Several incumbent MPs belonging to ruling People’s Party (PP)such as Bauleni Manna for Dowa East, Agnes Penemulungu for Lilongwe City South East and Edwin Bagwanji of Lilongwe City West have lost to candidates who are not well known during primary elections.
Another incumbent MP Nkhotakota Central Constituency Edwin Banda has also lost to former minister Clement Stambuli .
Banda withdrew from the race soon after polls started, saying he would support Stambuli.
“But since we had already prepared the ballot, elections had to go ahead,” PP deputy secretary general George Zulu, who is also in charge of PP primaries in the Central Region, is quoted in the press
Over 25 candidates for the ruling PP in the Central Region have sailed through the primary elections unopposed, a development which has been condemned as lack of intraparty democracy.
The PP primaries move to the Eastern and Southern regions where close to 80 seats are up for grabs.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :