Mayor Bikoko pledges support for DPP candidate Kwelepeta in Zomba Malosa

Lilongwe City Mayor Desmond Bikoko has pledged to support Grace Kwelepeta, who is ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate for Zomba Malosa.

Bikoko throws his weight behind Kwelepeta
This, has put to rest rumours that Bikoko will contest as an independent candidate for the constituency.
Speaking to the media in Zomba, Bikoko said the main reason for not contesting is to avoid dividing the DPP votes between him and Kwelepeta.
“We are all President Peter Mutharika’s children, dividing the votes would give a chance to another political party to win the parliamentary seat for this constituency,” said Bikoko.
But some of his supporters who were present at the briefing were not happy with the decision and threatened to boycott the elections altogether.
One of the supporters, Christina Sambo expressed her disapproval and pleaded with Bikoko to contest as an independent candidate.
“As it is, the current DPP candidate can not win because the primaries were free and fair, some of the people who were called to vote were not eligible to take part in the elections but the presiding officer ignored the concerns we raised,” said Sambo.
However, Bikoko stood firm to his decision and reiterated that he will not contest but he will fully support the DPP to win the constituency whose incumbent legislator is People’s Party’s Roy Kachale.
In a separate interview, Victor Musowa who was the Presiding Officer for the primary elections in the area dismissed the allegations that the primary elections were not free and fair.
“We used the electoral colleges that we were given at the National Governing Council which was already signed by both candidates,” said the Mulanje Bale parliamentarian.
Following the disagreements at the primaries, Bikoko withdrew from the elections.
A few days later, the Capital City mayor announced that he has quit front line politics but he will remain a DPP loyalist.

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4 years ago

Wait a while and see how Bikoko will spring back to election. Whether he is afraid of DPP cadets or he has been bribed to let the woman run, it is all to be seen. This is politics. In Chichewa they say mbuzi akalawa mchere sifuna kuuleka. He will pull a surprise on the eleventh hour.

Malawis 1
Malawis 1
4 years ago

The mayor was under pressure from the DPP big fishes. If u dont know Roy was afraid of Bikoko so he sponsored the weak candidate

4 years ago

Grace kwelepete ine ayi. DPP singawine ndi Grace. Bola tivotere Roy Kachale. PP imaopa Bikoko koma ife sitivota komaso DPP yatha kuno

4 years ago

bikoko is afraid of cadets –who are going around undressing women –stealing albinos –going to parliament beating up people –el shebbab system of government —

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
4 years ago

“As it is, the current DPP candidate can not win because the primaries were free and fair, some of the people who were called to vote were not eligible to take part in the election but the presiding officer ignored the concerns we raised” Really ? What the fuck are you trying to tell us here? You see that’s what happens, ukamafuna kumupekera wina bodza. Umangodzikolakola wekha.

4 years ago

Let’s support women candidates.

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