UDF’s Khumbanyiwa intensifies campaign for his re-election bid

Former parliamentarian for Chikwawa East Constituency, Rodrick  Khumbanyiwa of United Democratic Front (UDF) whose seat, court nullified following successful petition by his contenders during the 2019 Tripartite Elections  has intensified campaign for his re- election bid.

Khumbanyiwa on campaign trail

Speaking at a rally he held in Group Village Headman Chagambatuka’s area on Wednesday Khumbanyiwa urged  people in the constituency to re -elect him during the upcoming 30th March by elections for him  to continue development plans he lined up for the area.

Khumbanyiwa ,who was serving his second five year term before the court nullified his seat, told people during the rally that he knows their needs  as he has been  residing in the constituency since he  became  MP for the area.

The UDF candidate accepted the court’s decision to nullify his victory with displeasure, nevertheless said he was confident he is going to return his position as  he won the elections rightfully.

He added that he has fulfilled a number of development projects in his area such as construction of school blocks, teachers houses, health posts, boreholes and bridges saying he intends to do more once re-elected.

“We have been together all these years. You already know me. You tried me before and I have never disappointed you.

“All am requesting you is to continue giving me your support. I have a lot to offer to this area. Do not be carried away  with others whose works you have not seen. Remember closest is the dearest,”aid Khumbanyiwa.

During the 2019 Tripartite Elections Khumbanyiwa was declared winner for Chikwawa East Constituency with about 8,478 votes and he was closely followed by Ginford Maulidi who stood on a DPP ticket with 8,261 votes.

The Malawi Congress Party(MCP) candidate who successfully challenged the results in court Foster Thepiwa came third with 5,428 votes.

Khumbanyiwa first became Member of Parliament for Chikwawa East Constituency in 2014 after defeating former parliamentarian for the area Ragson Kamunda Chirwa who came in as an independent MP in 2009 but eventually joined the then ruling DPP.

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Wakwiya ndi kadeti
3 years ago

Just for personal gains. UDF anayimaliza Bingu in 2005. The party is like an insects whose five legs are cut and it is trying to walk on one leg. DPP is moving towards the same direction.

3 years ago

Constituency iyi UDF itengaso koma vuto Atupele sadziwa kuthandiza ma candidate ake amayenera akapange camp ku chikwawa to retain the seat osati kumangokhala mapeto ake ma mp onse achipani chake athamo mu parliament

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