Mwenifumbo  concedes defeat, withdraws  poll case: UTM’s Kabwila says ‘not wasting time in battles, focus 2025’

UTM Party candidate in the Karonga Central Constituency by-elections Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo has conceded defeat and withdrawn a case against the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)  which declared Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Leonard Mwalwanda the winner.

Mwenifumbo: We move on

Mwenifumbo complained that the by-election was marred with several irregularities and claimed that  Mwalwanda was not a registered voter in the May 21, 2019 Tripartite Election, which is one of the conditions that allows one to stand as an MP.

Mwalwanda, who did not vote in the November 10, 2020 by-election because he did not register in Karonga Central in the 2019 election, was declared winner of the by-election after amassing 6 763 votes against Mwenifumbo’s 6 021 votes.

But speaking at a rally in Karonga on Saturday in the constituency, Mwenifumbo said  he has withdrawn his challenge on the poll case and wants to move on.

“For the sake of peace, I will not pursue the poll case and let Mwalwanda serve as MP. My eyes will still remain on the battle and political struggle continues,” he said.

UTM executive member Jessie Kabwila said: “ We need to win the war rather than waste time in battles.”

On November 10, MEC conducted by-elections in Karonga Central and Lilongwe North West constituencies and Makhuwira South Ward in Chikwawa. Lilongwe North West fell vacant after its legislator Lazarus Chakwera resigned in May this year in compliance with the law to be eligible for the presidential contest. The vacancy in Karonga Central, on the other hand, followed the death of its legislator Cornelius Mwalwanda.

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Bessam Kapuma
Bessam Kapuma
8 months ago

2025 yes Jessie! I miss you in this Government. 2025 udzakhala utakalambatu

Dr.
Dr.
8 months ago

U president ku ukwati ndi UDF unakanika. Divorce followed. Earlier kunali kutachitika divorce ina ndi Aford. 2020 kukafunsilanso ku UTM, dzakakanikanso. What writing is on the wall? Kodi kudzala mpunga kapena chinangwa cha kondowole simumadziwa?

Mkwapu
8 months ago

What war you fool
You r the ones denting mcp alliance with utm
Come 2025 tizaku pwetekani
Dont fool ur boss

Nafuneya
8 months ago

UTM you need to work in the grass-roots . Konzani maziko mu ma area and ma district.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Jesse Kabwila implies that UTM and MCP will end their alliance by 2025. UTM will find it tough and they should not think they are a strong party. They should not forget that they have four seats.

sir
sir
8 months ago

lero limenelo. Tiyeni nazo

guest
guest
7 months ago
Reply to  sir

eya lero ndipo ndizoona

OVERSEEIR
OVERSEEIR
8 months ago

Congratulations!! That’s a good spirit. Omachita kudikila wina aphedwe. Amalawi ndife okonda bata ndi mtendere

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