DPP candidate survive disqualification scare in Mzuzu

There was panic among the Democratic Progressive Party(DPP) officials and it;s supporters at Chibanja Ward on Tuesday in Mzuzu city constituency during the submission of nomination papers for the forthcoming byelection whose function took place at the New Jerusalem school .

DPP candidate Manda will contest

DPP candidate Manda will contest

MCP candidate Mlongera

MCP candidate Mlongera

Mafunde candidate files nomination

Mafunde candidate files nomination

Returning Officer Lobo Tembo announced that the DPP candidate George Manda was on the verge of being disqualified from contesting in the by-elections slated for August 25 unless some things on his nomination papers were corrected.

Before the announcement was done, the writing was on the wall that something on the table where the certification process was being done went wrong.

All the jovial mood and pomp, the smiling faces disappeared unceremoniously. Consultations were seen taking place, others were on phones as they left the room one by-one cracking brains to rescue the situation.

The DPP district governor for Mzuzu, Aston Msukwa who was also former Mzuzu Stadium supervisor was seen sweating and pointing an accusing finger at the returning officer but later things normalized after some party members rushed home to get the fresh certificates. Fortunately the drama unfolded in the morning hours ad closing was at 4:00pm.

When they were certified fit, there was handclapping and ululation bringing back their smiles.

In an interview, Tembo said :“For one to contest people must nominate you, so, seven nominees of George out of ten were fit but the three failed the test as their voting certificates were of the 2009 elections when we needed registered voters of 2014 or 2015 in our electoral system hence you saw the panic.”

It was not only the DPP candidate who was locked in a similar drama but also Ulaya Kaunda of the Mafunde Party.

Those that submitted without challenges included the Malawi Congress Party’s Charles Mlogera, Alliance for Democracy’s Gibson Chisale, Peoples Party’s Blackson Gondwe, Esmey Zinthambo Jere of Umodzi Party and independent candidate Mike Phiri.

Independent candidates William Mbale, Isaac Kalimandanda, Hope Mande, Mclean Tembo withdrew from the race. Other independent candidates Benedicto Israel Tembo and Rev. Christopher Kammasamba were disqualified for not submitting by 4:00pm.

MEC is conducting the Local Government By-elections in Chibanja ward because councilor Charles Nyirongo who was duly elected during the 2014 May 20 Tripartite Elections died.

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10 thoughts on “DPP candidate survive disqualification scare in Mzuzu”

  1. Concerned Citi says:

    Koma a DPP ndinudi atonga eti Ndi suit yoyiyamikila imeneyo and uhundsum uli pati apo, m’malo muyakhula za chitukuko busy kulemba useless apa. Candidate wanu mufuse zomwe anapanga kwa Luwinga or just go ku Chibavi police akakuwuzani, in brief his wife anamenyana ndi chibwezi ku Luwinga market, komaso ali ndi mwana ndi mkazi wina ku Chiputula This shows uhule samubayaso ndi masipoko ameneyu Chenjelani amalawi povota komaso inu a kazi anu amayenda ndi iye take care

  2. Chibanja tv says:

    Just look how handsome is the DPP candidate! lol a very expensive suit uyutu akukwana nanga zinazi kolala ya malaya onyenyeka nyenyekawo. Enawo ndiye olo kuvala jacket koma ziliko.

  3. Chipalamandule says:

    Amake Wize Mafunde supporter eeeeshiiiii!

  4. Chipalamandule says:

    DPP yiwalani koma Aford ndi mcp.

  5. Pacharo says:

    Kodi kani?

  6. Omega says:

    Pakana PP candidate , manyazi alibe , chipani choti mtsogoleri wake ananyamuka kale , wokabisala , ma Vice President onse anazitaya , running mate wake wazitaya , sing’anga wawo Mayi Chiponda amangobibidwa tsiku lonse kusowa mtengo wogwira ,kuteleko chipako chamudyelela Mdyomba Ibrahim Matola ndi mdyomba mzake Ralph Jooma , pamodzi ndi amtchona aja amu National News Paper a Ken Msonda .Potsiliza aulutsi mundipelekere moni kwa midyomba ya PP iyi , Che Bayisikolo , Che Kalamka , Che Matigadi , Che Sipindulo , Che Sadulo, osaiwala Che Foloko , pamodzi ndi ambwenumbwenu onse moni moni moni .Potsiliza a mkozi mundisweweleleko nyimbo ya Akamwire

  7. zachepa says:

    why so many candidates for the ward.

  8. Nyirenda no wonder you’re a stringer indeed you’re not a journalist, is this a story worth reporting???? Even Nyasatimes you’re losing the Mojo, the problem of being biased.

  9. fisi says:

    you headlined the story as of dpp at the end u say its not only dpp and others went to the extent of disqualified. what cld be the head line here? you are oiling the candidate

  10. madalitso says:

    ada u r now dpp??? thats good my old friend at chibavi primary school together with emmmanual zgambo, tawinani tiwone ndithu

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