Chanco vote student with albinism Phunyanya first ever union president

Students at Chancellor College of the University of Malawi made history on Thursday when they ushered into the presidency of the union, a student with albinism, Godfrey Phunyanya.

Godfrey Phunyanya: Elected Chanco students union president

This makes it the first time since the university was opened in 1964 for a student with albinism to rise to the highest office in the student union of the college.

Phunyanya, an energetic with imposing physique, charismatic and of fearless character impressed the Chilunga intelligentsia, as Chancellor College students are fondly called, when he announced two weeks ago that he would be vying for the high office in the students’ union body.

“The moment he expressed interest, we knew he would make it because we trusted him with a big leadership position in one of the party political wings on campus  [UTM] and he was the darling of the people, his track record was impressive,” said one of his staunch supporters.

“Now the feeling is that of victory and satisfaction that the Chilunga intelligentsia have given him the mandate to led them for the next academic year” he said.

In an interview with  Nyasa Times, after the release of the results Thursday night, Phunyanya surrounded by his jubilating supporters was quick to thank the student community for the trust they have reposed in him.

“I am humbled for the trust reposed in me”, he said adding “I will be their servant and I will deliver on the promises I made during the just ended energy draining campaign.”

Phunyanya got 632 votes beating Kirby Kasinja who got 457, Amazing Grace Tepeka who got 323 votes, Yohane Tembo who got 308 and Alex Banda who got 224.

“It was tight but the voice of progress has triumphed. History has been made,” said one of Phunyanya’s campaign strategists.

In another notable position, the student community have trusted John Theba as their Entertainment Director (ED). The newly elected ED impressed the student’s community on Friday last week when he managed to bring on campus a horde of urban artists including Dan Lu, Nepman, Steve Spesho, Jay Jay C all at once to prove that the students will no longer be starved of entertainment.

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mpilu
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mpilu

i thot ku chanco kuli anthu ozindikila, thexx y x only focis on what they are studying. words of discrimation. and i say again,HE IS A HUMAN BEING NOT AN ALBINO. revise your human right act.
same kuti aika pampando olumala.noooooooo. aikapo Mr ,Mrs,Miss ujeni pampando wakutiwakuti thats how we can use the word on board.
where is your mind guys. Sad

mpilu
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mpilu

hey hey stop being stupid and discriminating words.
he is a human being not an albino.

Thilampu
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Thilampu

Congratulations

Mwinithako
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Mwinithako

Decenzo Banda is a naughty writer and very unprofessional indeed.Why does he bring an element of albinism in the article.What picture is he bringing and painting here??????This is very bad,I cannot go further,mwandimva zomwe ndikuthandauza apapa yaya

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
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Shaft Sachapandimadzi

Congratulations Phunyanya. The student’s wishes have been granted just like Malawians wishes to hv Mutharika as President till 2024

M'Malawi
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M'Malawi

Tippex and fake ballots were not used in election of Phunyanya so the two are not comparable.

Khima
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Khima

Just CHANCO has a new Students Union President…albinism is not any news. He able like us.

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