Njobvuyalema says MCP ‘cruel’ to declare Chileka winner

Lilongwe Mapuyu south legislator Joseph Njbvuyalema has described as unfortunate, biased and cruel the decision by the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) unilateral decision to declare Edward Chileka Banda winner in the highly contested party primary polls.

Njobvuyalema:  Not laughing mater but MCP has been cruel on their decision

MCP publicity secretary Reevrend Maurice Munthali declared the 37 year old youth activist Chileka Banda as winner in the disputed polls.

But Njobvuyalema said it was irregular to declare Chileka Banda winner before a full hearing on the matter comprising of all the contestants.

“I find this very unfortunate, very cruel and biased. All the contestants could have been given chance to be heard. I am consulting and my next position will be known after the consultations,” said Njobvuyalema.

In a statement, Munthali says Chileka Banda amassed 420 votes whilst Njobvuyalema got 320 votes.

“The Malawi Congress Party would like to make it clear by way of reiterating what the president, Dr Lazarus Chakwera, has always appealed to all leaders and members within the party’s ranks that no aspirant will and must be favoured at the disadvantage of another during the primary elections,” says the statement.

So far, three sitting members of parliament for MCP have lost in primary elections in Kasungu where former head of state Kamuzu Banda’s great nephew Ken Kandodo and sports journalist Mike Bango are among the winners.

Kasungu central MP Amon Nkhata, who contested in Kasungu west and Kasungu west MP Alex Major lost to councilor Jailosi Bonongwe.

Another casualty in the Monday MCP primary polls is Kasungu south MP Vasco Chimbalu.

Kandodo went unopposed in Kasungu central while Bango amassed 1083 votes in Kasungu north as his nearest contender had a handful 200 votes.

Kandodo lost in parliamentary elections in Kasungu central when he contested in 2014 on Peoples Party ticket.

Bango broke into tears as the returning officer Richard Chimwendo Banda announced that the Zodiak sports journalist had won the party primary elections.

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Namalomba Fredrick
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Namalomba Fredrick

The problem with these madala team ndilimenelo, they take mipandoyi ngati yamuyaya. Achinyamata pano want to do away with this mindset, hence the change of doing politics. That is the price you got by undermining the MCP leadership. You lost the presidency to Chakwera in 2013 and since then you have been undermining his leadership. This year you lost the SG post to Mkaka and you want to bring trouble by disputing the primary election results. Chileka might be an MCP member but you are the one advantaged to manipulate the votes

Heavy-duty
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Heavy-duty

Kungoti bwana inu ndinu gontham’matu, tiziti ma sign poti nthawi yanu mu Kongolesi yantha simumawaona? You choose to ignore them assuming kuti mwina they will be a miracle, hehehe. Next casualty ndi uyu mzimayi wolongolora waku Salima yu, signs are clearly visible but she can’t see either till it will be too late.

Shithole Country Shithole dpp
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Only futures talk in any elections. Numbers basi osati pakamwa. Is 320 more than 400 a Njovu? Musapusepo apa. Hearing mukapereka figure it. Pitana ku rejects party utm.

Kachimanga
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Kachimanga

Kapumeni Odala….zosiilsna izi palibe wamuyaya..Zaka 20 zachepa? In fact if you had won the primaries, MCP wud have lost to an independent coz your popularity in the area is at its lowest.Anthu atopananu and your visibility in the constituency is zero coz of your sadc engagements.You are always attending sadc functions abroad every other week.Actually I thought u saw your fall coming and that u were preparing for retirement.Just retire honourably otherswise u know that people in LL rural are 100% MCP and any defector defects alone with his wife without a following.Ask the likes of Ntaba, Kutsaira, Ted Kalebe… Read more »

TIRED AND USELESS ELEPHANT
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TIRED AND USELESS ELEPHANT

akuti aku joina UTM. Ndiye UTM izingotola nyasi because us people of this area will vote MCP Chileka Banda

Cantande Bias
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Congratulations Mike,the nation needs the youth to lead it.Go go go go Mike.

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
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Ntumbuka Mwenecho

Go to hell and roast cruel MCP. Tikumumanyani kale.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

if you think people of the area still love you as their representative then stand as an independent, results will show.

Watematema Mutu
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Agomphamtiko awiriwa (Makala Ngozo and Njovuyalema) amafuna kukolerana! How could they starch fake votes to the one who failed? Koma nayenso makala ngozo ndi mbava yeniyeni. MCP NEC dont involve him again as a returning officer!!! he is an embarrassment to the party.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Took people for granted, just because you have been an MP of the area for a long time you think people still love you. People change their minds.

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