Last updated at 13:30
What can be described as good news for Malawian Muslim community in as far as taking part in good governance is concerned, about four Muslim candidates won People’s Party (PP) crucial positions at the National Conference which was held at College of Medicine Sports Complex in Blantyre.
There were about six Muslims who joined the race but only one failed.
Former Vice President of Republic of Malawi Dr Cassim Chilumpha (a Muslim) who is now Energy Minister grabbed the party’s vice president position for the Central Region.
Chilumpha scooped 1253 votes past dribbling other four contenders from the region including Clement Stambuli who got 478, the outspoken Uladi Mussa who got 277, Chaima Banda who managed to get 35 and William Nkono who went home with a mere 1 vote.
In the Southern Region, a Muslim business tycoon Sidik Mia also carried the day after claiming a land slide victory against Brown James Mpinganjira. Mia got 1711 votes against 276 of the veteran politician.
Another Muslim Yusuf Mwawa was also over the moon as he managed to grab deputy director of strategic planning position.
Other positions that went in favour of Muslims are first treasurer general and second deputy treasurer general that went to Halima Daudi and Yusuf Matumula respectively.
PP was holding its first ever convention since its formation in 2011.