UTM undecided over candidate in by-election: Lost trust with Ansah-led MEC

The opposition UTM  Party says it has not yet decided whether to field a parliamentary candidate in Lilongwe south constituency by-election or not as the party has no trust in Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to conduct the poll.

UTM Party spokesman Chidanti Malunga: We cannot trust MEC to hold a credible election

MEC cancelled a parliamentary election in the area during the May 21 polls because of the death of UTM candidate, Agnes Penemulungu.

UTM publicity secretary Joseph Chidanti Malunga said the party was yet to conduct primary elections.

“We have completely lost trust in MEC. We cannot trust them to hold a credible election,” said Malunga.

He said it was bizarre for MEC to conduct the by-election when its credibility credentials are being challenged in court.

Registration for voters in the area closed on Friday.

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokesperson Nicholas Dausi said the party was ready for the by-election.

He said the party’s candidate Frank Mazizi was the likely winner in the by-election.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka said the party decided to field a candidate in the by-election although the party had lost trust in MEC.

He said the party had no choice but secure the parliamentary seat despite its misgivings with MEC holding the poll.

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Kachimanga
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Kachimanga

Hahahaha Dausi says their dpp candidate is likely to win…r u really sure? This is LL South where MCP got 95% of the presidential vote on 21st May…

Joloza
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Mmmmm mavuto simaliro okha. Trust or no trust utm singawine. Mukuopa kuchitapo manyazi apa. Osanamizira MEC.

Malungo mafumu
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Malungo mafumu

A -UTM You no that you cannot win the by election musanamizile MEC. You won four MPS the whole Malawi. Ndi kumanama kuti akubelan. Shem on you.

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apwiya

Mr Malunga even if you took part in this by election your UTm can not make it. You will just waste your resources because if you failed to get at least ten MPs in general elections, you think you can win a bye election?Never. Asiyeni anamandwa a DPP And MCP to battle it out.Paja Dan Lu anakuuzani kuti ndi za ma “Big izi. Lero cha Saulosi thamo lonse out. Akungomvetsa Chisoni tikamawaona ku Khoti kuja. Akakhala Akweni Che Kaliati tamva kuti akubwelera Ku DPP. Koma ndiye apepese kaye kwa mafumu ku mulanje. A kabwira nawo going back to MCP. Ana… Read more »

fyson
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fyson

UTM Moto kuti buuuuuuu your right axse ma mp a ambiri a UTM inali plan ya Jane ansar kuti awagwese this is very bad ku Malawi people behaving in this kungogwesa chipani Basi

Namalila
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Namalila

We don’t care!

mkandawir
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mkandawir

utm size 4 yomweyo imakukhalani

tung'ande
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tung'ande

If MCP and UTM are not ready to stand in the elections, they should not stop those who want. Everybody has his rights and they need to be protected.

Xxxxx
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Xxxxx

Utm chance of winning is 2% based on the 4 seats won out of 192 contested. Utm has lost trust in the voters