Aspiring MP Bandawe gets court order against MCP not to declare Lunguzi candidate

The High Court in Lilongwe has granted Malawi Congress Party (MCP) primary election losing candidate Patrick Bandawe an injunction restraining MCP  from declaring his opponent and incumbent legislator Luliana Lunguzi winner of the  controversial primary elections which the party held in the Dedza East constituency.

Bandawe: Gets court injunction

Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda granted the injunction.

Bandawe rushed to court  after he claimed unfairness in the handling of primaries in his constituency.

MCP elections director Elias Chakwera said Bandawe’s grievances were addressed.

But Bandawe said he was not impressed  with the outcome of the mediation talks he had with party officials.

“The officials conceded in my face that I won the elections, not Juliana Lunguzi but said they had to make a political decision in her favour, this is why I rushed to the court,” he said.

He said it was unfair that the party declared Lunguzi winner after the presiding officer duly declared him winner.

“What I want is justice, nothing else,” said Bandawe, adding, “I am the rightful winner of the primary elections.”

MCP publicity secretary Maurice Munthali said it was the wish of the party to resolve the issue within the party hierarchy without going to the courts.

He said the party, however, regrets that Bandawe has resolved to go to the courts instead of taking the party advice.

The party spokesman says aspirants not satisfied with primary elections results can stand as independent candidates despite signing a commitment to stay in the party after losing the elections.

MCP was the first party to start conducting primary elections after its convention and has since set the pace again to be the first to unveil its presidential running mate in business mogul Muhammad Sidik Mia.

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Truth Pains
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Impostor truth pains , why not coming up with your own name, am the original Truth Pains and not you.

Stop your mediocrity, be creative enough man and not copy cut.

On Bandawe, this is politics man just move on or stand as independent.
So many candidates won on independent tickets so why afraid??????

Fupa lokakamidza limaswa mphika.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Why not test your popularity in the area by standing as an independent? That is what others who have felt they are not needed by their respective parties have done in the past.

Kotakota mtalamo
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Kotakota mtalamo

Abandawe mufuna mubweletse chisokonezo mcp,ingopitani ku dust bin ku UTM,komwe kwalowela kabwila

Patrick
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Patrick

Busy fighting with government azanu ali ku ma constituency kupanga chitukuko

Coco
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Coco

Bandawe Bandawe!… let the judge help us on this – As when chalera started counting the number of delegates behind Bandawe some of the contestants withdrew from the race and advised their delegates to stand behind Bandawe? And by that time they had already finished counting Lunguzi’s delegates, so be the the judge on this and who is the right winner unless if it was before they could count Lunguzi’s it could have been another case to judge/discuss…viva MCP…..

truth pains
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truth pains

people vote for parties and not individual candidates that why Bandawe knows that deal ndikuyimira chipani. MCP made a political decision????????????????? so why going for polls? This is a party which has suffered a lot of court battles with its own members. This tells us a lot about lack of democratic respect in the party. Dictatorship siyinathedi ku MCP

Gona pa Muhanya
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Gona pa Muhanya

just wasting time and money, it is better you stand as an independent candidate, you will win after all the same people you claim voted for you will vote again during the elections. why reason like a baby Bambo.

Nafenso
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Nafenso

#Team Juliana all the way!!

Busybody
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Busybody

Just do a re-run

D . Nyondo
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democracy at its best MCP should learn that is why always you loose general election. This issue was clear you would not have gone this far if Bandawe being declared a winner which he won clearly

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