UTM’s Tumpale Mwenifumbo goes unopposed in Karonga Central

Versatile politician and ex-lawmaker,  Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo, has been named shadow parliamentarian for Karonga Central constituency unopposed ahead of the November 10 by-election after his rival,  Florence Nthakomwa,  failed to show up.

Tumpale Mwenifumbo

The primaries,  held at Mwenilondo Primary School–Mwenifumbo’s backyard–were graced by hundreds of UTM party senior officials and enthusiasts including the party’s regional governor,  Moses Mulenga.

But the primaries have been marred with great speculation with many saying that Mwenifumbo’s endorsement was pre-arranged.

Among others,  some supporters who spoke to Nyasa Times said the battleground for the primaries was not levelled.

“It was quite strange that even before the primaries we could see the party giving substantial support to Mwenifumbo and not Nthakomwa. The resources were there,  and the official vehicle for the district governor was always there and not anywhere Nthakomwa. There was something fishy with all this,” said Steven Mpighu.

According to Mpighu,  UTM’s district intra-party differences between Mwenifumbo and Nthakomwa will have an edge on them claiming the seat as they will give chance to MCP’s rival Leonard Mwalwanda.

Said Mpighu: “In the MCP camp those that  were competing against each other during primaries have united with Eliam Simwaka supporting Mwalwanda. For UTM Party it is divisions and divisions. Do you think they can win like that?”

However,  Victoria Mbemba,  said she saw nothing wrong with what happened prior and during the primaries.

“Nthakomwa was hardly proactive while Mwenifumbo was. And,  to a great extent she would have come for the primaries on the date set by the party. Now that she did not appear she has disappointed many, especially we women,” said Mbemba.

But speaking during  a rally later at Lupembe Primary School grounds,  Mwenifumbo told supporters that he was poised to be the next parliamentarian for the constituency.

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Moqtada Al Sadir
9 months ago

Frank Mwenifumbo is not different from Uladi Mussa. He is just an opportunist who should not be given the opportunity. His mind is on money to maintain the numerous girlfriends he has. Uyu simunthu. Njoka saweta. Uyu anasokoneza aford mapeto. Kenako uyo pa msana pa Atupele Muluzi. UTM kudya masanzi musiya liti.

Bristone Mabichi
Bristone Mabichi
9 months ago

Lwasho, Vokolani, Kilindi, Mwenilondo and all other areas, Voterani Nthakomwa not Menifumbo. Nthakomwa will be an independent candidate. Ise tose tili panyuma pa Nthakomwa.

Coronation MD
Coronation MD
9 months ago

Now on to a big win FTM. You will win that’s for sure. I am honorary citizen of Karonga so I know Karonga loves you. I wish you the best.
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Last edited 9 months ago by Coronation MD
9 months ago

Come on Tumpale! Time to go back to Parliament.

9 months ago
Reply to  BigMan

Waluza yawo

C Banda
C Banda
9 months ago

The voters for Karonga Central should be told that mwenefumbo is a political snake, who slithers from one party to another for his own advantage.

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