Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Symon Vuwa Kaunda has retained his Nkhatabay Central Constituency.
Unofficial results from 29 polling centres show Kaunda polled 5,439 votes while his main challenger Raphael Joseph Mhone of the Peoples’ Party got 5, 223 votes.
The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) will officially announce the results at the National Tally Centre, Malawi University of Health Sciences (MUHES) today at 4pm.
Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa has congratulated Vuwa for the victory.
In his congratulatory message, Nankhumwa said Vuwa won against a combination of nine parties under the Tonse Alliance banner.
“What is more exciting for me is that our Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) parliamentary candidate reclaimed his seat against a combination of nine (9) political parties. I wish to congratulate the people of Nkhata Bay Central for courageously exercising their democratic right to elect a representative of their choice without being intimidated by any outside influences,” said Nankhumwa.
The Leader of Opposition also urged Vuwa to work with people of his area.
“Now that the people of Nkhata Bay Central have spoken, boldly, it is my humble appeal to Honourable Vuwa Kaunda to reciprocate this gesture by serving his constituents, the Democratic Progressive Party, and the entire nation with integrity, selfless dedication and patriotism. I cannot wait to continue working with Honourable Vuwa Kaunda inside and outside Parliament,” advised Nankhumwa.
In Blantyre Chikwembere wars, unofficial results show DPP candidate Elizabeth Hera has won, and Nankhumwa has also congratulated her.
“In the same vein, let me also congratulate madam Flossie Elizabeth Hera of the DPP on her victory as Chikwembere Ward Councillor in Blantyre North constituency following a by-election held there on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. May the good Lord continue watching over you, Honourable Vuwa Kaunda, the people of Nkhata Bay Central, Madam Flossie Elizabeth Hera, the people of Chikwembere Ward, and the entire Malawi nation,” said Nankhumwa.
In Nsanje, unofficial results for Nsanje Lalanje Ward indicate that candidate for the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Abdulhackeem Hassan has won the Local Government by-election.
He got 3448 votes followed by Democratic Progressive Party Candidate Gerald Paul who got 2756.
Two other candidates, Henry Bedford Seda and Fraction Lapozo both independent got 599 votes and 51 votes respectively.
The results are from a total of all twelve polling centers, which had twenty five polling stations. According to Malawi Electoral Commission about 17 thousand people registered to vote.
The electoral governing body is expected to announce official results of the by elections in due course.