LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Tuesday appointed Bintony Kutsaira as its central region governor replacing Dean Josiah Banda.

The party has however said has redeployed Josiah to other duties.

This comes thirteen months ahead of next year’s sticky Tripartite elections which every party is re-positioning in its ranks and files.

Kutsaira, who is former State chief spy, when contacted on phone could not comment on the matter only said; “Talk to [Hetherwick] Ntaba or the secretary general of the party”.

DPP secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey wa Jeffrey said she has seen a letter of Kutsaira’s appointment dated March 12 2018 but said could not comment because she was in a place where network is very bad.

“The phone is faint. Let’s talk later so I can comment clearly,” she said.

DPP administrative secretary Francis Mphepo said President Peter Mutharika was Kutsaira to build the party in the central region.

Josiah Banda , a business tycoon and former football administrator, took over the regional governor post when he replaced late Eclain Kudontoni who was promoted to be the party’s Secretary general.

Kutsaira has been a political nomad, he first cut his political teeth in Malawi Congress Party (MCP) where he once once served as its member of parliament.

He then joined DPP and defected to Peoples Party when it was in power where he served as Deputy Minister of Agriculture Bintoy before rejoining MCP and now is back to DPP fold.

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