Gotani wins MCP primaries in Mzimba, Chakwera impressed: Nkhotakota aspirants protest

Malawi Congress Party President  (MCP)  president Lazarus Chakwera has applauded the party for holding peaceful primary elections in Mzimba North East Constituency  at  Ensinzini School on  Saturday where  former Minister of Health  Catherine Gotani Hara was elected to be the parliamentary candidate.

Catherine Gotani Hara:  To represent MCP

Chakwera (c) : says that MCP is united

“I am excited because of the caliber of candidates that we are fielding and this is the time to prepare to serve Malawians everywhere.  As a party we been very united, we have never been so united. The primaries  have been very peaceful,” Chakwera said in an interview in Mzuzu on Saturday.

And speaking from Ekwendeni,  MCP District Youth Chairperson  Franklin Hara   said that results from the primaries indicated that Gotani Hara had  emerged winner after defeating four other contenders with a landslide victory.

According to the MCP Youth leader,  Gotani  Hara scooped 1456 votes while Major Harry Soko  came second with  67 votes followed by  Chimwemwe Ndau  who got 22 votes,  Kelvin Sato only got  10 votes    and  McWilson Nqongwane got a single vote.

For Local Government elections, Yolanda Ngwira  emerged winner in Njuyu Ward while  Morgan Tembo  will represent MCP in Ekwendeni Ward.

Franklin Hara  said the primaries were “very peaceful”.

Chakwera  has since urged all Malawians in the North to go and register to vote. Voter registration  starts in the Region next month from  8 October to 21 October in  Chitipa, karonga , Rumphi and from October 27 to November 9 in  Nkhata Bay, Likoma, Mzuzu City and Mzimba.

Meanwhile,  the situation is not rosy in Nkhotakota South-East constituency for the MCP as some aspirants  have threatened to obtain an injunction challenging the party’s primary elections results.

The party’s meeting held in the district on Saturday which declared the incumbent Member of Parliament, Everson Makowa Mwale winning to represent the party in the coming 2019 elections.

The elections which were held at Chibothera primary school ground were marred with controversy as some aspirants who lost in the elections did not accept the results claiming that the elections were rigged.

Speaking in an interview after the elections, Samson Kadziputa who got 20 votes against Makowa’s 746 votes claims that the elections were not fair as the incumbent legislator used people who were not eligible voters.

But on his part, MCP’S Second Deputy Director of  Public Relations Elia Kamphinda Banda who was the presiding officer   said the elections  were free and fair and has challenged the losers to go ahead with their legal battle.

He further urged the aspirants to discipline their supporters to accept results of elections either way instead of resorting to violence.

In the elections which started  five  hours later than scheduled has seen Everson Makowa Mwale beating his five competitors by 746 votes against Osman Mkanyira Saidi who got 61, Gerald Makokola, 29, Samson Kadziputa, 20, Osman Chunga 13 and Agness Chatipa who got 3 votes respectively,

On the other hand, Edda Mlonje Chafuwa has won by 199 votes against other four contenders to represent the party on the Local Government post for Kasangadzi Ward while Collings Bosco Mtambo has won with 282 votes to stand on MCP ticket in Mtosa ward.

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Cashgate
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Cashgate

Seriously? She is MCP now????? A. Classic example of political hooligan!

Morgan
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Abwana duli Ife nkhaza za chakwera sitikuziziwa. Koma ndikukumbuka mmene NJAUNJU anafera, kuotchedwa ngati galu. Tifunse mwina mukuziwa chomwe chinachitika? DDP yapotokola makosi anthu ngati nkhuku. Tisiyeni tizavoterabe Lazarus Chakwera. Kwachaaaaaaa!aaaa!

Shitholes Diarrhoea Progressive Party
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Let’s be united against thieves of dpp and utm. Dpp wants to kill the north through quota system of education. Northerners are not different but simply work hard. Robert Laws instilled a culture of working hard at school. We need to do the same in other regions. Education should be made compulsory as is the case in Western countries where the state intervenes when parents are failing to take care of their children.

Duli
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Duli

Atumbuka mwaiwala nkhanza za EMUSIPI or Chakwera and his sycophants are deceiving themselves and living in a fool’s paradise.

Mbuchindele
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Mbuchindele

Nawenso can’t you see kuti awa ndi ma primaries a map and not chisankho cha parliament? Mu 2019 am sure representative wakumeneko will be utm. Mark my words.

Beza
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Beza

Impossible wa UTM sangawine olo zitsvuta bwanji. Uzandidule chala sangawine. Keep this day in ur diary.

Kachimanga
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Kachimanga

U must be very stupid!

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