DPP to hold convention in October – SG

Malawi’s former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says has set “definate time frame” to hold its long awaited national convention this year which is expected to rubber-stamp the Professor Peter Mutharika’s candidature in the 2014 presidential election.

DPP secretary general Wakuda Kamanga said in an interview that the party will hold its indaba “between October and November this year.”

” There was no time in the past that we came out very definite like  we are doing now saying that  between October and November we are holding the convention,” said Kamanga.

Kamanga: Definately this year

“I’m sure all our supporters are hearing this for the first time, we are now talking about definite time frame on when we will have the indaba,” he said.

Kamanga said Peter Mutharika is committed to have a convention takes place this year and would bankroll it.

But Kamanga said the party’s door for other presidential aspirants was open to contest against Mutharika.

The DPP secretary general said at the meantime the party is organising grass-root structures from which the delegates to the national convention would be drawn.

New office bearers

Meanwhile, DPP secretary general announced new office bearers for the central region following the exodus of its members to the ruling People’s Party.

Frank Katundulu is now the new regional governor and Tsongazaudzu Sajeni MP is now the first deputy regional governor while the second regional governor is Victor Mpande with Benjamin Mangira another member of parliament appointed as the third deputy governor.

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