DPP’s Ngwenya not registered voter, wants MEC to issue him a voters’ certificate for Lilongwe  City SE re-run

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aspiring  candidate for Lilongwe City South East Constituency  retired  Brigadier Reuben Ngwenya has no voting registration certificate meaning that he cannot contests  as the candidate for the area as stipulated by the laws of Malawi but he has gone to High Court  to order  Malawi Electoral Commission’s (MEC) open voter registration to enable him contest and vote.

Dr Reuben Ngwenya: Aspiring to be MP

Malawi electoral laws demand that only registered voters are allowed to stand which is not the case with Ngwenya who is the preferred choice of the DPP top brash.

Sources said DPP persudade MEC  chair  Justice Jane Ansah advising her to postpone the frsh elections un till the party has put its house in order by either seeking court interpretation or else identify other candidates .

The  MP for the constituency who MCP candidate Ulemu Msungama claims stole the votes from him was Bently Namasasu of DPP.

Following the Supreme Court of Appeal ruling that a rerun be held, the DPP has lost one seat in the House pending fresh elections.

But DPP does not want Namasasu again, opting for former diplomat Ngwenya.

Ngwenya confirmed taking the matter to High Court, saying he is fighting for “an important legfal review.”

He said: “I think it is only fair and just that those who are unabale ti register due to call of duty are allowed at a certain time to do so.”

In his affidavid filed under an application termed Certificate of Etreme Urgency, Ngwenya argues he was  in Japan as Malawi diplomat during the registratiob for the 2014 elections.

He wants the court to order MEC to register him as a voter and issue him a voters’ certificate.

DPP director of elections and Leader of Government in Parliament, Kondwani Nankhumwa said the party will conduct primary elections to select a candidate, saying Namasasu, who lost the seat after the court ruling, is not the automatic candidate.

“We will open up the contest for primaries so we can have a strong candidate,” said Nankhumwa.

He said the date for the primary election is not yet set.

“The door is open for all members of DPP in the constituency who want to contest,” said Nankhumwa.

Ngwenya, a former Senior Lecturer at Mzuzu University, holds a Master Degree in Strategic Management from the University of Derby in the UK and in 2015 earned himself a prestigious doctorate degree after he successfully defended his thesis in Strategic and Change Management at the University of Bolton in the UK.

 

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tombolombo@gmail.com
5 years ago

A mdala Ngwenya mwapulika ivyo Jeffrey wa Jeffrey the 187 million thief has said? Bati mpaka Yesu wize no leader from your village. Wize pa mbu Yesu uyu?

FrankTchale
5 years ago

REGISTRATION WILL ONLY BE DONE TO THOSE THAT WERE BELOW 18 YEARS IN ON 21TH MAY 2014 AND THOSE THAT WILL ATTAIN 18 ON THE POLLING DAY. IT’S NOT FOR SOMEONE LIKE NGWENYA

Phikso Maudzu
Phikso Maudzu
5 years ago

Judiciary has gone to the dogs if this is entertained

Thako la Nkhuku
Thako la Nkhuku
5 years ago

Zopepela

Chilungamo Chimawawa
Chilungamo Chimawawa
5 years ago

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk koma zili ku Malawi, sindizo kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Mmalawi
Mmalawi
5 years ago

Hon. Dausi say something on this one. kkkkkkk

Zina Umaleka
5 years ago

Anthu a DPP ndi obalalika, they think they’re very brilliant koma let them know that nzeru ya dziko lapansi Mulungu anaipusitsa it’s only truth that will always prevail, ndalama zilipo koma akuopa kuluza, mr. Ibu akalamba awa sathandiza dziko —–

mtete
mtete
5 years ago

Only in Malawi where laws can be amended to suit an individual. Let’s see how our learned people will handle this one.

gwamba
5 years ago

zoopsyatu.KodiTasiya kuyendela malamulo? Malawi ukupita kuti? Just to suit someone’s unnecessary motive? Let’s wait and see. Dangerous ahead.

gwamba
5 years ago

Zikuopsa, kuteroku mukufuna tiziyendela zofunazanu? Malawi watani iwe!! tasiya kuyendela malamulo kodi? Let’s wait and see. Dangerous ahead.

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