MCP’s Gwede fault primaries, says will contest as independent: MP Gumba gets the nod

Some Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) members in Mchinji have asked Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to be presiding over all elections in the country including party primaries to select candidates for national polls.

Deus Gumba Banda: Won the primaries

This was said during MCP primary elections in Mchinji south west constituency in Mchinji where it is alleged that there were a lot of anomalies during preparations as well as on the day of the primaries that took place on Saturday  September  8 at Mkwawira primary school ground.

One of the people who contested as a member of parliament Yasinta Zayambika Kavalo said MEC as an electoral body should be taking a greater role during elections in all parties.

”If only MEC can be handling all political party elections in the country, all the anomalies will not be there than the way things happen where we see party leaders presiding over elections in areas where their party friends like incumbent members of parliament and councillors are contesting, ”said Zayambika Kavalo.

Speaking about the issue of anomalies before and during the day of elections, another person who contested and lost on the same seat Rodney Banda said things did not go on well staring from venue, transport and party materials bearing candidate name.

Banda said in the previous elections, candidates were responsible for transporting people from their respective areas to election venues and it was noted that once they lose the elections they were not taking back people to their respective areas.

”it is obvious that once someone loses elections they become angry and it is impossible to remember about transporting someone back home and the district committee thought it wise to have a transport committee to handle transport issue,” said Banda.

Banda further said all the aspirants MP’S agreed to contribute K140 000 and K20 000 for aspirant councillors.

He said all the aspirants paid the money but the incumbent MP Deus Gumba Banda did not pay the money.

” I thought  everyone of us will pay but I believe that the incumbent MP did not pay with reasons behind of which that was not our initial agreement, and we saw his supporters putting on party clothes bering his name which was also against our rules”, said Banda.

Gumba,  who won the madate to beMCP candidate  in Mchinji south west constituency, dismissed what he described as  the  cry of losers, saying he paid the said money and no one put on party colours with someones name.

Speaking after the election, Levie Gwede Banda who lost to Gumba along with two others said he will contest as an independent MP.

Gumba won with 745 votes against 140 votes for Levie Gwede Banda while Rodney Banda had 42 votes and Yasinta Zayambika Kavalo get 12 votes.

Yona Mtanga is the MCP shadow councillor for Kalumbe ward while Aaron Robert Chidzanja is the shadow councillor for Chimimbe ward.

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pathfinder
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pathfinder

Kodi MEC mukuyifuna lero? suujanso mumanena kuti MEC ili captured?

Honourable
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Honourable

you managed to get 140 nde mukulira kuti akubelani..bola mukanafika 500 at least..ndipo iwe Yasinta,ntchito ya MEC si imeneyo..zimenezo ndi ntchito za chipani chanu

Chameleonesentimentals
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Chameleonesentimentals

NdiWe wabodza Patrick Mbewe.Dzipani dzikuopa kupangitsa ma primaries. It’s only MCP basi most democratic party.

Kenzo
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Kenzo

140 votes against 740 and you think muwina as independent?

BigMan
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BigMan

MCP, as soon as you abandoned the four cornerstones with the coming in of this reverend, you lost your ways. Now you are as chaotic as the rest of the parties and you have no policies worth talking about. You cant even run simple primary elections? Kamuzu must be rolling in his Musoleum.

Namalomba Fredrick
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Namalomba Fredrick

U don’t know what you are talking, things which used to work then can not work now. Do you know the meaning of transformation in as far as politics and leadership is concerned. Ngodya zinayizo zimagwira coz of dictatorship pano its democracy if I have to school you and there democratic means to apply in current political sphere.

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Aaaaah aaaah, I thought you said MEC is a rigger of votes, did you not?

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Why can’t people learn to accept that they have lost instead of always blaming the system. If you had won al what you have said here could not have come out.

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

A MCP zakukanikani basi mukubwerera mu 18 Ku golo simufika. Ndiye muziti 2019 Boma? Mmesa MEC munainyoza kale? Tangolowani UTM basi

QueenB
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QueenB

Kuganiza mopusa.

Namalomba Fredrick
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Namalomba Fredrick

A person without principles will support UTM, were you there in 2014??? Who is alleged to have played a bigger role in manipulating the votes to make APM president? Who has surrounded SKC and advocating for his candidature??? If you analyse the two questions properly you will come to your senses. Mphuno salota, ukalodzedwa sununkha, osadziwa anayimbira mfiti mmanja>

MUNYERA
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MUNYERA

Where were you when he was manipulating the votes to make APM thing president? When will you do the same? If he really did it for someone else, do u think he cant do it for his own? I dont have principles I think as per your statement but let me tell you that we are many and we will make him win the race. SKC is goods wealth buying, inu a MCP just work extra hard to maintain your position. Muzingoimba nyimbo yoberedwa ma vote mpaka Yesu azabwera KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK koma UTM ineeeeeeeeee, imandiwaza.

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