Boti Phiri wins primaries to be MCP candidate in Chakwera constituency

Parliamentary aspirant, Dr. Mphatso Jones Boti Phiri will represent Malawi Congress Party in Lilongwe North West by elections after beating 14 other aspirants in the party’s primary elections held on August 29, 2020.

Boti Phiri
Voting during the primaries

The Parliamentary seat fell vacant following the stepping down of Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, who was contesting for the country’s Presidency during June 23 2020.

Chakwera had won the seat during the May 21 2019 Parliamentary elections, but stepped down in line with country’s law to contest in the court sanctioned June 23 Presidential poll, which he was duly declared winner.

The primary elections were held at Kasiya Community Day Secondary School in the area and brought together 15 aspirants, three of them women.

Boti Phiri, believed to be a former Malawi Defence Force officer, won with 389 votes and was distantly followed by Deborah Mitawa with 255 votes.

One Thousand two hundred ninety-three turned up to elect the party’s representative for the forthcoming by elections with 9 votes declared null and void.

In previous processes of electing preferred party candidates, supporters were standing in a line behind the aspirants, but the time around, they used ballot papers with strict adherence to Covid-19 prevention measures.

The Electoral Commission (EC), under the leadership of Dr. Chifundo Kachale, is expected hold by-elections in the following five vacant constituencies; Mangochi West; Mangochi North East, Phalombe North, Lilongwe North West and Karonga Central.

Recently, the electoral body engaged the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and the Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) Board to be apprised of implications and map the way forward regarding holding of by-elections and carrying out electoral cycle activities that include post-election reviews and demarcation of wards and constituencies amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

It was agreed that the activities should be implemented with strict adherence to Covid-19 preventive measures by all stakeholders.

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Gas Machine Head
Gas Machine Head
9 months ago

This guy is naturally talented and born leader. We need such youthful blood to reinvigorate Malawain politics. A blend of the wise and mature plus these younger ones might possibly improve Malawi’s democracy and development

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

dpp wants to bounce back and could you please show that you can come back by winning the Lilongwe North West constituency?

itsanana
itsanana
9 months ago

Kodi anthuni, education is what you do with the education acquired. Alot of educated pple without output i have seen in Malawi, they just walk higher amvekere i have PHD ndiye ife a masters timangowaseka kuti hedeee. What have they done with their PHDs, nothing

Kaka
Kaka
9 months ago

Oh okay, ndimaona ngati Ben Phiri

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago
Reply to  Kaka

lake leni leni ndi
robert sonkhani
lelo ati beni phili kkk

Chris_ Azungu
Chris_ Azungu
9 months ago

Mfana uyuyu ndi kawawa… kuchokera pa Likuni Boys …. kuti Booom… Msilikali, Lecturer ku Mzuni nkhani za chitetezo, our very own Dr

Mpakateni
9 months ago

Education only helps one to understand things better, but not necessarily to be a star performer. Was Peter Mutharika not educated? Would you say his performance impressed you? Chilumpha is well educated, did he achieve anything in politics? Kuona maso a nkhono n’kudekha.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
9 months ago
Reply to  Mpakateni

I agree with you Sir. Most of the times well educated leaders become useless. Leadersjip is an inborn thing.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago
Reply to  Mpakateni

phd pitala koma saavetsa zinthu

Hawell
Hawell
9 months ago
Reply to  Mpakateni

Achievements is two fold that is individual achievement and collective achievement. So put APM on scale as an individual and then as collective only then you will make the right judgement. This country was not being run by APM alone there are departments, ministries, etc so if health official is stealing drugs from hospital it is not APM and if wa trafic akulandira ziphuphu pa msewu it is not APM and so forth. Therefore, think about it and for your information last time DPP put measures on covid prevention to do lockdown this was protested through court injunction and dd… Read more »

MZWANYA
MZWANYA
9 months ago

Our own soldier and a doctorate holder for that matter! Osamangoti achewa ndi mbuli iyayi

ERUTU
ERUTU
9 months ago
Reply to  MZWANYA

Zowonadi Mwene 🙏🏾

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