Malawi Congress Party (MCP) publicity secretary Jessie Kabwila and its campaign director Felix Jumbe have sailed through in the primary elections in Salima district to become the party’s parliamentray candidates in the May 20 2014 Tripartite Election.
Kabwila, who is also a Chancellor College lecturer, won primary elections, beating two other contestants to become the party candidate for Salima North West Constituency.
The MCP spokeswoman has been under pressure from the University of Malawi (Unima) and ruling People’s Party (PP) to resign following her appointment as MCP spokesperson to avoid conflict of interest.
She has since written the University Council, asking for a one-year sabbatical leave.
Kabwila shot to stardom in 2011 during late President Bingu wa Mutharika’s administration when she almost singlehandedly fought for academic freedom for UNIMA lecturers, particularly those from Chancellor College.
Meanwhile, Jumbe has also been endorsed as MCP candidate for Salima central constituency.
Jumbe says when ushered into power next year, the party will make sure that it deals with poverty by helping the poorest of the poor to have three basic necessities.
He advised the people not to make their decisions due to monetary influences, but they should settle for members of Parliament who will help them change their lives for the better.