Voting of Tuesday’s by-elections in Mzimba South West and Mzimba Central constituencies closed at 6pm and interviews with the electorate in large polling centres – indicate the ruling Peoples Party’s candidates are likely to win.
Four candidates, Raymond Nkhata of Peoples’ Party (PP), Ronald Chavula OF Democratic Progressive Party (DDP), and independents James Nthara and Baxter Mzunda are contesting for Mzimba west constituency whereas Mzimba Central has the following six candidate, Owen Mkandawire (DPP), Aram Beza (PP), Enita Wezi Njolwa (Aford), Bonifasio Ngulube (National Rainbow Coalition), and independents Joseph Mabvuto Kachali and Denis Kandodo Mvula.
Many people Nyasa Timescorrespondents spoke to indicated that they were voting for PP.
Electoral Commission spokesman Sangwani Mwafulirwa said said counting of votes will begin Tuesday evening as the polling centres will be closed at 6pm.
Results will be known be Tuesday eveming by Mwafulirwa said official results will be released Wednesday, October 10 2012.
MEC has made a makeshift tally centre in the district where ballot papers from all the polling stations will be counted in presence of all observers including the district commissioner.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :