Njobvuyalema disputes MCP primary poll results as fraudulent

Incumbent Lilongwe Mapuyu South legislator Joseph Njobvuyalema has vehemently disputed the Thursday Malawi Congress Party (MCP) primary election results which put a political new comer, Edward Chileka Banda as winner, saying they were fraudulent.

Njbvuyalema: Rejects results of primaries, its fixed

In an exclusive interview with Nyasa Times Friday morning, Njobvuyaema said the tabulation of the figures clearly indicate that the 37-year-old Chileka Banda got 199 votes.

“There were 701 voters. If you add up all the votes for everybody, including my 320 votes but excluding Chileka Banda, you will see that he got 199 votes. I don’t know why he is claiming victory when I am the winner,” said the soft spoken Njobvuyalema.

The veteran legislator said he would be launching an official complaint to the party.

But Chileka Banda said he got 470 votes during the MCP primary elections against Njibvuyalema’s 320.

“I have actually received official communication that I will be the party torch bearer for the MCP in Lilongwe Mapuyu south during the parliamentary elections,” he said.

He said Njobvuyalema should just concede defeat honourably having served the area for 20 years as memberof parliament.

MCP Central Region chairperson Patrick Chilondola said Chileka Banda won by 470 votes against Njbvuyalema’s 320 votes, saying this means Chileka Banda, a youth activist who currently works with Action Aid Malawi,has won the election.

Njobvuyalema has had acrimonious relationship with MCP president Lazarus Chakwera after he challenged him in the 2014 party presidential polls.

He was once suspended from the party and came back after he apologized.

Njobvuyalema, a conviction politician who has never changed political parties,  has been Lilongwe Mapuyu South legislator since its creation in 1999, having been retained in the 2004, 2009 and 2014 elections.

Besides being a legislator, Njobvuyalema also played a pivotal role in national politics, serving in MCP National Executive Committee (NEC) positions in addition to being Chief Whip, shadow minister of Finance and a member of Parliamentary Service Commission and the Pan African Parliament.

The former cop also served as MCP director of elections.

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Mwana Pumbwa ndi Pumbwa amene
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Mwana Pumbwa ndi Pumbwa amene

Let him join UTM ……..

Nalingula
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Nalingula

A MASO ENA mutonena Choncho chifukwa Mwina ndinu Antchona .2014 zisankho zinatoberedwa ma number Amangowonjezeredwa basi .Example Total votes cast imakhala ( Valid Votes + Null and Void).Ndipo zimayenera kubalansa chifukwa munthu Amapatsidwa Mapepala Atatu: lakhansala,MP ndi President.Chitsanzo Chimozi chokha Mulanje Total Votes cast yama MP yitopitirira ya ma President, Blantyre yama President yikupitirira ya ma MP ndi almost 17 thousand.Manambala amkangowonjezeredwa mwachisawawa.Mkuona Recount yinatokanidwa.

The patriot
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The patriot

Bravo my colleague Edward for the stunning victory. Your resilience and determination has finally paid off.
As for elder Njobvuyalema and team, kindly concede defeat. Vote ya pa mzere doesn’t need an professor in statistics to determine results.!

MASO ENA
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MASO ENA

SAME THING WILL HAPPEN TO LAZARUS, ADZATI ‘ATIBERA’ AND YET THERE’S NOTHING HE’S DOING RIGHT NOW, NGATI OBERAWO ALIKODI NDEKUTI PANO ALI JIJIRI JIJIRI KUBERAKO POMWE MCP NDI ANZAWO ALI PHEEE!!! NKUMADZTI ATIBERA!!

KODI POBERAPO INU MUMATANI????

UTM born out thieves DPP
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UTM born out thieves DPP

Zako izo. Chakwera adustsa… Viva MCP Viva Dr Laz

Malume
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Malume

African leaders learn to rest after offering a good service to your followers. It has been an honor to you bwana for 20 years.

CHIPASUPASU
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CHIPASUPASU

The man has been the face of MCP for ages it’s time he went into the direction of the setting sun he won’t miss his destination. Maybe his departure will signify the MCP momentum whose drive towards the state house is all over the roads. The MCP has been weighed down by his huge figure which puffed any freshness into the party just hold a reception party at the house of Louis Chimango or JZU in a welcome to club of elders whether their performance was good or not its their longevity at the helm of MCP political backstabbing go… Read more »

kaka ni dada
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kaka ni dada

Anthu akakukana umangovomeleza basi, this is democracy honourable Njovuyalema and you should know that you can’t be MP wamuyaya. Congrants to the winner.

Heavy-duty
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Heavy-duty

Kikikikiki kungotinso ndagonthi akuluwa sakumva, he could not read clear and visible signs kuti it’s “time up” for him in MCP. The signs were clear and readable by everyone even a layman. Nde ndi izizi kaya musalire bwana, paja amati “chosamva chimamva zikafika potere”. Komanso tu zaka 20 mwachitako pumani bwana. Mmesa ndinu mumati akuluakulu onse apume akalamba? Siyinu kapena? Winanso who has taken similar track and will face the same fate ndi uyuyu mzimayi waku Salima yu. You will believe me adzadziwa when there is too little she can do and too late.

Yankho
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Yankho

If he is not happy he can join UTM that’s where are all frustees (politically frustrated individuals) go

Wanzeru
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Wanzeru

Mr Khamula can’t you see that your reported figures are not adding up? There were 701 voters, butBanda got 470 + 320 for Njovuyalema =790 voters. Was it difficult for you to see these discrepacies and investigate from the officials for you to give readers a well investigated story???

mark
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mark

Don’t waste your time MOYA,!!! Njovuyalema is being handled properly by the voters themselves … this is his fate for being disgruntled to the party

pathfinder
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pathfinder

kkkkkk my question is, when is Owen Khamula going to write a story about himself for being a poor news writer? This guy has failed nyasatimes in many ways. Anyway kulira kwa atibera atibera mu mcp ndichikhalidwe chao ndiye ngati aberana momwemo ife tingoti muisova.

Chatinkha wa DPP
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Just Join UTM Bwana, Chakwera hate you so much, so you were expecting to win?

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