More woes for DPP as Vuwa Kaunda loses seat in Nkhata-Bay

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Nkhata Bay central member of parliament Symon Vuwa Kaunda has lost his parliamentary seat following a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling in Blantyre which has quashed the results of constituency’s May 2019, parliamentary elections.

Raphael Mhone, a People’s Party candidate in the poll lost by three votes, challenged the victory declared by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) but the court has sided with him citing irregularities in that poll among  others violation of the Political Parties Act 2018 by giving handouts prior and during the elections.

The ruling signals another by-election in the constituency following the resumption of operations by MEC. Commissioners, Jean Mathanga and Linda Kunje have obtained an injunction against their removal.

Vuwa Kaunda won 6 415 votes against Mhone who got 6 412.

Malawi has first past the post  system which means a candidate can even win with one vote.

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Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
21 days ago

I can comfortably say, Vuwa is a goat!

Atuganire
Atuganire
21 days ago

Inu a Symon Vuwa Kaunda, mavote mube, MALO mu Lilongwe mubensoo…basi gogo ngati inuyo kungokhala chigalapongo, basi? What legacy will you leave behind Kodi a Symon Vuwa Kaunda, chonde? Mr. Mhone, we wish you well in the next round. Something that was necessary at all. I prayed for this one to be silenced and humbled. A Vuwa it is my sincere hope that you will make ALL your wrongs right, as the struggle continues. Aluta Continua! Musamakakamire zakuba inu, Nanga chonchi? This is a total MESS. It is NOT nice NOT to be nice. That is an ACE you can… Read more »

mtete
mtete
21 days ago

Someone in DPP is going to faint. Fact of the matter is that DPP rigged most seats during the May 2019 elections

BigMan
BigMan
21 days ago

Oh DPP, where is thy sting?

Gent
Gent
20 days ago
Reply to  BigMan

Ask them again. Maybe M’chichewa

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
22 days ago

One candidate from PP the already finished party vs another candidate from another party perceived to be getting finished. Both candidates are highly competitive going by the close numbers of 2019 election results. The environment for voting has since changed and therefore the winning results can go either way.

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
22 days ago

Vuwa Kaunda, Nyekhweeeeeeee

moya
moya
22 days ago

pepani Nyekhwee zonse this is disaster at best fare you well Vuwa for you cannot make it to the August house follow Kasiyira and esther

Mzakwacha Nixon's
Mzakwacha Nixon's
22 days ago

Wangany ku Nkhata-Bay moseee !!
Kikiki-Very good development.It clearly shows DPP really mismanaged the 2019 elections.That’s exactly why it(DPP&his Peter)lost the fresh elections.
Vuwa,ukunyada ukongwa,wakhaula,ili ndi dziko,unatumwa chomene iwe vuwa.

Rapheal,nigomezga,uzamuwina in the by elections,avuwa awo mbachindere chomene….
Start privately campaigning now..

Congratulations to Rapheal Mhone !!

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
22 days ago

Ada Vuwa. Always a loser. I think he was breastfed a wee bit too long for his own good. Uchindere too much.

On a different note, the statement “Malawi has first past the post system which means a candidate can even win with one vote.” makes little sense. In any system — even a 50%+1 system — a candidate can win with a single vote.

Opel Kadett
22 days ago

When we say dpp will never come back to power you think it is just a joke. Thieves, tribalists, etc have no place in the 2020s.

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