3 women after Mutharika’s job: JB, Sally Kumwenda and Florence Fulayi among 20 in Malawi presidential race

Three female presidential hopefuls have collected nomination papers to contest in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections as they want Malawi’s topmost position and they say the electorate must look the way of women, this time around as 20 pretenders, contenders to the throne emerge.

Sally Kumwenda: Presidential hopeful
Joyce Banda PP’s torchbearer

In the history of Malawi no woman has won a presidential race or even coming second.

The female presidential hopefuls are former Head of State Joyce Banda who is torchbearer of the People’s Party (PP), Sally Kumwenda Yadwad (Leadership with Compassion) and new entrant Florence Fulayi.

Fulayi is the latest aspirant to collect the nomination forms to join the race of challenging incumbent President Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) who is seeking a second and mandatory final five-year term.

Another one who has collected the forms seeking to occupy the State House on independent tickets is Rhodrick Makhambera.

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa said out of the 20 who have collected the forms ahead of presentation scheduled for between February 4 and 8, 12 aspirants are representing political parties, seven are independent candidates and one is representing a coalition.

The main contenders to the presidential race include Lazarus Chakwera (Malawi Congress Party), serving Vice-President Saulos Chilima (UTM) and Atupele Muluzi (United Democratic Front).

Leader of Alliance for Democracy (Aford) and Umodzi Party, Enock Chihana and Prof John Chisi have also collected the forms.

Others are former vice-president Cassim Chilumpha leading Tikonze People’s Movement—a coalition of six minor political parties, Chris Daza of Democratic People’s Congress, Peter Kuwani (Mbakuwaku Movement for Development), Chimbuna Belekiah (United Independence Party), Sally Kumwenda Yadwad (Leadership with Compassion) and Loudon Malingamoyo Phiri of National Salvation Front.

Henry Jailos Mdebwe, Smart Swira, Pastor Baxter Boyd Natulu, Ras Chikomeni David Chirwa and Reverend D.H. Kaliya complete the list of independent aspirants.

Each aspirant is expected to pay K2 million to participate in the elections and  submit to MEC  their nomination forms at Comesa Hall in Blantyre next month.

About 6.8 million Malawians are expected to vote on May 21 to elect a President, 193 members of Parliament (MPs) and 462 ward councillors.

There were 12 presidential candidates in the May 20 2014 Tripartite Elections out of which Mutharika, Chakwera, Banda, Chisi and Muluzi are set to appear on the ballot again. Chilima also appeared on the 2014 presidential ballot paper as Mutharika’s runningmate.

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Nambewe
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Nambewe

With the mess she caused and the incompetence she demonstrated while leader in Malawi and all the stealing I really cant believe Joyce Banda is trying for President again!!! Taking Malawians for Granted!

Apumbwa
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Apumbwa

Women will have to work twice as hard as men in politics after Joyce Banda squandered there chances to rise up to anything in Malawi

Nambewe
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Nambewe

Not all women are Joyce Bandas. She is a particularly bad example of a leader regardless of her gender

Namaseko
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Namaseko

Joyce Mtila Banda has forever mulled the chances for a woman Preaident in Malawi . CASHGATE happened right under her nose and she was clueless until the attempted assassination of Mphwiyo

Nambewe
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Nambewe

No not at all there a lot of great efficient women out there and with time they will come out. Joyce Banda was a bad accident to Malawian politics.

Ntengo wa Kesia
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Ntengo wa Kesia

No chance! Aaaah.
Joisi Banda anaononga mbiri ya azimai m’Malawi muno, based on her massive failures when she was the accidental President.
Utter failure; didn’t have even a clue as to what the job entailed. And depended on her Azungu (akuti chakuti chakuti).
Women should be first in line to chastise JB and tell her to get out of politics. She’s done enough destroying.

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

A JB was nso tu ndi a misala, mwaiwala kuti mudachita devalue our currency in your first one month katundu nkukwera ndi about 80% inu. Pano kwacha iri stable ndemwati mubwerenso mudzachitenso devalue. Cashgate simudayambitsa ndinu mayi. Tikachita google “top 10 rich Malawians” inu muli pa number 8 with $35 million, mudazitenga kuti ndalama zemenezi?

Chatonda
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Chatonda

A big waste of time and their hard earned money. None of them is worth the presidential material. JB is the worst thief in Malawi and she has no space in a democratic Malawi. Stop kidding

Bystander
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Bystander

When you have such a huge mixture of presidential aspirants it says a lot about that office. It means somebody had so messed it up to the extent that everyone thinks he/she can do better. It’s free for all.

muonosile
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muonosile

I cannot vote for a woman president ngakhale atandifinyira doom mkamwa.

Jah
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Jah

Sally just go home monga palibe ukuthila battery???? Don’t waste our time here!! You are fit for the bed iwe!!

Sesasesa
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Koma Iwe Sally are you a dreamer?, Where were you/ Just keep yourself at home. Komaah Asshh, women!

King kol
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King kol

JB ndi yekha woyenera kulamulila.cash. Gate inayamba ndi bingu. Osanamizana apa chifukwa Cha msanje.

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