DPP primaries start  October 8: No sacred cows

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  has sait it will roll out its  primary elections  to select parliamentary and local government  candidates from October 8 2018 , saying no one, even the most loyal members, will represent  it in the 2019 Tripartite Elections without going through primary elections.

Jeffrey: Everyone will go through primaries

DPP secretary general (SG) Greselder Jeffrey  said in a statement that phase one of the primaries will start on October 8 in some districts in the Northern Region namely, Karornag, Chitipa and Mzimba North constituency.

The rest of Mzimba will be covered on October 9 while Nkhatabay will have its primaries o n October 10.

DPP will conduct primaries in the Souther Region  will begin October 15 in Nsanje South West, Nsanje Lalanje, Mwanza West, Blantyre City South constituencies.

On October 16 the party willhold primaries in Mulanje South and the Mulanje West which is held by Patricia Kaliati who dumped the party and is now secretary general of United Transformation Movement (UTM) of vice president Saulos Chilima.

Jeffrey has  since warned party gurus that will lose during the primaries against forming parallel structures such as standing as independent candidates.

She  said the party wants its supporters to democratically choose their representatives.

“As a party, we want supporters to choose for themselves, even in my constituency, we will have primary elections. No leader in DPP will influence the outcome of primary elections,” she said.

Jeffrey said the party will sign a pact with all aspirants to the effect that those who lose will agree not to contest as independent candidates.

Recently, DPP vice-president for the Southern Region Kondwani Nankhumwa warned that the party will disqualify any candidate who perpetrates violence in the run-up to the primary elections.

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3 years ago

Zabwino zonse apumbwa inu, ife tizawona nanu pa 21 may 2019

Chameleone Sentimentals
Chameleone Sentimentals
3 years ago

The writer, Green Muheya; please edit the story before throwing it to the public. Will Select instead of elect representatives (sorry William).
By the way u DPP, why start with the North? kuyesa zida? osayamba kwanu ku South bwanji?
Muheya: Karonga District ilipo osati Karornag, munamwapo mowa polemba nkhaniyi eeeti, fodya eeeti.
DPP; signing a pact with the losers kuti asayime ngati independents- funso: akuufuna u MP kapena ayi. angabvoreze zimenezo ndi Pumbwa basi.

3 years ago

How backward can DPP be by signing illegal contracts with aspiring candidates. It is their democratic right to resign from DPP and contest as independents. DPP membership isn’t for life. The constitution is clear on freedom of association. In fact as it stands, DPP members can decide to vote for opposition MP candidates……you can’t arrest them for exercsing their freedom to vote.

kaka ni dada
kaka ni dada
3 years ago

Jefu wa Jeffrey, MCP yakukhalira pa mutu. Dyeratu za DPP yotsogozedwa ndi bambo Maliseche . Chaka cha mawa ukhala munthu wamba.
Viva Kaisi, viva Chakwera
MCP 2019 boma!

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