Mia-quake! MCP wins in south Malawi by-elections

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  has suffered a humiliating by-election defeat in itys stronghold of southern region after losing Nsanje Lalanje parliamentary seat  and Ndirande Makata Local Government ward to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) with its new catch  Sidik Mia stamping his authority .

Mia with MCP councillor-elect for Ndirande Malabada Thom Litchowa

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will announce official results on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

But unofficial results collected from the MEC tally center shows  in Nsanje Lalanje, MCP’s candidate Lawrence Sitolo polled 8036 votes against Gladys Ganda of DPP who amassed 3449 – the seat going to MCP.

In Ndirande Makata Ward, MCP candidate Thom Litchowa obtained 969 votes against 910 for DPP’s Thom Lita, 363 for Ishmael Chilambo of United Democratic Front (UDF) and Mathews Shawa of People’s Party (PP) had 102 votes, according to results filed at the ward tally centre.

MCP’s imminent victory in Nsanje Lalanje could widely be attributed to efforts of its new recruit, businessperson and former Cabinet minister Mohammed Sidik Mia, who is regarded as an influential figure in the Shire Valley districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje. This is the first time since the 1999 General Elections that MCP is set to win a seat in the Southern Region.

The by-elections were held in Nsanje Lalanje Constituency and Ndirande Makata Ward in Blantyre Malabada Constituency in the Southern Region and Lilongwe City South East and Lilongwe Msozi North constituencies as well as Mtsiriza Ward in Lilongwe City West Constituency and Mayani North Ward in Dedza North Constituency in the Central Region.

Speaking early morning of Wednesday, Mia said from Lower Shire that MCP’s performance in the southern region by-elections is a sign of things to come.

“MCP listened to thousands of voters on the doorstep. This is a starter, we need the main meal which is the general elections, bring it On,” he said.

Mia said MCP will go further to “reconnect with voters and break with the failed political consensus.”

He said by-elections have showed “Malawians are ready for change”.

Crippling unemployment, economic turmoil and corruption scandals in government  led voters to punish the DPP in areas where MCP gained victories.

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Ndatopa ndi DPP
Guest

Now MCP get to work, get busy, don’t get complacent with these results you need to multiplicate these results in every constituency, do not leave any stone unturned, solidify your grassroots structures now

Bibo
Guest

Santana is a cheap loser. Let him argue forever. In 2019 when his party loses, he will say DPP will get it back in 2024,wagwa nayo mphwanga.

Chibet
Guest
During Bakiri Muluzi reign anthu akumwera sankavotera chakuyamba. Santana pano uvese. Masiku aja zipani zinalipo zitatu. Chakuyamba anayimira mcp only in 1999. Munthawi kumwera kunali udf, pakati panali mcp and ku mupoto aford. People in the north never voted for chakuamba in 1999. The only time they voted for him was in 2004. Kunena tchutchu since 1994 mcp chinangokhala chipani chapa central region. Koma pano I tell you Santana if mcp can manage to get eight hundred thousand and more voters from South then 2019 izalowa muboma. Chofunika ndichoti apeze mavote from South that’s all. Ndikuwona pano achinyamata ambiri akuimira… Read more »
andy wa mwampita
Guest

Peter wakomoka ndi ma results kkkkkkkkkl

santana
Guest
Mr Kaitano, looks like you are very excited with this win. In your brain you think this as your fellow supporters are thinking, can be an indicator for MCP’s win in a 2019 presidential win. What a myopic thinking!!!! Kaitano should not think kuti masewera achitika apawa angalosere kuwina kwa Chakwera mu 2019. I have always been saying that with the type of politics we practice in our country, MCP will not in near future win the presidency because its numbers does not allow it. Kaitano should be reminded that this seat was once won by Simeon Khamfula during a… Read more »
Safari
Guest

IWE NDI SATANADI ? BY THE WAY, WHO ARE YOU IN THE SOCIETY ? IT ALSO REMINDS ME OF ONE DALLOW CHAP IN OUR CLASS IN THE EARLY 8O’S WHO USED TO EVEN FAIL TO COPY THE EXAMPLE FROM THE BLACK BOARD .
ANYWAY, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT PALIBE CHIMENE UMACHITA CHANZERU APART FROM HERO WORSHIPPING AND PLEASE GIVE IS A BREAK !

