PP candidate risks arrest for fraud, Malawi Electoral Commission disqualifies him

The Malawi Electoral Commission has disqualified, Blackson Gondwe, a candidate for the Peoples Party for Chibanja ward, Mzuzu city in the by-elections slated for August 25 in five wards.

Esmey Zinthambo Jere(L ) submits a nomination to wars returning officer Lobo Jere
Esmey Zinthambo Jere (Left )  submits a nomination to wars returning officer Lobo Jere

The candidate also risk arrest by the Police for obtaining registration in a fraudulent way and also lying to a public officer that he is a duly registered voter and forgery.

A statement from the Commission says that the decision was effected because Gondwe obtained registration certificate fraudulently and his same does not appear on the list of registered voters.

The Commission has on July 28, 2015 received 30 nominations and launched the official campaign the following day. However, in a statement released on Saturday, MEC said it has accepted 29 candidates to contest and disqualified one for electoral fraud.

Asked why the issues could not be detected during receipt of nominations, MEC spokesperson, Sangwani Mwafulirwa said Gondwe presented a copy of a registration certificate that looked original but does not appear in the MEC database.

He said a candidate can be disqualified at any stage of the electoral process before voting if information avails which proves his ineligibility.

The statement from MEC explains that the Peoples Party will not be given a second chance to identify another candidate as nomination by substation is not acceptable.

“The Commission also upheld the precedent and guidance made during the May 2014 Tripartite Elections that nomination by substitution is not applicable under the current legal framework.

“This means that the Peoples Party will not have a candidate in Chibanja Ward By-elections. The candidate has, however, been given the opportunity to appeal with the High Court of Malawi,” reads the statement.

This development if not reversed will mean reduction of Peoples Party candidates from five to four. The other party that has field five candidates is the Malawi Congress Party.

The Democratic Progressive Party has four candidates, the United Democratic Front two, Mafunde three, Aford two, Umodzi one and there are eight independent candidates.

All the candidates are as follows:

Khwawa Ward

  1. Oswell Mdokera Chavula,         Independent
  2. Langfield Kanyimbo,       People’s Party
  3. Alick Tchokola Mhango,  Malawi Congress Party
  4. Bydon Katambika Msiska,         Democratic Progressive Party
  5. John Chipapika Msiska,   Alliance for Democracy
  6. Hawkings Mtotomoka Munthali,         United Democratic Front

Chiabanja Ward

  1. Gibson Chisale,      Alliance for Democracy
  2. Ulaya Kaunda,       Malawi Forum for Unity and Development
  3. George Manda,  Democratic Progressive Party
  4. Charles Mlogera,  Malawi Congress Party
  5. Mike Phiri,   Independent
  6. Esmey Zinthambo Jere,  Umodzi Party

Msikisi Ward

  1. Fatima Chilawi,      Independent
  2. Rasha Chisoni, Malawi Forum for Unity and Development
  3. Frank Kambeta,     Malawi Congress Party
  4. Wellington Mangulenje,  Independent
  5. Idana Masiye,        People’s Party
  6. Oliver Tayub,         United Democratic Front

Zomba Central Ward

  1. Munira Abdullah,  Independent
  2. Melia Likoswe Douglas, Democratic Progressive Party
  3. Harry John Mningwa,      Malawi Forum for Unity and Development
  4. Wilknes Wilson Nakanga,          Peoples Party
  5. Prisca Golozera Unyolo,  Malawi Congress Party
  6. Debora Ngwinji Wallani,  Independent

Luchenza ward

  1. Joseph Khoromana,         Independent
  2. Mercy Luwanda     ,         Independent
  3. Dorothy Chibwana Mbayani,  Peoples Party
  4. Henderson Alex Spoon, Democratic Progressive Party
  5. James Namilonga Stenala,  Malawi Congress Party

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6 years ago

Heeehee its so funy, A Gondwe why? Kwasala wa Aford Gibson naye ndi wachinyengo, Youth chair MYA, youth Represetative council, Youth Facilitator Cross(music Association) Why allowing him standing as candidate before resigning from these post He cant tepresent youth with a political colour. a city/councillors, mayor and Mzimba north, Music,DYO what are you waiting? Remove him from these positions ndiwakuba akubela ma youths, ndalama za youth IGA akapangira kampeni komaso za Tilitonse ptoject Nayeso Gibiyo mupange disqualify

6 years ago

Iwe Namchuchule usamatizolowere a Tumbukafe wamva, ngati simunaphumzire it’s not our problem. Wa certificate ya bodzayo ndi wakwanu ameneyo mwinanso mwamugula ndinu sies!

6 years ago

Tikamati atumbuka ndiokuba mumayesa bodza. Most certificates (be it academic, professional, licences, concessions, etc) held by these northerners are in fact fake. They need verification. Try it. You will be shoked .

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6 years ago


6 years ago

mwapezeka ndi certificate yachinyengo akakumanagini ndiye muziti politicallly motivated arrest. A police gwirani ntchito mukyembekeza chiyani? nanunso a police ndi a PP? Tikudabwa nanu

6 years ago

Mwakumanapo a mbwenumbwenu nokhanokha. Mwafulirwa, Gondwe, Gondwe, pala mwamalana mutitiphalilenge. Komaiwe amakuti Sangani mwafuliwa iwe wakhalitsa ku mEC ofinika kukusunthako

6 years ago

Si wa PP ameneyo.
Dzina lake ndi Gondwe and ma Gondwe ndi a DPP.
Kuzolowera kuyipitsa mbiri ya PP basi.

Makawa anthony
6 years ago

kuba! simtumbuka ameneyi? ndimkhalidwe wawo wachinyengo,

6 years ago

Kkkkkkkkkk koma zilikooo kwa atumbuka okanikawa.

6 years ago

In absence of a PP candidate, Chibanja residents should vote for AFORD candidate or independent candidate. Don’t vote for DPP, MCP or others.

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