DPP wins against Mbakuwaku  in Liwawadzi ward by-elections: No MCP, UTM candidates

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has declared Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Councilor Pharaoh Kambiri winner of the by-elections conducted on Thursday 5th March 2020 for Liwawadzi Ward which is under Balaka North Constituency in the Eastern Region District of Balaka.

Embattled MEC chair Ansah declared DPP councillor winner of byelection

Kambiri won with 2,165 votes followed by Precious Khwiyawo Chimtengo who stood as independent got 665 votes while another independent candidate Obedi Peter got 632.

Ronald Pias Mphepo of People Party came fourth with 537 while Mervin Makwinja of Freedom Party and Harris Mhere of Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD) finished fifth and sixt with 101 and 28 votes respectively.

According to a statement released on Friday, the Commission says it is satisfied that the by-elections were conducted in an environment where the electorates were free to elect a candidate of their choice without fear and intimidation.

“The Commission, therefore, declares this election as a credible one that has met legal requirements and international best practices” reads the statement in part.

Liwawadzi Ward had six candidates and a total of 20,629 were registered voters.

However only 4, 608 voters turned up for polling representing a 22.34 percent voter turnout.

There were 30 null and void votes after the counting process.

In sending her congratulatory message to the winner, Ansah said: “I extend congratulations to the winner…You have a social contract with the people of Liwawadzi Ward and please go out there and implement it. I urge you and your supporters to celebrate responsibly”.

The by-elections were conducted to replace Councilor Thomson Titani Bwanali who died last year while in service.

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Mbewe
Mbewe
1 year ago

Dpp ndi Mbakuwaku same whatsapp group ali size imodzi amenewa adzipikisana okha okha

Medson
Medson
1 year ago

Kkkkkkk mcp UTM yawopera kutali.kkkkk kuwopa kukhumuzika,mcp UTM 0% early sign of falling down mcp UTM.

Palihe
Palihe
1 year ago
Reply to  Medson

Ukhansalalawo? Kikkkkkk

Mukuonari
Mukuonari
1 year ago

Ambakuwaku angobvutika ndipo alibenso manyazi. Bwanji osakafuna ntchito ya ku dimba?

Silica gell
1 year ago

The heading is misleading, Mbakuwaku candidate never came even second

Machendekhwepe
Machendekhwepe
1 year ago

Anayiopera patali a mcp ndi utm

Shonai
1 year ago

Twisting justise.Elections were conducted as one block.If they were mismanaged,even uneducated people are not understanding why not nullfy the whole thing.Traditional leaders are wiser and straight forward , they would have charged farely.The so called aducated are confusing , inserting force defense in order to protect someone.Let us forget about trypartite elections in future.They should be done separate ly.

truth pains
truth pains
1 year ago

22% voter turn out???????????????????????? There is a strong message here

Kuswa Kuswa
Kuswa Kuswa
1 year ago

Landslide > 50+1 Zinyau ndu vindere vyakufikapo viatumbuka vinali kuti?

MPHANGALA
MPHANGALA
1 year ago
Reply to  Kuswa Kuswa

Abale ako tikuwasunga kuno akutilimira fodya komanso sakufa ndi njala ngati kumeneko. Khala ndi tribalism yakoyo.

CHIMBENENE NDICHOSA
CHIMBENENE NDICHOSA
1 year ago
Reply to  Kuswa Kuswa

kodi tipex anapezekakanso kumeneko KKKKKKKKKK tipex commision

Silica gell
1 year ago

So MCP and TIM had each zero votes, kkkk

Sahara
Sahara
1 year ago
Reply to  Silica gell

How would they get zero votes when they had no candidates? Do you comprehend English? MCP and UTM did not take part. Your stupidity just shows here.

Mrs mutharika
Mrs mutharika
1 year ago
Reply to  Silica gell

You didn’t know sanapikisane nawo, kumazitsata b4 commenting

Mtete
Mtete
1 year ago
Reply to  Silica gell

They didn’t participate, were apparently disqualified.

CHIMBENENE NDICHOSA
CHIMBENENE NDICHOSA
1 year ago
Reply to  Silica gell

Mbakuwaku is a typical level of DPP sangamake ku MCP or UTM akuchepa kobasi

Mtete
Mtete
1 year ago
Reply to  Silica gell

They were conveniently disqualified

Sahara
Sahara
1 year ago

Who cares. Which MEC?

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