Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Zomba Central incumbent Member of Parliament Yunus Mussa won by a landslide victory over his contender George Kanyalika Banda during primary elections which were held at Zomba Gymkhana Club ground on Thursday, Boxing Day.
The elections, which started four hours late, attracted a total of 1005 voters from 67 area committees of the constituency.
Intriguingly, the presiding officer Henry Mussa who is also treasurer-general of the party did not have the trouble to count the number of voters as they all lined-up behind their winning candidate leaving Kanyalika stunned.
The triumphant and excited Mussa told Nyasa Times that the journey for better things for DPP has started.
“The people have spoken and I have won through landslide victory.
“ I only say thank you the people of Zomba Central Constituency for unwavering support. This is one step to victory for DPP and I am hopeful that the party will reclaim the parliamentary seat during the 2014 tripartite elections,” he said amid chants of wapalamula chitedze chidzakuyabwa from the followers.
He encouraged the people to vote for the party in 2014 which, according to him will redeem Malawians form the severe shortages of maize, drugs in hospitals and security lapse by the current regime.
However, Kanyalika disputed the outcome of the results and claimed that Mussa had cheated during the primary elections.
“I am against the results because they were not free and fair. Yunus Mussa had ferried people from outside the constituency such as Jali and Govala.
“ I am going to appeal to the National Executive Committee because everybody has seen this. If the party is going to tolerate things like these then I am afraid we cannot progress efficiently in terms of development,” he said.
Also speaking to pressmen after the elections, Henry Mussa said everything went on well.
“I should congratulate the winning candidate and urge for peaceful coexistence among DPP supporters in the district. This is what we want in a democratic setting and to the losing aspirant; all is not lost because there is always next time,” he said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :