Njobvuyalema won, declares MCP primary polls returning officer

There is total confusion in Malawi Congress Party (MCP) following the  primary elections for Lilongwe Mapuyu South constituency  as the election’s returning officer Makala Ngozo MP has declared   incumbent legislator Joseph Njobvuyalema  duelly elected to be the pafrty’s candidate, disputing earlier results that indicated his main challenger Edward Chileka-Banda had won.

Njobvuyalema: Official results indicate he won

Njobvuyalema, who has a been a member of Parliament for the constituency since 1999, was reported by the party’s central region chairperson and his director of elections Patrick Chilondola and Willard Gwengwe to have lost the primary election to 37-year-old civil society player Edward Chileka-Banda.

But Makala Ngozo said the official results which he has submitted to the party’s director of elections indicate that Njobvuyalema won.

According to Ngozo, the veteran politician carried the day after amassing 356 votes against Chileka-Banda’s 199.

“These are  the figures I recorded on the result sheet and a credible report of how the party members voted,” Ngozo said.

Ngozo said he has has submitted his report indicating the winner to be Njobvuyalema to to Elias Chakwera, MCP director of elections.

The report has faulted Edward Chileka Banda for declaring himself a winner.

Chakwera said the results are under dispute and he has withled them until the party establish what happened.

Both Njobvuyalema and Chileka-Banda are insisting to represent MCP in next year’s polls.

“ I am the rightful winner based on the number of delegates who voted as such nobody else can dispute that other than agreeing to the reality,” said Njobvuyalema

While Chileka-Banda , who, ironically, failed in his bid to represent MCP in 2014, asked Njobvuyalema to accept defeat with honour.

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Kasumbadedza
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Kasumbadedza

Zikakhala zimenezo aChileka Banda Ife ayi zachinyengo you should handsoff ndale zaukapysala ife ndizomwe tikukana.kodi inu ndi aka mumatumidwa kuti mudziyipitsa chipani eti??? Mwalephera mukanika kuvomereza ndikumauza mtundu waMalawi kuti mwawina.one Kasumbadeza ndikuti mukapezeka olakwa pankhani yonyazitsa chipaniyi,you must be punished severely in terms of osapatsidwa Mwai otenga nawo gawo poyendetsa chipani kwa zaka5.mukakonzekenso bwino.demeti!!!!!!

Charlie Hebdo
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Charlie Hebdo

Are the polls not conducted by the candidate standing and his/her supporters lining behind him/her? Was it difficult to note who had the largest following? Certainly someone must have taken a picture of the polls. That picture can be used as evidence supporting or against the disputed polls.

Heavy-duty
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Heavy-duty

Tsono apa nde timve ziti, I think this really is a party of “death and darkness” di eti

Ndikunyenyaninyenani Pumbwa Party
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Use secret ballot to stop this mess. People are fighting to stand for MCP because the party has a chance to win. Do you think people can fight for udf outside Mangochi and Machinga? MCP has grown in popularity and we will see such disputes through out. The best is to change the way of doing primaries. Nkhondo izi sizitha.

pathfinder
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pathfinder

Nothing works at MCP, atibere song is all they know

gwenenthe mwale
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gwenenthe mwale

ngati mwatopa kapumeni. ndiye zokanikazo, ndale zachikalekale mukuwona ngati a malawi samawona kapena ndiwochepa mzeru eti. hon njovu just accept the defeat. it seems you are not a statesman

Rexyb
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Rexyb

Ife pempo lathu ndiloti mungo yima ngati mphungu woyima yekha

Mtumbuka
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Mtumbuka

MCP sopano, this is what happen when you already have your own Candidate trying to eliminate the other for your own personal gains yet they are both MCP.a executive,learn to be neutral.

Bystander
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Bystander

Chonchi mwayamba kale kuberana nokhanokha, ndiye mudzizati wins wabera

TIRED AND USELESS ELEPHANT
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TIRED AND USELESS ELEPHANT

We don’t want dull oldies like you Njobvu. You have previously failed. Just go and run with your fellow oldies like APM and Goodall or Chaponda. Inu ndiye amene mukuwononga dziko. Kukakamira ngati your personal estate bwanji.
Edward, if these people mess you up run as an independent. You will defeat this guy and come back to MCP. I know people will vote for you because I also come from this area.

GAFE
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GAFE

run as UTM….

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