Malawi Congress Party (MCP) youth movement on Sunday took Lilongwe City South East Constituency by storm when the grouping held road shows in almost all main roads of the constituency ahead of re-run which the Supreme Court ordered the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to conduct.
In May 2014, MEC declared Democratic Progressive (DPP) candidate Bently Namasasu winner with 10 956 votes against 10 854 votes for MCP candidate Ulemu Msungama.
The Supreme Court upheld a ruling of the High Court which declared that the anomalies noted in the disputed parliamentary election in Lilongwe City South East could only be resolved through a re-run after a recount failed when a mysterious fire destroyed poll materials in a MEC warehouse in Lilongwe in 2014.
MCP Youth Movement spokesperson, Felix Kasinda told Nyasa Times that the road shows are aimed at reminding MCP members and the general populous to go and vote for Msungama in order to ensure that development takes place in the area.
“We are here to say enough is enough, people of this constituency wants development. As you might be aware that the people of this area have been denied development for long time,” said Kasinda.
The enthusiastic and energetic youths started the road show from Area 44, to Machance, Chilinde, Area 23, Nsambeta, Midlands before addressing the rally at Kaliyeka primary school football ground
Addressing a rally, Msungama said people of the area should not make any mistake during the re-run but elect MCP..
“I have already started initiating development in this area just yesterday I commissioned a half million kwacha six metres bridge at Chipasula. I will be working tirelessly to ensure that people of this area have access to basis needs of live,” said Msungama.
Members of Parliament from various constituency joined the road show in their large numbers in order to give moral and social and physical support to Ulemu Msungama.
Just recently, MEC announced that they have submitted the budget for the incoming by elections.