Kabwila irked as MCP calls off primaries for Salima North West again

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has for the second time called off primaries elections scheduled to take place on Saturday at Nkombozi School ground citing logistic challenges and that the party will announce new date for the polls after officials from both the region and district make recommendations.

Kabwila: Dissapointed with intra-party fight in MCP

Presiding officers for the polls which are Members of Parliament for Mchinji South West Deus Gumba Banda and Makuwa Mwale for Nkhotakota South East constituencies respectively said people from all 109 areas were not present at the venue to take part in the voting hence the postponement.

“As presiding officers we decided to cancel the elections because we found no one from the areas to take part in the voting, even one of the aspirants was not present, “Gumba Banda said.

He further said that for the elections to be transparent and accountable there were supposed to work with a committee which organizes eligible voters from the area but the committee was not there as well to conduct the primary polls.

However, according to the incumbent Member of Parliament for the constituency, Jesse Kabwila, the committee was dissolved by party officials from the region and the district levels.

Kabwila added that she is very disappointed at how party officials from the region and district r are treating her and the primary polls saying they are taking MCP member for granted forgetting it is thesame people who wakes up in the morning to vote for them.

“The behavior of party officials from the region and the district will influence people to lose trust in not only us from the constituency but the whole family of MCP as a party,” she said.

She then urged the officials to give chance to MCP members from the areas alone to choose a candidate of their choice through the primary elections and not siding with a person of their choice.

Kabwila further accused officials from region level and the district that they are favoring her opponent Enock Phale to the extent that he managed to divert trucks which were supposed to ferry people from the areas to the venue for the primary elections.

Commenting on the cancelling of the primary polls one of the businessmen from the constituency who is also curiously following events of the party especially in the constituency, Kondwani Chima said it is high time that MCP must put its house in order for it to win in next year’s tripartite polls.

Chima said Salima North West is a stronghold of MCP and if officials do not consider resolving the in-house problems other parties will make the constituency the stronghold in 2019 polls.

He observed that the party officials are divided in supporting the incumbent MP and her opponent which he said it is good for democracy but not healthy for the party to win in next year’s polls.

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ELEPHANT NJOBVU.
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ELEPHANT NJOBVU.

ONE SIDED COVERAGE. SHAME

oMachemba
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oMachemba

It is apparent that MCP do not want Jessie Kabwila in their midst; they have made this abundantly clear to her and to the whole world.
How come she doesn’t get the message? Bwanji akukakamila chibwenzi olo banja pamene mwanuna sakumufuna? Desperation seems to be the only answer!

Bibo
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Mai nanu mukhale ngati munthu wozindikila MCP sizasitha. Tasithani thabwa muwina kopanda Congress

Dingase
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Dingase

Jessy, leave this trash called politics and go back to academia. Your reasoning can’t match with that of MCP leadership. The leadership there is used to preaching in church where people can’t say “Pose a bit pastor, what do you mean by ….? How did this happen? How applicable is this to our contemporary world?” …and so on and so forth. The leadership there has the mentality of atsogoleri ndi milungu yachiwiri, no wonder doesn’t respect MCP constitution. You’ve already worked in platforms where debates and arguing around issues is believed to be the best approaches to making informed decisions.… Read more »

Bystander
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Bystander

Madam, you have seen what MCP is all about. What more if they take over government? Don’t waste your time. Inu mumafuna transparency. There’s none in MCP. Go to UTM. You are welcome. And you will win your seat. If you don’t want UTM then go solo. Stand as independent. You will also won that way. Otherwise mufera u diehard.

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

MCP got 2 and DPP 3 in Salima in 2014. I can see UTM taking all 5 this time. MCP is rotten to the call. They want to impose candidates and it always backfires. DPP inatha kale

Achalume
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Achalume

I cant see the logic in this…. smh

Chakwera Chingatsiketu
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Chakwera Chingatsiketu

Just run as an Independent, Jessica, and then when you win go back to the MCP on your Terms and Conditions. You will have even greater bargaining power with your party. The 2019 elections will be a bruising battle and the largest party in Parliament will have a slim majority. We may even have a winning President whose party is in the minority. Independents will have bigger bargaining chips in legislation. MARK MY WORDS!!! Interesting times are but a coming….

Kankhuska
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Kankhuska

Peter failed miserably at the Ministry of Education but now he is the president

Yosefe Mateyo
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Yosefe Mateyo

Peter didn’t fail at MoE. Academic freedom was nothing but political. APM has substance and intellect. He avoided to take sides or be used in the chancol saga. Also he couldn’t interfere with the president then

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

It seems MCP has lost direction. From the look of things 2019 DPP is winning again and do not cry foul because there has ben a lot of negative stories about MCP and how it has conducted itself. If you can not resolve party issues, will you be able to deal with national issues?

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