Kasaila, Mcheka fall as DPP only retains a ward in by-elections: Abida Mia proves MCP  Lower Shire giant

Main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has a dismal performance` in by-elections Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) conducted on Tuesday in seven constituencies and two wards failing to return three seats and managed only to win elections in Balaka Liviridzi ward.

Abida Mia speaking in Nsanje north
Chizuzu, Mandevana and Chitipi
Kasaila: loses
Mcheka Chilenje loses
DPP councillor-elect Lucius Elia addressing his supporters

Unofficial results for Nsanje Central Constituency has favoured Kafandikhale Mandevana of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) with 8,230 votes, trouncing Francis Kasaila, a former cabinet minister in the DPP administration, who got 6,648 votes.

Nzeru Mybeck of UTM got 331 votes while Esmy Bande of Depeco finished with 72 votes.

The constituency, was first won by Kasaila during the 2019 tripartite elections but Mandevana challenged the results through the Court after MEC declared the former as a winner, citing a plethora of irregularities.

This prompted the Court to order MEC to conduct another election within 60 days.

Court also ordered MEC to conduct the by-elections in Nsanje North and Chikwawa East due to similar reasons.

At least, 24,262 people were registered to cast their votes but only 15,422 went to exercise their voting right.

In Nsanje North Constituency,  Esther Mcheka Chilenje (DPP) has also been defeated by Enoch Masautso-Chizuzu of MCP and Sam Khumbanyiwa of United Democratic Front (UDF)  was leading  to reclaim Chikwawa East Constituency after the High Court nullified their 2019 victory over widespread irregularities.

The by-elections has proved Abida Mia, deputy minister of labour as new political giant for the Lower Shire stepping in from her late husband Mo Sidik Mia as she marshelled the campaign in the areas.

Mandevana credite Abida Mia and entire MCP team  which was deployed to the area for their  “dedication and sacrifices” in the gruelling campaign.

DPP has also failed to return Karonga Northwest as unofficial results for show that UTM Party candidate Felix Katwaff Kaira has won with 9, 537 votes.

MCP’s Daniel Mwanyongo Chitonya came second with 9, 207 votes.

Out of the 53, 000 registered voters, only 25, 689 voters turned up to cast their votes representing about 49.9 percent with 136 votes declared null and void.

In Zomba Changalume, People’s Party (PP) has failed to return the seat which has gone to an independent candidate.

MCP has also won seats in Ntchisi North West and Lilongwe Msinja South.

But DPP has only managed to win back Liviridzi ward in Balaka West with its candidate  Lucius Elia elected councillor in the election which was marred by voter apathy.

With only 6,220 casted votes out of the initial 24,160 registered voters, Elia amassed 2,191 votes beating UTM party candidate Richard Koloko Alli who got 1,618 votes.

UDF candidate Stande Nguyeje who once served as a councillor for the  area came out third during the by-elections.

Pollster,  MEC is expected to announce official results of the by-elections on Thursday  1 April ,2021. – Additional reporting by. Ayamba Kandodo, Jordan Phiri and George Banda  -MEC Stringer 

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mtete
mtete
8 months ago

The truth of the matter is that DPP rigged their wins in Nsanje and Chikwawa during the May 2019 elections. What has happened during the just held by-election is the true reflection of the wishes of the electorate.

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
8 months ago

No worries for Kasaila……he will now go global with his pornstar career ….

John Namiwawa
John Namiwawa
8 months ago

DPP dont fool yourself, you deserve to lose, in 9 months Malawians can not forget your evil, corrupt, nepostic rule and dont think they will in 10 years, you will follow your political friends of UDF slowly by slowly, kutha ngati makatani. In 10 years DPP will only have MPs from lomwe region and none from centre and north unless otherwise.

mtete
mtete
8 months ago

DPP supporters know what they want and my advice to the party is to stop forthwith forcing leadership on it’s supporters as it appears to be with APM’s favourite Kabambe, otherwise they are are driving the party fast into permsnent opposition. Secondly, they should reign in the likes of BJ and Mphepo whose every moves are disasterous.
New and youthful leadership is the answer.

