Ngwenya to challenge Namasasu in DPP’s primary elections

Former Malawi’s ambassador in Japan, retired Major General Reuben Ngwenya, is eying a parliamentary seat in Lilongwe City South East constituency and will challenge disqualified MP Bentley Namasasu in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary elections.

Dr Reuben Ngwenya: Aspiring to be MP

The Supreme Court of Appeal on March 6 this year ordered MEC to conduct a fresh polls of the disputed parliamentary election after  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Ulemu Msungama challenged the results which had favoured Namasasu.

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)  announced it will hold a by-election on June 6.

And Ngwenya is aspiring to be the DPP candidate to face MCP’s Msungama.

Ngwenya, a former Senior Lecturer at Mzuzu University, holds a Master Degree in Strategic Management from the University of Derby in the UK and in 2015 earned himself a prestigious doctorate degree after he successfully defended his thesis in Strategic and Change Management at the University of Bolton in the UK.

DPP director of elections and Leader of Government in Parliament, Kondwani Nankhumwa said the party will conduct primary elections to select a candidate, saying Namasasu, who lost the seat after the court ruling, is not the automatic candidate.

“We will open up the contest for primaries so we can have a strong candidate,” said Nankhumwa.

He said the date for the primary election is not yet set.

“The door is open for all members of DPP in the constituency who want to contest,” said Nankhumwa.

MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa said the electoral body’s will conduct a fresh poll  based on Section 100 (4) of the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections (PPE) Act which calls for such in a situation where the court nullifies an election.

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12 thoughts on “Ngwenya to challenge Namasasu in DPP’s primary elections”

  1. Nash mvula says:

    ngwenya is going to make it he is a man with integrity

  2. Wandale wamyee says:

    Thats we were saying stick to the court ruling. Conduct a re-run. Let only those who contested in 2014 do so now.

  3. Zahid Munshi says:

    All the best General!!!!!

  4. That Ngwenya man is welcome, he is surely going to be defeated come rain sunshine. Many are educated savages in Malawi and having attained doctorate does not qualify him to be a winner. Why he has chosen DPP its because he is rotten like his DPP, very evil and failure like DPP, good enough Malawians are capable of shading off such evils and devils. Mark my words, this your Ngwenya or Namasasu will be heavily defeated despite being advertised and highly praised by the lost directional Nyasa times.

  5. Kasim says:

    Why do we have spoiled minds in this country. Because someone is northerner cant contest in south why. This country is full of stupid and porridge brains why? On anything some petty tribal sentiments have to be expressed. We can’t develop as country with such backward thinking. Think Malawi first this is our country any body has the right to stay and contest for any competition anywhere.

  6. Mac Siri says:

    Ngwenya is winning the constituency I know the guy since he wasMDF Int Captain during Civil Mozambique war when /Lunguzi was stealing Renamo funds. This guy knows how to play ball

    1. Pumbwa Cee says:

      Why? =
      First,
      He is a Malawian citizen just like Namasasu is, from kwa Chensomba (BT)
      Secondly because he can.

  7. Lioyd Kalebe says:

    zabwino zonse pokozekela ma primaries DPP woyeeee

  8. ya_smooth_operator says:

    Can someone tell me why is Ngwenya a northerner contesting in Lilongwe the center? Would it be possible for a southerner or someone from center to stand in Mzuzu let alone north?

  9. Lets meet on the ground
    Who stole the votes? voters plse check

  10. Banda says:

    A wake up call for MCP

  11. Nobel says:

    If DPP is to feature a new candidate in this by election / rerun, it it will a new face and will have chances of getting a substantial votes from the electorate than featuring the disqualified candidate, Bentley Namasasu.

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