MCP gurus Chimwendo, Msukwa, Mkandawire caught flashing out cash to coax voters in Karonga central constituency
By Khumbo Msopa
KARONGA-(MaraviPost)-In a bid to deal with its political alliance partner, United Transformation Movement (UTM) and retain its seat in Karonga central constituency, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) officials on Sunday dished out millions of Kwachas and party materials to over 1000 supporters in the area.
The party officials headed by minister of homeland security Richard Chimwendo Banda, Minister of lands Kezzie Msukwa and the party’s north vice president, Harry Mkandawire stormed Karonga central constituency.
The main aim of their presence was to unveil two of their aspirants in the party’s organized primary elections that will be held on 29 August, this year.
Some of the supporters who attended the meeting told this publication that the officials were giving MK2,000, a T-shirt and a cap to each person as a token for their support.
“Each person has received MK2,000, T-shirt and a cap as his or her token for the support,” they said.
They further disclosed that the officials promised dish more cash in the next meeting which will be organized by ministers.
The party officials vowed to use any means in order to defeat Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo of UTM who is their main threat.
The two MCP aspirants are Elliam Simwaka and a nephew to the late Dr. Cornelius Mwalwanda, Leonard Mwalwanda.
Mwenifumbo will face Florence Nthakomwa in UTM primary elections.
The by-election comes after the death of Dr. Cornelius Mwalwanda of MCP.