BLANTYRE--As Malawians are still waiting for official results of the Mzimba Central and Mzimba South West parliamentary polls, opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has conceded defeat saying they will now focus on 2014 general elections.
Going by unofficial results, DPP has failed to win and it attributed the poor showing to failure to campaign effectively.
However, DPP Publicity Secretary Nicolas Dausi said Wednesday they've gained experience which would benefit the party as they are moving towards to 2014.
“We have lost with grace and dignity; we will go back to the drawing board to map the way forward. We have lost yes, but this is not the end of DPP. We will see to it that the lessons learnt are applied correctly.
“In a democracy, you have a winner and a loser. As DPP we will continue from where we stopped during campaign period. You always struggle in a democratic society to convince the electorates to vote for your candidates,” said Dausi.
Meanwhile Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and observers are validating the results from all the polling stations with commissioners while working on “complaints from other political parties.”
“The results will be announced after validation of the results and complaints so that there should not be queries and objections,” said Commissioner Reverend Chimkwita Phiri Wednesday.
MEC Chairperson Justice Anastanzia Msosa will announce the results before holding a press briefing at Mzimba district’s labour office Wednesday afternoon.
Independent Mabvuto Kachali is leading with 9 759 votes in Mzimba Central while in Mzimba South West, the electorates have entrusted ruling Peoples Party (PP) Raymond Nkhata with 9 822 votes.
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