MCP director of research to stand  as independent candidate in polls

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) director of research Dr. John Paul has said he will stand as an independent parliamentary candidate in Mchinji central during the May 21 tripartite elections, after the party failed to resolve a disputed primary poll.

John Paul: I will contest as an independent

Paul said the party has just imposed a candidate on the people, saying this culture has potential to destroy the oldest party in the country.

“We disputed the results of the primary elections. The party officials told us that they would come back for a re-run. After waiting for long, they communicated to us that they have declared my rival is the winner, this is unfair,” said Dr. Paul.

He said he consulted his supporters in the constituency, saying they all told him to stand as an independent candidate in the elections.

However, Dr. Paul was vague on whether he is going to resign on his position as director of research since he will be competing with the party favoured candidate, saying he would respond that question later.

MCP publicity secretary Maurice Munthali said Dr. Paul faces disciplinary action if he goes ahead with his decision to stand as an independent candidate.

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Katakwe
2 years ago

A doc wasting time with politics, I wonder whether he is relevant doc or one of those. People must be proud of their academic achievements and show the world that they deserved the qualifications. What kind of doctor is this man? Is he a medical doctor or a doctor of philosophy?

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
2 years ago

Iwe Munthali I thought you said anybody not happy can stand as an independent? Foolish!

Patrick Mbewe
Patrick Mbewe
2 years ago
Reply to  Ndendeuli

That’s exactly what he is doing? So who is follish here 😂😂

chimanga
2 years ago

Pitani ku UTM basi. Onse okanidwa kwao akujoina UTM

Bhaji
2 years ago

It seems Malawians are on the right track now –dpp plus Udf are heavily confused —I doubt if dpp ;Udf; Pp will have any seat in parliament –why ??people have unsurfaced their lies !!

Onenegu
Onenegu
2 years ago
Reply to  Bhaji

Kuzikwata ndi chala kumeneko Bhaji. You must be related top Arafat Hamdan or Galatian Chatsika

GULUKUNYE
GULUKUNYE
2 years ago

MCP ikusungila mbava ngati izi? Palibe chipani chopanda mbava kodi?

Chatonda
Chatonda
2 years ago

Go go go Doc. That is democracy at work. Nobody can dictate to you what to do apart from your supporters. You are an automatic winner as far as mchinji central constituency is concerned. Good decision and fear nobody. Chilondola is the most unwanted member of mcp in a democratic Malawi. Shame on him.

Mcmore
Mcmore
2 years ago
Reply to  Chatonda

I love MCP but iam not happy the way the party has run the primaries .
So Dr Paul go go go

Makwinja
Makwinja
2 years ago
Reply to  Chatonda

Dictatorship at its best.Imposing candidates of their choice yet they are preaching about democracy.SHAME.

Godfrey
Godfrey
2 years ago
Reply to  Makwinja

A Dr vomereza sumunapambane in vomit hand I an I mzanuyo kapeni .Maphuziro mulinawo koma ndinu wazibwana mulibe mphatso ya utsogoleri ndi kupingo mweko komwe amakukonderani. Munalephera bwanji Kofi amsyi lupia analikuti? Musiye uhule onyenga akazi aweni

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