DPP urges patience over convention as Ndasowa campaigns to replace Kaliati, Chipungu eyes Makondi post

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is urging patience over its national convention ahead of next year’s Tripartite Elections, saying an organising committee will soon be set up to announce the exact date and venue for the indaba.

Maria Ndasowa want to unseat Kaliati as DPP director of women

This comes amid the backdrop of concerns from the DPP members supporting Vice-President Saulos Chilima’s presidential candidacy  who are accusing the party of deliberately withholding the details.

DPP deputy spokesperson Zeria Chakale said it is only the chairman of the organising committee who can fix the date and venue.

However, a political scientist Ernest Thindwa says the delays to provide the details  does not level the intraparty playing field.

“The standard procedure is that parties announce the holding of a convention with the date and venue to allow members prepare for it fully,” he said.

Mutharika, 79, is facing unprecedented challenge from 49 year old vice president Saulos Chilima.

President Mutharika has earmarked Chimunthu Banda, the person he defeated at the convention five years ago as the new DPP secretary general.

Speaking during a political rally in Chiradzulu on Tuesday, Mutharika said the DPP would soon hold a convention where all the positions would be up for grabs.

He also disclosed that the party would conduct primary elections between August and September this year for candidates aspiring to contest in the parliamentary and local government elections on the DPP ticket.

“Some people have been asking for a convention which has been granted and now they want to obtain an injunction to stop the same convention they wanted. What are they afraid of?” wondered Mutharika, noting that the DPP was very democratic.

 Mutharika announced that the DPP has started strategizing for the 2019 Operation Landslide victory.

Meanwhile, some DPP officials close to Mutharika have started to open campaign for posts that are currently held by officials that have declared their support for Chilima.

Maria Ndasowa of Bvumbwe in Thyolo has declared that she will vie for the post of director of women which is currently held by  Patricia Kaliati of the so-called Chilima Movement, who as the key speaker at a news conference at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe branded Mutharika as a ‘clueless’ leader and nominated Chilima as their presidential candidate at the convention.

Chimwemwe Chipungu has declared interest to run for the position of national organising Secretary which is currently held by Richard Makondi of the Chilima Movement.

 

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Kodi awa m’kuti a Thindwa wa, bwanji akutchipitsa ma university anthu motere by wasting time on political commentary. Instead of concentrating pa kuphunzitsa and research, akuwoneka ngati he is wasting our taxes on useless political commenting. I think this guy or gay is useless kwambiri. Bwanji ma university athu amakhala jammed in politics. Ma university ena ali buzy kupanga ma research and innovations (and come up with new things) that can solve people’s problem koma inu ayi, chamene mumadziwa ndi political commenting basi. Ma assignments kukuchonga nthawi yanji? Mpake ma university athu Ali poorly ranked pa world level. Ine ndikupatseni… Read more »

KATANGALE BOMA ILI
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KATANGALE BOMA ILI

munawanamiza anthu kuti muimila term imdz??? katangale wakoma mukufuna mumalizitse…. dipwipwi

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

In the last elections DPP only managed to get 54 out of 192 Mps in parliament. Many of the Mps were independents. Next year there will be a bigger number of independents so the chances of DPP getti g a decent number of MPs in parliament is diminishing. Peter might win as a president but he will certainly have a thought time governing the country or passing bills. It will be the most stressful period for Peter it will make his last year’s rule as a picnic.

Tenzi Mzungu
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Tenzi Mzungu

Calling DPP dead party? A fool underrate his opponent

Ecclesia
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Ecclesia

Dead party with posts up for grabs

Marx
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Marx

Is Maria Ndasowa married?

zuze
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zuze

Sikuyelatu uku. Ku uza. Uone mmanjamo

gogodi
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gogodi

not relevant question. for this forum. Musiyeni munthu its her private life. funsani close friends not this forum.

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