DPP has three candidates in Mzimba Hora c

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has found itself in an awkward position following the decision by the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to feature three candidates in Mzimba Hora Constituency.

Jeffrey (c): We are equally in a fix just as MEC 

DPP Secretary General (SG), Greselder Jeffrey, confirmed in an interview on Tuesday, saying the three candidates, who include the incumbent member of Parliament (MP) Christopher Mzomera Ngwira, his wife and Henry Mumba, already submitted their nomination papers to electoral body.

Ironically, the party disqualified Mzomera Ngwira because the Supreme Court declared bankrupt recently.

“We are equally in a fix just as MEC will be because we have three candidates representing DPP in the parliamentary elections in one constituency. Of course, this could not have been the case had it been that MEC allowed us to withdraw Mumba from the race,” said Jeffrey in an interview with Nyasa Times.

She disclosed that the party would support Mrs Ngwira’s – whose name was not immediately available – candidature who “has the blessing of the party” to represent it.

“But we don’t know how MEC will address this. That’s why we wrote MEC to allow us withdraw one candidate.

“We know that Christopher will not pass because of his bankruptcy issue. So, it’s unfortunate that MEC did not grant our request to withdraw Mumba from the race,” stated Jeffrey.

MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa said they only know about two nomination papers from the party.

The nomination papers are in the name of Henry Mumba and Martha Chiuluntha, according to Munthali.

“I enquired from the CRO. It happened that they got two nomination papers both duly stamped by the party. The matter is being handled by our legal team. The nation will be informed on the way forwards,” he said.

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Namizinga
Namizinga
2 years ago

first com first save Henry mumba woyee

Chatonda
Chatonda
2 years ago

Mec must disqualify Apm first for cheating government officials that his running mate has msce yet Chimulirenji is using his brother’s msce . Climinal offense.
Secondly, Mec must disqualify all the three candidates in Mzimba Hora for flouting electoral procedures. Dpp will not have a presidential candidate and running mate country wide and no candidate in Mzimba Hora. Dpp in self inflicting trouble. Opposition parties and the court s will put the final nail on dpp’s coffin.

Nganya mwe
Nganya mwe
2 years ago

Managing Chaos in DPP.

Maduro
2 years ago

This is part of rigging. If MEC can’t disqualify these candidates it should allow other parties to have the same number of candidates in the same constituency. What if the favoured candidate loses will DPP accept loss or will align with the winner? Where are the rules of the game mayi Asaaah?

Aka
Aka
2 years ago

If it were that this was happening in UTM or MCP, it would have been a very huge news item, ministers coming to condemn such developments etc !!!!!!!!!! Shame

Maunits
Maunits
2 years ago

Please MEC disqualify all of them because this is inconsistency how can a party allow three people to submit nomination. This SG is just useless and not fit to be SG.

mtete
mtete
2 years ago

Let them field all three to split the DPP votes and let MCP walk over.

Tuvitwana
Tuvitwana
2 years ago

CHIMLIRENJI MAYO INE WABWERETSA MINYAMA KU DHI PHII PHII iwe kkkkkkkkk

Pofera Salambula
Pofera Salambula
2 years ago

So amateurish and disorganised….like seriously?????????????????????

Mbwengu
Mbwengu
2 years ago

Uzeleza at its best, it cant be like that therefore onse asaimenso period.

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