Bagus claims Mchacha blocked him from contesting, MP Issa boycotts DPP primaries

The governing Democratic Progressive Party DPP deputy Regional Governor for the Central region David Kambalame had to declare Samuel Office as the winner of the primary elections in Chikwawa Central Costituency which incumbent member of Parliament for the area Zahil Gaffer Issa and fomer pariamentarian Salim Bargus did not contest.

Presudent Mutharika with Bagus (r)

Other candidates, Winston Mapemba and Stera Kamangira- the sole female candidate in the primary elections also boycotted the elections accusing the candidate who was declared as the winner of fellying supporters outside the constituency to vote.

Kambalame who was the presiding officer for the primary elections however in an interview said he verified names of people to vote by calling out names of people per area.

He added that he was not aware why the incumbent member of Parliament for the area Zahil Gaffer Issa and Salim Bagus did not contest in the elections, saying he was only given the names of contestants by the Constituency Governor.

” As presiding officer I do not come up with names of people to contest. I was only given three names of people as contestants by the constituency governor,” said Kambalame. 

However in an interview, Bagus said he was barred to compete in the primary elections by the constituency governor and the deputy district governor for Chikwawa central constituency who said they got instruction from the party’s regional Governor Charles Mchacha.

Bagus said: “I filled the nomination form and I was allowed to pay K100 000 as a nomination fee only to be denied to meet the electoral college by the constituency leaders.”

He was supposed to compete as member of Parliament for the same constituency on an opposition MCP ticket but left the party.

Bagus then added that he will announce his next move when he receive communication from DPP Secretariat having presented his concerns. 

In Chikwawa west constituency the primary elections were postponed as Susan Dosi who is challenging the incumbent MP Kennedy Maluwa accused him of getting people outside the constituency to vote .

In Chikwawa Nkombedzi Constituency where the incumbent MP Lyodi Malora is being challenged by Ben Khuleya the Primary elections were also postponed on similar grounds.

Meanwhile, DPP secretary general Greselder Jeffrey, who is also chairperson of the primary elections, said a 10-member committee will meet before the end of this month address all the queries made in the party’s primary elections.

She said: “We have received queries from all constituencies in the Southern Region except Phalombe South and Thyolo South West, that the elections were not fair. So, the committee will meet before January to come up with the decision if it will be necessary to conduct primary elections re-run or not.”

Among some constituencies where the primary elections did not go well are Chiradzulu East and Chiradzulu South, where the incumbents, who are also Cabinet ministers Henry Mussa and Joseph Mwanamvekha, respectively, were declared winners.

In a letter from Joseph Nomale, who lost to Mussa, dated December 21 addressed to the party secretary general, the aspirant asks the party to declare him winner of the primary elections.

Reads the letter in part: “I write to demand that, I, as winner be officially declared as a Democratic Progressive Party torchbearer for Chiradzulu East Constituency in the 2019 election. Democratic Progressive Party is a democratic party, let democracy prevail. If I am not assisted, I will have no choice but to seek legal redress.”

DPP started conducting primary elections in October this year starting with constituencies whose incumbent MP is DPP.

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Humphrey
1 year ago

Pita ku UTM team of rejections

sato
sato
1 year ago

This is DPP @ its best. Jeffrey’s days are numbered and the same applies to the party. The same fate awaits the person to be chosen running mate to Mutharika.

mtete
mtete
1 year ago

Nsabwe yoyendayenda inakomana ndi chala. To be honest with you I thought Salimu Bagus had finally made a wise and mature decision by joining MCP. But no. Wachake ngwachake. Uyo, ulendo Ku DPP for whatever reason. Lero wakumana ndi Mchacha. You should know majority of DPP thieves hated your joining their party.

It’s never too late to return to MCP. Yes, tongues will wag but people will be happy you have finally seen sense.

faith
faith
1 year ago

achina bulldozer chaponda chimanga akudalilidwa kwambiri chifukwa ndiochuka akokuko mavoti ambiri nde chipani cha dpp chingalole aluze ma primaries, ndipusisa imene ikuseweledwa mu dpp ,

hussen wadada
hussen wadada
1 year ago

you can’t primaries ndi akula akula a Ku dpp its impossible muzingotaya ntawi yanu , kuyambila dausi, mussa, chaponda , chilenje, musaka, nankumwa ndi enao onse ndima crook komaso president amadalila ameneo kuti amupangile mobilise ma presidential votes, nde olo uluze Ku ma primaries its just formalities ngakale peter mutharika akuhuza kuti ukale chete usayankule tikupasa npando wina muchipani momo zazii, akupusisa akufuna papakulu kaya so you will just loose your energy outcome ikuziwika kale,

Favour of Yahweh
1 year ago
Reply to  hussen wadada

Hassan, lembani mchiyankhulo chanu timva , inu mukumvekera Chichewa ai.

Scholastica Bombe
Scholastica Bombe
1 year ago

VERY CORRECT!

Gwemula
Gwemula
1 year ago

Kkkkkkkkkkkk Bugas Bugas Bugas how many times did i called you three times ok bro dziko ili ndilonyansa you can give it all but the world will not give you back anything so this is it if you want to walk njira zachidule kkkkkkkk ukakhala ndi greed (dyera) tendencies ndiye izi a broooo!! So whats the way forward tsopano? mubwelera ku mcp or ku pp kapena mukagwera mommo mu utm hahaha nyerere yokonda shuga imakonda kuzungulira pa mlomo wa kapu kenako kugwera mommooooo

Daniel Phiri
Daniel Phiri
1 year ago

Ma candidate kodi mumangolola aliyense ku Dpp, uyu wawinayu samuele office mukumudziwa bwino bwino koma kapena mungodziwa kobiri yache chifukwa muli kulalata, kunyada ati ali ndi ndalama zambiri ndi iyeyi kulikonse angapite akumanena choncho, komanso angocheza ndi anthu kamba ka mpando akuufunawu, mugwa naye limodzi ameneyi muonanso

Timakusowani
Timakusowani
1 year ago

Hon Chikumbutso Hiwa ndinu nduna ya za Maphunziro ku MCP. Bwerani kuno ndi kwanu muzalandiridwa. Ndinu khalakale pa ndale ngati nduna yopuma. A Chakwera azakubwenzerani pa mpano wanu onona

Standardmoney
Standardmoney
1 year ago

Hon. 2nd Deputy Secretary General wathu Bwana Salim Bagus. Bwerani bambo anu a Lazarus Chakwera akukudikirani. MCP imakukondani ndipo kwa ifeyo ndinu mwana wa a Chakwera. MCP 2019 Boma!

Nsena
Nsena
1 year ago

Uli dere nkulinga utayenda naye. Zikatere timati Bambo Salima Bagus mwazigwira. Zili mmanja zimukudzioneranso patali ayi. Muona kuti mupanga bwanji mbuya. Ndizanu izi ife tilibe nazo ntchito.

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