MCP shadow MP in Karonga North West debates himself as rivals’ no-show

Just one of the three others that were expected to be part of the Wednesday parliamentary debate organised by National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust  showed up, a development that has since raised eyebrows on the seriousness of the rest.

Chitonya Mwanyongo of  MCP answered questions posed by moderator and the audience.

Daniel Chitonya Mwanyongo of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) was the only one who attended, and was left fielding questions alone.

Others who had been invited and confirmed they would attend include Felix Kayira (UTM), Navina Chisambi (UDF) and James Kamwambi (DPP).

Why the other candidates were not present was unclear.

“We were surprised that they could not show up so we decided to go ahead with the candidate who had availed himself,” said Anne Bwinga, one of the organisers.

The debate was being funded by Karonga Diocese’s governance arm Justice and Peace and the Foundation for Community Support (FOCUS).

In his remarks after the debate, Mwanyongo said he was grateful to the organisers.

“I had to come because this was an important opportunity for me to share my vision with the people,” said Mwanyongo.

Karonga NICE representative, Christobel Munthali, said those that missed the debate forewent a great opportunity to connect with the voters.

“We really thank the MCP candidate for coming,” she said.

The debate was broadcast live on Tuntufye FM, a community radio station.

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Daddy's little boy
Daddy's little boy
3 years ago

Total waste of time and resources

GRM
GRM
3 years ago

Great!!
This is bad PR for those that did not turn up.
But it does not mean that this good fellow and his party will win elections.
Strange conclusion

Mangochi kabwafu
Mangochi kabwafu
3 years ago

Waste of time.

inswa
inswa
3 years ago

Enawa mantha anatengera ambuyawo kuyambira president ndi vice onse paja anathawa debates kkkkk. Make mbuu, mwana mbuuuu. MCP is the only party to vote for

Vinthumfumbenge
Vinthumfumbenge
3 years ago

This shows how ready and steady MCP is. In one of the debates one participant said, ‘Do not vote for those that do not show up for debates’. so will just do that.

Eye of an eagle
Eye of an eagle
3 years ago

MCP boma. Enawa akutithandiza kuphana pa chiweniweni

Maunits
Maunits
3 years ago

MCP is set for victory and this what GOD does in most cases you will that MCP is the peoples hope the rest of parties are not ready to govern Congratulations the Honorable shadow MP mwatiyimira and keep it up to standing firm for the party.

Khundited above.
Khundited above.
3 years ago

MCP Boma!!! Nothing For Us Without Us. Kwaaachaaa!!!

Chipalamandule
Chipalamandule
3 years ago

MCP Boma!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CHIPAKAMA VILLAGE
CHIPAKAMA VILLAGE
3 years ago

MCP BOMA come May 21

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