DPP substitutes Mzomera with Mumba in parliamentary race

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has forced Mzimba Hora MP Christopher Mzomera Ngwira and Mzuzu city Chibanja ward aspiring councilor Joe Mkandawire to withdraw from the parliamentary and local government elections respectively.

Mzomera Ngwira: Replaced

DPP director of legal affairs Charles Mhango has confirmed that the party took the decision because the two have issues with the courts.

“As you might be aware, Honourable Ngwira was declared bankrupt by the court whilst Mr. Mkandawire just came out of prison in 2013,” said Mhango.

Mhango said the party would have contravened the electoral laws if the two were allowed to stand on party ticket.

Ngwira holds a senior party position in north whilst Mkandawire is the deputy director for operations for the DPP.

But Mkandawire said he decided not to compete in the elections because he wants to concentrate on his job as deputy national director for operations in the party.

The electoral laws do not allow those convicted for a serious offence or those declared bankrupt by the courts to stand for public positions.

Ngwira has since been replaced with Henry Mumba, a former diplomat and MP for the area whilst Mkandawire has been replaced with Stewart Mkandawire.

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3 years ago

Good that you have not put Reverend. The man is miles away from that title. With harry mkandawire, khumbo kachale and Catherine Gotani hara, MCP will get that seat. Let’s help an MCP candidate there

3 years ago
Reply to  Morgan

Kkkkk,kwacha kuno lero zina pita mazi samakwelaso kumutunda

Fredrick Sakala
Fredrick Sakala
3 years ago

I hope Rev Ngwira he will win again Mzimba Hola no one can compete with him,he did alot of things there,Mumba sorry remember what u did be4 keep ur money 4 ur family,Pliz pliz pliz pliz pliz pliz

3 years ago

so fany our parliament failed to get rid of him, here comes a party that knows the law. hahhaha malamulo anatha pa Malawi.

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
3 years ago

kkkkkkk mkandawire replaced by mkandawire

3 years ago

This is the end of the road.

3 years ago

Wise decision

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