MCP retain Lilongwe, Karonga parliamentary seats: UDF wins Chikwawa  by-elections

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has retained its  two parliamentary seats in in Lilongwe North West and Karonga Central Constituencies while opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) has been victorious in Makhawira Ward in Chikwawa District during the Tuesday by-elections.

Boti Phiri wins Lilongwe North West West Constituency
Mwalwanda: MP-elect for Karonga Central

In a highly contested  Karonga Central where five candidates conteste ;  Leonard Mwalwanda of MCP, Frank Mwenefumbo for UTM party, Ernest Mwalughali for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Nellie Sichali for Mbakuwaku Movement for Development,  according to results released by Returning officer  Paul Kalilombe, the MCP retained the seat with a narrow margin.

MCP’s  candidate Leonard Mwalwanda  polled 6763 votes ahead of  UTM Party’s Frank Mwenifumbo  who got 6021 votes.

The by-election was necessitated by the death of  MCP Member of Parliament to Dr. Cornelius Mwalwanda who died few months ago Covid 19.

Meanwhile, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Commissioner Dr. Anthony Mkumbwa has hailed electoral stakeholders for conducting peaceful and orderly elections.

MEC is yet to declare the results as official.

In Lilongwe North West a seat which was held by MCP leader Lazarus Chakwera before he resigned to run and win the State presidency, has been reclaimed by the party through its candidate Mphatso Jones Boti who defeated five candidates Goodwell Ndiwo Banda (Independent), Blessings Bokola (DPP), Chimwemwe Kameta (Independent), Bryson Majoni (independent), and Christopher Njerengo (MMD).

UDF led by Atupele Muluzi has won Makhwira Ward un Chikwawa District.

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Bhc
Bhc
8 months ago

MCP+CFT+AFORD =6700 Votes
UTM alone less independent=6000 votes.

Dikilani nyekhwe kutsogoloku

Lego
8 months ago
Reply to  Bhc

Whats wrong with that?Stop fooling yourself.

Thokozani kaliza
Thokozani kaliza
8 months ago

Congratulations to Dr mphatso Boti

mtete
mtete
8 months ago

I was getting worried Mwenifumbo would win. The man is a real political prostitute and I am sick and tired of his changing boyfriends like underpants.Great news he has not made and it will be interesting to see his next move.

Che Jika
Che Jika
8 months ago

People still love UDF
Problem is the driving seat.Fix the driving UDF will bounce back.

BigMan
BigMan
8 months ago

In my opinion the better MP would have been Tumpale. The Mwalwanda guy simply got votes for being related to the late MP.

Rubbish in, Rubbish out.

JACK OBAMA
JACK OBAMA
8 months ago

So this guy is no longer a giant of lower Shire

Atokwene
Atokwene
8 months ago

Mwenifumbo could not win the election because he is a political prostitute. I was even surprised that UTM trusted this guy. Anataya nthawi yake campaigning. Now that you have lost, please concentrate on your Mikoma Lodge along the beach of Lake Malawi

Nalingula
Nalingula
8 months ago
Reply to  Atokwene

The Unfortunate part is whenever he is involved in this constituency Pamakhala ndale za Violence …Anthu muli mu alliance and you allow such people to Divide you .Tomorrow they will be in another party ….Komanso izi zoti by-election yoti Mpando unali wa MCP or UTM mkumapikisana muziunike bwinobwino
….Unless it’s a general election it does not make sense …..Only creates tension among members …

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

UTM’s weakness has been exposed. Matama athera pompa basi. They had a very strong candidate Frank but he had failed to make it? What next UTM? When we tell you that the only valuable candidate is Saulos, you think we are being arrogant. UTM minus Saulos is Malavi Party of Uladi Mussa. Do not regard yourself as a giant with your four seats. Griezelda Jefule had been saying this.

DELIA MATEWERE
DELIA MATEWERE
8 months ago

I 100% agree. It has always been my observation. UTM without Chilima is 0.

Truth Shall Free You
Truth Shall Free You
8 months ago

Election stolen from Mwenifumbo UTM by MCP.
No way can Frank loose.

Bwati
Bwati
8 months ago

Don’t lie here, mwenefumbo lost genuinely infact UTM candidate fans were more crooks than any other candidates fans. Now mwenefumbo is raising baseless claims which he can’t win UTM is a social media party and utm is chilima only .

nyarugwe
nyarugwe
8 months ago

Do not count UDF out yet, it may replace DPP

Herb
Herb
8 months ago
Reply to  nyarugwe

very possible. 50 plus one is anyone’s games

Member
Member
8 months ago
Reply to  nyarugwe

Kkkkkkkkkkkk in your dreams. Maybe ifb tupex hands over the baton.

Bwati
Bwati
8 months ago
Reply to  nyarugwe

I really congratulate udf bcoz l expected DPP to win the Ward. I’m also surprised that UTM has become the last party in this contest when in 2019 was second to DPP. Apa ndakhukulupirira kuti UTM ndi mphepo chabe yongowopseza koma osapanga kanthu. Galu wowuwa koma osaluma. DPP and mcp are the strongest parties so far in Malawi

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