No challenger yet for Joyce Banda at PP convention

No member of the People’s Party (PP) has expressed interest  to challenge former president Joyce Banda for the leadership of the party and be its torch bearer in next year’s elections.

Joyce Banda: Talks about running for  presidential office again

Banda said said she was ready to run in 2019’s presidential elections if nominated by her party.

She said she would contest at her People’s Party (PP) elective convention due in coming months.

“The power to choose a torch bearer rests with the people,” she said. “If they chose me, yes, I will stand.”

But PP secretary general Ibrahim Matola said  so far Banda remain he sole candidate for the position of party president at the yet to be announced dates for the convention.

Matola said all executive party positions are open for competition.

Banda returned home in April from four years of self-imposed exile after being embroiled in a corruption scandal with officials stealing millions of dollars in public money.

She made her name as an austere leader who sold the presidential plane.

The former president could not control her officials involved in the infamous cash-gate scandal.

Banda founded the People’s Party after splitting with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party of President Peter Mutharika.

An arrest warrant issued for her remains in force, but police have not acted against her in the two months she has been back home.

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Comrade
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Comrade

that is the problem when you have one individual providing all the funding

ndatopa
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ndatopa

Im so sick and tired of hearing the same recycled politicians over and over again, we need someone new with fresh ideas, all these old folks have failed malawi and malawians

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Who in their right mind would challenge her for a torch bearer position. PP is dead and who would want to lead to lead a dead party. You know; sometimes soldiers perish because they remain engaged in a battle after others have retreated. Retreat is prompted by serious conditions or for tactical reasons. In the heat of battle, look around (Joyce). Are you sure everyone you suppose is on your side is still with you?

Peter
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Peter

She is just another useless woman

7777999
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7777999

who is misinforming this girl? Kindly and politely that she got the presidency by default. She should wait incase dpp wants a running mate who will die otherwise Malawians don’t want to hear her name

Sur
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Sur

Mayi wanga takunvani no challenger ndithu.. peter munthalikaso. No challenger .Atupere no challenger.. hahaha ndale za pa malawi ndi business.. ndekuti muli kudya. H

Billy Chilewani
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Billy Chilewani

The challenger to JB will be herself. It is her party and she is sole owner and all challengers wear the rebels tag and are expelled. These are Malawian parties based and founded on the founder’s syndrome.

Samuel
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Samuel

Tiyenazoni. Blue every where amai seats mpaka ndi mmagazi momwe. blue, blue and much more blue.

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