MCP’s Msungama campaign pledge to build clinic: DPP’s Ngwenya registers as voter

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate for a by-election in Lilongwe City South East Ileum Msungama, who has successfully challenged the result of the May 20 Tripartite Election and the High Court ordered fresh elections, had a busy weekend where he conducted whistle stop campaign tours in the constituency.

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In his campaign speeches, Msungama said he was surprised to note that the constituency where State House is located has no Hospital.

“I can’t understand why the constituency where the President is a resident is least developed,” he said.

“The President’s official residence is in this constituency, but do you have a hospital here?” Msungama asked the supporters who responded with a deafening “Noooo!”

“When people are not feeling well in this constituency, you travel to away to Kawale. I want to bring healthy services close to you,” said Msungama.

Msungama said once voted his priority will be to ensure that the area has a medical facility, good schools, markets and accessible roads.

He pointed all the constituencies in the capital city have their own clinics and hospitals.

“MP David Bisnowaty has area 25 clinic, MP Massi has Chinsapo Health Centre, MP Rhino Chiphiko has Biwi Health Centre what’s wrong with you people of Area 23 and yet you had a DPP MP Bentley Namasasu who succeeded another DPP Nandau,” said Msungama amid ululation.

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Reuben Ngwenya was also seen running up and down to register as a bonafide voter in the forth coming Lilongwe City South East by elections.

Speaking after registering, at Mlodza Registration Centre, Ngwenya said he was happy that history has been made.

“I am very happy that history has been made. As you are aware the law did not allow new people to register in any by election but after petitioning the court these are the fruits,” said Ngwenya.

The by-elections will take place on October 17, 2017.

Meanwhile, MEC has closed the voter registration and voters roll inspection for the October 17 by elections.

The exercise, which started last week, according to MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa, ended late afternoon on Monday.

He said there will be no extension to the exercise and that the electoral body will not accept registrants or transfers from outside the constituency or wards where the by-elections are  taking place.

Mwafulirwa urged all political parties and aspirants to nomination papers from the Constituency or Ward Returning Offices and Council headquarters.

The  by-elections will also take place in the following areas; Lilongwe Nsozi North Constituency, Lilongwe City South East Constituency, Nsanje Lalanje Constituency, Mtsiliza Ward in Lilongwe Mayani North Ward in Dedza, and Ndirande Makata Ward in Blantyre.

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6 years ago

You might be saying the truth but I don’t see things changing, Regionalism is still reigning, the North is for Aford & partly MCP, PP & DPP, Central is largely for MCP and a bit of PP & DPP, Eastern Region is fairly shared with UDF & DPP while Sourthern Region is largely dominated by DPP………………I know others will not agree with me but this is the fact on the ground. If DPP will still wins some areas in the Central and North Region in this coming bye elections then just know that the results of 2019 will not change… Read more »

6 years ago

I can see MCP merging a winner of these by-elections dpp given a doubt of winning only Ndirande ward. This is when Dausi will come to realize that people of Malawi don’t want dpp anymore and to agree with Afro Barometer this is litmus test for the two competitive parties to announce which party will carry the day come 2019 general elections. I can see Chakwera projecting to state house evacuating Mutharika to ndata very interesting.

Henery Piyo
Henery Piyo
6 years ago

I can see DPP getting 1 ward and the rest will be grabbed by MCP

Gracious gondwe
Gracious gondwe
6 years ago
Reply to  Henery Piyo

m c p is NO: 1 in both northern region & southern region, 2019 m c p Malawi boma.

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