MCP, PP Electoral Alliance Useless

By Enock Naphazi, MEC Stringer Peoples Party vice secretary for the south Leornard Mphidza who last year made name after competing with JB at the party’s convention on Monday announced his resignation from the post saying he cannot be associated with MCP which PP has endorsed. Speaking on Monday in an interview with Neno based MEC Stringer Mphidza said he has resigned from the post with effect from Monday 18 March. Mphidza said MCP and PP marriage was made…

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Livingstonia Synod, Chilima Joins President Mutharika

By Chonanga Mhone St Andrews Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) under Livingstonia Synod, Sunday held prayers against killings and abductions of persons with albinism (PWA) days after President Peter Mutharika met people with albinism under the banner  Poor and Concerned People with Albinism (PCPWA). The prayers held under the theme; ‘considering the security of persons with albinism (PWA) were directed by the moderator of Livingstonia Synod, Rev Douglas Chipofya. Chipofya joined several people including the State President Prof….

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‘No Money No Vote’

By Leonard Masauli, MANA The battle towards achieving 50:50 campaign for female aspirants in the May 21 Tripartite Elections seems not to be an easy ride in Karonga as communities of Mwenilondo in Karonga District continue to ask for handouts for them to vote. The community members expressed their sentiments Thursday at Mwenilondo during a 50:50 campaign meeting which was organised by Foundation for Community Support Services (FOCUS) and attended by faith leaders and traditional leaders. The meeting aimed…

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Aspiring MPs Asked to Establish Constituency Office

By Emily Kalowo, MANA Mpama 2 Youth Network has asked shadow parliamentarians for Chiradzulu Central Constituency to establish an office when elected to ease communication, a development which would enhance development of the area. Chairperson for the Network, McPhalen Monjeleriwa made the remarks on Wednesday at Mombezi Court during a meeting with shadow Members of Parliament (MPs) to hear if the affairs of the youth were incorporated in their manifestos. He added that the MPs must attend Council and…

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UTM Members Defect to DPP

By Crespo Mafupah-MEC Stringer Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Vice president  for the North  and Treasure General,  Goodall Gondwe and Jappie Mhango respectively  on Saturday stormed Rumphi West Constituency with a political rally.  Speaking to the masses that gathered at Bolelo Primary School, Gondwe asked the people to vote wisely by saying people from Rumphi west should not recur the mistake of voting for an opposition member of parliament. “The future of Rumphi is in your hands, you people of…

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Chimulirenji Pledges Loyalty to Mutharika

By Mary Makhiringa, MANA Presidential running mate for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Everton Chimulirenji Saturday reiterated his commitment to supporting Professor Peter Mutharika in his development endeavor for this country. Chimulirenji made the commitment in Balaka Khwisa Catholic Primary School when he graced the DPP operation landslide interface meeting for the youth. He said as President Mutharika’s running mate his role was to work hand in hand with the President in delivering development to the country rather than…

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UDF Runningmate Mwenifumbo Endorses Chihana

By Taonga Nyirenda United Democratic Front (UDF) Presidential running mate, Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo has endorsed the incumbent Rumphi Central Constituency Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) Parliamentarian Enock Chihana ahead of the May 21 tripartite polls. Mwenifumbo told the people of Rumphi Central Constituency to vote for Enock Chihana for the parliamentary seat in the May 21 polls during a political rally he addressed at Rumphi Boma Wednesday. Mwenifumbo said despite being the UDF presidential running mate, he is still an…

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Road to May: Chilima ‘Errand Boy’ Arrested For Buying Voters Certificates

By Ayamba Kandodo, MEC Stringer Police in Mangochi District on Thursday pounced on one of the UTM presidential campaign member Al-Haj Ben Kambulire on allegations that he is buying voters’ certificates. Mangochi Police Station Spokesperson Inspector Roderick Maida confirmed the development but refused to explain more, referring the matter to National police spokesperson James Kadadzera who he said will be in apposition to answer after investigations. But in an interview Kambulire who is also a well-known businessperson in the…

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MEC Disowns ‘Fake’ Press Statement On Number of Candidates for Parties

By Yamikani Yapuwa, MANA Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has appealed to Malawians to disregard a statement circulating on social media about the number of candidates for political parties in the country. Reacting to the statement on Wednesday, MEC’s Director of Public Relations and Media, Sangwani Mwafulirwa described the statement as fake, saying it has not originated from the commission. “This is to inform you that the statement currently in circulation regarding the above subject has not originated from the…

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MEC Rejects PP, UDF Candidates

By Stanley Nkhondoyachepa-MANA Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has rejected nomination papers for People’s Party (PP), Democratic People’s Congress (DEPECO) and United Democratic Front (UDF) aspiring candidates for May 21,2019 tripartite polls on various grounds including non-payment of nomination fees. The aspirants include Steven Chingondo (PP) and Florence Banda (DEPECO) who had their dreams of contesting for parliamentary seats shattered when Returning Officers for MEC rejected their papers for failing to pay nomination fees. MEC refused nomination papers for Regina…

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