By Thandie Chadzandiyani
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)’s leadership crisis has cost the party loosing its political stamina by failing to secure a Parliamentary seat in just ended By-Elections in seven constituencies but only winning a ward.
In unofficial results available to The Maravi Post, Tonse government main shareholder Malawi Congress Party (MCP) MCP has won four seats including Nsanje Central Nsanje North, Lilongwe Nsinja South and Ntchisi North while its partner UTM secured Karonga North West, United Democratic Front (UDF) got Chikwawa East , Zomba Changalume went to independent candidate and DPP only got two wards; Chitakale in Mulanje and Livilivi in Balaka.
Among other casualties are Francis Kasaila and Esther Mcheka Chilenje of DPP who have lost to MCP’s Kafandikhale Mandevana and Enock Chizuzu in Nsanje Central and Nsanje North respectively.
Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is expected to announce official results for March 30, 2021 By-Elections on Thursday.
Malawi’s political gurus have started asking questions if DPP is going to withstand the pressure of being in the opposition.
Instead of building the party after the June 23, 2020 Presidential Election defeat, DPP has been busy fighting over positions which has taken out their stamina to work together resulting in not scooping any parliamentary seats.