The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has proved to be difficult to accept defeat in elections as it has been manifested in the mayor’s elections result where some party senior members and cadets are hunting for the blood of their MP and two Councillors.
The hunted members include the Mzuzu law maker Leonard Njikho and councillor for Msongwe ward Judith Chiume as well as the newly elected Lilongwe deputy mayor Juliana Kaduya.
The three are accused of planning the downfall fall of the DPP candidates in the two cities of Lilongwe and Mzuzu.
As in Mzuzu, the northern city of Malawi, MP Njikho and councillor Chiume were in the hands of police for protection after a group of cadets carrying machetes wanted their lives soon after the mayor’s elections where the Peoples Party (PP) candidate William Mkandawire declared victory.
The wild cadets were ordered by the party’s campaign director Jappie Mhango, northern regional governor Kenneth Sanga and director for the youths in the region Kelvin Chirambo according to Njikho and Chiume.
Northern region police confirmed about receiving the formal complaints from the DPP MP and councillor who they said are now in hiding.
In Lilongwe, Kaduya rescued her life in the hands of irate DPP senior members and cadets after elections in suspicion that she helped the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Desmond Bikoko to became the mayor.
The Blantyre DPP candidate Lewis Ngalande is also accusing the party’s national director of campaign Kondwani Nankhumwa for facilitating his failure to his fellow member Wild Ndipo.
However, DPP governors for the three regions vehemently rubbished the accusation.
Meanwhile some political pundits and concern Malawians have foreseen bloodshed in the 2019 tripartite elections especially if DPP continues with such behavior.