Voting starts on high  note in by-elections

Turn up is so far as voting has started in earnest in by-elections in Karonga central and Lilongwe north west constituency seen as a referendum for their test of political power between  Tonse Alliance key partners; Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM.

Voting in by-election

However, there are concerns that voters are not adhering to the set covid-19 protocols such as observing social distancing and wearing face masks.

Lilongwe north west constituency has 56,575 registered voters and fell vacant after president Lazarus Chakwera was elected president.

However, the battlefield between MCP and UTM is in Karonga central, dubbed Benghazi because the place has always been characterized with blood political violence during campaign.

Unlike in Lilongwe north west where a Malawi Congress Party (MCP)candidate is likely to win, the situation in Karonga central is unpredictable.

Mwenifumbo is a popular candidate in the area having served as member of parliament for some years but the MCP candidate Leonard Mwalwanda received an unprecedented support from his party.

Executive director of National Initiative for Civic Education, Ollen Mwalubunju says the voting process has commenced on a good note, saying there are a number of observers from various institutions available in many polling stations.

Official results are not expected until tomorrow, but unofficial results will start coming soon after the voting closes at 6pm when counting starts soon after.

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Vote Vote
Vote Vote
2 years ago

It is always a good idea to bring back the ruling party MCP back to its senses and for MCP to be reminded of its unfulfilled promises. This is best done by casting your vote for Mwenifumbo and UTM. Thus MCP can easily go back to its one man one party rule. You just have to look at Chakwera’s arrogance and mightier than thou approach to politics. Chakwera represents nepotism, tribalism and regionalism and the supremacy of the Chewas and its Nyau culture.
Vote Mwenifumbo UTM Vote for a democratic Malawi.

Last edited 2 years ago by Vote Vote
2 years ago
Reply to  Vote Vote

A very useless comment.

Zikomo Banda
Zikomo Banda
2 years ago
Reply to  Zawela

What is useless about the comment? Its the writers
democratic right to say what he wants. But you must surly be a supporter of the MCP the party of one man one party dictatorship.

The Sniper
The Sniper
2 years ago
Reply to  Zikomo Banda

What is wrong for him to support MCP which is the Party in power? is it not his own right to do that? simunati ndipo mukodza magazi, DPP kekeke mwachiona chipani kung’ambilana? kikkkkkkkk! anayimba nyimbo Skeffa Chimoto pa Nsonkhano wa Nankhumwa ku Blantyre,,, avekele, Sichidzabwelelanso ulendowu chadzidzimutsidwa poti sichinakoze ndicho [DPP] Ndiye aaaaaa pepani mwina 2084 ngatitu zidzatheketu!

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