Which has been described as one of the free and fair conventions where there was free contest to fill different positions of the mighty rulling Democratic Progressive Party comes to an end today in the commercial city of Blantyre.
The convention which has attracted morethan 150 journalist both local and international, has seen the position of President and its vice from South, Central, North and Eastern being filled. Foreign dignitaries also witnessed what we can confortably call the mother of all conventions which has passed and yet to come. Delegates arrived on 1st July 2018, where among others were registration and accreditation to various individuals who are eligible to cast their votes and choose the leader of their choice.
At exactly 12:11hrs, on 2nd July 2018 Hon Nicholas Dausi announced that His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika is the DPP President and DPP torchbearer in 2019 and later the posts of Vice President North and Eastern region went unopposed to Hon Goodal Gondwe and Hon Bright Msaka respectively.
Position of Vice President central goes to Hon Uladi Mussa and Vice President South which took over 3hours of voting and counting votes session saw Hon Kondwani Nankhumwa who turns 40 today emerging the winner making him among the youth in the DPP NGC, Hon Jefu wa Jefu maintains the chief executive post of the rulling DPP, not only has Hon Cecilia Chazama replaced Hon Patricia Kaliati as a minister but also has been elected as the National Director of Women.
It was a very busy day and night as voting and position filling lasted till midnight as delegates made sure that every vote counts. Meanwhile the convention has seen Hon Jappie Mhango MP becoming Treasurer General, Hon Vuwa Kaunda scooping the Director Of Logistics post, Hon Ralph Jooma is the new Director Of Economic Affairs, Director of Campaign is now Hon Evason Chimlilenji and Director of Legal Affairs who is Hon Charles Mhango going unopposed aswell. DPP National Publicity Secretary is Hon Nicholas Dausi while Dr Benson Malunga Phiri aka Field Marshal has emerged the winner for the post of Director of Elections, National Organising Secretary has gone to Chimwemwe Chipungu.
We will publish the full list of of the position which have been filled at the DPP convention