People’s party (PP) Mzuzu city parliamentary primary election loser Leonard Njikho has said it is not true that he collapsed after he got wind of the election’s negative result last Sunday.
Speaking to the Malawi Electoral Commission news stringer, through his spokesperson David Botha on Sunday, Njikho said losing an election should not be a cause for concern to him.
Njikho’s remarks comes following news circulating in Mzuzu that the Uncle Jose trademarked businessman was rushed to Mzuzu Central Hospital for a medical treatment after his High-Blood Pressure(BP) rose to the worst following the announcement by the PPs executive that his competitor Benex Mwamlima carried the day with a resounding victory of over 1000 votes.
One of the supporters of Njikho claimed people were rushing to MCH to check on the condition of Uncle Jose.
But when this reporter visited MCH, a cover-up matron who also declined to have her name published after thoroughly checking the records for both out-patients, admission including emergencies as she is not the hospital’s spokesperson, said if the story was not aimed at tarnishing the emerge, it could mean that Mr. Jose sought medical attention elsewhere as MCH had no name for the businessman mentioned.
“I have checked in all our records and I know the person you are talking about but the named person is not here,” she said.
However, Mzuzu residents are of the opinion that Uncle Jose could faint because he spent millions og kwachas in supporting Mzuzu the residents welfare including his St Andrews CCAP Church and recalling to mind all that he parted with, could easily get hit on the nerve and suffer a convulsion.
But Botha insisted that Njikho is in good health and no harm was made to him due to a loss in the primary elections.
Botha refused the reporter to talk to Njikho claiming they advised him not to speak to the press.
Meanwhile, Botha said soon Njikho would be announcing his programmes as to whether he will go ahead with the elections or not.