MP OG Issa withdraws from May 21 elections

Chiradzulu Central legislature, Hannif O.G Issa, has withdrawn from the  May 21 parliamentary race on health grounds.

OG Issa: Withdraws

Issa has been the constituency’s independent MP since 2014.

Announcing the withdrawal on Tuesday during vetting exercise of ballot papers, Chiradzulu Central Constituency Returning Officer (CRO) Chiyembekezo Mbewe, said he got the communication on the same day.

Vetting of ballot papers is a process whereby aspirants verify their names, images and symbols on the tentative ballot papers, before the final printing of the same.

Mbewe said Issa’s family decided that the MP should withdrawal from the parliamentary race as he is still recuperating from his undisclosed illness.

” As CRO I have already informed the Malawi Electoral Commission  on the matter, such that we are processing his withdrawal forms,” he said.

Mbewe further hailed the timely decision,  saying it will not confuse voters, as Issa won’ t appear on the final ballot paper.

“Let me thank him for taking this decision before the printing out of final ballot papers. This has served the Commission the task of cancelling his particulars on the final ballot paper, which usually confuse voters, who still vote for the cancelled candidate.”

However, Mbewe said the Commission will not reimburse the K500 000 nomination fee Issa paid, saying it is voluntary withdrawal. He added that the nomination fee is only returned when a candidate is disqualified.

Meanwhile, Issa is yet to comment on the matter.

Some of the notable development projects Issa implemented in his 5-year tenure, is the state-of -the- art Yasini Police Unit.

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mtete
mtete
1 year ago

Nanunsi a ku Chiradzulu! You mean you are so stupid as to have an Indian as your MP, despite the district having led in freedom fighting led by criminal Chilembwe

Ltp
Ltp
1 year ago
Reply to  mtete

Maganizo opusa,mwana ukulila kutchire….when commenting kumaganiza kaye….any citizen has a right to participate in any programs concerning the country

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
1 year ago

This Mwenye is useless ! Our constituency has deteriorated under his watch.

Wathawa coz he knows he will get 2 votes, his and his campaign manager’s.

Mandebvu
Mandebvu
1 year ago
Reply to  Ndendeuli

Son of a bitch ! Iweyo What have you contributed to your constituency apart from contracting sexual transmitted diseases ?

Abc
Abc
1 year ago
Reply to  Mandebvu

Shame in your dirty language.
That’s why you Africans will remain poor.
Stop that dirty language and the almighty creator will help you lest you die a begger

Mboba
1 year ago
Reply to  Abc

India is also poor as hell,but let’s deceist from senseless racist and ignorant comments..

Mwe'ene
Mwe'ene
1 year ago
Reply to  Abc

@ABC
“That’s why you Africans will remain poor(!)”
Really? Why do you presume @Mandebvu is African?

Mashurubu
Mashurubu
1 year ago
Reply to  Ndendeuli

MDENDEULI !!!
YOU ARE A WASTED SPERM FROM YOUR LATE FATHER , BOLANSO AKANANGOBVALA CONDOM KUTI USABADWE IWE

Salama
Salama
1 year ago
Reply to  Mashurubu

Mandebvu, Mashurubu dendeuli, Agalu nonse, mukudziwana. I rest my case!!!!!!!!!!

Abc
Abc
1 year ago
Reply to  Mashurubu

The biggest racist are the blacks in Malawi.
What if you were told you too are waste .
Life is not in your hand but in the hands of the one and only creator.
DESIST FROM INSULTS LEAST YOU ARE PUNISHED BY THE THE ALMIGHTY CREATOR

Abc
Abc
1 year ago
Reply to  Abc

Why should my comment aware moderation when hate speech by insulting Malawian are allowed to be posted.
You are encouraging hate amongst people

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