DPP confident of winning Mzimba by-elections

Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) conducted primaries in Mzimba Central and Mzimba South Constituencies ahead of the October 9 by-elections and the party’s first vice-president and Malawi’s former finance minister Goodall Gondwe has expressed optimism that they will retain the seats.

During the primaries in Mzimba Central to replace Professor Donton Mkandawire who died last December, Owen Mkandawire emerged winner with 334 votes, beating Michael Zimba and Robert Mkandawire, who got 204 and nine votes, respectively.

In Mzimba South, to replace Khumbo Kachali who was appointed the country’s Vice President, Ronald Chavula was selected as he was the only one who turned up.

Goodall Gondwe : DPP will win

“DPP is set to win these seats in October. The party is extremely strong and a lot of people are looking up to it,” he said emphatically.

Gondwe said DPP Has come up with an effective campaign strategy and was ready for the forthcoming by-elections.

Mzimba South East parliamentarian Rabson Chihaula Shaba said DPP candidates will focus on issues of development for the people of Mzimba.

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