Chakwera sails through in MCP primary polls

Leader of opposition in parliament and the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has won the party primary elections in Lilongwe north west constituency.

Chakwera getting the nod

Chakwera with his contender at the primary polls

Chakwera got 1187 votes against Bryson Majoni’s 50 votes.

This means Chakwera will now be the party torch bearer in the 2019 parliamentary election.

Some officials in the MCP said Majoni was sent by the DPP to challenge Chakwera and embarrass him if he had lost.

The victory by Chakwera in his constituency brings relief to the party after the primary elections saw some MCP political heavy weights lost.

In Mchinji, a veteran politician who has been in parliament close to three decades Divelias Zaipa has lost the MCP primary elections to a new political comer Agnes Nkusa Nkhoma.

Zaipa joins a list of sitting members of parliament who have lost in primary elections who include Joseph Njobvuyalema of Lilongwe Mapuyu south.

Others are Kasungu central MP Amon Nkhata, Kasungu south MP Vasco Chimbalu and Kasungu west legislator Alex Major.

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Chadzandiyani
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Chadzandiyani

inu Not only Central region but the whole of Nyasaland Man…. kodi mukukayika zoti MCP wit will carry the day…. amene akukayika ayi ali mu mdima. ife kuwala nde tikukuona. Lazarus Chakwera nde Dilu yeniyeni. Ine since then ndinalibe mbali but mtima wanga unangoti chipani chofunika kuchisapota ndi MCP. Ndipo olo mukuti kwavumbula bus iyi….aaaa ine njeee!!. Wanga ndili naye Black Cock and alamulira next year.

BigMan
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BigMan

Clear case of rigging

Truth Be Told
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Truth Be Told

I am impressed with Chakwera. He is a true Democrat. He doesn’t fear competition. MCP is leading the way in everything. Primaries, convention and what have you. Zipani zinazo kuli zii

Lilian Kaunda
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Lilian Kaunda

If Chakwera is sure of winning the presidency, why waste time standing as MP. this shows he is not sure of himself and wants to have something he would fall back on..

Bystander
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Bystander

Chakwera is sure of losing the presidential election. That’s he doesn’t want to miss parliament.

Pumbwa Mwana
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Pumbwa Mwana

You want him to be like Chilima who doesn’t have a constituency?

mediaz
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mediaz

Satana wachita manyazi, MCP bomaaaa!!!!!

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Haahaa a Penpusher in Malawi you lead your Party in Parliament .Its up to the People of Malawi to make a Choice. Hopefully no one will manipulate the Results like 2014.

Chacha
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Mnyamata iwe ukalimbane ndi katundu uyu!?

Penpusher
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Penpusher

Out of curiosity: Is Dr Chakwera not supposed to be focusing on the Presidential race and leave the MP position to others within. This proves that Chakwera is not confident of winning the Presidency. He is having a plan B, which will embolden his opponents. He should focus on the presidency only because he claims that MCP is a government-in-waiting.

Keen Observer
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Keen Observer

He knows very well that he will not make it on the presidential race.

Cognitive Dissonce Theory
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Cognitive Dissonce Theory

Chakwera will make Malawi great again.

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

I thought u were confident on winning the presidential seat why don’t u leave the MP seat for others lol You still aiming for the leader of opposition 2019 your God given job Rev!! hehe

The patriot
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The patriot

Peter has done this before.

mandala
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mandala

Bodza limenero

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

It just shows that Chakwera knows that he cannot win the presidency. In opposition he shall remain.

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