MCP officials mum over messy Kasungu East primaries

Main opposition, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) officials are mum over botched Kasungu East constituency  primary polls after two candidates were declared winners this week.

Kazombo:  Incumbent MP

Incumbent MP Madalitso Kazombo and his nearest contender Golden Chizimba Mphonongo were declared winners after the primary election as confusion ensued on two people from the MCP who said they were presiding officers.

The two presiding officers had two different results, one which declared Kazombo as winner and anther declared Mphonongo as the winner of the MCP primary polls.

Central region chairman for the party Patrick Chilondola said the results have been put on hold as the party investigates the matter.

“We have put the results on hold as our team is investigating the matter. After we establish the winner, the publicity secretary will make the announcement,” said Chilondola.

MCP primary polls in the centre have been marred with violence in some parts of the region and chaotic in other areas because of the party’s lack of capacity to handle such high demand polls and corrupt MCP officials who favour some candidates against others.

Chilondola however could not say when the results would be announced.

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tadala
tadala
2 years ago

Nanga mukalowa M’boma chipwiliktii chake chizakhala himenichi???

Kwacha
Kwacha
2 years ago

Chakwera redefining MCP, his own version of ” draining the swamp”

Nalingula
Nalingula
2 years ago

A Patrick Mbewe UTM si Chipani koma Gulu la anthu osatira Chilima .Atasiya Chilima inuyo mungasatire Kaliati ndi Masangwi? Mwina poti mwatochokera Ku DPP limozi.

Mphwache
Mphwache
2 years ago

This is a real pitiful situation. MCP have lost this election due to their own undoing. Four months ago, they were winning hands down, especially considering that Mia is taking the whole Lower Shire by storm. I have a suggestion to make, if MCP is going to get anything out of this. TALK to UTM (you basic policies and principles are almost 90% similar). You may still get MCP agenda into government by partnering with UTM. You may have to sacrifice your ambitions to some extent, as follows: (1) Negotiate an Alliance with UTM, you may probably get 30% of… Read more »

oMachemba
oMachemba
2 years ago
Reply to  Mphwache

No alliance(s) will save MCP, even next year. No hope.
MCP are serial losers; and they don’t know why because because they never undertake serious reflection or postmortem analysis.
It’s almost as if MCP are HAPPY to be in opposition for ever. Like, they can”t justify getting back into government since their founder, Kamuzu Banda, messed us up, variously, the way he did.

Mbwangalambwangala
2 years ago

MCP primaries are really chaotic due to corruption by some officials. Officials clearly support a candidate after pocketing some cash. More independent candidate will be from MCP in 2019. Love for money too much

Nalingula
Nalingula
2 years ago

Its obvious Some Officials are getting kickbacks from Contestants. Who was assigned to Conduct the primary election? Investigation must be carried out and Disciplinary action taken .Party must also Consider using members from South or North as Independent observers.Chipanichi ndi chafuko – it has got members not followers ndie anthu adyera asachilakwise!

Toka
Toka
2 years ago
Reply to  Nalingula

Mawu….how can an election come out with two winners at the same time? Investigations need to be instituted.

Patrick Mbewe
Patrick Mbewe
2 years ago
Reply to  Nalingula

Paja tinkanena kuti Chakwera akufuna asalemo ndi anthu ake mu chipanichi, munkalira anthu ndi nkholokolo atumidwa ndi DPP. Things have fallen apart in the stronghold , forget about winning. MCP sichipani cha fuko don’t cheat yourself. You will finish 3rd behind DPP Saulosi ataiphula

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