MCP primary polls losing candidate finally goes to court

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) primary election losing candidate Patrick Bandawe has finally taken his party to court for its failure to declare him winner in last week’s polls.

Bandawe: Goes to court

Bandawe said he is not satisfied with the outcome of the mediation talks he had with party officials.

“The officials conceded in my face that I won the elections, not Juliana Lunguzi but said they had to make a political decision in her favour, this is why I have now gone to the court,” he said.

He said it was unfair that the party declared Lunguzi winner after the presiding officer duly declared him winner.

“What I want is justice, nothing else,” said Bandawe, adding, “I am the rightful winner of the primary elections.”

MCP publicity secretary Maurice Munthali said it was the wish of the party to resolve the issue within the party hierarchy without going to the courts.

He said the party, however, regrets that Bandawe has resolved to go to the courts instead of taking the party advice.

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mandala
mandala
2 years ago

Juliana timamukonda osati mbuziyi akuti Bandaweyi komaso as a party we must punish Chalera ndi anzakewo why turnishing the party image becoz of greed mind you ifeso kuno ku Mitundu tatopa nawe Chalera we can vote for another candidate osati iweyo

Becks
Becks
2 years ago

Wasting time and money. Come back to your senses. Look forward. Go on the ground and campaign as indepedent.

Kibaki
Kibaki
2 years ago

Which party advice? Bwana Munthali tell us please. Did u really confess in his face that he won, but for whatever reasons you opted for Lunguzi? Is it so? Tell me before i make a decision.

Mwananyanian
Mwananyanian
2 years ago

Bandawe has taken the most logical step in this saga!

Change is needed
Change is needed
2 years ago

He is desperately wanted to go to parliament but through crooked ways. He even want to use full means to be MP. He knows he can’t win if he is not going to use MCP. Cashgater uyu. you were PP. Let me warn MCP. If this guy wins on MCP ticket and if it happen that MCP as party looses elections, he is going to join ruling party. This is a plant from other parties to confuse MCP supporters at constituency level.

Nebraska
Nebraska
2 years ago

Ngati anawina anawina basi…..why r u complicating things

mtete
mtete
2 years ago

If the court declares him the winner Lunguzi will stand as Independent and win

Safari
Safari
2 years ago

Fotseki ! Who told him kuti akatenge makobili akatapila ?
Bandawe is a shame

ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
2 years ago

IF YOU KNOW YOU HAVE THE MUSCLES /SUPPORT OF THE ELECTORATE WHY WASTING YOUR RESOURCES -TIME -ENERGY GOING TO COURT ??
STAND AS AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE YOU DEFINITELY WIN THE ELECTIONS COME 2019

Mulomwe
Mulomwe
2 years ago

The undemocratic MCP, shooting itself in the foot.

Too many weak spots in MCP. Chakwera is a thief, like DPP. Chakwera stole a donation from Simbi. Don’t start me on this. MCP have succeeded in covering up the scandal.

Chakwera is a scam.

Mika Kunda wapa Dowa
Mika Kunda wapa Dowa
2 years ago
Reply to  Mulomwe

Iwe ndiwe mbuzi yachilomwe..your DPP will loose this time!!!

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