Dr Jean Kalirani has been elected secretary-general at the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) convention currently being held at Comesa Hall in Blantyre city.
Kalilani won the race for secretary general with 600 votes after beating Ted Kalebe (255 votes), Bintony Kutsaira (345 votes) and Allan Chiyembekeza (136 votes).
Nicholas Dausi (1 106 votes) floored his challenger Francis Kasaila (206 votes) for the post of publicity secretary whereas that of national organising secretary was won by Chimwemwe Chipungu with 641 votes against 354 votes for veteran Francis Mphepo and 313 for Frank Viyazyi.
Zomba Central Member of Parliament (MP) Yunus Mussa won the vice-president post (Eastern Region) with 514 votes. He overcame competition from Lonnie Chijere Chirwa (388 votes), Ali Allan (179), Ernest Malenga (186) and Steven Kamwendo (80 votes)..
In the race for treasurer general’s post, Chiradzulu East MP Henry Mussa carried the day with 908 votes, beating his challengers, former treasurer general and DPP parliamentary leader George Chaponda (82 votes) and Southern Region governor Noel Masangwi (336 votes).
The post of National organizing secretary has gone to Chimwemwe Chipungu with 641 votes, Francis Mphepo 354, Viyazyi 313.
Nick Masebo and Dr. Hetherwick Ntaba are vice presidents for the north and Centre respectively. They seat went unopposed.
he Electoral Commission (EC), which administered the elections, announced official results at midnight.