UDF wins  Mangochi North East  by-election: DPP’s Kanyama win as independent in Mangochi West,

Results for Mangochi North East Constituency has seen Idi Kalosi of United Democratic Front ( UDF)  being elected as member of parliament.

Piringu: This is what we call a free, fair and credible election

UDF’s Kalosi carried the day with 9 898 votes against Martin Sekati Nyengo (independent), who got 9,093 votes while Duncan Cassim, an independent candidate came third with 185 votes.

In Mangochi West, independent candidate, Reuben Kanyama, who was backed by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) got 5, 648 votes, flooring Semion Harrison, independent, but was being backed by Malawi Congress Party (MCP), who got 5,635 followed by Geoffrey Chiwondo (UTM), who got 1,952 votes,  Stanley Jubeki Phiri amassed 166 votes and last was Gomani Banda, who got 53 votes.

At least 19, 348 people out of 31, 501, who registered in Mangochi North East Constituency, went to the ballot to exercise their voting right, representing 61.4 percent.

In Mangochi West, 13, 566 people out of 27, 190 voters polled, representing 50 percent.

Speaking in an interview after announcing the unofficial results,  Mangochi district commissioner, Raphael Piringu described the election as peaceful, commending electoral stakeholders for implementing various activities that have promoted peaceful co-existence.

“Honestly speaking I am very happy with peaceful environment that availed during the whole voting process. The peaceful environment has accorded people to vote leaders of their choice without intimidation. This is what we call a free, fair and credible election,” said the DC.

He asked the people to continue maintaining peace to let development flourish in the district.

On his part, Nice regional civic education officer for the centre, Enock Chinkhuntha expressed happiness with the huge turn put of voters, saying it is encouraging in the wake of democracy.

“We are impressed with the huge turn out of the voters. By-elections are always characterized by low turn out. Now to see people going to the centres just like the way they have done with this election, it is wonderful,” he said.

Chinkhuntha, therefore, asked the losing candidate and their supporters to accept the results as well as the winner to celebrate without provoking the other party to avoid inciting violence.

The two constituencies fellow vacant after the High Court nullified the 2019 election results.

This was after Martin Sekati Nyengo and Semion Harrison, who both contested in the 2019 elections as independent candidates sought a court order after being dissatisfied with the way the electoral body conducted the election.

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Sibongile
Sibongile
7 months ago

Tsoka likalimba ‘Pwiti anakwata Njiwa’, Ai amati ‘Tsoka likalimba, umakuotcha ndi n’kute womwe”. UTM ndi ku “Osasesa samwa mkaka” komwe abwerera nought, olo!!
Kwinaku nao bwana Chidanti Malunga adabwa m’madzi muli mwawo, game ayionera patali, angoti “Ine chipako ndachituluka, too much madzi amphutsi”. Akuti apita kuti akaonenso kadaunda madzi – ku uLecturer. Padagwa fulu, panatelera. It is said that if one tooth in the cog is broken, chances of the pulley to function are minimal. Zako izo khoswe!!!

Al-Baghdad - The Caliph
Al-Baghdad - The Caliph
7 months ago

Piringu, mwana wa abiti Muli helped DPP win. 50% registered votes is low turn out. we don’t why the other 50% didn’t and if 100% had voted what could have been scores. Also note the margin of loss and compare with the margin with Chakwera. Who has mountain task to conquire each other’s political territory MCP in PE and DPP in Lilongwe. APM and Nakhumwa will finish this party soonest

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

UDF and DPP will never come back to state house. They will just be winning parliamentary seats in their strongholds basi. Chikwama anatola kale o Chakwera.

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
7 months ago

You might have not been there when MCP had just lost both the referendum and the general election in the beginning of multi party democracy. It was all evil on their party for over 20 years thanks to 50%+1.No one commands outright majority with 50%+1 and any major party with alliances can win the general election.

Mulumuzana
Mulumuzana
7 months ago

Yah it’s good that the seats have been worn by the opposition. We need a strong opposition if this Govt should be taken to task inorder to do according to the needs of the Malawians. But let me worn the DPP and the UDF not to be taken by these wins. The figures MCP get in these elections only shows they are making great inroads into their strong hold. Take it they are only six months into the Govt and they are commanding a following that had not been there for over 30yrs

Monosile
Monosile
7 months ago

I can foresee ochewa throwing out angoni from tonse alliance before end of 2021. Khondo inawona wamisala. Or is it the other way round?

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
7 months ago

Tonse Government under MCP, you see now! You have started losing the game. I can foresee that people are now getting tired with this Government. I was a staunch supporter of MCP but what is happening is so sad and disheartening. Nthawi yomweyi zochitika kuti mbweeee, ma Minister makamaka a MCP katangale, kuba, corruption, nepotism, nanga kumene ithere term yanu? No employment, ma cadets still in offices, very expensive essential things like groceries, especially cooking oil, fertilizer, poor services like water boards, escom, bad roads, the list is endless. What Chakwera was preaching is totally the opposite. I will never… Read more »

Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri
Reply to  Nambuma Girl

You can say that again brother, this is not MCP we thought we voted for

BigMan
BigMan
7 months ago

DPP MP who joined UTM has won as an Independent.

Mbanje Legalised
Mbanje Legalised
7 months ago
Reply to  BigMan

Kunama

Atuwenis
Atuwenis
7 months ago

We the people of mangochi shall never forget what happened to moto village under mcp. The whole village was burnt down and the villagers were tortured, some executed and others exiled to dowa just because were related to hon Henry masauko chipembere, may his soul rest in peace.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba
Reply to  Atuwenis

Za ziiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

Gwede Mantashe
Gwede Mantashe
7 months ago

Chenjera iwe wolamula ndizaubusazakozo,umatizo.
Za democrassy ikakumbali
Za ubusa zakozo ikakumbali
Upewenso kusamala zaboma losonkhelana,usapuse.
Ulipachiongolelo ndiiwe Chakwela,
Zaka 4 zotsalazi ndizochepa.

Ungwelu
Ungwelu
7 months ago

How many votes did UDF get in Lilongwe (kwa Chakwera) and Karonga Central Constituency?

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