Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials in the Northern Region have endorsed Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe as the region’s vice president at the party’s coming convention
DPP will hold its convention on July 1 to choose leaders. The party endorsed-president Peter Mutharika as its presidential candidate but other positions will have to be contested for.
Gondwe is already vice-president for the party (North). However, he has not commented on his endorsement.
The region is banking on the minister to be the party’s vice-president in the next five years.
In an interview on Tuesday, DPP regional governor (North) Kenneth Sanga said the region will go for Gondwe to continue serving as vice president.
“He has served the party well and we have no problem having him continue. He is loyal to the President and to the party. We need such people to guide us. We also want the youth to tap from his wisdom,” he said.
However, Sanga said should anyone decide to challenge Gondwe, the region will have no problem with that.
The party’s youth director (North) Kelvin Chirambo supported Sanga on having Gondwe continue serving as vice- president.
Efforts to talk to Gondwe proved futile as he was in Parliament.
Meanwhile, the region will be meeting to compile names of people aspiring for various positions at the convention.