DPP orders re-run of Blantyre Malabada primary elections

The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will conduct a re-run of primary elections in Blantyre Malabada constituency following  protests against the “fraudulent” conduct by a winning candidate in the earlier polls.

Sangala: To face re-run

Some representatives of area committees that make up the Electoral College for the primaries complained that Aaron Sangala, the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), was declared winner of the December 21 2018 primaries against challengers Harrison Chopenga, Blessings Chiponda, Noria Kachale and a Mrs. Chikafa following what they described as “heavy rigging”.

On January 2  2019, party VP in southern region Kondwani Nankhumwa met various members of area committees from constituencies where primary elections were marred by various irregularities.

The meeting, which was held at DPP regional offices in Blantyre agreed that they revisit the entire process and conduct a re-run of primary elections in all affected constituencies and wards.

Meanwhile, DPP has ordered that there should be re-run in Blantyre Malabada, Nyasa Times understands.

DPP primary elections re-run in the affected constituencies and wards are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 9  2019.

Among some of the constituencies where irregularities were registered are Mulanje North, Nsanje Lalanje, Thyolo South West, Chiradzulu East and Blantyre City West.

Last week, some disgruntled Blantyre City West DPP members marched to the party’s Southern Regional office to present a petition, disputing results of primaries in their area where presiding officers had declared incumbent legislator Tarsizius Gowelo the winner.

The group presented a petition  to Nankhumwa, party secretary general Greselder Jeffrey and Southern Region governor Charles Mchacha.

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Mzalemania
Mzalemania
2 years ago

Lemza
why French in nyasaland

Mchacha wa UTM
Mchacha wa UTM
2 years ago
Reply to  Mzalemania

The message was for Sangala only. He understands French better than English. He once worked at the French Cultural Centre as Librarian and French teacher to part-time students. Very excellent teacher. I’m advising him to quit politics.

DAVIE C MAKAWA
2 years ago

am an mcp member but i would like to congratulate nankhumwa for the decision made , you have shown maturity and fairness.

Vinjenje
Vinjenje
2 years ago
Reply to  DAVIE C MAKAWA

What about Chiradzulu East Constituency ?Did Mtengo Waminga really win ?

Vyanunkha
Vyanunkha
2 years ago

Mutu ngati bombe. Apumbwa okhaokha awa

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
2 years ago

That’s the way to go my beloved party.

Mchacha wa UTM
Mchacha wa UTM
2 years ago

Monsieur Sangala, quittez la politique maintenant ou vous aurez honte gros temps!

Nyankhoma
Nyankhoma
2 years ago
Reply to  Mchacha wa UTM

Oui, est que vous compree Monsier ? Allez bien si vous plait

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