Speaking to MBC, Nankhumwa said his priority is to transform the way the party practices its politics in his region.
Nankhumwa who is also Mulanje Central Parliamentarian outclassed cabinet ministers Joseph Mwanamvekha and Henry Mussa to succeed George Chaponda as vice president for the South. Chaponda withdrew at the eleventh hour.
“Moving forward, we are going to sit down with the regional leadership and outgoing leaders to work together on how we can transform the way we do our politics in this region. We want to be practicing politics of inclusiveness,” Nankhumwa said.
Meanwhile, Nankhumwa has described his victory as a birthday gift as he was born on July 3 1978. He is now 40.
Out of 1681 voted, Nankhumwa –got 772 votes, Joseph Mwanamvekha - 407 votes and Henry Mussa - 401 votes.
On the other hand, Uladi Mussa also won as Central region Vice President with landslide from 1615, Mussa got 964 votes while 19 null and avoid, Dean Josiah Banda 298 votes, Zelia Chakale 149 votes Heatherwick Ntaba 94 votes and Sam Tembenu 91 votes.
Mussa said he decided to go into the field after noting that DPP was lacking political vibrancy in the Central Region.
He said he was not a new comer in the party as he is among the founding members of the party.
“As you are aware, I was the first vice president of DPP during Bingu’s time. I love this party that is why I stepped in after noting that the party needed someone well versed with Central region politics,” said Mussa.
For the Northern and Eastern regions Goodall Gondwe and Bright Msaka went unopposed.
Besides, National Organizing Secretary for DPP is Chimwemwe Chipungu, Secretary General Greselder Jeffrey, Publicity Secretary is now Nicholas Dausi who is also Minister of Information, Director of Women is now Cecilia Chazama who is also Minister of Civic Education.
Some positions were deferred during the convention to a later date including the position of National Youth Director.