The ruling People’s Party (PP) says it is investigating results of primary elections of some constituencies in the North which are under dispute.
PP secretary general Paul Maulidi said in an interview on Sunday the party would officially announce the results after looking into what happened.
The constituencies in contention are Rumphi East where former Malawi Democratic Party (MDP) president Kamlepo Kalua won, but PP deputy spokesperson Ken Msonda is disputing the result.
Another one is Mzimba Solola of Ackim Mwanza, according to Maulidi.
“We are looking at the complaints in these two constituencies and the party will make its determination,” said Maulidi.
He, however, said apart from those two areas, the primaries went well in the North.
Maulidi said PP is expected to conduct primaries in all constituencies in the Central Region today before holding similar polls in the South immediately after the Centre.
Maulidi, who expressed satisfaction with the quality of party candidates, disclosed that the party would field candidates in all 193 constituencies.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) publicity secretary Nicholas Dausi said the party is through with the North and Centre and is currently winding up primary elections in the Southern Region.
“We did not conduct primaries region by region, but all places at the same time. We are almost through and we want to wind up by December 31,” he said.
United Democratic Front (UDF) secretary general Kandi Padambo also said the party’s primary elections are in progress.
“We are almost through in the South and have already started with the Centre. Thereafter, we will go to the North because we want to be through by mid-January,” he said.
Malawi Congress Party campaign director Felix Jumbe said the party started with sensitisation to explain what the primaries were all about.
“But primaries are still on; we are almost through with the Centre. We have finished sensitisation in the South and primaries will start soon. Then we will move to the North,” said Jumbe, adding that the party wants primaries to end in January.