BLANTYRE--The ruling People’s Party (PP) of Pres Joyce Banda has announced it will hold its national convention in August this year.
“We have not agreed on the dates yet but it will definitely be in August,” said Stephen Mwenye, the party’s interim publicity secretary, in an exclusive interview with The Maravi Post.
Other party members say the convention will be held on August 20.
Mwenye said all positions will be up for grabs at the convention.
“We want to regularise all positions, we want leaders to have the mandate of the people, so all positions in the National Executive Committee will be contested for,” he said.
The interim publicist said the party has been holding provincial elections ahead of the indaba to be held in Blantyre.
“As a party we are happy that everything went well, there was no bickering,” he said.
Mwenye said even politicians who left other parties to join the ruling party managed to get positions.
“Those who joined us later but had the confidence of the membership won positions,” he said.
PP became the de facto ruling party following the death of Pres Bingu wa Mutharika whose Democratic Progressive Party expelled then Vice-President Joyce Banda over succession wrangles prompting her to found PP.
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