Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has made changes in its national governing council (NGC), moving its regional governor for the South, Noel Masangwi, to head events department.
The party’s spokesperson Nicholas Dausi confirmed the changes in an interview yesterday, disclosing that Masangwi has been replaced by architect, Ben Chidyaonga.
Dausi said Masangwi actually asked party’s president Peter Mutharika to relieve him of the position to enable him to concentrate on his parliamentary campaign.
Masangwi is racing for a parliamentary seat in Blantyre City East where the sitting MP is Minister of Mining John Bande who is contesting on the ruling People’s Party (PP) ticket.
Dausi said considering the moving of Masangwi, who has been retained as a member in the governing council and director of special events, the party has also made some changes.
The DPP spokesperson said Ngozi Harawa has been co-opted as a member of the governing council, Henry Mweziwina, regional treasurer for the South, Henry Matemba, regional organising secretary and Charles Mchacha, deputy regional campaign director, South.
Masangwi in an interview yesterday confirmed asking the party to relieve him of his position because it is tasking to be a regional governor and that could have interfered with his campaign.