sanga.

But Sanga said the region would appreciate much if the president appointed a person from the region as the running mate.

Malawi faces a Constitutional Court sanctioned fresh election in five months time after the May 21 presidential election was annulled.

President Peter Mutharika is expected to face political resistance in the north because he has not visited the region since the annulled election.

The north overwhelmingly voted for state vice president Saulos Chilima and his UTM party in the highly disputed annulled election.

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Nasingwe
Nasingwe
9 months ago

guys not again. a khoti unali ulemu ndiesa kumusiya piitala pa mpando kuti azitilamulabe otherwise we need to shit him. he is taking malawianz for granted. amatinyoza kuti calling us names kuti ma zipani zina akufuna kubweretsa nkhondo. obweretsa nkhondo ndi ndani pamenepa. njengunje yose ija amafuna kutiphimba mmaso? ndalama ,nthawi yaonongeka and now akufuna kucita appeal???? manyazi bwa ndi nkhani akuululazi ndi ndi nkhalamba zakozi nsete zonunkha zenizeni. kwacatu basi mawa lafika. nde more rot is gonna be unearthed ndipomwe ungamudziwile YEHOVA WAMUYAYA. PS 91. Anthu opanda tsogolo. TAPANGA APPEAL GALU IWE UONE TIMACHE. USALA NDI TIAONDE TACINA NCACA… Read more »

Nyasalande
Nyasalande
9 months ago

Koma Nkhope za Apumbwa schaaaaaaaa

Chikopa
9 months ago

Peter don’t accept that. Look at the panel of judges majority from the North you think they want you
Alhaula atumbuka Chaka chino. Ufumu ndi walimwe .

Malawi belong to the citizens

Just abondon that party and join other parties.Have you forgotten about quota system and what Mr Mphepo said,you people whats your problem.Old age at its best.The leader of the party cannot unite Malawians but dividing them and blame northern Malawians for every problem in Malawi.Mwachisanzo,akutenga ntchito Zonse, akutenga mabusiness onse,kutenga Malo onse akuma university, akutenganso Malo mumaprimary schools and secondary schools.Koma dziko mukuyendetsa ndinu.Mmalo momanga zinthu zambiri ngati masukuluwo ana onse apeze Malo.Mitu yowuma kuziwa corruption basi.Ndikuba mwa plan 145million.Dpp cannot put anyone from north as running mate wa Munthalika.Do not dream that.These people don’t wish anything good for brothers… Read more »

Dan
Dan
9 months ago

Please guys so you think you can produce a running mate of DPP that is non starter forget it you people think you can play around with people, you will know what the north stands for when it comes to DPP

Mtete
Mtete
9 months ago

Kaya. What happens if the 50+1 run off is between centre and south without northerner as VP?

Mitengo
Mitengo
9 months ago

I really sopport this proposal. We have many level headed guys from there who are non partisan in their politics. Osamangosankhana u running mate ati poti awa ndiwo abale a amai a kunyumba- thus bedroom politics. DPP also needs to search it’s soul and deal with issues that are commonly raised. Quota,representations in political appointments ndi zinazi. Ife tikufuna mtendere muno. We also need a total paradigm shift to address issues of a common man not affiliated to any political parties. It is a right for a citizen to contest for government tenders, to have easy access to bank loans… Read more »

Piper
Piper
9 months ago

Utter rubbish. APM never valued you in the first place and you begging him to do so now? Are you out of your damn mind? Now this just goes on to show how power hungry some quarters really are…

Charlie Hebdo
Charlie Hebdo
9 months ago

It buffles me that some Northeners would still want to vote for DPP when a senior DPP official in the name Francis Mphepo urges the president to withdraw development projects in the North since the region is ungrateful as if they are financed by DPP.

Alternative
9 months ago

Jane Ansah for president.

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