MCP’s Msungama kickstarts reconnecting with constituents ahead of re-run

Ulemu Msungama, who recently won the appeal case at the Malawi Supreme Court on Thursday kickstarted reaching out to constituents in Lilongwe City South East aimed at preparing them the forth coming  rerun.

Msungama reaching out to constituents

Msungama, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate, disputed the 2014 election results which declared Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Bentley Namasasu winner.

In the election held on May 20 2014, Namasasu got 10 956 votes against Msungama’s 10 854, a difference of 98.

But both the High Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal agreed with Msungama application that  there wree disproportionate number of null and void votes and shortage of 100 ballot papers which were unaccounted for.

A re-run was ordered.

“I came here to brief the people here on the forth coming re-run as well as announcing that I will stand for the MCP as you are aware this is just a rerun as determined by the supreme court of Malawi,” said Msungama during a meeting on Thursday.

Msungama also among other issues briefed the members of his constituency regarding the outcome of the court case.

In his speech Msungama commended the MCP members especially the party president Dr Lazarus Chakwera and the entire party hierarchy for the support rendered during the entire court battle.

Msungama said he was happy with the outcome of the court case and said this time no one will dare to steal votes as happened in 2014.

Welcoming Msungama, MCP Constituency chairman, Hardson Chibekete  pledged to support Msungama during the forth coming re-run.

 

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2 thoughts on “MCP’s Msungama kickstarts reconnecting with constituents ahead of re-run”

  1. Yahya Jammeh says:

    While I comment the direction you are taking Msungama to brief the constituents on the outcome of the court case, you should also take time to read the movements of DPP. They will try all they can to frustrate your efforts by delaying the elections while they are secretly preparing their candidate and come up with a surprise to order MEC to organise the elections when you have exhausted funds. So, it is important to have plan B in case you are cash strapped to enable you to conduct a campaign. You are dealing with crooks as they have already started claiming that there is no money for re-run and yet they know they can not overrule the court’s decision. That is just a tactic to fool you because they know they will lose come what may. The memories of Mchinji parliamentary bi-election are still fresh in their minds. I will rule Gambia for a billion years.

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