Resignations at FAM shows the elections were rigged- Yabwanya

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Willy Yabwanya Phiri, a presidential candidate in the controversial Football Association of Malawi (FAM) elections, says the resignation of FAM appeals committee chairman Justice Lovemore Chikopa is a clear indication that Saturday’s elections were a fraud.

Before the elections at Nkopola lodge, Chikopa had advised FAM not to go ahead with the polls following the violation of some of FAM’s statutes but the electoral committee which was headed by Justice Sunduzwayo Madise ignored the advice and went on to conduct the polls in which Walter Nyamilandu was declared the winner.

The appeals committee chairman then resigned on Tuesday saying it was not about the elections but rather FAMstatutes.

Reacting to Chikopa’s resignation, Yabwanya told Malawi24 that the decision is a clear indication that the whole process was illegal.

Willy Yabwanya Phiri

Yabwanya Phiri: Claims the poll was a fraud.

“This is a clear indication that the whole electoral process was illegal hence forcing Judge Lovemore Chikopa to resign. The incumbent FA president is to blame for the whole fracas because nobody undermine a court ruling but his association went ahead to conduct the illegal elections,” said Phiri.

On the recent revelation that FAM is set to take action on him and Wilkins Mijiga for taking football related issues to ordinary courts, Yabwanya said they had no option. “We had no choice but to go to the court because the association refused to take an order from the appeals committee to postpone the elections. “If they want to deal with us, they must first deal with Nyamilandu’s accomplices for disobeying the court ruling. They conducted an illegal election,” he said.

Nyamilandu won the elections with 27 votes against Mijiga’s 7 and Yabwanya’s 2. The losing candidates had earlier on withdrawn their candidacies.

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  1. Siwonse anamenya mpira angachite bwino pa mpandowu chitsazo chitsilu chanu mwachivoteracho muzaka zonse wakhalapozi ndichani cholozeka chaphindu wachita ku zamasewero ngati sikunali kuononga asieni iwo akuona zatsogolo la mpira dziko muno alamulira tonse tidzakondwa awa ayamba kuba mavoti mukuona ngati ndie angaope kuba ndalama? Kkkkkkkk shame malawians

  2. But Walter had the backing of seven affiliates with about 26 voters Yabwanya got one nomination with likely two voters from it. Honestly did you expect this novice to outdo the sitting president? Yabwanya just accept that you lost prepare well next time.

  3. indeed Nyamilandu has failed our national team and sports as a hore was supposed to try other pipo when things are not working change is required

  4. 2019 peter mponda adzakugwetsanso yabwanya majiga zampila mwainu mulibe mwina mudzaime u mp mwina anthu akwanuko adzakuvotelani mumalimbana ndi kumanyoza moti mudzilimbana ndi kampeni wa 1949 zanu izo muudzingo dikila kapanishiment ka fam 5years osapanga zampila

  5. Flames’ future is in limbo. Ashfod cannot be a happy man to see our futbol developing than rsa. In the past liverpool wanted ng’ambi but they spoiled the deal.Kukangana tokhatokha, adera sangavutike kutigonjetsa.

  6. kkkkkk nosens Muthu wapa#3 Asatikwane ndikutokota boola Akanakhala pa#2 mwina zikanamveka.komaso zinazi Guyuz kumawona, kodi Akuluwa amati Angawinile Mfundo zake Zitii!!??? nanga iwowa Analikuti nthawiyonseyiii???.kkkkkkk Muthu sungangozuka Lero ndilero kuyamba zampira zitchito za muthu zimayamba Ali Mwana kkkkkk Mwaziziwa Awaa!!!Asolver.

  7. Understand things bro, u lost, pliz forge ahead preparing next elections, this is the time to market urself, complains wil not help u

  8. MCP inayamba kalekale kuluza inayamba yavomela zotsatila za chisankho. Musamuumilize Yabwanya kuvomeleza zotsatila akatha kulila adzavomela nanga mpaka 50+I zomwezi kapena Feadalism , Mwina amafuna awine onse atatu . Mufunseni Jersey za Chisankho akuuzani kuti DPP inabela mmalo mounikila zofoka zawo for the good of tomorrow

  9. Let’s be fair…..
    Kodi mukuziwa chifukwa chimene Sep Blatter ankakamila paudindo?
    Pano Ali mndende
    Nthawi, izayankha

  10. what are the ethics of football…. chinyengo? kuba? which courts will those being arrested in zurich go… shame on malawian football, walter has won, but malawian football has lost,,,, this is a game of results mind you,,,,,

  11. That’s African politics free and fair always.some are fighting now.osadanda some are on the streets,some in diaspora.

  12. vomelezani akulu kuti mwaluza inu next time zinalinso choncho pa ma 19 2014 , koma pano bwaaa anakhala pansi , ndiponso muli ndi mulandu oti muyankhe kamba kotengera za mpira ku court ,

  13. Nyamilandu , time will tell.the way this was done i saw evil , no love,,, the results on the ground will judge them

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