The National Governing Council (NGC) of the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has set December 15-16 this year as provisional dates for the party’s elective conference.
The resolution was made in Lilongwe during the NGC meeting, which saw Cecilia Chazama chairing the meeting in the absence of the party’s President Peter Mutharika.
Speaking to YFM after the meeting, Chazama said the members followed all procedures and that those who attended the meeting were the ones who were elected during the 2018 elective conference.
She said: “As far as I am concerned, we were enough people to make the resolutions. The DPP constitution doesn’t specify any quorum since it was established, so we were over 34, and some were online.
“I wouldn’t know of the camps because what was represented here was the original honourable members of the NGC who were elected in 2018, which is according to the court order.”
Meanwhile, the meeting has also elected legislator for Mwanza Central Nicholas Dausi as chairperson for the convention whilst Baxter Kita is his deputy.
“We will make sure that the Constitution and legitimate electoral college only those that were present in 2018 are those that are going to come for the forthcoming convention.
“Because we will make sure that we have elected leaders who are democratically elected not through the backdoor,” said Dausi.
The convention is scheduled to take place in Lilongwe at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar), NRC campus.