Malawi News Agency (Lilongwe)

2 May 2014

Malawi: Wakuda Kamanga Wins Seat As Kandodo Falls

Kasungu — Former Minister of Defense, Member of Parliament (MP) for Kasungu Central Constituency who was contesting under the PP ticket, Ken Edward Kandodo has lost his seat to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Candidate Amon Signal Nkhata.

According to unofficial final results released at the tally centre, Kasungu Community Hall, Nkhata has won with 21,372 votes while Kandodo has 17,692 votes.

Mana has established that there was neck to neck and tight competition Thursday when Ken Kandodo was faring well but things turned out badly for the once MP as Amon Nkhata, a medical officer by profession outclassed him.

Furthermore, the People's Party has lost all local government elections seats under Kasungu Central Constituency with MCP having won most of the seats.

However, unofficial results are showing that former presidential advisor on communication Wakuda Kamanga is in a promising win as he is winning massively in the Kasungu North East Constituency which was won by Augustine Mtendere of DPP in 2009.

The fast growing tobacco leaf district which has 231 centres and nine constituencies has also seen so far more MCP candidates winning parliamentary elections as the big kahoonas in the district have lost their seats to new comers.

So far, Grenner Gambatula Nkhata of DPP in KU North North East constituency under DPP has lost her seat to Rogers Sithole who was standing as an independent candidate.

Sithole had claimed back his MP seat as he lost in the 2009 general elections to Grenner.

While Bokosi Khamba of DPP in Kasungu South East Constituency has lost to Ken Kandodo's blood sister Khumbize Kandodo Chaponda of MCP in parliamentary elections.

Dr. Lazarus Mac Carthy Chakwera of MCP is enjoying massive votes as the counting is about to wind up this evening with Professor Peter Mutharika of DPP trailing behind him

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