Nankhumwa admits corruption,  indiscipline marred DPP primaries

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice president for the south Kondwani Nankhumwa has conceded party primary polls in some areas have been marred by corruption and indiscipline by presiding officers.

Nankhumwa:  DPP to assess results of all primary elections and decide the way forward

He said the party is now hearing such reports in the south and reruns will be ordered in constituencies where these malpractices were reported.

“I cannot say these did not happen. This is why we are meeting the concerned parties so that a decision is made on the matter,” he said.

Nankhumwa wa son Wednesday  meeting aspiring candidates of eight constituencies in a closed door meeting to find out what happened and the decision would be made later on whether to order for a rerun or not.

He, however, said presiding officers found guilty of corruption and indiscipline in the conduct of the primary elections will be disciplined by the party.

Some constituencies in the south had chaotic primary elections for the ruling pary.

There has been factionalism in DPP in the south with  a group calling itself Patriotic DPP Members, demanding the resignation of Jeffrey for allegedly mismanaging primary elections to identify candidates to represent DPP in the parliamentary and local government elections in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

Jeffrey claimed to have knowledge that some presiding officers were against her committee’s handling of the primaries because they were allegedly palm-oiled by some aspirants to tilt results in their favour.

She said: “Some of them [presiding officers] received money from aspirants to rig the elections, but failed because I was changing constituencies to conduct elections at the eleventh hour contrary to the official list.”

The Patriotic DPP Members pressure group resolved to push Jeffrey to resign both as party secretary general and chairperson of the committee coordinating the primaries and pave the way for director of elections Ben Phiri to lead the process.

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faith
faith
1 year ago

apa pakugwilizana chani ndi nkani ya chilima just kufuna kutawisa attention ma cadet kuti nkani isakule kwambiri dpp is a party of the thieves and it will always remain with them, ma cadet mwauponda mulibe nzeru nchito kuocha magalimoto

Kaliwo & Msowoya
Kaliwo & Msowoya
1 year ago

Chilima mbava zinzako izo…..

Kaliwo & Msowoya
Kaliwo & Msowoya
1 year ago

Chilima anzako amenewo.. Mbava zinzako…..

Shack
Shack
1 year ago

Corruption in DPP is normal

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
1 year ago
Reply to  Shack

Corruption DNA would be detectable in 99.9% of all DPP members. It’s good Nankhumwa has just vindicated all what most Malawians have been saying all along. Examples are just too many to mention. A rot long overdue to be rid of.

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

Its a disease that has infected every level of the party. The rerun will be just as corrupt.

psyuta
psyuta
1 year ago

Chilima size yake ndiimeneyi

Zinja
Zinja
1 year ago
Reply to  psyuta

Nawe nzeru ulibe. Ngati chakwera alibe retirement nde nankhumwa akaitenga kuti? Saizi ya mbuyako nankhumwa ndi chakwera ndi nchacha

CRIMINAL
CRIMINAL
1 year ago

timadziwa ife, ngat adad ali a corruption, mwana zimuphonya pati?

CHOKA SATANA
1 year ago

YOU TRAINED THESE CADETS NOW THEY ARE BAYING FOR YOUR BLOOD !! DON’T CRY !!

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