LCP ropes in Ras Chikomeni for presidency , Sally Kumwenda to withdraw her candidancy
By : Baxter Mkumba
Leadership with Compassion Party – LCP has asked Ras Chikomeni David Chirwa to constest on the party’s ticket as it’s candidancy.
Dr Sally Kumwenda who is the founder of the party confirmed the development to Malawi News Hub on friday.
Kumwenda said she is happy to know Chirwa and have common goals to serve Malawians hence forming a coalition.
“The issue is to fight for the common good of which with MEC’s impractical policies can not be reached. The MEC system is aimed at oppressing the poor so that at all costs we must fail to be contesting in these seats of which they deem suitable for the rich forgetting that they are supposed to serve the people accordingly. If us the poor can not contest then they must also exclude us from voting. Because we can not be deemed important only when it comes to voting, putting the rich in power while we can not contest as the same. So the fact that i and Ras have met the same fate hence my desire to work with him more especially seeing that he is new in politics just as I am”.
When asked who will withdraw his or her candidancy between the two.Kumwenda says she will be the one to drop her candidancy and take the second vice president position as Chirwa has already chosen his running mate.
” I am ready to become the Second vice president. Its not about position but new blood for a a genuine change”
Chirwa was rejected by Malawi Electoral commission -MEC on Wednesday for not paying nomination fees and given 48 hours to pay.The thing that attracted many well wishers in the country and abroad to come in and settle the K2 million bill.