Former Malawi’s head of mission to Japan, Dr Reuben Ngwenya who is aspiring to be a member of parliament for Lilongwe City South constituency on Sunday claimed a landslide victory in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) against a a business man only identified as Mr Nyasulu.
Ngwenya amassed a whooping 1, 304 votes against minimal figure of 116.
In an interview with Nyasa Times later after the primaries which took place at Mlodza Secondary School, Ngwenya said he was happy that democracy has taken its course.
“I am very happy for winning these primaries this means that I am now a legitimate candidate for DPP ready for the by-elections.” said Ngwenya.
Ngwenya,a retired military officer, recently won a case in which he petitioned the court asking for a constitutional review regarding reopening of registration centres during by elections.
He petitioned the High Court to order Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to open the registration process again so that those pepple who did not register should have an opportunity to register and vote.
Ngwnya sought for judicial review in the court through cause number 61 of the 2017.
However, delivering his ruling, Justice Charles Mkandawire gave Ngwenya a lee-way to proceed in registering as a voter and then be able to stand as a Member of Parliament for the Lilongwe City South East Constituency.
Mkandawire said in his ruling that Ngwenya “succeeded” in his application.
With the ruling , Ngwenya is now free to contest in the by elections.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :