Ministers who lost at DPP convention pledge support to party

Four Cabinet ministers who failed to win any position at  elective national convention of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have pledged to  continue supporting the party and back President Peter Mutharika in 2019 Tripartite Elections.

DPP casualties: Mwanamveka (l) Kasaila and Tembenu

They included Joseph Mwanamvekha (Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development), Henry Mussa (Trade, Industry and Tourism), and Francis Kasaila (Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development.)

Others who were outclassed in the elective conference were Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Samuel Tembenu, First Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje and   presidential adviser Hetherwick Ntaba.

Mussa, who lost on DPP vice president for the South, said he congratulates the winner Kondwani Nankhumwa and that he shall work together with him to develop DPP.

“He is assured of my support because of my institutional memory and experience,” said Mussa.

Mwanamvekha also said the party’s objective is to win the 2019 elections maintain holding the balance of power.

“I came second in the race and accepted that there has to be one winner. This time around, it was Honourable Nankhumwa and he deserves our support in the region,” said Mwanamvekha.

He said they will pull together to ensure President Mutharika gets another term  of office and DPP wins most sets in parliamentary and local government.

Kasaila and Mcheka Chilenje said they lost on publicity secretary because the winner, Nicholous Dausi, had a head start interacting with delegates throughout as convention chairperson.

They also pledge their support to the party.

Tembenu said he accepted defeat and remains loyal to President Mutharika and DPP.

Ntaba, who was booed at the convention, said he will still be DPP member.

Commenting on the newly elected members, President Mutharika warned them against abusing their positions for personal gains.

“Time has come for each and every one of you to start work. I know that there are people who use their positions to solicit contracts in different companies. This has to stop forthwith,” said Mutharika.

Apart from endorsing Mutharika as DPP presidential candidate for 2019 election, delegates also elected Kondwani Nankhumwa, who is the Minister of Local government and Rural Development and Uladi Mussa as vice presidents for the party in the Southern and Central Regions respectively.

Goodall Gondwe, Minister of Finance went unopposed for the Northern region party vice president so was the Minister of Education, Bright Msaka for Eastern Region.

Furthermore, the delegates elected Grezider Jeffrey as Party Secretary General while Nicholas Dausi, Information Minister, was ushered in the office of the Publicity Secretary.

Cecelia Chazama became National Director for women while Jappie Mhango; Transport Minister attained the position of Treasurer General.

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winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

It is high time for Muthalika’s corrupt administration to get rid of Mmanamveke,kasaile and Tembenu whose presence in the government,speaks volume.The personalities of these three people, speak volumes.In the real sense,these three people are not supposed to hold crucial ranks in the government,the way they are,make Malawians cheap and irresponsible.These people are fit to work in the farms and local mines,they are not fit atall to be our Ministers.SHAME!!!!!!! How would people trust such personalities.It is now we know the reasons why DDP government,failed completely to run the most crucial institution (GOVERMENT) OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE.This is what… Read more »

Central
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Central

For my first time, kudos DPP for jailing these people!! Kutumbwa, kudzibva sugar kwambiri anganya amenewaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa DPP woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Enafe tikamawauza ankangoona ngati chifukwa ndife a MCP, koma lero izoooooooooo wakulumani wapakhomo galu anyani inu

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Did they have any choice? Not even an alternative. What happened at DPP convention is a true reflection of the level of disillusionment & resentment most Malawians have towards DPP in general & rejected gurus in particular.
Actually it’s just a tip of the iceberg. Imagine being booed by one’s supposedly own supporters. What about supporters of other parties.
And Goodall was should not even celebrate. He is the biggest looser. People in the North basically said ‘we have NOTHING to do with your DPP’, hence no challenger. A very strong statement indeed.
SHAME!!!

Donald
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Donald

I really thank DPP for removing these politcal prostitutes. They have nothing to author to Malawians including DPP itself. We dont even need them to join Transformation Movement. Mwananveka destroyed Malawi Savings Bank.Ntaba is a crook.

mtete
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It’s obvious, isn’t it. Can they say otherwise? They have to pretend to tow the line. I know some who are heading to MCP.

santana
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santana

It would be a loss if it was a constituency seat. But come 2019 these guys will be proud of being a ruling party.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Politics at its best. people have spent big money on the campaign trail with nothing too how. The 1600 DPP delegates have decided and the tribe has spoken. I am sure, as losers, you’ll find a way of getting a return on your your campaign investment but not today. The game of getting votes via katangale isn’t a fool proof game. maybe this time around you’ll begin to fight for an honest race versus system manipulation using cash/katangale. DPP should be very careful with the game they are playing and encouraging because one day it will bite them big time.… Read more »

Makanda Ntchembere
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Makanda Ntchembere

What can they say? akachita matukutuku wachotsa paudindo. Its only the VP mutharika has no power fire, the rest have to do his bidding

ade
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ade

Akuwoneka kupepela. Nkhope ndwiiiii!

scheppeter
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scheppeter

Kkkkk! Koma Ntaba and Chakale amadzivutiranji? Anthu awa they are just liabilities to DPP. Sanawinepo chisankho chilichonse. Kwao anthu sawafuna. DPP olo mutawachotsa mu Chipani palibe chomwe mungaluze. Try and you will save resources you are spending on these two idiots.

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