Aspiring Independent MP, Councillor Pledges No Support to Presidential Candidates.

The would-be self-governing Member of Parliament (MP) for Chitipa Central Constituency, Anubwila Musongole and Councillor Wedson Sinkhonde for Yamba Ward have vowed not to rally behind any aspiring presidential candidate ahead of this year’s May general elections once campaign opens. The two candidates said the move is for their own future good as to which political party to work with once ushered into power. “We don’t want to block our future once we sail through, we don’t know who will carry the day come 21st May 2019, so we cannot…

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HRDC Loses Confidence in Mutharika, Police Chief

President Peter Mutharika has a lot to convince Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) that he is still under control managing state affairs as the latter has vowed to go ahead with its planned demonstrations in March this year citing failure by his Democratic Progressive Party-DPP led administration in addressing myriad challenges haunting the nation. The grouping accuse Mutharika of presiding over and partaking in organized theft, fraud and corruption with little action to prove his commitment in eliminating such. Addressing journalists in Lilongwe on Friday, the grouping doubted if Mutharika…

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Karonga-Chitipa Chiefs to Challenge Court’s ruling Over Kyungu’s Supremacy

Chiefs from Karonga and Chitipa districts have vowed to continue recognizing Paramount Chief Kyungu as their supreme leader, saying history cannot be erased. Speaking in an interview after a one day meeting at Mikoma Lodge held Thursday that drew all chiefs from the two districts, Senior Chief Kameme of Chitipa said the consensus was reached at to challenge a recent ruling that the Lilongwe High Court Judge Charles Mkandawire made which nullified the recognition of Kyungu as the supreme leader of the two districts. According to the ruling made on…

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“50/50 campaign let me down once, never again” -DPP Aspirant for Mwanza

Democratic Progressive Party-DPP Parliamentary aspirant for Mwanza West says it is very hard for her to work with any organization supporting women politicians because according to her they are just time wasters. Joyce Chitsulo, a second time aspirant for Mwanza West Constituency says the organizations do not meet aspirants’ expectations before, during and after elections. “I personally do not need 50/50 campaign to win the upcoming Tripartite Elections. I need resources that will compliment mine to serve my constituency better not a day-long lecture on how to win elections ‘by…

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20 Vie For Malawi Presidency Now

As the May 21 tripartite elections draw closer, the number of candidates vying for the country’s top post of presidency has now gone up to twenty. Director of Media and Communications at the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Sangwani Mwafulirwa has confirmed the development; saying this is as of Thursday, 24 January, 2019. The development takes the number of independent candidates to seven and those belonging to political parties are now thirteen. Again, the number of female candidates hoping to occupy the State House has now reached three with the coming…

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PP Supporters Storm JB’s Domasi Residence

Former President and People’s Party leader, Dr. Joyce Banda on Wednesday got a shock of her life when she got woken up by a group of her party’s supporters who thronged her compound just to cheer her up. Reports indicate that the supporters were coming from a nearby ground where the party was holding primary elections. The supporters said they decided to pass by JB’s compound just to greet her as our loving president. “We love our leader and we knew we would be welcome. She hosts us now and…

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SAN B Joins Front Line Politics

Renowned gospel musician San B has declared his interest to contest as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Blantyre City Central Constituency, on an independent ticket. The artist, real-name San Bennet Msokera, has joined rapper Tay Grin, by joining front line politics ahead of the May 21 tripartite elections. The gospel music artist said he decided to contest as MP in the 2019 polls after observing what he described as failures to develop the area by former legislators of the constituency. Speaking in an interview, San B said:’’ After wide…

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MCP National Director of Research To Contest As An Independent MP

Malawi Congress Party National Director of Research, Dr John Paul says he will contest as an independent member of parliament during the forth coming tripartite elections. Paul, who lost during the MCP primaries in Mchinji Central constituency, says this is to please majority of people in his area who want him to represent them in Parliament. He claimed the people are frustrated with what happened during the primaries and they urged him to contest as an independent candidate. ”I really have that kind of support from people in my area…

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Bikoko Pledges to support Kwelepeta

Lilongwe City Mayor Desmond Bikoko has pledged to support Grace Kwelepeta, who is Democratic Progressive Party’s candidate for Zomba Malosa. This has put to rest rumours that Bikoko will contest as an independent candidate for the constituency. Speaking at a Press Conference in Zomba, Bikoko said the main reason for not contesting is to avoid dividing the DPP votes between him and Kwelepeta. “We are all President Peter Mutharika’s children, dividing the votes would give a chance to another political party to win the parliamentary seat for this constituency,” said…

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Malawi Journos Appeal For Protection in Elections Coverage

A call has gone out to Malawi’s electoral body to ensure safety and security of journalists covering the May 21 polls that seem to be highly contested and tensed. The journalists stressed on the call during the closure of a three media workshop at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe aimed at discussing and developing a media toolkit in covering the tripartite polls. The participants said MEC and the police should collaborate well and ensure that the media has safe environments to report for the attainment of free,fair and credible elections. “The…

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