At the Malawi’s ruling People’s Party (PP) national convention in the commercial city of Blantyre, President Joyce Banda and Vice-President Khumbo Kachali were not challenged for theirt positions but the contest started on second vice president.
Energy and Mining Minister Cassim Chilumpha was elected as the party’s second-vice president defeating Clement Stambuli and Uladi Mussa while Minister of Transport and Public Works Sidik Mia is PP’s vice president for the Southern Region (administrative)
According to results announced, Chilumpha polled 1,253votes followed by Stambuli with 478 and Mussa got 277 votes. Chris Chaima Banda had 35 votes and William Nkhono had one vote.
Mia won resoundingly against Brown Mpinganjira who was PP’s founding treasurer general.
The results showed that Mia had a landslide victory of 1,794 votes against Mpinganjira’s 276 votes.
President Joyce Banda went unopposed as PP leader while Khumbo Kachale who is also state vice president was not challenged on the position of PP veep (operations.)
In the elections of Secretary General, Henry Chibwana -the former princial Malawi Polytechnic, retained his position beating lawyer Paul Maulidi with 1 200 votes, against 573 votes.
George Zulu was elected first deputy secretary general after scooping 1 694 votes against his former Malawi Congress Party colleague Boniface Kadzamira who got 190 votes.
Frank Tumpale Mwenefumbo sailed through as seconddeputy secretary general with 1,360 votes against Masauko White who is aspiring to challenge DPP’s Peter Mutharika in Thyolo East constituency. White got 749 votes.
Ireen Chikuni , who served as advisor to president Bakili Muluzi, assumed the position of third secretary general unopposed.
First treasurer general is Halima Daudi and second deputy treasure general Yusuf Matumula.
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