Lunguzi loses MCP primary elections: Patrick Bandawe to represent party

Dedza East member of Parliament (MP) Juliana Lunguzi has lost primary elections narrowly to Patrick Bandawe who will now represent the party in the parliamentary race in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

Lunguzi: Loses MCP ticket

After a close contest at Mankhama Primary School on Sunday, presiding officier Peter Chalera  declared Bandawe winner with 821 votes against Lunguzi’s 815.

Lunguzi celebrated victory with her supporters as  she had three long queues behind her against Bandawe’s two but results damped her spirit.

Chalera said it was narrow victory for Bandawe with  six votes.

“From the results I have, Mr Patrick Bandawe has won the primary elections and will represent MCP in Dedza East,” Chalera said.

MCP deputy director of recruitment Peter Mazizi who witnessed the primaries, confirmed Bandawe won the polls.

Other candidates who contested were Mussa M’bwana, Steven Biswick  and David Kupempha.

Primary elections in MCP have been marred by violence and complaints of irregularities in many constituencies, prompting some losing candidates to allege that the party has preferred candidates.

At the onset of the primaries in August, about 23 aspirants took the party to court alleging that it was being undemocratic and unconstitutional in handling primary elections.

In October some concerned sitting MPs told the media that something was amiss in the way the primaries were conducted; hence, bringing divisions and confusions in the party.

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Msasa
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Msasa

Contest as an independent, people will vote for you.

Mtenzi Mzungu
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Mtenzi Mzungu

The people have spoken. Maybe you want 50+1? She has lost period. Don’t blame anyone. She was busy fighting DPP in Parliament forgetting her constituency. This is where you get your political power

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

I am sad, but people have spoken you can see the margin which shows the each of the contestants are popular in their on way.

hope
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Madum Lunguzi ,timakukondani kwambiri kakhale sindine wa ku Dedza, just join UTM

Noxy
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Re run the election though not MCP supporter but Juliana is a performer.

DAVIE C MAKAWA
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i respect lunguzi for her corporation and the loyalty she had in parliament.but lets dont blame chakwera am personally blaming the guys running the primaries, they are working against MCP

chifundo
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chifundo

Juliana Please Join the UTM and you will retain that constituency come next year

Gama
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Gama

Chakwera’s wishes have been fulfilled. Shame on MCP.

John Kachapira
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John Kachapira

Sad for democracy. Easy for the other parties to win. He lost on PP ticket last time as he was the weakest candidate. Indeed, the only thing that is standing between MCP winning an election and being out of government is DEMOCRACY! Ife koma za Leader in Opposition ndiye zathu 2019yu.

SITTING ON A MIRACLE / BREAK THROUGH
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SITTING ON A MIRACLE / BREAK THROUGH

DEAR MAMA LUNGUZI
PLEASE STAND AS AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE OR JOIN UTM THE GAME IS OBVIOUS —

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