People’s Party-PP is yet to decide on whether it is going to field another candidate or support the Malawi Congress Party-MCP candidate for Nkhotakota Central Constituency following the death of Andrew Justice Mlotha who was the shadow parliamentarian for the party.
Speaking in an interview, People’s Party-PP spokesperson Ackson Kalaile Banda said the party is saddened by the death of Mlotha’s and is yet to decide on the way forward.
“The party NEC will meet after the funeral proceedings to decide if it is necessary to field another candidate or support the MCP candidate who is also contesting in the constituency,” he said.
Meanwhile, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says all proceedings in relation to Parliamentary Elections in Nkhotakota Central Constituency have been stopped.
In a press statement released by the electoral body, MEC Chief Elections Officer Sam Alfandika said all nominations that were done in the constituency are void hence fresh nominations to be received 29th of April 2019.
Alfandika added that all parliamentary candidates for the constituency who already submitted their nominations and were declared duly nominated need to write letters to the Constituency Returning officer confirming their candidature.
Nkhotakota Central constituency has a total of eight parliamentary candidates who are competing in the coming 21 May 2019 tripartite elections.