MCP confirms Chipiko victory against Nancy Tembo

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has declared legislator Rhino Chiphiko winner in the Lilongwe North West primary elections which whose first event was marred with irregularities and has stressed that it will not impose any contestant rejected by voters.

Chiphiko: Declared MCP candidate

MCP publicity secretary the Reverend Maurice Munthali said the party after “objectively and painstakingly looked at the process, conduct and the results” of the controversial primaries,  it has concluded that Chiphiko won the elections with 458 votes to Tembo’s 407 votes.

“To this effect, Honourable Rhino Chiphiko is the official representative of the MCP in the 2019 Tripartite elections for Lilongwe City South West Constituency,” Munthali said.

Tembo outlined to Nyasa Times the discrepancies such as changing the venue of the primaries three times yet initially they were supposed to be held at the MCP headquarters but on the eve of the elections the venue changed to MCP Regional offices and finally on the same eve to Sanguya Messas Lodge in Area 36.

She says she was unhappy with the compilation of delegates  leading up to the primaries both from the area delegates and those from the whole constituency.

Women rights advocate Habiba Osman took to the Twitter that while women are the preferred candidates to be elected into the positions, men prefer fellow men.

Meanwhile, political commentator, Ernest Thindwa of the University of Malawi has warned MCP against fixing the candidates, saying the party risks having more independent candidates who shall be frustrated by the fixing the candidates.

Thindwa urged the party leadership to give powers to the people to decide the person whom they want than the party deciding the person they prefer.

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mtete
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mtete

I have said it before and will say it again. I have no problem with Chipiko and I would vote for him just as I would vote for Nancy. What I am against is the way the elections were conducted. All the signs point to rigging winch MCP, the rebranded democratic party abhors. Can anyone associated with the election explain how the leadership concluded Chipiko was the winner since there were no ballot papers. The credible way should have been a rerun, with delegates filing behind their candidates. I feel sorry for Rev. Munthali who must been forced to make… Read more »

mediaz
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mediaz

No vote for chiphiko

Abiti Ernst
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Abiti Ernst

I was so excited to vote for MCP in the upcoming general elections but with their maths of 407+458=803, a typical cash gate flag, I have decided to keep my vote.

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Kikikikiki aiaiaiaiai this is MCP mathematics my brother. Sukulu za dzana izi, 1964

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

Welcome to UTM

APM advisor
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APM advisor

Nancy Tembo will not add value to the party. Rhino Chiphiko is the best candidate for the party. This Nancy still believes the party belong to the Tembos. The time of the notorious Tembo is gone. Even If MCP loses. Is better to to do so without Nancy Tembo. Chiphiko is the winner period

Thomas Jesale
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Thomas Jesale

The truth of the matter is that Chiphiko is not wanted by the constituents, it is very unfortunate that the MCP leadership has sided with Chiphiko by ignoring the will of the people. Come 21 May 2019 you will agree with me that if Nancy stands on independent ticket, she will win with landslide but if she does not stand then someone else from any other party party will definitely win. MCP please learn from the previous mistakes.

Bambo phiri
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Bambo phiri

The truth of the matter is that MCP is not comfortable working with Nancy Tembo because of the mess she had during her tenure as their representative at Electoral commission. She was bn manipulated by the DPP. She is not someone to trust .

Nyachi
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Nyachi

What do you mean the mess she created as Mec commissioner… what evidence do you have, za mmaluwa basi. Kodi wasn’t Chiphiko’s brother a commissioner at that time too? Iwo nde anali bwino. Mukakamba za trust Nancy nde weniweni okhulupilika amapanga zinthu ku constituency osaona kuti munthu uyu ndi wachipani chanji. Chitukuko nkati. Amayi awa chawo ndi chilungamo ndiponso she speaks truth to power saopa yaye. Nancy won this primary election fair and square…. MCP just wants Chiphiko for their own gains osati zofuna za ife anthu a Lilongwe City South West yayi. Ambuye alowelelepo apa. Mzimayi amutsogolele kuti awine… Read more »

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

This is MCP we know my brother, the officers manning the election left the scene after noticing that the man they were told to make sure that he wins had lost. Nancy got 407 votes out of 803, leaving the remainder to be shared among remaining contestants. At this point the Officials left in a deliberate attempt to confusion. A night before these primaries, Mr Mia convened a meeting where he pleaded with delegates to vote for this man. Mia delivered an apology from Chimphiko saying he did not do any development for this last 4.5 years because the government… Read more »

SIPHADA
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SIPHADA

MCP sliding into oblivion through fixing candidates. Let us warn the overzealous Secretary General that he employ his big grammar he won’t outfox the electorate whose priorities are well pegged in those whom the MCP big guns have chosen to sideline. MCP is engaging in self gratification heading for its yawning abyss of defeat

Toka
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Toka

Please my beloved party conduct a rerun as soon as possible….act as if you kno the consequences of imposing candidates on people….if we are not going to have a rerun I would encourage Mai Tembo to stand on independent ticket….its not that am backing her but issues of irregularities she raised have to be looked into….may my President Dr. Chakwera intervene please.

mtete
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mtete

I wonder how the decision was reached without a rerun since there were no ballot papers.

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