Chimunthu Banda wins DPP primaries: Ex- Malawi Speaker seeks return to Parliament

Former speaker of parliament Henry Chimunthu Banda has won ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primaries in Nkhotakota north to represent the party in the coming May 2019 Tripartite elections.

Chimunthu Banda back in front line politics

Chimunthu Banda who retired from front line politics in 2014 after serving the constituency for 15 years, has bounced back amidst  romours that he may be President Peter Mutharika’s runningmate in the coming polls.

However, the incumbent parliamentarian for the constituency Frank Mphande, boycotted the elections faulting the party for poor preparations.

But besides controvesy, the party went  on with the elections and Henry Chimunthu Banda scooped 2162 votes against Fyson Saenda and  Space Katenga Kaunda who got 60 and 53 votes each respectively from  three centres namely Chasato, Nkhuyu and Nkhunga.

In an interview after being declared winner, Chimunthu said he is grateful to the people of the area for giving him another chance to represent them in the coming polls and optimistic to carry the day come May 2019.

“As you can see, it is a clear sign that  I served the people of my constituency well for 15 years and I have no doubt I will reclaim the victory come 2019”, he said.

Commenting on Mphande’s  claims, presiding officer of the elections veteran politician Brown Mpinganjira said was not aware of the date change as he and his team were assigned to go and administer the elections by the party officials.

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Ken Phiri
Ken Phiri
1 year ago

This is retrogressive. Hon Chimunthu Banda served very well in various positions. Finally he servef as Speaker of Parliament where he retired honorably. He currently enjoys full retirement package. Now what else dioes he want? He should not be allowed to win that parliamentary seat! Tthere are others in that constituency who can do a hood job. Should it always be Chimunthu Banda? No. He is not alone in this nonsense. There are many more like him who retired and are creeping back into active politics. This is wrong. These old guards appear to think that the youths have nothing… Read more »

Ken Phiri
Ken Phiri
1 year ago
Reply to  Ken Phiri

Moderation up to 2 days???

chimuti
chimuti
1 year ago

ntawi ngati ino kufunano antu osaku mukawina kuba basi, pano so nde kufuna molalo antu osauka akuzungulire kuwina ngakale bridge yopochoka osamanga kuba ndalama , tasileni anyamata nawo alowemo mboma nchito kukalila zimenezi

mtete
mtete
1 year ago

Anyone voting DPP/Chimunthu must be loco and pro corruption

Kalulu Wadwala
Kalulu Wadwala
1 year ago

Nde kubvala chigudulitu. Some a brilliant and smart Malawian .

Namaseko
Namaseko
1 year ago

Recycled and recycled again, I don’t understand politicians, you can serve Malawi in other capacity as well

Sungururerureru
Sungururerureru
1 year ago

Machine opangira machine.

mtete
mtete
1 year ago

Welcome back to the sinking ship.

Ndaonavino
Ndaonavino
1 year ago

Well come back Boss, this is your party and continue from where you left.

Make Malawi Great
Make Malawi Great
1 year ago

you should have gone for independent you will live to regret that party you on soon! Mark my words.

HoRror
HoRror
1 year ago

Mphande mkwanisa kusamala msikana uja. Muyambilaso ya ubusatu apa

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