Mzuzu PP supporters ‘to vote for AFORD candidate’ in ward councillor by-election

In a slight protest against Malawi Electoral Commission’s (MEC) suspension of Peoples Party’s (PP) candidate for Chibanja ward in Mzuzu, Blackson Gondwe, supporters have announced they will vote for Alliance for Democracy (Aford) candidate Gibson Chisale.

Chihana (C) tells people to vote for Chisale (L)
Chihana (C) tells people to vote for Chisale (L)

PP and Aford entered into electoral alliance during the last year’s elections.

MEC suspended Gondwe three days after receiving his nomination papers on grounds that he did not appear on the May 2014 tripartite elections voters roll.

But the development has been described as ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) “machination to frustrate Gondwe,” according to supporters.

“This is a deliberate move by government after realizing that our candidate had strong support in the ward and was definitely going to get a land slide victory,” PP Provincial Chairperson for the North Christopher Mzomera Ngwira told Nyasa Times in an interview.

Gondwe challenged the matter in court but eventually lost. He is currently on the run being pursued by the Malawi police.

PP regional treasurer in the North Joseph Njaliwa said they had all agreed to support Aford’s Chisale.

“We have all agreed to vote for the Aford candidate. We are mobilizing support and campaigning for him and we are sure he will carry the day,” said Njaliwa on Monday.

Our assessment show that there is going to be a neck to neck competition between Aford’s Chisale and main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Charles Mlogera.

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Family Inheritance
Family Inheritance
5 years ago

Not the failed PP-Aford alliance again. Let us show them the exit door. Enock Chihana is not genuine from the northern perspective and he has no leadership skills at all. Let Chibanja by-election be the terminal show in the death of AFORD in Mzuzu city.

Obster
Obster
5 years ago

Let us work together for better malawi

g
g
5 years ago

C honcho tikamati atumbuka ndinu atsankho nkumati tili kulakwa. Just vote for whoever you feel is right. No need for you to swear others. The north has many other tribes but you behave like you own the north. Once again let me remind you of two things that are silent but play a major role in elections here. 1. Religion. From the previous votes, it was evident that moslem voted on religious lines. That is why though MCP has it’s stronghold at the centre, the lake shore districts went to the UDF. 2. Intermarriage The south and center have a… Read more »

WAPSA TONOLA
5 years ago

Mlogera wa mcp ndiye ndizavotere ine kuno ku chibanja ward osati zinazi

rumphi
5 years ago

Koma alomwe nonse you must change your mind set. There’s no such thing as voting for ruling party brings development. Go to school and read what the constitution of Malawi says. It’s every malawian’s right to access development cos development is not done by Peter mutharika’s pocket money but taxpayers money which every Malawian pay. Anthu akumwera anachuta kukulozani ndi umbuli eti?

mzuzu city
5 years ago

In south Africa Capetown vowed never ever to vote for the corrupt anc and they vote for d.a every election just to express their anger and we in the north feels the same way. A lomwe pantumbo panu kuno za dpp zanuzo kulibe.

baby
baby
5 years ago

DPP does not care about ward councillors. Wait until 2019 mudzadziwanso kuti DPP ndikawawa.

myao
myao
5 years ago

Koma mdala wadziko lathuli sali mchipatala, ziiyu nkuphwanya maulendoku bwanji?

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5 years ago

Very good. Musavotere chipani cha ma sataniki (DPP) chija ayi.

Boven banda
Boven banda
5 years ago

Kumpoto no DPP takana !

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