Nankhumwa congratulates Symon Vuwa Kaunda on reclaiming Nkhata Bay Central constituency

Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and DPP Vice President for the Southern Region Kondwani Nankhumwa has congratulated DPP’s Symon Vuwa Kaunda following his victory in the Tuesday’s parliamentary by-elections held in Nkhata Bay central constituency.

The Nkhata Bay central constituency seat fell vacant following an order by the Supreme Court that there be fresh elections, citing electoral irregularities during the initial polls in 2019. This followed a complaint lodged by Vuwa Kaunda’s runner-up, People’s Party’s Ralph Mhone.

Initially, the High Court in Mzuzu dismissed the case whereupon Mhone lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court.

But as fate would have it, Mhone lost again at the fresh polls. Vuwa Kaunda got 5,426 votes while Mhone got 5,163 votes.

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Mhone lost to Vuwa Kaunda despite enjoying support from all nine Tonse Alliance partners, including the Malawi Congress Party of President Lazarus Chakwera and UTM of Republican Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima.

The DPP also won the Chikwembere Ward in Blantyre North constituency. Flossie Elizabeth Hera is now its new Councillor.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, Nankhumwa extends “heartfelt congratulations to Honourable Vuwa Kaunda for winning the Nkhata Bay central parliamentary by-election”.

He says what is most exciting to him is that Vuwa Kaunda reclaimed his seat against a combination of over nine (9) political parties.

The youthful Nankhumwa also hailed the people of Nkhata Bay central “for courageously exercising their democratic right to elect a representative of their choice without being intimidated by any outside influences”.

“Now that the people of Nkhata Bay central have spoken, boldly, it is my humble appeal to Honourable Vuwa Kaunda to reciprocate this gesture by serving his constituents, the Democratic Progressive Party, and the entire nation with integrity, selfless dedication and patriotism.

“I cannot wait to continue working with Honourable Vuwa Kaunda inside and outside Parliament,” said Nankhumwa.

In the statement, he also congratulates Flossie Elizabeth Hera on her victory as Chikwembere Ward Councillor in Blantyre North constituency following a by-election held there on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

“May the good Lord continue watching over you, Honourable Vuwa Kaunda, the people of Nkhata Bay central, Madam Flossie Elizabeth Hera, the people of Chikwembere Ward, and the entire Malawi nation,” concludes the statement.

However, it was not all rosy for the DPP as the party lost ward council by-elections in Nsanje Lalanje, which were also held on Tuesday.

Abdlhackeem Annuary Hassan of MCP amassed 3,448 votes against DPP’s Gerald Paul who got 2,756 votes.

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2 years ago

Oooh yes it is not a mean achievement Vuwa Kaunda having defeated the candidate who had support from nine tonse alliance parties! Waswa record Vuwa in the history of Malawi and this will never go unnoticed. Congrats Nkhatabay central constituents mwawonetsa kukhwima pandale keep it up and thats the same spirit we want come 2025 when we shall also exercise our right freely without any influence whatsoever but to make right choices. Tawonatu tokha lero kuti khobwe sinyemba zimangofana suzi because these ppo were coming in power as angels but look now what they are doing; katundu kudula, kwacha devaluating,… Read more »

Defender of malawian Christians

There is something wrong that Mhone is doing that people in Nkhatabay don’t like him, and they have to settle for the devil they know. For how many times Mhoni has been losing to Vuwa Kaunda? This is a clear message to Tonse Alliance that people in the Northern region will punish you if your promises are just lip services. The DPP government built new road from Mzuzu to Nkhatabay, hospital, and electricity to some villages. Tonse Alliance is quiet with Mbombela Univetsity. Years are passing by very fast and the next thing we will know is that general elections… Read more »

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
2 years ago

Well, who the Cap fits let him wear it. Congratulations to Mr Vuwa Kaunda. What I have seen here is that Vuwa despite representing DPP he is the man of the people in his constituency. Even if he can stand as an independent he can still win. He has a strong bond with the local man on the ground. PP featured a well educated person but not a people’s person. This Mhone guy is not connected to the grassroots. Politics is a tricky game especially Parliamentary.

bambo wabwino
bambo wabwino
2 years ago

nenaniso kut anabera zamanyazi

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
2 years ago

PA ground sipalibwino. Tonse boma are not helping at all. People are suffering, things are expensive, life is tough.

2 years ago

Amewa a Alliance 9 wa ajagwanso chochi 2025, ifetu tijangoseka kuti hehedeeeeeeee, ulu! Tatopa kale ife ndi kutinamiza ya.

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