Kaitano
Guest
Bwana Santana, munaonaso kuti wopambana akudandaula? Kusangalala ndicholowa chako pamene waona kuti zimene umayembekeze kuti zichitike zachitika. I think Santana school siidakuthandize, tilowe mkalasi apa. Santana, ukadzapambana pachilichonse wapanga in your life be happy, chifukwa ndicholowa chako kutero. Mr Santana, are you serious that surely you are there and you cant see that things are changing? Am trying to understand you, come on! For your information, people are not looking for M.C.P. People are looking for better leadership and better life am much sure including yourself. We want leadership that can lead us not from behind, leadership that can fight… Read more »
memory
Guest

Santana,
Your other cadets have accepted defeat, iwe ndiye ukuchedwa ndichani. You think the defeat will be reversed?

Longani pyanu
Guest

Wakwiya ndi mfiti

Sure
Guest

Kodi anthu mumakamba za MCP kuti ankakuzani ife ozuzika eni .sitilankhula bwanji zidapita we forgiven and love the party … komaso tiyeni tikonde dzikoli osati chipani chonde…. mazidala awa akuwononga dziko ili abale we young generation we can build nice Malawi… kamuzu loved this country… koma pano angoba ndalama nde chani lets kick these people out.they dont love this country.young people wake up. Iwalani A chipani koma tifune munthu wokonda dzikoliiiiiiiiiii

Chibet
Guest
Kaitano usachoke tiyeni tidikirebe Santana mwazina lake angotipusisisa chifukwa iyeyo ndi satana. Santana ndiwe munthu opanda kuyamika, mutima wako uli ngati njoka. Mcp inakupasa maphunziro abwino ntchito yabwino. Bwanji sunakane kupita ku school ya mcp school ya anthu akupha. Mcp ukuyinyoza panu idakukhazika pabwino, wina aliyense ali mu dpp inamuphuzisa ndi mcp pano mukuti ndi akupha. Santana ndikuti tavesera anthu amene ankapha azawo anali ochokera kumwera. Ufufuze from Nkhata-Bay to Chitipa mu nthawi ya mcp yomwe palibe wakumupoto anachitidwa involved kupha. Abambo awo a Peter wanuyo ndi amene anali pa frontline kupha anthu. Ngakhale pano anthu akumwera akuphabe. Pompano mwapha… Read more »
Educated fool
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This is a warning shot to DPP, the people have spoken, we are tired, tatopa, can’t take it anymore , the last 3 years have been nothing but torture. I just wish someone new, fresh, vibrant and progressive would show up on our political fabric, I’m sick and tired of all of them, but DPP definitely needs to go they have failed miserably!

Santana
Guest

Bravo Kaitano.

Kaitano
Guest
Inetu pano sindikuchokapo chifukwa maso yanga akufuna atawerenga zomwe Santana, Winston komaso Jamax ataponye pano, where are you guys?kapena ndimalize chonchi mwina simuonekapo, uthenga wanga ndiochepa chifukwa ukupita kwa anthu ochepaso. Malawi inu mukudziwa anali wabwino nthawi imene inu muphunzira school ija, ndipo pano mukusangalala, ndichifukwa chake muli ndiubongo wotentha womwe umasunga mbiri yonse yakale.maka pa za anthu ophedwa aja nthawi ya one party system yomwe panalibe munthu yemwe akanatsutsa kapena kupeleka magaizo, Dziwani kuti amapanga zimene zija ali mu nyumba yanumo mukuwadziwa inu tisachite kutchula maina pano. Izi mwaziona lerozi musauze wina, Ndiumbuli waukulu kukhala munthu wosafunila anthu akwanu… Read more »
kanchenga
Guest

Santana is still updating his brain software so he can understand what is happening. The old software has a Trojan. I just hope the updating will be successful.

Kaitano
Guest

Kikkkkkk hahahahahahha!!

Omex70
Guest

‘Scaver Ulayah” olo utapanda kubwera kuno ati akudandaule ndi ndani? Is there anything that can change in Malawi with your coming back home? Nothing at all.

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