Former Malawi Democratic Party (MDP) president Kamlepo Kalua has questioned People’s Party (PP) deputy publicity secretary Ken Msonda’s decision to dispute party primaries results in Rumphi East recently.
Msonda has however refused to comment, saying the party is looking into the matter to find the way forward.
In an interview on Tuesday during the Ziyarah celebrations in Blantyre, Kamlepo wondered why Msonda who came third complained while the one who came second accepted the primaries’ results.
“It’s unfortunate that he [Msonda] has access to the media. He came third while Saulos Thindwa, the one who came second, accepted the results. Do you see any logic to his claims?” Asked Kalua, who joined the PP.
Kalua said Msonda got just over 700 votes while he got over 3 000.
“In fact, Msonda was the one who was distributing ballot papers. We left him to do that, but now he is claiming foul. Is there any logic?” asked Kalua.
He said he would not accept accept a rerun in the constituency should the party decides so.
“Had he came second and lost with a few votes, I would definitely consider that, but surely not [losing] with that margin. I personally do not know what he wants,” he said.
Msonda refused to comment on Kalua’s assertions, saying the party is working on the complaints.
He, however, said even if he got a zero vote, he would still protest if he felt that there was unfairness.
A number of candidates have protested PP primaries results in most parts in the country. These include Karonga Central where the party has finally decided that Cornelius Mwalwanda, who won the primaries is the rightful winner.