DPP primaries start with battle of ex-CEOs:  Rosemary Mkandawire defeats Bruce Munthali in Mzimba North

The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Monday rolled out its parliamentary and local government primary elections in the Northern Region ahead of next year’s tripartite elections with former chief executive officer (CEO) of Toyota Malawi; Rosemary Mkandawire thoroughly defeated former CEO of Tobacco Control Commission, Bruce Munthali.

Bruce Munthali left while Rosemary Mkandawire having hundreds rallying behind her in Mzimba North during DPP primaries on Monday

But Munthali withdrew from the race after first round where he had three people only behind him when 300 members of DPP eligible to vote were behind Mkandawire.

Mkandawire said she was delighted that party members have confidence in her and called for unity, saying the main battle is on May 21 2019.

“We have to remain united for DPP to win in president, parliamentary and local government in next year’s elections,” she said.

But Munthali told presiding officer Songazaudzu Sajeni that he had withdrawn because of personal reasons.

He however changed tune he had pulled out of the race because “there were flaws in the process.”

DPP regional governor (North) Kenneth Sanga has since pleaded with party officials who will lose in the primaries, to support the party and winning candidates.

“We are asking them to accept the outcome of the results and support those that will win,” he said.

DPP continues with the primaries for the rest of Mzimba Tuesday on October 9 while Nkhata Bay’s turn is on October 10.

The DPP is the second party to hold primaries after the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) which had some of its primaries marred by protests from losing aspirants.

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Shitholes Diarrhoea Progressive Party
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Quota system is targeting the north. If Lomwes were intelligent would there be such an outrageous system against them? A Rosemary muganinizirepo apa. You don’t love the north. Bruce Munthali ndi nkhungu. He is a well known crook who once converted to Islam just to appease Bakili wotukwana.

DJ ZOKOKA
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DJ ZOKOKA

My boss, congratulations koma chipani mwasankha aaaaaa mungwa chigada bolani mukanaima independent osati chipani cha mbamva zimenezi inr mulibe voti yanga

Mmmm
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Mmmm

Chonde Mayi mutsaapatse moni abambo awo.. mungawone chinameta khanga mupala….

Mukayan’ganatso kumbala mulakwitsa ..mungowauza masuppoter anuwo kuti mukhala pambali… kuatalikira

Congrats masteni you have done a lot kumeneko including building a stadium for the people ..I am only worried of the choice ya chipani mwajoyina… bola independer yikanazagwira chaka cha mawa

mediaz
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mediaz

Ngati mukuti mwayamba bwino mdala mnthali akudandaula chani?Kuvotera DPP kukhala ngati kutembeleredwa,,,kkk

Resto
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Resto

Kikiki. From Toyota Malawi/mdf cashgate to politics? Just for protection. Mudzayankha mafunso ku koti posachedwa iwe mbava.

Yosefe Mateyo
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Yosefe Mateyo

Mzimba North is blessed with ex-CEOs: Munthali, Mkandawire, Nyaloge, Gondwe etc

Hongatha
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Hongatha

At least we are seeing mature politics and organised primaries by DPP osati izi za chipani cha ng’onazi ayi

bullshit
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bullshit

What’s the difference?

Mphondo
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Mphondo

Wakhawula pera Bruce, uluchitapo vichi iwe kuti ukwezge ulimi wahona kuno? Watinyoza vilimika namwaka kutigula hona masensi ndalama ukwiba. Khawu

Mzaliwa
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Mzaliwa

Akutani kodi ameneyo yekhayekha, akumumeta? kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

kaka ni dada
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kaka ni dada

Madala team mukumva bwanji mdala mzanu akudandaulatu apa. DPP ikupitilira kugawikana ndiye ithelatu.
Cadet tsekula pakamwa tikumve.

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