According to the Convention Chairperson Nicholas Dausi, well wishers have already started pledging and providing funds for the event to meet the required target.
Dausi told Capital FM that the party officials are currently conducting regional meetings to gain input from members on how they want the party’s constitution and manifesto to shape up.
“This time we are in the southern region conduction convention consultative meetings. As the president has said that during our time (DPP regime) we may have done things that people were not happy with and we sincerely apologize,” said Dausi
“So at a grass root level; from branch, area, district and regional level we must come out and say that certain things that the people were not happy with, we regret it and sincerely apologize.
“Because its only after you realize a mistake that people will say these people are really converted.”
On whether people are showing interest to challenge the interim leader Peter Mutharika on the presidency, Dausi said at the moment forms have not yet been distributed.
Meanwhile, reports are emerging that some DPP members want National Assembly speaker (also a DPP MP for Nkhotakota north) Chimunthu Banda to contest for the party’s presidency at the convention.