Losing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate in the just ended by-election in Lilongwe City South East Constituency, Reuben Ngwenya, said he will “never say never” to seeking another attempt for a parliamentary seat in 2019 Tripartite Elections.
Ngwenya a retired military officer and a former diplomat at the Malawi Embassy in Japan, lost to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Ulemu Msungama on Tuesday.
But in an interview with Nyasa Times he did not rule out standing for Parliament again in the future.
“I have accepted the results of the by-elections but I can never say never again. I will make another attempt to stand for a parliamentary seat in the future elections,” he said.
Ngwenya also rejected social media reports that he was admitted at Kamuzu Central Hospital after his blood pressure had shot up with the electoral defeat
His Personal Assistant and spokesperson, Liwewe Banda, said Ngwenya is “fit and well” at his residence.
Liwewe Banda also rejected reports that Ngwenya has uprooted the maize mill and closed his free medical care in the area following the defeat/
“You can go now to the maize meal you will be assisted there free of charge and to the clinic you will still be assisted,” said Liwewe.
Ngwenya plans to work hard to convince the electorate that he is the right candidate in 2019 polls.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :