MCP to champion ‘safe citizens’ agenda’ campaign in 7 by-elections

Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  director of campaign Moses Kunkuyu has said the party appreciates the devastation and discomfort that Covid-19 has caused but they are ready for by-elections in the seven constituencies and two wards where it will champion a “safe citizens’ agenda” campaign.

Kunkuyu: MCP is ready for by-elections

There are seven seats in Parliament that needs to be filles—three seats were put to rerun after the High Court nullified results of the 2019 elections in Nsanje North, Nsanje Central and Chikwawa East; and four—Lilongwe Msinja South, Zomba Changalume, Ntchisi North and Karonga North West— became vacant after serving legislators succumbed to Covid-19 in the past four weeks.

MEC will also hold by-elections in two wards—Liviridzi Ward in Balaka West and Chitakale Ward in Mulanje South.

In quotes reported by the press, Kunkuyu said campaign for the forthcoming  by-elections will be different from the previous ones, but  said MCP will “adhere to the preventive measures because, as a party, we have seen the toll Covid 19 has taken on us and the world so we do not want to risk people’s lives.”

Kunkuyu , who is also pr4esidential aide, said in every election, the party aims at fielding its most popular or best candidates after conducting primary elections with a sample of the people in party positions in the area concerned.

“In approaching the coming by-elections, the party’s procedure will be followed. We shall conduct primary elections where vacancies have been created by natural attrition, such as death.

“We shall hold on to 2019 candidates where vacancies have come due to nullification of results by the court. But the party’s NEC [National Executive Committee] will communicate should there be a contrary arrangement,” said Kunkuyu as quoted by The Weekend Nation.

UTM and PP, who are among the key partners of the Tonse Alliance administration, said it was premature for them to talk about their road map because they were still mourning the loss of their departed members of Parliament (MPs).

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Ndede
Ndede
5 months ago

I can see a great depression for the ruling alliance in these coming by – elections.

Juju
Juju
5 months ago

By elections I vote for opposition, reason chikuwawe basi ruling party, non the less opposition and ruling parties same same mbava

Dausee
Dausee
5 months ago

Ndalama za Covid mwaba zija mukupangira campaign Mulungu akulangani

Mgonapamuhanya
Mgonapamuhanya
5 months ago

Kupusa

Amunabigdaddy
Amunabigdaddy
5 months ago

Idiots! Very power hungry ! The nation is facing a double threat..Covid 19 and a leadership vacuum with Chakwera sleeping on the job while his clonies chew covid funds like it Xmas and all you can think about is bye elections? Are you serious? I challenge that rubbish mouth of your to tell malawians how MCP has siphoned the 6.5 billion . Imagine allowing the man who financed your party and opened the door for your dead party in the lower shire to be buried like a dog and you have the courage and confidence that the people of the… Read more »

Felixstowe
Felixstowe
5 months ago

Fisi ndi fisi sangasinthe maanga. Vuto aMalawi sitichedwa kuyiwala bakili warned us. This time around will remember to never vote mcp again

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
5 months ago

Power hungry idiots, all that they care about is filling vacant seats while people are dying. How do you expect people to campaign and vote in the midst of such a deadly pandemic? Anthu akufa kunja kuno.

Munyapa
Munyapa
5 months ago

Court has sanctioned the conduct of elections and now you don’t want to talk about them? You are sitting on a ticking bomb. Muchedwa nazo. MCP sikubwera moyesa bagonani and think social media idzavota.

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