Nomale defys DPP, to contest as independent candidate against Minister Mussa

Following a disputed primary poll which took place last year, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) parliamentary aspirant for Chiradzulu East, Joseph Nomale, has declared that he will stand as an independent candidate  in the May 21 elections,  defying the pact he signed with the party.

Nomale: I will stand as an independent candidate

Nomale who faced off the incumbent, Henry Mussa, said this following a stalemate on conflict resolution by the party (which arose during the polls) between him and Mussa.

According to Nomale, he was supposed to be announced winner because he had more votes than Mussa.

However, Mussa was declared winner after the elections (the votes were never counted) by Symon Vuwa Kaunda who was the presiding Officer.

This did not go down well with Nomale who lodged a complaint to the party, to announce him winner, but he said up to date,  there is no progress.

In an interview, Nomale said: “It  is obvious that the party wants Mussa than me, so I will not force matters. I have moved on with the help of my supporters who have convinced me to stand as an independent candidate”.

Asked if his decision will not affect the partys performance during the elections, he said people should be given freedom to choose the candidate of their choice without being intimidated or imposed.

Furthermore, the Parliamentary h opeful bemoaned DPPs conduct in handling queries related to primaries, saying the trend has the potential to tarnishing its image, as several candidates experienced similar ordeals.

Reacting to the development, DPP Spokesperson, Nicholas Dausi reserved his comment saying he only speaks for the party.

“I dont comment on independent candidates but for DPP only,” he said.

According to the electoral calendar, candidates will submit their nomination forms to the Malawi Electoral Commission from 4 to 8 February 2019.

In the article The Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Elections published in 2015 by the London School of Economics and Political Science co-authored by Nandin Patel and Michael Wahman, the growing number of independent candidates was attributed to weak party systems and controversial party nominations where popular candidates who lost the primaries would contest as independents.

But Patel and Wahman acknowledged that parties such as DPP found independent candidates to be useful and managed to incorporate 19 after losing the Speaker of Parliament election in 2014.

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mtete
mtete
1 year ago

I would have voted for you were you MCP if only to get rid of Mussa. He has overstayed his welcome where he currently is.

Maduro
1 year ago

“It is obvious that the party wants Mussa than me”, said Nomale. Are you surprised that the party doesn’t want you? See how you have expressed yourself in English. You should have said,”it is obvious that the paty wants Mussa, not me or simply it is obvious that the party favoured Mussa. What you said was English spoken by a typical standard 2 pupil and people are convinced that you are not educated to be able to articulate issues in Parliament in Queen’s language. Are you by any measure comparable to Mussa in vocabulary? Mussa is a university graduate who… Read more »

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
1 year ago

How can I transfer where to vote? I was to go and vote for this Nomale guy

Bystander
Bystander
1 year ago

Tell your supporters to vote UTM president. You will carry the day.

Bristone Mabichi
Bristone Mabichi
1 year ago

Go, go Nomale. represent your people in the August house beginning this year. You are our man. Tonse tinawona zomwe zinachitika. Voti ndi yomwe yizagamule mulandu. Nomale waku LL basi.

POOR MAN FEEL IT
1 year ago

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Sungururerureru
Sungururerureru
1 year ago

Good idea.

Grova
Grova
1 year ago

I support the decision taken by Nomale

Kosa
Kosa
1 year ago
Reply to  Grova

MP tidzavotera Nomale. Akakhala president APM alipo kale. kwathu kuno a chi na Arafat ndi Galatian Lazaro sitiwadziwa

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