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Three for the sectretary general position in DPP

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Blantyre Malawi: Dr. Jean Kalilani, Allan Chiyembekeza and Joyce Banda’s Chief Agriculture Advisor Binton Kutsaira To Wrestle For the Secretary General Position

President Joyce Banda’s Chief Agriculture Advisor Binton Kutsaira is set to wrestle back his former Secretary General position for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) at the party’s indaba which is currently underway.

Joyce Banda appointed Kutsaira as her chief agriculture advisor in June last year. On top of the portfolio, he is also responsible for planting the Peoples Party’s (PP) structures in the Central Region.

However, in a surprise turn of events, Kutsaira has acquired a nomination form to contest for the secretary-generalship of the DPP.

Ironically, Kutsaira has not severed his ties with the ruling PP and was captured at the president Banda’s political rally last Friday in Salima.

Kutsaira who once held the position during Bingu wa Mutharika’s era before being replaced with Wakuda Kamanga will battle it out with the party’s acting Secretary General Allan Chiyembekeza, the party’s vice president and Dr. Jean Kalilani.

DPP in Malawi

DPP in Malawi

Apart from Kutsaira, Ted Kalebe, who was entrusted by President Banda to be running the Youth Enterprise Development Fund (Yedef), is also vying for the same position.

Kalebe, who detached himself from the DPP since Mutharika’s death has been seen in PP public rallies. The two politicians’ decision follows reports of presidential contender Henry Chimunthu Banda’s links to President Banda.

Among others, Chimunthu is said to have pocketed K30million to canvass much support to successfully challenge Mutharika as DPP poll bearer in 2014 polls.

President Banda is also said to have promised Chimunthu extra K52million if he beats Mutharika at the convention on top of being promised the running-mate position in 2014.

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