DPP’s Gladys Ganda in ‘thank you’ rally despite loss in Nsanje Lalanje by-elections

Gladys Ruth Ganda, the losing candidate in the October 17, 2017 parliamentary by elections, which were held in Nsanje Lalanje, made a heroic return to her constituency on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 to address a ‘development rally’.

Gladys Ganda

Hundreds of ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters thronged to the rally Ganda addressed to thank all those that voted for her and congratulated the winner, Laurence Sitolo of the main opposition, Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

“I am your daughter; I came here to say thank you all for coming out in large numbers to vote during the by-elections. I am greatly indebted to those who cast their vote in favour of me and the DPP.

“Let me also take this opportunity to thank His Excellency President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and all DPP leaders for their support during campaign in the run-up to the by-elections. But I also wish to congratulate all those that voted for my competitor, Hon. Sitolo.

“All of us cannot be winners; there are losers and only one winner. In this case, Hon. Sitolo won and we say congratulations to him and all his supporters. You can be assured of my personal support,” said Gladys Ganda, holder of an MBA, vastly experienced in banking having worked for the leading commercial banks in Malawi for a long time at senior management level.

Ganda assured the people of Nsanje Lalanje that she would continue serving them as “a daughter” regardless of the by-elections loss, saying she has already planned many development projects, including charitable activities for the people of the constituency.

During her visit to Nsanje Lalanje, she inspected progress on the construction of an Early Child Development Centre (ECDC), which she is personally financing in Nyasaland Village in Mlonda area.

She later presided over the handover ceremony of 200 blankets and over 100 bags of maize flour at Kalemba Community Hospital where Hospital Matron, Sister Jenipher received on behalf of the medical institution.

Sister Jenipher expressed “much gratitude” to the DPP politician for her “timely intervention”.

“These items have arrived here at the most appropriate time when our hospital is facing many challenges including food shortage. The blankets will go a long way to assist patients who are admitted to this hospital, especially pregnant mothers,” she said.

Gladys was wife to late Sam Ganda who was Member of Parliament (MP) for Nsanje Lalanje before he died recently, which culminated in the by-elections.

The late Ganda’s wife emerged victorious to become DPP torchbearer during primary elections held at Bangula Admarc a couple of weeks before the by-elections.

During the by-elections, MCP’s Laurence Sitolo, who got 8,775 votes, and Gladys Ganda, amassed 5,453, which some observers said it was a closely contested battle considering that Ganda was a ‘new-kid-on-the-block’ while Ganda was contesting for the second time.

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Remnant
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Pathological Liars……. Prince of Thieves….. Nepotists……… Violence perpetrators……… Yes That’s what DPP are.

Ananveruwa akwa magodi kumalowa
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Ananveruwa akwa magodi kumalowa

Khwekhwerere khwekhwerere wachiona chikabudura kikikikikikiki ine ndizavotera nagagwa,komaso ofuna votiyanga ndiza igulitsa k50,000 ,ndaneneratu kulibe zaulere

nkatanala
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Hahahahahahahahahaaa Iwe Ganda ya nkhumba ukufaka yapansi-pansi kampeni??? wanamabe usova ukhaula panya pako ndi mpanda mano waku mllomweyo fulishi keep ur bzness up & siya ndalezo otherwie ufa mopusa

Kaitano
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Mrs Ganda, please open your eyes, muonanga zokutsalilani pa zinthu zopanda pake. Remember you are not working anymore and your hubby is late, be careful Mama.
This is just a free advise.

chongo
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It appears to be a good strategy to start campaigning while the general elections are a year and half away. What is important is to be frank with the old man at state house that nepotism, theft, corruption and violence have eroded the party’s popularity and that if these issues are not addressed the like of Mrs Ganda will spend money campaigning for nothing. Politics of pleasing party followers even when they do not qualify is long gone. The Malawian of today is too clever that handouts can not sway them. They will eat the money, chew the gifts and… Read more »
Malawi Has Spoken phiri
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Malawi Has Spoken phiri

More fire!

Maunits
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No more dpp MP in the districts of lower shire we have got Mbuya Sidik Mia who will turn Southern region from the bondage. People are suffering out there particularly southern region we are very sorry for this though all of us are suffering but our fellow Malawians from south its too much and I don’t think with this there is anyone to vote for dhiphiphi anymore.

pathfinder
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Well Maunits, that’s your opinion. But what do you mean when you say, you don’t think anyone will vote for DPP? Do you really think every single malawian will vote for MCP alone? Munadzolowera nthawi yachipani chanu chimodzi eti? We’ve got democracy budd, open your eyes, don’t be stupid. Ngakhale zipani zing’onozing’ono nazonso zimapezako timavoti.

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