DPP’s Nankhumwa litmus test in Blantyre to kick start South tour of rallies

Governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice president for southern region Kondwani Nankhumwa on the other hand is slated to address a public meeting on Sunday at Desert Ground in Bangwe, to kick start a tour of rallies in the party stronghold South.

Nankhumwa: DPP will be more popular

This is the first public rally for Nankhumwa to address since he was elected as DPP Vice President for the south at the party’s elective conference which was held on July 1 to 3 2018

Over the last few weeks and months, Vice President Saulos Chilima has  broken the record as  the new kid on the block and the man to beat in terms of pulling crowds  to his rallies, particularly  the youths and  has emerged to be the man to beat  at the  moment.

His United Transformation Movement (UTM) launches in the four regions: the central region; the southern region; the northern region and the eastern region attracted thousands of animated followers.

On the other hand, Nankhumwa perfectly exemplifies the new and youthful face of the DPP as preached by its President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika that the leadership and future of the DPP now belongs to the youths.

Nankhumwa emerged from the DPP’s elective conference as the top dog amongst the youthful members to take up leadership roles after being elected Vice President for the south for the party.

His exponential rise within the party has been quick and relentless, and his popularity among the youths in the rank and file of the DPP has been unrivaled. To win the vice presidency position at the elective convention, he saw off challenges from some of the established political gurus in the party in the name of former agriculture minister, Dr. George Chaponda, former treasurer general in the party, Henry Mussa and current minister of agriculture, Joseph Mwanamvekha.

This feat attracted excitement among Nankhumwa’s supporters particularly DPP youths. His first public rally therefore is expected to attract huge crowds of various stakeholders of supporters as well as detractors.

Apart from waiting to see the numbers of people who will attend the rally,  many stakeholders are also waiting to hear the content of message and its delivery to see if Nankhumwa has really come to the party, and whether he is  there to stay.

People are particularly eager to hear his views on corruption and a myriad of other things such as the economy; youth empowerment, political partnerships and the economy.

This is, therefore, some kind of litmus test for Nankhumwa to see how he will fair on the political big stage as vice president of the DPP in the southern region, and as one of the youth representatives in the DPP’s upper echelons.  The rally will be broadcast live on Times television and radio stations.

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CHISEMBWERE
CHISEMBWERE
3 years ago

This guy will gain total popularity the moment he reemp!oys the cause of Bingu’s death as being JB because she is too timid to go to court. He doesn’t wear western suits because the Chinese are his designers plus his own obesity

Wokwiya
Wokwiya
3 years ago

THESE TRIBALIST WILL HAVE A TOUGH TIME TO COUNTER CHILIMA BRAND OF POLITICS.

Yahya Yahya Jammeh
3 years ago

The people will only come to get the money because they know Nankhumwa has bags of stolen money to dish out.

Amos
3 years ago

Lets see. Osaiwala kunyamula thumva LA ndalama zogawa. Bakili style

Kanganiwamba
Kanganiwamba
3 years ago

Saying Chilima has emerged as a man to beat is mere fallacy. He is nowhere near the top two dogs. Muzamuphetsa ndi heart attack mwanayu mu May chaka chamawa.

BAKIRI MURUDZI
BAKIRI MURUDZI
3 years ago
Reply to  Kanganiwamba

Ineso ndikuona ngati tingokhala chete mpaka pa 21 May

Abiti Mponda
Abiti Mponda
3 years ago
Reply to  BAKIRI MURUDZI

tell us why you think so. It is a question of coming out with manifesto that fits well with people’s needs

mtete
mtete
3 years ago

I can only wish you well bwana

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