MCP elects MP Chilondola as chairman of ‘stronghold’ central region: Mlomo whinges

Member of Parliament for Dedza North Constituency, Patrick Zebuloni Chilondola, has been voted regional chairman for the centre of opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) during elections held on Saturday.

Chilondola being congratulated by Kabwila

Chilondola being congratulated by Kabwila

Mlomo (L) feels he was 'ambushed'

Mlomo (L) feels he was ‘ambushed’

Central region is considered a stronghold of MCP where is has all its members of parliament.

Five people—Lyton Dzombe, Patrick Chilondola, Alex Chitete and Dyson Kaphambe—including the former chairman veteran politician Daniel Mlomo contested.

Chilondola scooped 191 votes; Dyson Kamphambe trailed second with 152 votes n Dzombe came third after polling 53 votes. Mchinji Parliamentarian, Alex Pompopompo Chitete got 19 votes while Mlomo did not get any vote.

However, Mlomo protested that the elections were not fair.

“There was a plot to remove me,” he claimed.

Earlier the long-serving party regional chairperson claimed he had obtained an injunction against the elections but surprisingly the party was not served and he contested.

Mlomo said the elections were organised behind her back as he was targeted for removal.

“I was not even notified as the party planned to hold these elections; this is an ambush,” said Mlomo.

Mlomo said he was the regional chairperson who gave MCP a lot of MPs during the last election and wondered “why should they try to disturb the party here instead of focusing in areas where it is weak?”

But MCP spokeswoman Jessie Kabwila said the party made an announcement several months ago that it will conduct regional elections in all regions.

“Additionally,” Kabwila said “the decision was arrived at during a national executive committee meeting which Mr. Mlomo is part of.”

During the elections Joe Ching’ani was elected vice chairman after pollingm187 votes flooring two parliamentarians; Levas Chipuwa and Nkhosa Kamwendo.

Chilondola in an interview with Nyasa Times promised to revamp the party in the central region.

“I am appealing for unity amongst the MCP family so that we work hard in order to strengthen the party and lock out the region from other political competitors,” said Chilondola.

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steven
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MCP kaya wina afune kaya asafune 2019 ikudzawina clean game. First it will be support from Central Region to vote for MCP ;then Secondly it will be the whole Northern Region voting for MCP bcoz they is no alternative party apart from MCP;Thirdly Most Southerners will be sympathy vote for MCP. It will be a landslide victory for MCP in 2019.Prophet Liabunya’s prophecy, MARK MY WORDS !!!

Mwachipoka
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Congratulations Guys!! I wish You well.

Kwacha!!

maphang'ombe phodogoma
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maphang'ombe phodogoma

Madam Jessie mwasekelera mpaka kulephera kubisa magweru. Hahahahahaha.

Chiphwusi
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Free advice to mcp if they want to win the next election is to make the party a purely tribal party just like DPP. That way they’ll be sure of a near 100% vote from their stronghold and collect bits of votes from the other regions. Final thought, don’t forget to give token positions to a few northerners and southerners to make MCP appear balanced and democratic. This political system has worked for millenia.

Nana
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Thats cute MCP u r always a winner no matter what it takes one day truth shall prevail since u were born u ve bn a strongest party where z baby Aford UDF PP and stinking Dull Plunders Party they r about to RIP viva MCP gud luck as u peacefully get strong

steven
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You, Malawians,Prophecy ya Liabunya mukuyitsatira abwino-bwino koma? Mufune kaya musafune 2019 MCP ikudzawina zisankho.M’mene ananenera ndimomwe zikuyendera pakali pano. B

Rev. Bonnextone Mitambo
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Rev. Bonnextone Mitambo

I strongly pray for Peace and Calm, Law and Order in MCP.

puludzu
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Shortly we will be heading to the north. Chipani chikozedwe ichi.

myao
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Get Ken Msonda for southern region, watsala yekha ku PP.

kk
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Mwayamba kubelana nokhanokha tizisankho ting’onoting’onoto, ife timabela General Elections. Ti ma regions ndi tichani kkkkkk

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