Chiradzulu East Constituency constituents have rallied behind their incumbent legislator Henry Mussa whom they voted in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party(DPP) primaries on Thursday against his challenger Josephy Nomale, who earlier made noise that he was going to win.
Mussa, who is Minister of Information and Communications Technology, amassed 3 650 votes against Nomale who got 1 600 votes.
Presiding Officer for the elections, Symon Vuwa Kaunda, declared Mussa the winner.
The constituents said they gave Mussa the “vote of confidence” because of the unprecedented development they have witnessed under his leadership.
Village chiefs in the constituency who spoke to Nyasa Times said there are roads connecting all villages, boreholes in each village, school blocks in each of the six zones and four Community Day Secondary School.
“There is also electricity in all trading centres, two secondary schools, small and medium businesses, with constituents accessingmany scholarships,” said one village head.
The chiefs commend Mussa for infrastructure development, saying the constituency has seen construction of health centres, police units,technical colleges, telecenter and recreation centres.
They also credit Mussa for pushing for promotion of teachers, police officers in the constituency and delivery of Malata and cement subsidy as well as Farm Input Subsidy.
In other DPP primary elections on Thursday, Anna Kachikho won primary elections in Phalombe North Constituency, Minister of Agriculture Joseph Mwanamvekha emerged winner in Chiradzulu South while Bapu Khamisa lost to incumbent legislator Victor Musowa in Mulanje Bale constituency.
The winners will represent DPP in their respective constituencies in the 2019 elections.