September 28, 2021

Nankhumwa, Mia happy with By-Elections results

Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Hon. Kondwani Nankhumwa MP, has sent congratulatory messages to the winning candidates in the Parliamentary and Council ward By-Elections that took place on Tuesday, 30th March 2021 in seven constituencies and two wards across the country.

Hon. Felix Katwafu Kaira, UTM, Karonga North West Constituency, Hon. Francis Berekanyama, MCP, Lilongwe Msinja, Hon. Rodrick Khumbanyiwa, UDF, Chikwawa East, Hon. Enock Chizuzu, MCP, Nsanje Central, Hon. Arnold Kadzanja, MCP, Ntchisi North, Hon. Biziwick Million, Independent, Zomba Changalume, Hon. Kafandakhale Mandevana, MCP, Nsanje Central, Richard Mulingano DPP, Chitakale ward and Lucius Elia, DPP, Liviridzi ward emerged victorious in the just ended By-Elections.

Nankhumwa said one of the tenets of democracy, a system of government that Malawians chose in the 1993 Referendum, is to let people freely choose their representatives through a process of open elections.

He said through this process, the people of these referred constituencies and ward council representatives in By-Elections that have been certified as free, fair and credible.

Nankhumwa advised those that have not made it, encouraging them not to despair because there is still time to go back to the drawing board and strategize for next time.

…”I also wish to congratulate Mec and all stakeholders who were involved in managing these elections for administering a credible and fair process…,’’ he said.

In another news development, MCP’s Nsanje Central constituency Campaign chairperson, Hon Abida Sidik Mia, has expressed a vote of thanks to President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera for his unwavering support throughout the court battles and during the recently won battle of vindication.

Hon. Mrs. Sidik Mia says the recent by-election victory in Nsanje Central and Nsanje North constituency wouldn’t have been possible if it were not for the support and excellent coordination of campaigners on the ground.

She thanked the security team and its leader, Mr. Henry Baze for stopping ineligible people from voting fraudulently and illegally.

…”When they thought they would once again unleash skullduggery in this election, they didn’t see our security team coming…,’’ reads Abida Sidik Mia’s writing on the wall.

By Vincent Gunde

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