MP Njobvuyalema loses to Chileka in MCP primary elections: 2 councillors floored

Veteran politician and incumbent legislator for Lilongwe Mapuyu South, Joseph Njobvuyalema, on Thursday became the first big casualty of main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  to lose in the ongoing primary elections to identify candidates to represent the party in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

Njobvuyalema: Loses MCP primary elections
Edward Chileka Banda : Elected to be MCP parliamentary candidate

Njobvuyalema lost the primary elections to youth activist Edward Chileka-Banda (37-year-old)  in primary elections held at Kang’onga Primary School in the constituency.

Chileka Banda, who failed in his bid to represent MCP in 2014 polled  470 votes against Njobvuyalema’s 320, according to the official results confirmed by party Central Region chairperson Patrick Chilondola.

Another contestant, Stella Kathumba, polled 50 votes.

Njobvuyalema could not immediately comment about his loss.

But Chileka-Banda,  who currently works with Action Aid Malawi,  described his victory as “the will of the people.”

He said : “The feeling is so good and, at the same time, it’s a lesson to young people.”

MCP is holding primary elections in the Central Region, where Malawi Electoral Commission’s voter registration exercise was completed.

During the elections, two incumbent councillors also stumbled.  In Kamazi Ward, Dominic Banda defeated Edson Kalonga while, in Kachawa Ward, Lucky Nkasauka triumphed over Gibson Macheso.

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mediaz
mediaz
2 years ago

If it is true njovuyalema has been defeated,let me beg him to support the young man this is what we want.MCP bomaaaaaaaa!!!!

Nganga
Nganga
2 years ago

MCP Woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Spisoni Jerry
Spisoni Jerry
2 years ago

Mia &Chakwera still continueing elimination of veterans. MCP needs matured politicians like Njovuylm

sosola
sosola
2 years ago

kkkkkkkk njobvuyi yathamanga mtunda wautali wandale ndi pano yalema yatopa kwambiri kkkkkkkk yalemadi njovukkkkkkkk

WINIKO MASANGWI KALIATI
WINIKO MASANGWI KALIATI
2 years ago

Apa ndiye Njobvuyalemadi, mpaka kugwa ma primaries kkkk

Vibrant Gogo
2 years ago

Good riddance. Njobvu Yalema kagwere uko. Unatitopetsa.

LEGO
2 years ago

That is a welcoming development…We must eliminate this syndrome of long life MPs(Wamuyaya).

Youna
Youna
2 years ago

a Njovu munachulutsa lebwedelebwede.

chilima
chilima
2 years ago

Bambo Njobvuyalema musalole zachibwana ngati zimenezi

Njuki
Njuki
2 years ago

kudos to Chileka Banda, this is encouraging to the youth.

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