“This is a gentlemen’s agreement,” Kondwani Nankhumwa, director of elections in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said of the agreed modality with n its political ally United Democratic Front (UDF) on how to feature candidates in the August 25 Local Government by-elections.
The by-elections are taking place in five wards of Khwawa in Karonga, Chibanja in Mzuzu, Msikisi in Mangochi, Zomba Central in Zomba City and Luchenza in Thyolo.>
According to press reports, two bedfellows have agreed that DPP will not feature a candidate in Mangochi and will instead support the UDF candidate, while in Zomba, DPP will feature a candidate who the UDF will support.
“You know we are in a working relationship and these are some of the things we will be doing,” Nankhumwa, who is also Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture , said as quoted by The Nation.
UDF spokesperson Ken Ndanga confirmed about the agreement.