Kulemera kwatenganyengo
Kulemera kwatenganyengo
8 months ago

Boma ilo

Frankenstein
Frankenstein
8 months ago

As long as DPP is not willing to clean-up their house and continue with the infighting, this losing trend will continue till 2025. In the Lower Shire MCP has won because of money and not principles because they have nothing to show to the public which can resonate well with human beings, there is nothing new the party has devised other than prose. With too many amateurs in the party, dislodging them is easy. Time is the best teacher and yardstick. Let us give them the benefit of doubt anyway. With all the numerous greedy members all vying for leadership… Read more »

Nyusesi
8 months ago
Reply to  Frankenstein

True. Our DPP’s loss is about lack of leadership. People especially iliterate Senas of lower shire had no better option but to dive into the crocodile 🐊 party of MCP because of Abida mia’s noise. Imagine UDF has won one MP seat while DPP has lost three of theirs. Isn’t this shameful? Wake up DPP. We love you. Get your house in order. Hold the convention earlier. Don’t believe in what Brown Mpinganjira is saying, he is not the winning formula for our dear party of DPP.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago

Kodi agogo uthenga waafika ku Mangochi?

George
George
8 months ago

Dpp has no leadership are currently battling on ground and hence their supporters have no direction. Not suprising for dismal performance in the by- elections.

Kwacha
Kwacha
8 months ago

Let me remind readers that Malawi Congress Party had a huge following in Lower Shire in fact the entire southern region during the struggle for independence in 1964. MCP does not need Abida Mia to revive MCP’s support and be the kingmaker for southern region, voters are just coming back to MCP. Some of the great’s of the independence movement were from Lower Shire and included Gwanda so MCP has been in these constituencies since 1958, Abida is simply being given too much underserved credit. If any individual deserves credit it is Frank T Mwenifumbo who as Publicity Secretary of… Read more »

Last edited 8 months ago by Kwacha
The Judge
The Judge
8 months ago
Reply to  Kwacha

Sorry ife a MCP we always give thanks to those we want, so to hell with your History, Abida is doing her part. congratulation Mama Mia, continue the good work. azimai ambiri are admiring your style. izizi izi ndi nkhwidzi, sanje, kadukaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa kikkkkkkk!

Kwacha
Kwacha
8 months ago
Reply to  The Judge

Is that why Chakwera did not attend the funeral of Abida’s husband. Grow up be real, or even the Vice President or a senior Minister was delegated to attend the funeral. Which MCP are you belonging to Hon Judge?

The Chief JIstice
The Chief JIstice
8 months ago
Reply to  The Judge

Are you joking. Who is Abida Mia compared to the mighty MCP? There have been many Malawian women who gave their lives during the independence struggle facing bullets of colonists at Nkhata Bay

wakalekale
8 months ago
Reply to  Kwacha

Abida Mia woyee!!!
nsanje bwanji? The lady has done a good job. Today’s voters are not awo a 1964 mukunena inuwo.

Dodolido
Dodolido
8 months ago
Reply to  wakalekale

Abida Mia is a hard worker,, nsanje bwanji? Thats why mukulephera kutukuka. Give credit where it is due

Wawa
Wawa
8 months ago
Reply to  wakalekale

People who have no respect for history have no understanding of the world

bentby
8 months ago
Reply to  Kwacha

YOU GOT A PROBLEM,
its either you ain’t abida miya fan or you just hate her. everyone knows kuti she is a hard worker, she is a goal getter. winning seat from the palms of dpp should not be taken lightly. I truly salute her for that.
imagine beating Kasaila, Dalitso Kabambe and Brown Mpinganjira. its not a joke….

Last edited 8 months ago by bentby
SuperGirl
SuperGirl
8 months ago
Reply to  bentby

Make Abida the President as everyday she does something that which proves Chakwera is failing big time. Abida is supergirl!! She would do for Malawi what she has done for Lower Shire, she would develop the whole country! Long live Abida

Last edited 8 months ago by SuperGirl
misala
misala
8 months ago
Reply to  SuperGirl

ziwutha zitanhi tilipaumboyo pa Abida, akhaladi Presidanti basi

Last edited 8 months ago by misala
Kaweko
Kaweko
8 months ago
Reply to  Kwacha

so why were you failing in the past election. give credit where is due

You mad
You mad
8 months ago
Reply to  Kwacha

Mwenefumbo himself lost as MP so why should he get credit?

Bomawanga
Bomawanga
8 months ago
Reply to  You mad

Mweifumbo was cheated out of a huge victory.

PelomaPepe
PelomaPepe
8 months ago
Reply to  Kwacha

Tsano ife titengere hisitre ya 1964 kuti ipanga aphulayi in 2021? What kind of thinking is this? Chonchi sitingatukukeyi. If your history applied, we could have had MCP winning in all these election years.

banongwe
banongwe
8 months ago
Reply to  PelomaPepe

Yes Yes Yes inde Bwana, inde Bwana wakulipila makobidi zinghati a donna wo

Last edited 8 months ago by banongwe
james
8 months ago

kodi anthuwa zimakongoletsa ndi ndalama amaba zija , zithu zandale nzovuta zosilana


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