BLANTYRE -- DPP Southern Regional Governor, Noel Masangwi, who has shown interest to contest for Blantyre City East in the 2014 elections, says incumbent parliamentarian for the area, John Bande is a baby in politics and easy to unseat.
Masangwi expressed optimism that he would beat Bande come 2014 by “101 percent of votes” and that “the constituents are interested in him.” However Bande says has no time to castigate others and that Masangwi should just brace for stiff competition.
“The door is open for those aspiring to contest for the seat. My interest is to serve the people and not to practice dirty politics,” Bande told the Daily Times Wednesday. Bande, who is also the Minster of Industry and Trade, has vowed not to leave the constituency. Speculations were rife that he will contest in Chikhwawa district but has vigorously said that he belongs to Blantyre City East where he grew up and he will die there.
The parliamentarian is serving a second term having won the first one in 2004. He won the hearts of the constituents in the area because of a number of development projects he initiated and successfully implemented and more projects are in the pine line including the construction of school blocks and health facilities with funding from various companies.
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