Gwengwe, Dimba go unopposed in primaries: Analyst tells MCP to stop fixing candidates

Two Malawi Congress Party (MCP) members of Parliament, Sosten Gwengwe and Peter Dimba on Saturday became the first to sail through in the primary process to become the party  candidates during the forth coming 2019 general elections.

Unopposed: Gwengwe sails through

Gwengwe comes from Lilongwe Msozi North while Dimba comes from Lilongwe South.

In March 2017, Gwengwe floored down , five candidates during the primaries who included Lucy Masache, Henry Dzoole Mwale, Stanley Chimphonda, Rabson Kathewera and Helix Damson Dzuwa where Gwengwe won the polls to become the Parliamentarian for the area.

The polls saw Gwengwe amassing 559 votes from people who stood behind him in a snake form.

But in a twist of event the all the five never showed up this time around and instead it was a one man show with all the party structures supporting him.

Professor of Administration and Political studies at the Chancellor College the Constituent College of the University of Malawi , Mustapha Hussen says the unopposed winning of the two candidates means that the MPs are star performers.

“There are two things here ; one is that the two have performed positively and secondly , there is unity within the people in the area,”

Returning officer, Rodgers Newa and Khosa Kamwendo declared the elections as free, and credible.

Similarly it was all jubilation when Lilongwe South MP, Peter Dimba won MCP primary elections held at Phirilanjuzi Primary School unopposed as there was no other aspirant to challenge his candidature.

A political scientist hassince advised  MCP  to stop fixing candidates as the primary elections for the party resumed on Friday, saying this was a recipe for violence.

The political scientist, Ernest Thindwa has also told the MCP to bring in independent election observers to bring sanity during the primary elections, saying the conduct of the party officials in conducting the polls is biased and compromised.

The MCP primary elections resumed on Friday after a two-week suspension following violent political violence which left several people severely injured and property including vehicles damaged.

The Friday primary polls generally went on peaceful.

“The problem is that MCP officials are taking the party as the source of employment. They should not take the party as their source of employment at all,” said Thindwa.

Director of Elections in the party for the centre said the party has now put in place measures to ensure that the violence should not be repeated.

He said the party will no longer tolerate violence and intimidation.

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MCP CANNOT BE SWAYED IN CENTRAL REGION >>> WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT

Ndikunyenyaninyenani Pumbwa Party
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Politics in Malawi is a source of income whether you MCP, dpp or udf. People like Uladi have been changing parties in search of money. We don’t do clean politics like in America and Europe. We practice politics of poverty. Even these analysts can do the same stupid things once they join frontline politics. Emmanuel Fabiano was a respected chemistry lecturer but he is now stupid with dpp.

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Kikiki! Koma nde Fabiano ndadana nayetu!

Namalomba Fredrick
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Namalomba Fredrick

KKKKK dzinalo koma mwene, but commentyo ndiyomveka ndithu

kawawa
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kawawa

These so called political analysts, they even don’t qualify to be political analysts, remember every institution, organization has its measures to manage its affairs…..

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Ya Dimba is going to Mazizi-Nkhoma of DPP

Beza
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Beza

Impossible. Dimba is winning

Becks
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Becks

DPP kuphiri lanjuzi lero?

James Banda
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James Banda

Political analyst? what qualifies on to be a political analyst? Am sure anyone can say one Thindwa has said, in fact, we are all political analysts. You give too much credence to these so-called analysts.

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