By Durell Namasani
The Malawi electoral commissioned is now ready to conduct the parliamentary by elections for Lilongwe South Constituency. in a press release issued on Thursday the commission said that following consultations with electoral stakeholders , it has decided to resume the by elections process for the constituency
In the statement , it has been decided that the official campaign will close on 28th January at 6am. Voting will take place on 30th January with results of the winner expected to be officially announced on 31st January
According to the statement which has been signed by MEC chief elections officer Sam Alufandika, the commission will hold a stakeholders meeting at Malingunde on 20th January where it shall provide all information and release the electoral calandar
MEC postponed the elections of the area in October last year saying it needed more time to review the political environment in the area as well as to attend to complaints lodged by stakeholders.
Five people are vying for the parliamentary seat in the area namely; Peter Dimba for MCP , Frank Mazizi for DPP , Julius Chombwe of Mbakuwaku and independent candidates Patson Kachingwe and Samson Phinifolo